Fiat Panda hatchback (2004-2011): owner reviews

"With its no-nonsense design and capable chassis, the Panda is a value for money and spacious small car."

Carbuyer Rating

3.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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Common Problems

  • Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 case)
  • Electrics (6 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (2 cases)
  • Other (9 cases)
  • Engine (5 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 case)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (2 cases)
  • Brakes (3 cases)
  • Brakes, Engine (1 case)

Review 1 of 82

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.3 multijet diesel

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

65
Tell us what you think about your car?
I'm a fan of small Fiats, I previously owned 1.2 petrol punto Mk2b's and never had a problem worthy of note. This Panda is even better. The ride is excellent, good headroom, four door convenience, simple mechanics (although timing chain replacement could be a pain due to restricted space), economy is brilliant, galvanised body, no rattles, easy to park, nippy round town and reasonable gearing makes longer journeys a pleasure. I drive all my cars with 'mechanical sympathy' and change oil regularly - I'm sure unnecessary aggressive driving would have a more harmful effect on the panda than in a more heavily engineered German car, but if treated well, my Fiats have treated me well in return.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dualogic 1.2

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's my second car (I traded up from a VW Lupo 1.4) having owned for almost a year now, and im already pushing for a new vehicle, The main gripes for me are simply 2 things: Gearbox and fuel consumption. If you're interested in low insurance, being a Group 3 its great for my age (early 20's) and costs less to insure than many cars. MOTs have been smooth sailing, only a few exhaust issues have come up so far but that's expected for its age. Other than that it's been relatively low maintenance year on year so far. I don't like the gearbox, though. It does well enough once you get to 30 MPH, but the initial ride up to that point is just dreadful. The car barely wants to move in 1st gear shaking along with shorter movements (requires a lighter foot than mine apparently!) but it's okay for a city car. I've driven this on the motorway quite a few times, i like to be out and about, and it goes along just fine but you push it to really get something from it However, poor fuel consumption is the main reason i'm getting rid. I fill up a full tank (roughly £30) and get about 180 miles (just before low fuel ) with a mix of motorway and city driving, so for me I'd consider that everyday driving. For me getting to Birmingham (100miles roughly) will take up about 3/4 of the tank so it'll get me to a good station on the way back if i don't drive in the city. It's just not enough anymore, if i plan on driving longer than 20 miles a day this car just won't be cheap to run. Overall, a great first car, I wish I had gotten it before the Lupo and maybe I would've been happier for longer, but my new job means I make longer trips.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.2 Dynamic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
After nearly 6 years of ownership, I’m compelled to further sing the attributes of this wonderful car. It has been an absolute joy to own and drive, it has been as reliable as the day is long and it is VERY economical, more so than the official fuel consumption figures suggest, which is a rarity, as usually the actual fuel consumption is disappointingly lower than the manufactures suggest. The engine is superb, with Fiat seeming to adopt the ‘why mend it if it isn’t broken’ theory, as this unit is a re-vamp of the same 8 valve engine they used in the old Uno’s and even the original Panda’s and the current 1.2 engine and gearbox are widely used now in the Fiat 500, the Chrysler Ypsilon and the new Ford Ka, as well as of course in the new generation Panda. This combo is virtually bomb-proof and a well serviced Panda is unlikely to ever let you down, is extremely easy to service yourself, or is cheap to service at a garage. If the cambelt fails, the car stops and you get it changed without the possibility of expensive engine damage, it is 8 valve and has the Fiat FIRE engine (Fully Integrated Robotised Engine), which has 30% fewer moving parts and is probably the reason why it is so reliable. It’s quick too, much quicker than any of the 16 valve competition, leaving many bigger cars surprised at the lights and I have never got below 40mpg urban, no matter how I drive. In the summer months when I am not leaving the heater on whilst stationary to keep warm, I have found 50mpg urban is easily achievable, but of note, is that the version I drive, the 1.2 Dynamic, does not have air-conditioning, which where fitted, can have severe adverse affects to the fuel consumption. All panda’s are 5 door, so they are very versatile, but there are only 4 seat belts in my 2006 model, the boot is quite small, but as a predominantly small, economical town car, it is as spacious as any cars of a similar ilk. Motorway trips are not out of the question either, as it would cruise at 70-80 mph all day without complaint and is reasonably quiet too. There are lots of used examples of the Panda around, including a 1.4 hot hatch, a 4X4, a diesel, a 1.1 starter model, but I would always suggest the 1.2 as the best of the bunch for a combination of reliability and economy. The new Panda looks a treat, but unless you have about £6000 to spend, I would go for a well serviced ‘older model’, which started their life in 2004 and can be bought from about £1000.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The car does exactly what it is supposed to do. it is a very cheap to run, easy to drive versatile little car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Must be one of the cheapest cars to run 70mpg+ in everyday driving
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Eleganza, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent, economic, reliable, looks good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

4x4 cross, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
I think my car is brilliant, it's not quick and the ride can be a bit bouncy but that was what i expected when i got it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

