Advantages fun&esay to drive, economical, small but spacious, great city car
Disadvantages small boot, engine not so powerful
I purchased a Fiat Panda special edition Mamy (Dynamic 1.2 in orange) in May 2009. This is my first car, and I was looking to buy a car that would be economical to run, comfortable enough for small journeys, easy to drive and park, practical and affordable. Essentially a car that would suit a young city dweller with no family and a moderate need for a motoring vehicle. The Panda fulfilled all these criteria at a very reasonable price (£6300 new).*Spacious*
Another aspect of the Panda that was appealing to me was that the car sits quite high on the road. I find that this increases my visibility and makes driving easier, in particular when parking. Parking is a very strong point of the Panda. This is due both to its small dimensions and its very soft handling, you have the option to set the steering to a "city" setting which makes manoeuvring in small spaces a walk in the park. The car has such a small turning point (6.1 mt) that it practically turns on itself. You'll never have a problem parking anywhere and if you mostly live in a city you will find this extremely convenient. As well, I think this is a good point if you are a new driver or an inexperienced driver: you'll never have to struggle with many manoeuvres, the car just slips easily in and out of the smallest parking spots.
*Not a Ferrari, but surprisingly good at cruising speeds*
The top speed of the car is supposed to be 96mph, not that you'll ever need to go that fast, but it gives you an indication that the engine is not particularly powerful. Again this car is designed with city driving in mind, don't expect Le Mans performance, however you'll never have problems driving the Panda on the motorway in so far as you stick to your speed limits.
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