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The Fiat Panda has long been a popular choice for those seeking a practical small car that’s cheap to run. It’s a good alternative to more conventional city cars, such as the Volkswagen Up and Hyundai i10.
Its tall body means that there’s a decent amount of interior space, but it’s not so big as to be troublesome to park or drive through town. It’s offered with a range of options and engines, too, which means that there’s something to suit most tastes.
Although they’re niche, the Trekking, 4x4 and Cross variants provide genuine off-road ability – especially the Panda Cross. However, they’re the most expensive models in the range, and fuel economy suffers as a result of the off-road modifications.