FIAT – Fix It Again Tomorrow

21 11 2008

Nostalgia is coming (parking) my way! I took this picture yesterday with the camera of my phone just outside my student residence.

Does any one of you remember this -ehm- car?!

WIKIPEDIA says about it: “Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Panda was designed as a modern day “peasant car”: A cheap, basic, no-frills utility vehicle that would be easy to use and maintain.”

I remember the harlem-style ignition, engine problems on the highway, a brake fade-out after going down the Velebit mountains (Dominik, Helga – my great respect for taking this trip with me!) and of course a legendary 5-person-plus-luggage weekend trip from Graz to Grado, going up in second gear the highway from Graz to Klagenfurt.

Panda!

Panda!

Obviously it is still possible to drive those here in Italy… 😉

Anyway, I looked at it more closely and it had all the features I so vividly remember from “mine”…

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2 responses

6 12 2008
Dominik

Oh yes, I remember!!! And MY greates respect for buying that car in first instance 😉

6 12 2008
Dominik

Ooopsy, typo. “great respect”, of course…

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