DYNAMIC, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
An excellent small car reminds me of the original mini
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Eleganza, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I love its simplicity and the fact that it just does almost everything i need it to. I could do with a little more power, but then the economy is second to none so i can't complain.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

ELEGANZA, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very pleasantly surprised. We bought it as a second car for use in city and it has become the first car of choice used for long journeys as well, hence 18ooo miles per year as against the 5000 or so we anticipated.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Active ECO, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Enjoyable small car that does what's required.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Eleganza, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent. Simply excellent.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Eleganza, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Excellent.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

4x4 standard, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
An excellent 4x4 the best that i have ever driven
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
2nd panda great car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

100HP

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Tell us what you think about your car?
Just 'bloody fantastic'. Really well made with no rattles or squeaks at all, the door close with a nice thunk and it gets better all the time. Great fun to drive and much better than it has any right to be, totally reliable - except clonky rear suspension bump stops which are a minor irritation. Only service parts have ever been required now at 78,000 miles, it still feels like new. Amazingly good brakes and road holding, quite fast enough for British roads and will cruise at 100mph with too much ease! Sport button makes it totally manic so it is rarely used except on the motorway. Will do 50+ mpg at 60mph so you really have it all. Ride is really to firm but the cure is to change the bump stops for standard Panda ones. It is the best car I have ever owned, including some much more expensive and executive ones.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

100hp, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It has been fantastic. Only problem in 3 and a half years was the climate control direction, but was fixed under warranty. Fiat have really strengthened their product and are among the best small cars around, to this day, i cannot find better value for the performance/fun/equipment you get on a panda 100hp. Would highly recommend. The absolute only drawback on this model is the firm ride. Top marks fiat!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

100HP, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great little car fun without breaking the law. But the ride is shocking and that is being kind or maybe i am getting to old for it?
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Basic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A superb town and urban run around, economical and very reliable. Not for long distance.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's been good to drive, most reliable but pretty expensive to service, [particularly regarding tyre wear.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

simple, Less than 1.0-litre , Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant - comfortable reliable so far, easy tro drive in towns, takes quite a lot of luggage for its size.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Active eco, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Uncomfortable to drive, bad interior design, gear lever console has sharp edge and rubs knee. Poor long run flue economy for such a small car at low cruising speed, aerodynamics?
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
For a cheap to run, easy to drive and zippy car for around town driving - panda is good value. There aren't an awful lot of 'standard' things - we ended up paying more for 'optionals' like split seats
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
With a budget of £7k to buy acar to drive 500 miles a week the panda diesel with a 60kmiles warranty looked a good bet. After 30 months and nearly 65k miles it has run perfectly - not one problem, £750 total service costs, £300 in tyres, £30 tax yr, 65-72 mpg every week, and £3500 depreciation, the cheapest most reliable car i've run. As a bonus its practical and comfortable for its size and always easy and fun to drive. Far surpassed all expectations.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Eco, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant - it does everything i want from a car. It's cheap to run. The back doors make it much easier to load than a conventional hatchback.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fiat Pandas always look smart and looked-after, even 2004 models! You feel no need to prove yourself in the fast lane, so it's very relaxing to drive, and you can feel smug about how little fuel you're using. With winter tyres, it's unstoppable in the snow. It feels strong and well built - my mother's was not written off even when t-boned by a Mercedes 4x4. We love our little Panda, as I guess most owners do.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very good for a budget car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Active Eco, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's a great little car - perfect mum's run around town. It does just what i wanted it to and with low tax and insurance it's an ideal 2nd car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very impressed with practicality and space considering the small size. It is comfortable easy to drive, and has been 100 per cent reliable. On the down side - the ride is choppy on uneven surfaces and more power would be an advantage for motorway driving.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

active, , Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Absolutely brilliant
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Nice well pleased
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Eleganza, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Lots of fun; the handling puts a smile on your face. Overtaking takes a bit of planning, but is then usually achievable. Suits drivers with a bit of patience. It's the kind of car you become fond of and willingly tolerate its shortcomings. Roomy enough in the back for two kids but much less so for teenagers/adults.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

100 HP, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.1 Active

Year

2007

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
I absolutely love my little black Fiat Panda! It’s small - so very easy to park and get around, it’s manual - which makes it fun, it’s very economical for a petrol! And it looks dead smart! I absolutely totally love my little Fiat. To the point where ‘yes’, I would definitely buy another... the back seats go down for extra boot space. I just love everything about it. Simplistic interior and dash does what it needs to. Excellent little car. Love it. Thank you Fiat!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Active 1.2

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
I bought this Panda as a cheap to run car for local use however due to a change in circumstances I now cover over 30,000 miles a year in it. Bought with a milage of 55,000 it has now covered over 140,000 miles and has never had any faults. Admittedly it is ready for a clutch now but I can hardly complain! 70mpg is achievable on the motorway driving sensibly. I am very happy with this car, it's comfortable and practical for the price and will defiantly buy another. £30.00 a year tax another bonus.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.2 petrol MK2 2004-2012

