1984 Fiat Panda Reviews

1984 Fiat Panda 4x4 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles


A complete bargain


The radiator had to be replaced.

The drivers seat had to be replaced.

Changed the door's due to rusting.

New spark plugs, distributer cap, leads and fuel filter.

New alternator.

General Comments:

This is a brilliant car off road, it gets a lot of use in the mud and has always kept up with the Land Rovers.

It is nippy and easy to park around town.

It also looks good in a muddy colour!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2002

1984 Fiat Panda 30 Super 0.65 petrol from Italy

Year of manufacture1984
Engine and transmission 0.65 petrol
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10


The Panda 30 is a very noisy car; it's interior is very poor and damaged by the years; it's cold in winter, hot in summer.

Front seats are very uncomfortable, internal plastics are deformed. Its rear-wheel suspension is leaf-spring.

When you open the doors, they creak; it's difficult to open the rear boot door.

Luckily it hasn't got any accessories, so it's difficult to break something.

General Comments:

The Panda, made since 1980, is the cheapest car sold in Europe and you could say that is normal that an old car has so many defects; but already ten years ago it was like it is now and every Panda's owner I've known (in Italy there are millions of this car), has verified, more or less, the same things; in my family we use it like a second car, to carry our two dogs in the country or to go shopping. Unfortunately, with a litre of leaded it goes for 11 (eleven!)kilometres but, luckily, repairs are very cheap because I can buy from a car demolisher everything I need! Certainly today's Pandas are better than mine (especially the engine) but my next car won't be a Panda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th December, 1999

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews