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Old 06-05-2004   #1
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Panda vs Punto

I'm in a bit of a dilema.

I've got a 1991 999cc panda super, with alloy wheels and twin sunroof. I love the car, cheap to insure, go all week with 10's of fuel, and not many of them about. Its only done 57k so it should last a good few years yet.

My Girlfriend's brother has offered me a Punto 1.2 1995 to buy for 400, 3 months MOT and 2 months TAX. Got a few insurance quotes for this car and the cheapest was more than double the price.

Is it worth the extra money to insure every year? (500)
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I'm going for no not worth it although I would be tempted to upgrade. I expect the punto would be more comfortable and bigger too but if you love the panda and it's reliable the obvious thing to do is keep it:)

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PUNTO!!!!!:D Go for it!!!:D

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its a good price for a punto espicaly as you know its history, asuming he's has it a few years.
Cant you keep both[?]

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I'm going for the Panda. My daughters P reg Punto 55 SX only had 48,000 on when she bought it two years ago, but it cost a fortune to keep it on the road. Head gasket, rear suspension arms, sump, clutch and gearbox all needed replacing within the year. She soon got rid of it.
As for the insurance, have you tried www.confused.com
This is a biased opinion though. I've had Pandas for years!...see my cool links.:D

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Yeah but thats just bad luck - you take that risk with any car you buy.

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Fat pigeon... APPLE!
 
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I say keep the Panda! (And yes, I do own and love a Mk1 Punto :))

Pandas are getting scarce now, so one in good nick like yours is worth hanging onto. [8D]


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Thanks for your reply's.

Sadly Dave i cant afford to keep both, but i have thought about it:)

Looks like the panda is here to stay for the moment anyway. (YES!):I

Keep Voting

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I voted Panda as well. The Punto would be reliable enough if properly maintained, but it can't beat the charm and cheapness of the Panda.
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Yup, keep the Panda, the Punto is not a big enough step on to justify the extra cost;)

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Plus the Panda is much more individual:D

Nowt against Punto's, just one of this year and age is not unusual or special.

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Thanks everyone.

Power to the pandas! lol
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but the punto and sell it then if you can get it for 500 there is a bit of money to be made there.

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hey, you could make good oney send it for an MOT and sell it for 600


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is this punto still for sale? can anyone have it for 500? if so pm me the details,
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