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Old 25-06-2018   #16
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Re: 4x4 or cross or something else

Further to my last post, that's 3330 off RRP. 2 of the 7 cars listed on their website have the winter pack. I'd snap either up in your shoes but that's me.
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Ah, if you feel the X3 is thirsty at 35mpg, you won't want a Panda Twin Air then. Herts Hillhopper did well with his nearly new car for the money. Finding the right car not a quick process. Renault's small petrol turbo engines have issues so a Duster 125 TCE not something I'd encourage. If the right diesel Panda appears near you have a go before someone else does.

Richard Hardie where I got my 4x4 have pre registered few of these. This has winter pack. Ignore Trekking in title. Not made anymore. So definitely 4x4.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...=la80ja&page=2
The Winter pack is a real bonus. Wouldn't be without my bot warmer and quick screen de-icing. Essential equipment "Oop North".
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Agree on winter pack. I wasn't really planning to change mine quite so soon, but the MJ diesel takes a long time to warm up and get heat into the car in the winter. Also, I only had a one-piece folding rear seat. Every now and again I looked around and spotted the nearly new I bought a month or so back at a good price. This had heated seats, but also, the more useful part of the winter pack, the heated windscreen. It also had 60/40 spilt seat, five seatbelts, and metallic paint (the basic white was never really too shiny)... and its Euro 6 so I can feel less bad about it being a diesel. (Oh, and 20bhp more too! The Euro 6 is 95bhp, older ones only 75)
Not driven it much though - broke my arm a week after it arrived
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Sorry, but if heated seats don't warm your back as well as your bm, I don't see the point (there speaks a man with a chronic back problem )
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Considering can leave heated seats permanently on, shame they're not particularly warm. Though if woke to minus 8 mornings again like from good few winters ago and drove in just a t shirt would be very noticeable am sure. Front screen works well in light frosts but if had elements same as rear window probably wouldn't be able to see out very well. Heated mirrors great in winter. Take for granted then own a Panda without them, no fun.
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I took delivery of my Twin pot Panda Cross in yellow with all the trimmings (pretty much - with winter pack, reverse parking sensors and tinted glass) exactly four weeks ago. I have racked up nearly 800 miles in it and have just done a 250 mile round trip to north Wales and back, I have averaged about 45 miles per gallon at motorway speeds (about 3000rpm at 70mph) so I am quite pleased as the dealer stated as others on this forum have that I can expect the fuel consumption to get better has it loosens up somewhat up to about 1500 miles. It has taken a little getting used to driving the twin cylinder engine (which I feel drives a little like a diesel - pulling from about 1700 in most gears) but wow! It really comes into its own over 50mph and settles down and is surprisingly quiet. I appreciate that the standard 4x4 is quite capable but I know if I had bought that and not the cross I would of regretted it as the Cross is so rare on the road and the Tropicala Yellow contrasts so well with the black trim. In the year that I have been researching buying one of these I have only ever seen one Cross and that was in a car park.
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In my earlier reply I said I thought the MJ had more ground clearance: here's where I read that from...
4x4 TwinAir 150mm - http://www.automobile-catalog.com/ca...bo_85_4x4.html (then click 'full specifications' under 'Basic dimensions)
4x4 Multijet 160mm - http://www.automobile-catalog.com/ca...6v_95_4x4.html (again, button full specs under dimensions)
Sadly, they don't show the ground clearance figures for the Cross
(The increase in overall height of the Cross is due to the taller, non-flush roofrails)
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My standard 4x4 went up Sparrowpits from Chapel in Le Frith end in 6+" of snow recently. IT did not even seem to notice the conditions. I on the other hand could not seem the end of the bonnet due to blizzard conditions.... In snow these things seem nearly unstoppable. Drove the same hill yesterday and found the incline taxed my 2wd car in the sunshine.
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Re: 4x4 or cross or something else

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In my earlier reply I said I thought the MJ had more ground clearance: here's where I read that from...
4x4 TwinAir 150mm - http://www.automobile-catalog.com/ca...bo_85_4x4.html (then click 'full specifications' under 'Basic dimensions)
4x4 Multijet 160mm - http://www.automobile-catalog.com/ca...6v_95_4x4.html (again, button full specs under dimensions)
Sadly, they don't show the ground clearance figures for the Cross
(The increase in overall height of the Cross is due to the taller, non-flush roofrails)
I believe there is a difference in ground clearance but its only 10mm or so. Not significant. The cross is only worth it if you really like the looks. As a secondhand buy they are a better vfm prospect I think.
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God I hate it when you tell us your MPG.

On a run driven sanely and within all speed limits I get 44 at best. It is best when driven with a little bit less care and with eco turned off.
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Apologies for reviving an old thread, but I think I may have found a replacement for my Cross, when the time comes.

Check out the new Suzuki Jimny - there's a review just up on pistonheads.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-...--driven/38762
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@gar074 having the old Swift 1.5 engine probably good idea. Unlikely Suzuki will offer the same 2250 discount they were offering on the new Swift Sport in June this year, but if they did, would that swing it?!
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Apparently the Scottish dealers have already taken sufficient deposits to cover the first two years' supply, so the prospects for big discounts look poor. Maybe demand will be less strong in the flatlands of East Anglia? Having said that, there are plenty of old gen Jimnys and SJs in these parts, and they seem to last forever. On first acquaintance I prefer the new Jimny to the Jeep Renegade, which must be its closest competitor. The Jeep is just pretending at being a Tonka-type go-anywhere machine, whereas the Suzuki, with its ladder chassis, looks like the real McCoy.
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