Fiat Panda 1.2 8v

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Fiat Panda 1.2 8v

Fiat present the Panda 1.2 8v Dynamic 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed - (Man) / Dualogic - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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Review of "Fiat Panda 1.2 8v"

published 02/01/2006 | pricej1
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Pro cheap insurance, economical and fun to drive
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"It won car of the year 2004"

I needed a new car so decided to test drive few cars. When a first entered the fait showroom (after hours of car dealerships) I ignored the Panda and told my husband that it looked like a box on wheels and wouldn't be seen dead in it. After about 20mins of looking around and playing with all the buttons and nobs on the other model I gave in to my husbands nagging of "It's been voted car of the year" and some person called Clarkson from top gear loves it and says it great to drive, I gave in and went for a test drive. I was glad I did. It handle great. it was fun, I even found myself takign back the commect I had made earlier about it's looks, they had grown on me. The CD/radio in the elaganza range has bigger buttons than the rest which means you can easlier change channels. The dash mounted gear stick it easy to use and I now find it uncomfortable when driving my husbands car . It's has lot sof features, climate control, heater mirrors etc. It is the best car I have had, it is now 2 years old and I am thinking of trading it in for another Fiat Panda later in the year.

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  • kmc25_1 published 03/01/2006
    I gave this review a SH rating because of the grammar ("I needed a new car") and I thought it could have been longer as well. I actually like this style of review where people explain the thought process behind the reason why they bought/ tried a certain car. You mention some other good points. If you edit it then please drop a line in my guestbook and I'd be happy to re-rate. Kieran PS The panda was car of the year in 2004
  • pricej1 published 02/01/2006
    it's either 2003 or 2004, I used a ? as I didn't know which.
  • steerpyke published 02/01/2006
    Car of the year 200, well well ahead of its time then.
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Product Information : Fiat Panda 1.2 8v

Manufacturer's product description

Fiat present the Panda 1.2 8v Dynamic 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed - (Man) / Dualogic - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

Product Details

Body Type: Hatchback, 4 X 4

Available Trims: Dynamic; Dynamic AirCon; Dynamic ECO; Dynamic SkyDome; Eleganza

Fuel Type: Petrol

Country of Origin: Italy

Range: Fiat Panda

Range + Engine Type: Panda 1.2 8v, Panda 1.2

Manufacturer: Fiat

Insurance Group: 2, 3

Engine Size (cc): 1242

Towing Limit (kg): 800

Boot Capacity (litres): 860

Transmission type: 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, 5 Speed - (Man) / Dualogic - (Auto)

Classification: Mini Car

CO2 Emissions: 156 g/km - (Man), 133 g/km - (Man)

Emissions Class: EU4, EU3

Number of Doors: 5

NCAP Rating: NCAP 3 Star Rating

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 20 seconds - (Man), 14 seconds - (Man)

Maximum Speed (mph): 90, 96

Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles

Cylinders: 4

Fuel Capacity (litres): 30, 35

Torque: 75@2500 lb/ft

Driven Wheels: Four Wheel Drive (4x4), Front (FWD)

Height: 1632, 1540

Width: 1605, 1578

Length: 3574, 3538

Weight: 980, 860

Type: Car

Power: 60


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