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    Where we are going, there might not be roads... '99 Fiat Panda 4x4



    This started when public floated the idea of buying a car for the Balkan roadtrip in Slovenia. He wanted a Yugo initially, but then considered at least 50 different cars, including a classic Fiat Panda. I've been slowly processing this information, until I decided that I want must have a Panda 4x4 in my life.


    The initial plan was to buy the cheapest classic Panda 4x4 in Slovenia. But I ended up buying the most expensive classic Panda 4x4 in Slovenia Well, Ice and nicjasno did the buying, I will only get to see the car live in about a month's time. In fact, I still don't know what kind of fabric is under those seat covers, could be something really awful

    After the roadtrip, and the ringmeet, I plan on driving it home, and using it as a daily winter transport. Super excited about it!

    The Panda is in nicjasno's care at the moment, I hope he'll soon have time to add a hundred more photos and details about it's condition here









    #2
    This is amazing! I love it!

    Current Car List:
    '04 Citroen Pluriel
    '77 Zastava 101 (49% share)
    '16 F20 M140i
    '90 NA MX-5 1.6
    Gone:
    '96 E39 523i... Eggplant Edition
    '99 VFR 800 FI
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      #3
      That's brilliant. 10/10. Highly approved.

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        #4
        Originally posted by MXM View Post
        The Panda is in nicjasno's care at the moment, I hope he'll soon have time to add a hundred more photos and details about it's condition here
        FTFY

        What's the matter with buying snotboxes for 4000+ km roadtrips? Oh, right, Mikko and me started this trend, I should keep quiet...
        Why E10? I'm driving E46...

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          #5
          Originally posted by loose_unit View Post
          This is amazing! I love it!
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          Originally posted by mjk View Post
          That's brilliant. 10/10. Highly approved.
          Thanks!

          Originally posted by Eye-Q View Post
          What's the matter with buying snotboxes for 4000+ km roadtrips? Oh, right, Mikko and me started this trend, I should keep quiet...
          You've had practically a sportscar with your massive 68hp in the Swift!

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            #6
            The panda is a thrill to drive over b-roads actually.
            Fuel consumption: https://www.spritmonitor.de/de/detai...ht/687230.html
            Gallery of the e30 restoration: https://db.tt/hbFq2YSh

            www.LPEpower.com
            If you want to contribute to the rebuild of the E30, paypal is: nicjasno@gmail.com

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              #7
              Woo, congrats! Looking forward to knowing more about it and eventually seeing it in person at the Ringmeet Hope it brings you a lot of joy and no trouble!

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                #8
                Love it, I still enjoy watching that old Wheeler Dealers episode with the 4x4 Panda despite them ruining it. I didn't know they still made these in 1999, or is it 1899?

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                  #9
                  Oh yeah, WD really did a number on that poor car, didn't they.... This is MY98, produced in 99, first registered in 2000. They made them until 2003!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Eye-Q View Post
                    FTFY

                    What's the matter with buying snotboxes for 4000+ km roadtrips? Oh, right, Mikko and me started this trend, I should keep quiet...




                    And the thing is still going!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by MXM View Post
                      They made them until 2003!
                      Well you learn something new every day. It's like those damn ugly Citroen C15 vans that they kept pumping out until 2005! The Panda of course is a design icon. You should do another UK roadtrip, just be prepared to go back without it.

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                        #12
                        Where's Aston Martin?
                        Where are we going and why are we in a handbasket?

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                          #13
                          You mean, Aston Martin ?
                          Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
                          (Roger Ebert)

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                            #14
                            Once again, this is why I love FG and the people that make part of it.
                            Congrats! Can't wait to drive it!
                            ?
                            "I'm sure Burger King is doing great in Germany, but they're not exactly stopping making schnitzels."

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                              #15
                              Looking forward to being stuck behind it on the roadtrip Quite a cool little car.

                              '01 A6 2.4 (2007-2011) | '10 C200K T (2011-2016) | '10 A5 3.0 TDI (2017) | '08 MX5 2.0 (2017-?) | '18? Model 3 (?)

                              Everything is air-droppable at least once.

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                                #16
                                Shotgun on a Ringlap!
                                Max (1986 E32 735i):
                                Moritz (1998 E36 328i Convertible):


                                Owner of "Best Car" and "Best Bavarian Car" Award winner at Ringmeet 2015

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                                  #17
                                  Wohoo, congratulations, absolutely amazing! I always wanted one before I dropped the habit...

                                  Weren't they built by Steyr in Graz, not far from Maribor?
                                  Mercedes W115 to England & Wales | MX5 to Gibraltar | Balkan by Train (and Bus) | Zastava 101 to Nürburgring | Espace to Kurdistan | MX5 around the Baltic Sea

                                  If you want to help the restauration of the finalgear Zastava please donate here!

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Beni View Post
                                    Wohoo, congratulations, absolutely amazing! I always wanted one before I dropped the habit...

                                    Weren't they built by Steyr in Graz, not far from Maribor?
                                    Thanks

                                    According to wiki all Pandas were built at Mirafiori, but Steyr designed the 4x4 gear, and supplied it (for the first generation, anyway).

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                                      #19
                                      Hmm, German Wikipedia thinks it was built in Austria.

                                      Does it have the funky extra dials?

                                      Mercedes W115 to England & Wales | MX5 to Gibraltar | Balkan by Train (and Bus) | Zastava 101 to Nürburgring | Espace to Kurdistan | MX5 around the Baltic Sea

                                      If you want to help the restauration of the finalgear Zastava please donate here!

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                                        #20
                                        Sadly I think the Pandometer was only offered in the Sisley special edition that got brown leather seats and a dark green metallic paint.

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