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60
Tell us what you think about your car?
The Fiat Panda is up against quite a few city cars, but it's more practical than most. It's a wow factor that it's £2,000, The boot is large and storage is decent, but head room is limited due to a sloping roof in the back. The Panda is nippy and fun on country roads which is not what you'd except even if the engine is a 1.2 that takes 15 seconds to get to 60. The plastics are cheap and nasty, wind and road noise is a lot and Fiat styled it like it's a 1990's car! Although, it's cheap, affordable and practical. It scores 8/10.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

active eco, Less than 1.0-litre , Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
A great little car, good value for money but has really only got enough power for city driving. It feels a little bit darty on motorways however he fuel consumption is excellent.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
-
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Mulitjet, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great small car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Eager character, fun to drive, cheap to run. Unbeatable combination.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

eleganza, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I love it!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

100HP, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant! No faults. 100% reliable. Great seats.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It is a practical runabout
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Aktiv, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I love my panda; it needed a new engine last year but that was my own fault and the new engine has been great. It is a brilliant car in bad conditions and roomy for its size.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Cross, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The best 4x4 i've ever owned and unstoppable in snow and ice. Good economy and fun to drive in normal road and weather conditions.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

base, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
All i had was slight clutch judder on wet mornings. My dealer got a full replacement clutch for me.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sporting, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A great little car which delivers on economy, protection for the enviroment and practicality
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Active, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Insecure passenger airbag fittings partially fixed under warranty though charged £25 on second visit to dealer to secure airbag. In the process the fiat dealer managed to loosen the glove box fittings causing further rattles which were not covered by the manufacturer/dealer warranty. Good car spoiled by poor dealer service. Fiat dealers have still not got their act together in 2010.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.2 Dynamic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant little car - you can park it in most small gaps that other people would not even dream of looking at. The car has always been serviced and has only done 25,000 miles, but recently developed an annoying habit where the engine is revving high when you pull up, instead of the engine ticking over at 800rpm it increases to 1200rpm. The car has just been serviced and the dealership could not find the fault.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.2 Dynamix

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
First off, I love my Fiat Panda, but I either have a 'Friday' model or Fiat has a few inherent problems. One is the power steering, which is very expensive to fix because the entire dashboard has to be taken out and the new part/mechanism is not cheap due to being imported. Mine packed up TWO days out of warranty and with only 26,800km on the clock. I fought Fiat tooth and nail to fix it at their cost, which they reluctantly did as I was able to prove this was a common problem with the Fiat Panda. Now with only 39 330 kms on the clock, the second problem I'm experiencing is the clutch stays 'glued' to the floorboard when trying to start the car and engage gear. This doesn't happen during a cold start up - only when I am in traffic or a stop/start drive situation - especially over speed humps, etc. (one road I used to use but now avoid due to being stranded has 23 speed bumps along a 8-kms stretch)! I don't know what is causing this problem and the mechanic who looked at it couldn't figure it out either (nearest Fiat agency is nearly 200 kms away from where I live). Looking at the forums, I am not alone with this problem, but suggestions offered are too varied: from worn springs, master cylinder failing, air in the hydraulic fluid to contaminated fuel, transmit failure and seal failure, to name just some of the options offered. My other problem is starting the car - I have to rev the blazers out of it to get the engine to stay fired up. During the process, it takes some time for the lights to come on on the dashboard and the clock is always going back to zero. Again, I can't find any answers to what is causing this problem and again, this seems to be a problem other Fiat Panda owners are also experiencing.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Climbing, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
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An excellent small 4 wheel drive vehicle - perfect in day to day and in the last two bad winters - it has never let us down and has managed to get through heavy snow with no problem
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
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Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
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A great first car - fun to drive
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

base model, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
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Small run-around with total reliability but fits in what i want. I always thought that there was a clutch judder on cold mornings but I couldn't repeat it at my annual service. But at the 3 year service/end of warranty they said that there was a small of judder. But I've bought about 8 Fiats over the last 20 years from the one garage. So I got a complete clutch pack installed at nil cost.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Active Eco, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
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Lovely car, really like her. Only drawback is when i want to put the upper part of the seats back i have to crank then by hand rather than pull a lever and push with my back.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

100hp, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
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Brakes too 'bitey' Ride too firm. Far too thirsty. Looks nice. Good equipment. Good handling. Practical for it's size.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

100HP, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
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For a small, cheap car - excellent. And really good fun to drive.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Base, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
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Clutch judder 5 clutches installed - still judders Fiat are unable to rectify concern
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5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
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I downsized from an audi a3 sportback and have found the panda to be a fantasic car for urban use and surprisingly capable on long trips. Yes its nippy round town - but i didn't expect it to be so capable on motorways. That versatility makes mincemeat of the other cars i considered buying (toyota aygo, ciroen c1). Good space, reasonable equipment, impressive economy and £30 per year tax without too many small-car compromises. Love it!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
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Brilliant value for money, remarkably practical, excellent engine.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dynamic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
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Fun to drive, practical and cheap to run.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Standard, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
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Extremely practical and economical little car which performs very well and permanent the four-wheel-drive is an added bonus to performance
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5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Eleganza, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2004

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
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