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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.
  • 1.2 360 5dr

    jonathan easton , north yorkshire . Date: 05/06/2008
    • 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 the car new from my local Fiat dealer in Knaresborough who had already sold us a Grande Punto 1.2, and I was very impressed by thier customer service.My Panda is a limited 360 edition with Bluetooth, Air Con, MP3 Stereo and 14" alloy wheels.The car is fantastic, and more practical than I thought. I use it for my 70 mile round commute and it fails to do less than 50mpg.The Panda handles really well and puts a smile on my face each time I drive it.Fiat have really improved over the last few years and I would tell anyone to have a closer look at the Panda if they are considering downsizing to a smaller car.

  • 1.3 MultiJet Dynamic 5dr

    philip prust , devon . Date: 28/05/2008
    • 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

    Hi folks a little update on our panda multijet skydome,its now done just under eight thousand superb miles no faults at all its just like new yes its tempting fate but its true a very very good little car and frugal average fuel coming in at over sixty mpg with the best at seventy two mixed driving couple this with the low cost to run and better seling on price and the diesel wins allround.The wife will let me drive it now and again but i realy have too ask the smile factor still on her face priceless go and try one you will not buy a jap car if you did.Regards from Devon Philip Prust.

  • 1.3 MultiJet Dynamic 5dr

    robert mcdarby , herts . Date: 16/05/2008
    • 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've had the Panda for five months and can't praise it highly enough. I bought it new in Jan 08. It's well made, reliable, comfortable and fun to drive. The 1.3 Multijet engine has plenty of power for a small car and the fuel economy is outstanding. I regularly get 70 mpg on my 84 mile commute. The car is very stable on the motorway and will cruise easily at 80mph, although best fuel economy is at around 60-65mph. I bought the car as ar replacement for a year old Toyota Yaris 1.3 vvt petrol and prior to that had a Citroen C2 1.4HDI. The Panda's engine feels and sounds alot more refined than the Yaris which was aweful, especially at motorway speeds, and the main reason I changed it so soon. Build quality is, suprisingly similar although the plastic in the Panda is better than the Yaris which marked very easily. I had the C2 for 4 years and covered 90k trouble free miles. The 1.4HDI engine was excellent and gave similar mpg. Build quality wasn't in the same league as either the Fiat or the Toyota. The suspension bottomed out quiet badly on pot holed roads and the car had a tendency to wander on the motorway requiring constant correction on the steering wheel which was tiring on a long motorway journey. I'm so impressed with the Panda that when my wifes KA is due for replacement next year it will be at the top of the list.

  • 1.1 Active 5dr

    k donnelly Date: 15/05/2008
    • 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 2004 fiat panda active second hand 6 months ago, and it did need cleaning as the previous owner did not keep it clean, it was instantly superior to my old diesel peugeot 106. the panda had power steering and in city mode it can be parked with one finger. the gearstick is mounted high on the dash and so is easier to reach. when driving the 1.1L engine never seems tired and fuel economy is great for a petrol. the suspension removes bumps as it has been well used on a farm. the interior design is much better than any other car, its not bland like some. the reliability of the car is great its a very strong car and does not feel flimsy. it feels like a vw.

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