I loved the Panda from the first time I saw it. Came out of a company Audi A4!
The interior quality was ok for a budget vehicle and there was lots of kit. It was a little bit troublesome in the first 6 months - new power steering had to be fitted and the electric boot release failed.
However, I would never buy a Fiat again. The dealer service was appalling. They were rude and unhelpful and even threatened me on occasion. Whilst I can't name them, if you live in Cornwall go to Vospers instead. Lots nicer.
just test drove the multijet panda,excellent, i have ordered the multijet with aircon/driver lamps/roof rails. expect delivery end oct, will let you know how it goes. I am looking forward to driving it, just had my punto mk3 multijet written off, and the 1.3 diesel engine is a gem.
I brought my Panda after my partner invested in one and thought it would be a good cheap car to use for work. The 1.2 Engine is lively enough to ease me through the traffic and should give you confidence when needed to over take.
I average 52.2 miles per gallon, this is mostly motorway driving, rather than the stop start of a busy town, with the typical tank providing me with 380 miles.
In August I had my major service which saw a replacement throttle body, water pump, cam belt, and brakes, and came to a hefty fee of £1200!
My Panda has remained problem-free up to the point of the service, and now I just find it seems more sluggish than I remembered. But as a 1.2 that is expected especially with so many miles.
As with most cars, the wear and tear seems to have settled in, noise seems to be more apparent, with me now having to up the volume on the radio more frequently and the front headrests become increasingly unclipped which is a niggle.
One final point - and this is my only real negative - is that the plastic for the trim is rather cheap and marks easy. Over time it could be quite possible to have a tatty number on your hands so take care of that interior!
I do feel Fiat overcharge on the servicing, but I've enjoyed driving my Panda, sometimes breaking out into a wide smile as I've sped down country lanes with the panaromic roof open and music pouring out... yes, that was me.
I bought my panda diesel multijet brand new 10 mths ago after reading the great reviews. i wanted a small economical nippy car that would be fun to drive and not to bad on my pocket. i wasnt dissapointed !! it costs £35 to tax, £200 to insure and refuses to do less than 68 to 72 miles per gallon and is totally reliable. this car cost me £6,250 from Mangoletsi holdings ( £2,150 below list price and delivered piggy back style on the back of a lorry within 5 days !!. how good is that !!
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I have run this car as a courtesy car for three weeks. Good points are good build quality and solid interior. Seats and driving position are good and…
Ive had this car for one year now and so far has exeeded my expectations. The car is great at overtaking lorries on the motorway and handles very…