1982 Fiat Panda Reviews

1982 Fiat Panda 30 0.65 leaded petrol from Italy

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1982
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 0.65 leaded petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance72000 kilometres

Summary:

Never give it away!!!

Faults:

I had no problems with the car, except for the exhaust, which broke at 65000km. But it must be considered as a normal maintenance service.

General Comments:

First of all I want to say that I don't like Fiats at all, except for Pandas.

The car has been useful and reliable. Even with a power of only 30 HP, it has showed all of its power! It goes everywhere: mud, snow, grass, etc... and never leaves you alone.

The seats are quite uncomfortable and may look like benches, but they are reliable, as they are completely reclining, and one may sleep there!

The gas consumption is great, as one may run at 20km/l.

The car is always easy to handle, even in tight curves.

We gave the car away to buy a Volvo S80 2.5D, but it was hard to separate from such a great car.

For anyone whom may be interested in my car please contact me, riccardo.gamberinitravels@inwind.it

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th February, 2002

1982 Fiat Panda 45C 0.9 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1982
Engine and transmission 0.9 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10

Faults:

Wheels rusted out, floorpan rusted out, doors rusted out, electrics a joke, headlight switch burnt out, windscreen wiper action caused all the warning lights to flicker, brake master cylinder failed, exhaust rusted out... And I only kept the car for 2,000 miles!

General Comments:

The car was an absolute disaster. I never want to set foot in one again. Something went wrong every time I drove it, but the engine must have balls of steel because tried to rev it into an early grave and it just laughed. Ridiculously low gearing (nearly 5000 rpm at 70 mph) made for a ear-damaging journey, but on A-roads it was surprisingly adept at overtaking. Bucket of crap as a car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews