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could we also make this 'colours' cars should not be made in, like a puke green one i saw in my local antics, didnt see what car it was though
 

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I'd say the Maestro but it's already been done. I wonder if Scalextric heard a license for the new batmobile might be available and with dollar signs in their eyes signed up for it before seeing the final thing?

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I'll definately be getting the Batmothing.. I think it's hilarious.

More seriously the (nearly) 3 & 8 year olds saw it and started jumping up and down with glee when I said they could have it and the police car in the paired set thing they're threatening. Perhaps it's not aimed ad 40 yo's..

I like the panda for the same reason as the Batmo - it's funny - won't be getting one though. No Kid power!
 

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How many Europeans have owned, driven, or at least ridden in a Fiat Panda? I'd say 90% of the population, they are also popular for one make racing. So they have a huge buyer base.
 

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QUOTE How many Europeans have owned, driven, or at least ridden in a Fiat Panda? I'd say 90% of the population, they are also popular for one make racing. So they have a huge buyer base.

I think that maybe so many people have bought them is that it was all they could afford at the time. However that does not necessarily translate across to slot cars. Mainl because they could buy a replicated piece of exotica for the same money.
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QUOTE (alfetta @ 17 Jan 2005, 11:38)I think that maybe so many people have bought them is that it was all they could afford at the time. However that does not necessarily translate across to slot cars. Mainl because they could buy a replicated piece of exotica for the same money.
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True, but no matter what you drive, if you're into models, you want a model of your car. Who knows, they might even be fun to drive like SCX Abarths.
 

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Yep Jamie,
What a waste of resources Team Slot should concentrate on making cars that people dream about owning or driving not the kind of car that you buy (for the wife) to get from a to b

Slot car racing is about ....well RACING not about getting from a to b!
The 1/1 Panda was 'orible and so's this slot car version what's next a Austin Allegro
Get your act together Team Slot next time have a look at something like these the Zonda, the Koenigsegg,the Noble or the Lotus Exige or some of the 80's and 90's Le Mans and GT cars. ANYTHING rather than an old womans run about!!!!
.....and as for the Batmobil don't even get me started
 

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I'm guessing that the reason for this release is that the Seat (not Fiat, note) Panda was most Spanish guys first 1:1 car after passing their driving test, hence a huge potential nostalgia market in Spain.
A bit like the MK1 Ford Escort in the UK, a heap of carp in 1:1 terms but a real big seller as a Scalextric car!
 

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QUOTE (philsmith @ 17 Jan 2005, 15:13)I'm guessing that the reason for this release is that the Seat (not Fiat, note) Panda was most Spanish guys first 1:1 car after passing their driving test, hence a huge potential nostalgia market in Spain.
A bit like the MK1 Ford Escort in the UK, a heap of carp in 1:1 terms but a real big seller as a Scalextric car!
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That might be the case Phil but at least with the Escort we had the Mexico and the RS. The Panda wasn't the most sporty car back then, in fact the only thing it was quick at was rustin'

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Here's three right off the bat I dream of one day slotting:

1. Porsche 914/6 #7 car from 1970 Le Mans (Ninco?)

2. Briggs Cunningham's C4R #52 (Monogram?)

3. One of the big Bugatti or Alfa Romeo coupes from the 30's and 40's. (Who
cares?)

Anyone else?
 

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Goldfish - check out the new revell releases on mre.co.uk, I love the raid series by Ninco and these revell kits will be a doodle to mod into slot cars.

As for the 'panda bashing',
enough is enough the panda was and still is an awesome car, simply and unfussy, look at the crap Rover, Ford and Vauxhall produced at the same time the Panda was first made - I rest my case!

One of my first cars was a lovely graphite sergio tacchini (don't think I spelt that right) panda, with a beautiful bright grass green interior PLUS NO RUST, and after a year's worth of motoring with no major costs I traded it in for a profit, how many people have done that with a Nova!

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I sort of learned to drive in a Panda, I say "sort of" because my instructors car was a Maestro which I did more miles in (now there was a man's car to learn to drive in, the Maestro, no PAS, no ABS, you had to physically lift the entire gearbox to engage reverse and wonderful servo-assisted brakes that meant if you stalled the car trying a hill start you rolled back downhill with no foot brake at all!). The Panda was my Mother's car, 950cc of finest tincan steel that I attempted to get up hills on any given Sunday.

Postives - slab sided so dead easy to park you knew where every corner was at any given time Land Rover style, ran on air, never rusted (yep, surprised us too), sailed through MoTs, I could actually get my double bass in it and have the boot door shut.

Negatives - Dangerously unstable past 60mph, horrible driving position whereby you were almost standing on the pedals Transit van style, glacial performance, brakes with two settings - Off and Locked Up.

For reasons never quite explained (when a perfectly good estate car was available for use) my Mom and Dad drove from the West Midlands to Brittany in it, complete with two weeks worth of luggage and some furniture for their cottage in France. That must have been a epic.

As for a slot car version of it. Nah...... I'll carry on kit-bashing my Ferrari GTO thank you very much!

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Im afraid to say i might have to get one of these, not because its a Panda or anything, but because its something DIFFERENT that no one else does!!!

Theres only so many supercars you can own.....................its all a bit of fun at the end of the day. Top marks for Team Slot having the balls to do this
 
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The panda is not an obvious choice for a slot car, but I love these little cars, full of charactor, so how about a Fiat Cinqucento, lovely in yellow,mk 1 punto,etc. not every ones cup of tea but variety is the spice of life, I do also like ferraris but the cabinet does seem to have a rather large amount of red in it..... alan..
 
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