2004 Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland
A cool, nippy and unusual 'mini
Windscreen washer on passenger side keeps popping out of place meaning that the jets don't always aim accurately at the screen.
Windscreen wipers judder occasionally.
For a 1.2, the fiat is pretty quick, although it's worth slowing down for bends. It struggles for grip.
A friend commented that the head and leg room in the front was better than in her BMW 3 series. I like the unusually high driving position. Apart from giving extra head and leg room, you get the feeling of driving a 4x4.
The cabin is bright and modern.
The boot is small, but fine for normal shopping trips.
My only complaint is the headrests. Hard plastic in the front, non-existent in the back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2006
14500 mile update. Since writing this review, my driver side electric window has developed a fault, luckily with 2 weeks left on warranty! It makes a loud clunking and rattling noise when operated. The garage have ordered a part to fix it. Has anyone experienced a similar problem?
Already thinking about my next car- The 100HP maybe;)
16000 mile update. I've just sold the car! I'm sad to see it go, but I felt it was time for something a little bigger. I bought a new Skoda Fabia which feels much more solid and safer. Anyway, I wish the car and it's new owner well! Happy new year!