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Re: How many Pandas have you seen today

I always park next to a 500 or Panda if I can.

Never come back to find three in a row yet.


Got me thinking what do you call a group of Pandas


"Well, a pack of bears is called a sleuth or sloth, but pandas are kind of special and get their own collective names to choose from:
A bamboo of pandas,
An embarrassment of pandas,
A cupboard of pandas.
Bamboo I can understand, but I’m not sure where embarrassment comes from?
Cupboard is apparently the official zoological term after a heated debate at a Royal Society symposium in 1866. Before that people were saying things like a spoonful or a dream of pandas.
But a cupboard of baby pandas doesn’t sound quite right to me, although it does have a cute mental image. Personally I would call them a pod of pandalings or just a mischief!"
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I always park next to a 500 or Panda if I can.

Never come back to find three in a row yet.



Got me thinking what do you call a group of Pandas


"Well, a pack of bears is called a sleuth or sloth, but pandas are kind of special and get their own collective names to choose from:
A bamboo of pandas,
An embarrassment of pandas,
A cupboard of pandas.
Bamboo I can understand, but Iím not sure where embarrassment comes from?
Cupboard is apparently the official zoological term after a heated debate at a Royal Society symposium in 1866. Before that people were saying things like a spoonful or a dream of pandas.
But a cupboard of baby pandas doesnít sound quite right to me, although it does have a cute mental image. Personally I would call them a pod of pandalings or just a mischief!"
I park the same.. and I refer to a multiple of Pandas as a Pandamonium...
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Re: How many Pandas have you seen today

I see the standard Mk2 Panda's all the time, but as a 100hp owner I've only seen one other since Xmas
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I see lots, as I drive one to two hundred miles most days.

Saw a black one just off Hastings sea front this morning with broken tailgate glass, an glass all over the floor..
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Chesterfield - Panda City.
Home of the Fiat Panda

I can guarantee seeing at least 7 crossing this discerning town. Sometimes many more.

I passed 46 on my way home from Manchester last Friday. That made 51 when I counted my fleet - some being 1:43 scale replicas and one being a stuffed Steife that lives in Pandatone.
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We have loads of Fiat Pandas down here (and even more 500s) but very few 100HPs.

Paignton zoo has a Red Panda. But I"m told he doesn't drive.

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Re: How many Pandas have you seen today

On a good day maybe 2 5-6 500s 3-4 500ls
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We have loads of Fiat Pandas down here (and even more 500s) but very few 100HPs.

Paignton zoo has a Red Panda. But I"m told he doesn't drive.

Belfast Zoo now have 4 red pandas as there's two baby ones! They haven't come out of their den yet and I can't wait till they do.
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Quote Originally Posted by tenpastnine View Post
I see lots, as I drive one to two hundred miles most days.

Saw a black one just off Hastings sea front this morning with broken tailgate glass, an glass all over the floor..
Not the post disliked, just the broken glass.
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Oi! Who are you calling 'bulgy'?
Not Bulgy, just 'well fed' - on cake. Nothing wrong with that, I'm a bit that-way-fed myself!
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Just back from holiday near Bolzano, in the Dolomites mountain range in northern Italy. Pandas all over the place, most of them base 4X4 diesel models.

In fact, once above the tree line, you only see Panda 4x4 or Suzuki Jimny. Anything bigger will not fit through some of the roads.
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Just back from holiday near Bolzano, in the Dolomites mountain range in northern Italy. Pandas all over the place, most of them base 4X4 diesel models.

In fact, once above the tree line, you only see Panda 4x4 or Suzuki Jimny. Anything bigger will not fit through some of the roads.

Try getting up there between early November and ends of May and you'll see why they are all 4x4s.
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We had snowfall above 1800m already
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Somewhere I have an image of brother's MZ250 taken on the way to the Col de Nivolet ("Italian Job" bus teetering location) that was taken in May 2003. He was well below the maximum elevation possible by road but snow blower cleared ice walls were at least 3m high. He called it a day at that.

I went to the top (with him) less than 2 months later and took this.
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