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I had shied away from the 5 speed diesel because many of my wife's journeys are very short, and I was rather concerned about the diesel gumming-up. Is that a recognised issue on the Fiat diesel?
Few would advise any modern diesel for short journeys. Equally, it would be wise to drive the twinair before getting too attached as it's not for everyone. Ultimately it will help you rationalise your decision.
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As mentioned on another thread, 22% off with Fiat Motor Club membership which would make a new TA 4x4 in white with winter pack and 60/40 rear seat @Mervington around 11900. So cheaper than the red one. A white 1.2 Easy would be just over 8k standard. Avon Winter tyres for that on 14' wheels only 47 each fitted. There are "scrappage schemes" that would cover the VW Fox if that helps.
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That red one looks jolly pricey for a car that's nearly 2 years old (reg'd 05/17), even allowing for the lowish mileage and the fitted extras.

I don't mind the low 1st gear on the TA 4x4 tbh. My Cross gets away from the traffic lights like a stabbed rat.

It will start OK in 2nd on the flat, with a little care, but I rarely bother. Having said all that, I do very little city driving, so my perspective on the issue is different from that of Goudrons.
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I do no city driving at all.
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I've now got a 4x4 Panda! It has been mentioned earlier in this thread. I collect it sometime next week.


Twin air 2017, 5k miles, lots of optional extras, although I'm not sure just how useful some are! Perhaps I was paying for somethings of no real value. But it is bright red! I used to have a Reliant Scimitar in London Red, the only car I have really loved. I shall have to wait and see whether the red effect works on this one.

I told our adult sons that a free Noddy hat came with it. One offered the view that it was to cover your eyes. But, then, he does drive a 4x4 twin turbo Porsche. It isn't such a good colour at the Panda though.... I'm sure that red cars always go faster.
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I forgot to thank members for their help/advice. My wife kept shouting that breakfast was ready.
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Glad you're happy. Plenty of life in it. Needs using and climate control on it too as regas not cheap. Regular oil changes important. And Super Unleaded worth using.
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I'm sure that red cars always go faster.
That's why my mum never let my dad buy a red car ...
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I've always used super unleaded regardless of what I am driving. There are those who believe it helps to keep the engine clean.

I was a bit surprised to find that Fiat require a 'special' engine oil Seemingly, if a warranty claim is made, a sample of the oil in the engine must be supplied to Fiat before a claim is allowed. A bit annoying: I have about 30 litres of fully synthetic in the garage.
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That's why my mum never let my dad buy a red car ...
Perhaps a green one for go?
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