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Old 03-07-2014, 10:13 AM
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I completely disagree.

I think it will do quite well offroad. I've seen many a Sidekick wheeling, and those had way less torque than that diesel will have. They never had any more issue that a stock first gen 4runner.

Is it going up Chinamans or the like in bone stock form? probably not. But certainly I could drive that over Mosquito Pass. I'd have to work it in a few spots, but not much.

Plus, traction control goes a long way.

A good driver could likely take that thing up a number of medium trails without trouble, assuming you swapped on some decent tires.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:20 AM
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Yeah Isaac, if it's a Fiat Panda in a Jeep's clothing, just lift it a little and it'll hunt.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:24 AM
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Well, I guess we'll see when it goes on sale. Don't always need a lift and lockers to go offroad.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:30 AM
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Esageratamente Panda!

http://co2motori.blogspot.com/2012/1...nte-panda.html



I don't read Italian, but apparently the Panda quattro is actually legit for what it is (I agree with you Isaac!). It's no traditional expedition vehicle (but then people have traversed the world in Tuk-Tuks) but has 4x4 and runs 175/65R15 tires (hint, hint BFG makes a 185/65R15 popular with VW Synchros). Probably a great run about that would do just fine exploring dirt roads. Likely more capable than people would be willing try with their new car at the risk of a dented rocker or something. Plus it gets probably like 40 MPG, which is nice.

http://www.automotornews.it/automobi...easypower.html
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:55 PM
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Okay, now that jet car is just cool. Probably get arrested for using it at anywhere but an airfield, but very cool none the less.
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