The interior layout, fit and finish
The first thing you will notice from the driving seat is the ancient-looking dials and trip computer display. Now, having analogue dials is no shame in this class, but the design and typography of the Panda’s makes it hard to gauge exactly what speed you're doing, and the digital driver's display is about as up to date as Ceefax and a faff to work.
A height-adjustable driver’s seat is standard, but the steering wheel adjusts only up and down and not in and out, so finding a comfortable driving position isn't always easy, especially if you're tall. The seat isn't that supportive, either, and the footwell is cramped, with very little room for your left leg behind the clutch pedal. City cars need not be like that, as the far better layouts of the Hyundai i10 and Kia Picanto prove.