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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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69 reader reviews for Fiat Panda Hatchback.
  • 1.3 Multijet Cross 4x4 5dr

    CHARLES HOLLAND-KEEN , ABERDEENSHIRE . Date: 08/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    Collected the car on 29th August from Arnold Clark FIAT Aberdeen who did a terrific in getting me a car within two days. The 40 mile drive home yielded an amazing 65 mpg. So far mixed driving has given an average of 60 mpg over 175 hilly miles. The car is well equipped easy to drive and my best eco 4x4 yet.

  • 1.1 Active 5dr

    Greg Smith , Surrey . Date: 16/08/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    The Panda is a fantastic car - especially considering the price tag! I bought this for £5000 - which proves that if you shop around, you can get a good deal. It is the best car I have ever had - its nippy, well-built, cheap to run (and insure) and looks good inside and out. The interior layout is good - especially the seating position and the dashboard. Standard equipment is good for an entry level model, - Aircon is lacking, but you can upgrade to the Dynamic Aircon.

    The drive is superb, great steering, easy gearshift and superb position. Fuel economy is good, and although rivals such as the Toyota Aygo achieve more, they don't compare to the Panda for space, ride and handling.

  • 1.3 MultiJet Dynamic 5dr

    Lee Calvert , West Yorkshire . Date: 13/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      65

    My car

    I`ve had this car a week now & quite pleased with overall. I have picked up on a bit of a fault, which having taken it back to the dealership seems to be a problem with all Panda`s. If you look at the car from the back, it leans slightly to the drivers side. I would love to know how many owners of this car has the same fault!

  • 1.3 MultiJet Dynamic 5dr

    John Chambers Date: 23/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      65

    My car

    This car does everything well. But when you take the price into account, it puts it into a different league. Roadholding and performance are so-so, but by no means bad. But if you are in a queue of traffic in the rush hour, why pay for more? It's strangely roomy for such a small car, and built quality is good. Nothing has gone wrong in 6 months. The engine is a gem - once moving, you don't know it's a diesel except at the filling station - I'm getting 450/500miles to the tank. It'll eat miles at 80 on the M-way, but the mpg suffers at speed. There are many better cars out there, but none at the price.

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