Is the Fiat Panda a reliable car?

Is the Fiat Panda a reliable car?

Is a used Fiat Panda hatchback reliable? The Panda has always had a mixed reliability record. In the most recent survey in which it featured, it finished near the bottom in the city car class, although only 20% of owners actually reported problems.

Which is the best Fiat Panda engine?

More reviews First arriving as the Panda Mild Hybrid Launch Edition, and now fitted as standard, the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol with mild hybrid technology is the most efficient version.

Is the Fiat Panda 4×4 reliable?

Reliability and Safety The Fiat Panda received a four-star rating out of five from the safety experts at Euro NCAP, which lags behind the five-star scores we have come to expect from the best city cars. However, that score was mainly because ESP is an option on the standard model – and the 4×4 gets it as standard.

Is a 2008 Fiat Panda a good car?

The ride is great, and it deals capably with most surfaces. Refinement is also excellent, putting many bigger cars to shame. Wind-, road- and engine noise are extremely well contained, especially for a city car.

Are Fiat Pandas cheap to repair?

This combo is virtually bomb-proof and a well serviced Panda is unlikely to ever let you down, is extremely easy to service yourself, or is cheap to service at a garage.

Does a Fiat Panda have a timing belt?

The experts at ContiTech provide a step-by-step explanation of how to change the timing belt correctly in a Fiat Panda. The manufacturer recommends changing the timing belt every 120,000km/10 years. The labour time is just over one and a half hours.

What is the best engine in a Fiat Panda 4×4?

petrol TwinAir engine
What’s the best Fiat Panda 4×4 model/engine to choose? On paper, the Fiat Panda 4×4 with the petrol TwinAir engine is the clear choice for its mix of fuel economy and better performance than the 1.3-litre Multijet turbodiesel.

How many miles to the gallon does a Fiat Panda do?

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is When it comes to running costs the official average 50.4mpg fuel economy figure is good but not spectacular, despite the efforts of that mild hybrid motor.

Is Fiat Panda good off-road?

The new Fiat Panda Cross is based on the Panda 4×4, but has even more capability for off-roading, including hill-descent technology, large, all-weather tyres, increased ground clearance and additional body protection. The exterior has style cues that indicate it’s capable of off-roading.

Where is Fiat Panda made?

Tychy, Poland
Like the smaller Fiat Seicento, the Panda was manufactured only in Tychy, Poland, by Fiat Auto Poland. The high-bodied Panda takes styling cues from mini MPVs and mini SUVs, especially the second generation Fiat Multipla.

Can you sleep in Fiat Panda?

The modified passenger seat will fold totally flat to form a full length bed with the rear mattress providing the co-driver the chance of some proper sleep.

Are Fiat Pandas Galvanised?

This Panda is even better. The ride is excellent, good headroom, four door convenience, simple mechanics (although timing chain replacement could be a pain due to restricted space), economy is brilliant, galvanised body, no rattles, easy to park, nippy round town and reasonable gearing makes longer journeys a pleasure.

Are there any problems with the Fiat Panda?

The Fiat Panda has been in production since 2004, and has had many of its electrical niggles ironed out – although it’s not got an impeccable reliability record. The latest of a few recalls involved 26,000 cars for a faulty anti-lock brake unit.

Is the Fiat Panda the best car of 2005?

Certainly, owners seem to love life with the Panda, according to the JD Power Customer Satisfaction survey. It was the highest-placed Fiat in 2005, securely in the top 25% overall.

What is the best model of Panda to buy?

There are lots of used examples of the Panda around, including a 1.4 hot hatch, a 4X4, a diesel, a 1.1 starter model, but I would always suggest the 1.2 as the best of the bunch for a combination of reliability and economy.

What are the most common problems with the Panda?

According to Warranty Direct, very few faults have been reported by Panda owners. Despite its good record, however, there are some things to look out for. On a few cars, the clutch juddered, and some suffered from a jammed tailgate release mechanism.