For The 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 4x4 versions, too.
Against It's short of rear legroom and you don’t get much safety kit. It's also pricey to buy in 4x4 guise and entry-level versions don't have much equipment.
What Car? says
The Fiat Panda is an appealing and cheap-to-run city car, but rivals from Hyundai, Seat, Skoda and VW are far better.
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There are 14 Fiat Panda versions available
Target Price team says:
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 more economical, it's too expensive. 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 of 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 Trekking, 4x4 and Cross models provide genuine off-road ability – especially the Cross. However, they're the most expensive models in the range, and fuel economy suffers as a result of the off-road modifications.
Reader test team says:
I wanted a smaller car with 4x4,a raised seating position and one that might stand out from the crowd.On a limited income I also wanted a car that…
I'm probably not the only person to have owned every incarnation of the Panda, from an 87 750cc, an 89 1000cc, an 06 1.2 & an n08 1.2 and now a 2012…
This is a great little car. I bought it to save money on running costs and I haven't been disappointed. Considering it cost only seven grand I am…
Just got a new Panda Pop what can I say??? a great little car superb around town, pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it is sure its not the most…