1989 Fiat Panda 1000CL 1.0 from UK and Ireland
Problems with choke, which needed sorted on more than one occasion.
Head gasket blew which resulted in car being sold for scrap. Would have cost £350 to be fixed at garage.
Slow starter in the morning.
Problem with the wind screen wiper motor, again fairly expensive to replace.
Electronics were prone to failure at times.
Rust, a major problem. Left holes on door sills and much of car despite constant attention was showing signs of rust.
Bonnet catch broke, again fairly expensive to fix.
Apart from the above problems car was cheap to run, comfortable, and cheerful.
Was very attached to car, had lots of character.
Cheap on fuel costs.
Fun run around and despite small engine, packed quite a punch.
Would recommend for students.
Good in the city.
Very cheap and extremely cheerful!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd September, 2002