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    Panda 100HP

    Might need to get a 2nd car soon and been thinking of something small, nippy, 4 seats and under £2k. I've always liked these little Panda's but know nothing about them.

    Any one have experience with them? Or suggestions for something else to look at.
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    Not sure how great an example you'll get for £2k, these seem to have been exceptional at holding their money. But yes, I'd absolutely consider one, they're meant to be a riot to drive.
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    I was alarmed by the long list of common faults, as listed by Evo IIRC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
    I was alarmed by the long list of common faults, as listed by Evo IIRC...

    Nobody buys an Italian car expecting it to be a beacon or reliability. Do they?
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    A couple of friends have them and love them. £2K is Swift Sport money though - faster. as much fun and likely to be more reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtR View Post
    A couple of friends have them and love them.
    Didn't Friend R sell Friend P his, who sold it to Friend A. Then Friend R went and bought another one for his kids to drive because he missed it?

    Cheapest Evo 5* car?

    Another vote for a Swift. For the same reasons Kurt listed :D.
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    You wonít get a 5 door Swift Sport for £2k, and the earlier 5-speed sport isnít without issue from memory. However, I too would side with the Swift!

    Massive soft spot for the 100hp though. First car was a Panda.

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    I bought another shitter the other day, for my 50 mile a day commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    I bought another shitter the other day, for my 50 mile a day commute.

    2000 Toyota Yaris, 1.0. 12 Months ticket.

    I paid less than £500.
    Fifty miles a day in an early Yaris? I'd slit my throat. Torture chamber.
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    Panda is nice but id get a swift
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    I bought a Panda 100hp a few weeks ago, absolutely love it. The guy I bought it off said to me "Some people don't get these cars" - I must say I have had mixed reactions, some people love it, and some express extreme surprise that I'm driving a Fiat Panda! Once they've been out for a spin, most change their minds quickly. It is the first 'sensible' car I've ever owned.

    Even car friends of mine didn't realise they existed, they did cost twice the price as a normal Fiat Panda, so they didn't sell that many, I read somewhere that only around 2000 were sold in the UK.

    I also considered a Swift, but I just like the look of the Fiat more :-/ And its comparative rarity.

    Panda gets thumbs up from me. I'll try and do a write when I get chance to drive it, currently travelling with work.


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    I'd have the Panda, it's got soul.


    Plus, they look lovely in red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    Fifty miles a day in an early Yaris? I'd slit my throat. Torture chamber.
    I know. But itís cheaper than fuelling up a 3.2 flat 6 every 3 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    I know. But itís cheaper than fuelling up a 3.2 flat 6 every 3 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    I know. But itís cheaper than fuelling up a 3.2 flat 6 every 3 days.
    Having something interesting in the garage makes daily shitters bearable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    Having something interesting in the garage makes daily shitters bearable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    Having something interesting in the garage makes daily shitters bearable.
    I gave up and bought something nicer. There comes a point when spending 12hrs a week and 24k a year in a shitter gets boring.
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