As some Panda owners are or seem to be old,They probably can't see you.Alot of panda drivers are of the mature types.Why is this? The 100 being the odd one out.I have yet too see a young person driving a normal panda.
Is it the style of the car that puts young brits off? There must be something? .Is it the same in other european countries?
I have been acknowledged a few times, namely when i was followed briefly by a grey 100hp. Otherwise I have experienced the same as most, disinterested fiat drivers who obviously are not into cars in any way shape or form or have blinkers on! lol. The best one i have had was a Seicento Sporting driver contort himself out of his window to have a look as i drove past, gave him the thumbs up! Hope he didnt hurt his back, although would have been worth it for a look at my 100hp
I ust admit I never have. The car being so new, it doesn't have the rarer classic appeal yet that associates with 'owner recognition'
Many people buy them as a car and that's it, but when I had the old series 3 LAnd Rover for instance, it's a vehicle you're buying for what it is and the rest of the owners have done the same generally and will always wave/flash lights etc.
I'm afraid you're wasting your time with modern cars....when it's about 20 years old and you're keeping it on the road as a classic, all the other Panda drivers will wave as they'll be enthusiasts too!
I've only had my MJ for one month but over Christmas period saw maybe 30 Panda's on my travels, I waved at most and recieved aknowledgment from about 6 or so. Most were Panda Active's and just second car / shopping trolleys, takes something like Sportings or 100hp for people to seem interested in their cars.
I have owned a few 2cv's and every driver waves to one another, probably in sympathy mind you!
My weekend car is an Alfa Romeo 164 24v and if I ever see another I always get flash of headlights, but thats because of rarity I guess.