For The Fiat Panda is an endearing and funky-looking little car that won’t cost you much to run. It’s the only city car that offers a 4x4 model, too.
Against Ultimately, its small size counts against it, because it’s short of rear legroom. It’s also pricey and basic versions don’t have much equipment.
The Fiat Pandais a desirable and cheap-to-run city car, but unfortunately for Fiat, rivals from Seat, Skoda and VW are far better.
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There’s a range of engines available in the Fiat Panda, but our favourite is the 1.2-litre petrol. It’s peppy and really suits the car, especially around town.
While the 1.3-litre diesel gives better performance and is both more flexible and more economical, it’s too expensive to recommend. It’s the same story with the unrefined Twinair petrol engine.
If you do want to buy a Panda, it’s worth checking out the ‘Latest Offers’ section on Fiat’s website, where you can find details of special-edition models and money-off offers. Even when there is an offer, you may be able to haggle more off if you visit a dealer in person.
Although they’re niche, the 4x4 and Trekking models provide genuine off-road ability – especially the 4x4. However, they’re the most expensive cars in the range, and fuel economy suffers as a result of the off-road modifications.
I purchased my 1.2 Panda Easy two weeks ago and have put over 1,000 miles on it since then. I looked at many superminis before deciding on the Panda…
We have owned a Panda Twin Air Lounge since early May 2012. We feel that the quality is much improved from the previous model, of which we had two,…
Chose this over the Jazz, Fiesta and Up/Citigo. Its such an all round great little car.
I'm a few hundred miles into ownership of my first Panda, and I love it. Although I still think that the last generation Panda was better looking than…
Our pick of the Panda range provides adequate performance and decent kit for a reasonable price. Just what a Panda should do.