1987 Fiat Panda 4x4 1.0 F.I.R.E from UK and Ireland
An absolute bargain, see one and buy it! They are getting rarer
Front brakes seized.
Boot lock won't unlock properly.
I bought this car to see me through when I had to give up my company car.
I have seen a few around over the years and always thought about getting one for a laugh but they are seriously good off road (this is from being an ex Discovery/Range Rover owner), good on fuel and cheap to run.
My other cars are a 1990 BMW 535i, 1984 BMW 318i, 1999 Ford Ka, the Panda 4x4 and another standard Panda I bought for spares.
It would eat the Ford Ka for breakfast in a race, is just about as comfortable, is easier to park and almost as cheap to run.
The brakes seized a while ago after an off road expedition but I think this is because I didn't clean all the mud out from them, so beware.
They are still available in Italy but don't bother trying to get one through Fiat Italy as they will just fob you off, something to do with all the UK cheap exports of all their other cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th November, 2000