A great small car which captures the spirit of Fiats of old, but better built. Handling is safe, even if it does roll a little on bends. Mine is used mainly as second car; I've clocked up 4000 miles in three months, with a fuel economy of up to 59mpg overall, so no problems there.
This car is fun with a capital 'F'. Gear change is smooth and precise, and the ride is smooth but soft - after driving Audi Quattros, it's a big change!
I would recommend it as the perfect town car, but it's better even than that. Hopefully Fiat can and will keep up the success of late.
I have just purchased this car, which is an automatic. It is so smooth and the fact that there is no road noise is so welcome. I am rather confused with the dashboard screen, though, which tells you why it won't start without putting your foot on the footbrake first. Being an elderly driver, I find it a little hard to get used to.
Other than this, it is really nice. This is my first day of driving the Panda. I love it to bits.
Fantastic car. I previously owned a 2001 Punto and this is so much better to drive.
Same 1.2 engine that is adequate for the size of car. Very precise gearchange, supple ride far better than the harsh Punto.
Handling is a bit 'rolly-polly' but that translates to comfort around town. The steering is very direct and encourages you to husstle the car around traffic jams.
Very neat design in five door form allows easy access to the back seats compared to three door superminis. The doors close with a real 'thunk' like an Audi or similar, feels very solid.
Nice range of colours including pastels that suit the fun image. If you only drive alone and rarely carry more than one passenger then it makes sense.
Great fun image helps and gives it a personality. If you have the money then consider the diesel as that is the pick of the range but the 1.2 is no disgrace. Highly recommended.
I bought a Fiat Panda on 01 September 05 from a Fiat dealer, second-hand on an 04 plate. I must say, what a fantastic little car to drive.
I needed a small car, big enough to get the children to school and myself to work. Its petrol consumption is fantastic, about 49 miles per gallon around town and 59 miles per gallon on the motorway.
Myself and my husband are quite tall and there is plenty of headroom and legroom in the front. OK, there's not much room in the back but, considering the size of the car, I am not complaining. There is also a lot of boot space, enough for me to get my weekly shopping in.
Fingers crossed no problems as yet.
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