Used Fiat Panda (2004 - 2011) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 19 Mar 2013
4
The original Fiat Panda was a low cost, compact, cheap to run, lightweight car. The new Panda stays true to that ethos but unlike the earlier version, is well built, comfortable and durable.
Fiat Panda (04-11)
Easy and fun to drive, great value, cheeky looks, well built interior
Boot space is tight, split/folding seats aren't standard, offset pedals

New price range:

£6,740 - £12,285

Used price range:

£306 - £2,612

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The original Fiat Panda was a low cost, compact, cheap to run, lightweight car. The new Panda stays true to that ethos but unlike the earlier version, is well built, comfortable and durable. Thanks to the upright body it's also surprisingly spacious inside and you can easily carry two adults, a couple of kids and luggage (if you pack carefully). It's also good fun to drive, with light but precise steering making it great in town while it is equally capable on motorways where it can happily cruise along with minimal fuss.

The interior is fairly basic but well laid out and the seats are comfortable too. But what really makes the Panda appealing is it's value for money and low running costs. This really is Fiat doing what it does best.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 5 seatbelts in a tiny car. Will seat all 5 of us in reasonable comfort.  

4 out of 5

Richard West ,   16 Jun 2015    ... read more

 Fuel economy is amazing i think it does up to 60mpg better than alot of diesels.  

5 out of 5

F S Leister ,   15 Jan 2015    ... read more

 It literally sips fuel. Put it into 5th at 30mph and you'll see at least 100mpg on the handy little trip computer. It's also surprisingly spacious inside for the driver and passengers.  

5 out of 5

Will Watkins ,   21 Dec 2014    ... read more

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