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    #21
    Ah, the answer was also right in the first post...the picture showed it quite clearly...
    But more importantly it has the "Panda 4x4" imprint on the rear hatch, which it seems the Sisleys missed out on.
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      #22
      Luckily, replica/reproduction meters are available on eBay, with or without the Sisley branding!

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        #23
        Originally posted by MXM View Post
        After the roadtrip, and the ringmeet, I plan on driving it home, and using it as a daily winter transport. Super excited about it!
        I will straight-up buy this off you and ship it to America in 2024 when it'll be legal to bring over.

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          #24
          Originally posted by MXM View Post
          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!
          a model year 1998 produced in 1999?


          Viva la Targa!

          "Anybody who accuses this of being a girl car, needs to get into a Miata or Fiata on a back road. This is the most fun you can have in a car - without a girl in it." - Jason Cammisa about the ND platform
          "Changing gear is a vital form of self-expression that I'm being denied." - Richard Hammond on the Gen 4 Clio RS
          "These cars remind us, what driving - and in a wider sense, what motoring is all about. It's about the sensation of controlling a machine - not the speed with which you cover ground." - Chris Harris on the Caterham Seven and the purity of driving

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            #25
            Originally posted by Mitchi View Post

            a model year 1998 produced in 1999?
            And registered in 2000
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              #26
              Is it an italian thing to produce an already bygone model year a year later, or is this a typing error? I'd expect a 99 MY produced in 98 ...


              Viva la Targa!

              "Anybody who accuses this of being a girl car, needs to get into a Miata or Fiata on a back road. This is the most fun you can have in a car - without a girl in it." - Jason Cammisa about the ND platform
              "Changing gear is a vital form of self-expression that I'm being denied." - Richard Hammond on the Gen 4 Clio RS
              "These cars remind us, what driving - and in a wider sense, what motoring is all about. It's about the sensation of controlling a machine - not the speed with which you cover ground." - Chris Harris on the Caterham Seven and the purity of driving

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                #27
                Originally posted by Mitchi View Post
                Is it an italian thing to produce an already bygone model year a year later, or is this a typing error? I'd expect a 99 MY produced in 98 ...
                Building "future" cars is some American nonsense. Why can't a model last several years, anyway?

                But technically, even MY98 means nothing here, as it was basically the same spec between 94-02 or something.

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                  #28
                  Besides the adition of 4 wheel drive i see no real difference between the 2 pandas.
                  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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                    #29
                    Except the price gap that could swallow several cars that I've been considering

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                      #30
                      Originally posted by public View Post
                      Except the price gap that could swallow several cars that I've been considering
                      Haha, I'm happier with a single Panda than I would be with all the cars you considered


                      ... which doesn't change the fact that this was damn expensive. But 4x4 was a must, and I do hope it's a good deal. Not a steal like yours, but significantly cheaper than elsewhere in Europe.
                      Last edited by MXM; July 3rd, 2018, 8:58 PM.

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                        #31
                        Yes, and there are rusty bits in mine that have already been tackled properly in yours – and it would cost me money to get them done right. You got a pre-nicjasnoed car basically

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                          #32
                          Originally posted by Mitchi View Post

                          a model year 1998 produced in 1999?
                          Where are we going and why are we in a handbasket?

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                            #33
                            Originally posted by MXM View Post

                            Building "future" cars is some American nonsense. Why can't a model last several years, anyway?

                            But technically, even MY98 means nothing here, as it was basically the same spec between 94-02 or something.
                            I agree - sometimes I think it's funny when a US-american car is labeled as MY2020 in 2017 or similar


                            Viva la Targa!

                            "Anybody who accuses this of being a girl car, needs to get into a Miata or Fiata on a back road. This is the most fun you can have in a car - without a girl in it." - Jason Cammisa about the ND platform
                            "Changing gear is a vital form of self-expression that I'm being denied." - Richard Hammond on the Gen 4 Clio RS
                            "These cars remind us, what driving - and in a wider sense, what motoring is all about. It's about the sensation of controlling a machine - not the speed with which you cover ground." - Chris Harris on the Caterham Seven and the purity of driving

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                              #34
                              When you've been building the same car since 1980, the last model years aren't that crucial

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                                #35
                                Just stumbled across something over on retrorides, just in case you truly run out of roads:

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                                The "before" pictures there are quite amazing...
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                                If you want to help the restauration of the finalgear Zastava please donate here!

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                                  #36
                                  That is fantastic.

                                  First point of business: roof rack, led bar.

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                                    #37
                                    I gotta say, I love the two separate handbrake levers that implement a manual diff lock

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                                      #38
                                      That’s a clever addition, great for getting around tight turns off road too. You would have to be careful not to grenade the diff though, I don’t think Fiat had that kind of thing in mind.

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                                        #39
                                        Originally posted by Matt2000 View Post
                                        That’s a clever addition, great for getting around tight turns off road too. You would have to be careful not to grenade the diff though, I don’t think Fiat had that kind of thing in mind.
                                        Hm... Can you elaborate? Does locking one side with a handbrake really put any more stress on the diff?

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                                          #40
                                          I just have to share this... As you know, the car is in nicjasno's care atm, and he's preparing it for the upcoming trip.



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