Used Fiat Panda 2004 - 2012 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

2004 - 2012 review
Fiat Panda (04 - 12)
  • Fiat Panda (04 - 12)
  • Fiat Panda (04 - 12)
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Our recommendations

Which used Fiat Panda hatchback should I buy?

The 1.3-litre turbodiesel is great - it has 70bhp and it's quicker and more flexible than the petrol engines. Unfortunately, it's significantly more expensive to buy.

For that reason, we'd recommend the 60bhp 1.2-litre petrol. Like the 54bhp 1.1-litre you might also consider, it's peppy and responsive around town, but the extra performance of the 1.2 is a real help, especially on the motorway.

The base Active trim level lacks some essential equipment, but you do get electric front windows, power steering and twin front airbags.

Dynamic trim adds a CD player, height-adjustable steering wheel and remote central locking, while the Dynamic AirCon gets, you've guessed it, air-con - and that makes it our favourite.

The Dynamic Skydome has a full-length electric sunroof, while the Eleganza has climate control, alloy wheels and roof bars. There's also a 4x4 version available with the 1.2-litre engine, too.