1992 Fiat Panda 1000 CLX 1.0 FIRE petrol from UK and Ireland
Clutch spring went, causing clutch pedal to sag to floor... new clutch required.
Ignition coil needed replacing.
Various irritating faults with electrics - i.e. fuses & bulbs randomly blowing, and battery light often stays on.
Pleasingly nippy around town - steering is very direct & gives lots of feedback.
Since ignition coil was replaced it starts faultlessly from cold. Plenty of headroom. Height allows you to fit lots in the boot too.
Downsides... sloppy gearchange, odd driving position and scary lack of stability at high speeds. Also becomes Slugmobile from 55mph onwards... square shape means that it is an aerodynamic disaster!! Is affected a lot by winds etc.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th February, 2000