Originally Posted by vamsuduk
Will there be any chance that you'll post pics of interiors etc?
I will do this inthe next couple of days. However, it might look a bit disappointing to you. I opted for the base version, which doesn't have blue and me etc. It doesn't even have aircon because I hate it (even in hot Ahmedabad and humid Mumbai).
Having been used to my very well set up Seicento, which was pretty much the best handling car I ever owned, i was really spoilt on handling. I expected the Panda a lot worse being on 155/80s, taller than the Seicento and heavier.
To my surprise, it was not as bad as I thought. It handles reasonably well.
The other surprise I had is that the revised engine is much nipper than I assumed. It sounds a lot rougher than most Fiat engines in these days, but then I personally would expect it from a Fiat in any case. At least it sounds like a car without me tuning it.
Not everything has turned out as expected. Somewhere something in the electrics is not quite right. The engine cuts ut for a moment when accelerating from standstill at about 20km, which is a bit annoying, but will be sorted next week.
Otherwise the first 200km were a lot of fun to drive. A few people who are looking down on the Panda, thinking that they have so much faster cars had a sour experience. Me being childish (despite my age) just left them behind.
Mre pictures and impressions will follow.