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Old 24th January 2006, 10:52   #46
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I want one of these !!!! Been looking for a pristine example for the last 5 years now...

No I dont mean the girl.
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Hey Steeroid...a T-bhp member has one of those in very good condition. Now try and get him to hand over the keys!
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Hey Steeroid...a T-bhp member has one of those in very good condition. Now try and get him to hand over the keys!
Easier said than done...takes a lot of effort to get a car from a good owner. I've been talking to this old man with a 1942 BMW single cylinder for about 3 years now...
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Old 24th January 2006, 12:25   #49
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Hats off to you - a true 1100 D fan!

If I'm not mistaken, only the deluxe models of the S1 range got the NE gearbox (an absolute gem). We have a 1996 Premier Padmini S1 - the least frills model, which has the column mounted gearshift, bench seats front and rear, no A/C. This gearbox is not all-synchromesh.
Thank you for the compliment, Mr. H. Raghavan.

My Padmini S1 is a Deluxe BU. So it has the Nissan all-synchromesh gearbox, adjustable bucket seats with backrest-tilt, extendable headrests, seatbelts and pale green tinted glasses. When I took delivery of the new car from the showroom, in Dasara 1995, it was Imperial Maroon color with grey upholstery and grey pile carpeting. The red, white and blue paintwork was done in Feb. 2004.

I was under the impression that all S1s had Nissan componentry. I realize from you that it's only the deluxe models that are so.

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Arrow The Premier Padmini thread

oooh! i remember the good old premier padmini aka fiat so well!!! Yeah, i know the car was very noisy, absolutely no performance, handling and braking but u know people who have owned padminis have always abused them including myself but i still have a softcorner for this car. i don't know a car which has been a successful family car, rally car, taxi, tourist taxi, government car in its heydays. there are so many enthusiasts in this country who would prefer to mod a secondhand fiat with fat tyres, loud exhausts (which sound awesome) and even nitrous kits. i want all bhpians to share their experiences about the padmini, good and mostly bad. We are abusing the padminis (and the ambys) because many of them still exist. This is a phenomenon which is associated all great and not so great classic cars when they are many in numbers on the road and when only a handful examples are left on the roads people start apreciating these cars and turn them into collector's items overnight. from bikes, a classic example in india is the yamaha rd350. But all i can say is that i can vouch for the repairability of the padmini (not the reliabilty of the car) and is still a good canvas for some really extreme modifications....

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I love it, I had learned to differentiane between my carb and clutch plate due to it, and yes it made me a half mechanic.

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Yeah baby, the first car i drove was a Premier Padmini, The shaft mounted gearshift!!!
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Hey guys !!

We have graduated from Padminis - M800 - NE118 - Santro - Chevy Aveo and trust me except the modern cars NE118 was the best and even today's Esteem cannot give you a ride and the gearbox feel of that quality.

Nissan engine was a gem of an engine. The car failed bcoz of it being prone to rust and often electrical breakdowns.

I still remember how crazy i was for NE118 that i wanted to buy a brand new one in 1999 even though we had 1 in the family. After selling it in 2002 when we bought a Santro i was **** scared while driving it bcoz i had got so used to the low centre of gravity and exceptional ride of my 118NE.

NE simply rocks.
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I was going thorugh the classifieds in an issue of 'Classic & Sports Car' (I just cannot stop dreaming and buying cars in my dreams when I get an issue of it)

when I spotted an ad for a Fiat 1100 (identical to the Padmini S1), in which the owner mentioned that these things, due to their tuning potential, were often raced in Italy, and found good use as cheap'n' cheerful race cars.

I need more information about this Italian version of the Padmini's race career. I will be doing my own research, but I just wanted to ask you guys, (and knowledgable people like Mr ram) what they know.

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man youve' painted that nice lil car with godawful crappy tricolour coat.Add those plastic wheel trims..you have murdered it.Poor little Ballila..
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great write up ram, infcat i learnt driving on a 118ne and a gypsy, the 118 being the first car i drove.

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Mod EDIT: No need to quote the entire post.

This material is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_1100

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Now that pic brings back memorries love the baby sweet very sweet needs some mags but its cool
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