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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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70 reader reviews for Fiat Panda Hatchback.
  • 1.2 Dynamic AirCon 5dr

    SIMON PICKERING Date: 09/12/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 1.2 Dynamic AirCon 5dr

    Michele Jones Date: 18/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 1.2 Dynamic 5dr

    Michele Jones Date: 24/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have today purchased this car and have only taken it for a test drive and was really impressed with the handling.

    I will write more when I pick it up next week.

  • 1.2 Dynamic AirCon 5dr

    domenic azzopardi Date: 13/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Considering the size of the car it's very practical for space. I am 6ft tall and can drive it very well without any discomfort.

    With regards to reliabilty it's to early to speak about , will inform you later on because I've only had the car a week.

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