Fiat Panda Review from Austria

1987 Fiat Panda 1000 i.e. 1.0

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance171000 kilometres


A funny, cheap and reliable car!


The electronic ignition had to be replaced two times. A very expensive thing!!

Car body shows a bit rust... for example doors, bonnet.

General Comments:

The Panda is perfect for one or two person (s).

For it's size the Panda is very spacious inside and as long as you don't have to sit behind it is not that bad to sit.

The double sun-roof is incredible and you should not buy a Panda without.

Performance is enormous for only 45HP. Top speed is about 160km/h! Acceleration in the first two gears is also very good.

Perfect city-car.

Fuel consumption is perfect... it is NEVER more than 7l/100km. Absolutely NEVER! Most of the time it is about 6l/100km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2001

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review