Slightly OT but I'm actually wondering if it's worth seeing if we can get a third party company to do things like uprated bushes, droplinks etc for the 500. I've been looking into aftermarket stuff for the Subaru and there are a couple of companies doing good quality stuff like for instance these alloy ARB droplinks for Subaru's which are just a tad better than the standard plastic ones.
I'm sure if they were supplied with an original part for the 500 that they could manufacture something better. One company also does adjustable ARB's, kits which add a bit of caster to the front suspension and various other bits and bobs and with the 500 being a popular model still in production and one likely to be modified in the future I'm sure it would be economical for them to make bits. They'd have to have a development car to do ARB's and anything which alters geometry of course but things like droplinks and bushes they could surely work off OE parts?
I've got an ongoing development project with PowerFlex at the moment on my VXR.yep they can offer those too - call them, the more they get asked the more likely they will develop them
the Panda isn't being replaced next year. Probably 2011 at the earliest. The Panda facelift should already be in production.wait until next year and get a facelifted panda 100HP or whatever it's replacement is to be. It's less of a barstool than a 500 lounge. You'll get best trade-in on the car when trading a FIAT for a FIAT.
Just a thought but it sounds like you might have the seat squab adjuster set too hard.
I have mine on the soft setting and I get quite good support. On the hardest setting, like you said - it feels like you could fall off it on a tight corner.
Well yes. But as it shows the facelift is already for sale and therefore almost certainly in production already. It's on fiat.co.uk so if you buy one now you'll get a series 2.You know that I know about the facelift which was phased in in the last few months as I was posting to threads discussing it over on the Panda sub-forum.
topolino is on indefinite hold and panda isn't getting bigger as UNO has to slot in between it and grande punto..Well yes. But as it shows the facelift is already for sale and therefore almost certainly in production already. It's on fiat.co.uk so if you buy one now you'll get a series 2.
The next gen Panda is going to get bigger so as to make room in the range for the Topolino and the lengthened Panda platform ut will use is supposed to be the base for the Giardiniera.
I'd say it's going to be at least 18 months plus till we see the next Panda.