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The Panda picked up where the Punto left off by providing a small, affordable little car that is surprisingly solid-feeling. It's not too small either - you can squeeze a small weekly shop in or 4 adults and their holiday bags. It's a classic all rounder.
As well as being just what you want from a first car, last car or family runaround, the Panda has a 4 wheel drive and open-top version. Making it the ideal holiday car and appealing to those of you who live in the middle of nowhere.
Fiat really got the Panda range right. They offer two capable and versatile engines; one petrol; one diesel. The diesel is ideal if you want 4x4 or plan to do a lot of miles. For everyone else, there's the petrol.
The 1.2 petrol offers 60 BHP and manages 50 MPG while the 1.3 multijet diesel manages 70 BHP and 66 MPG. Both have good torque curves, which means they feel more powerful than they are and never really struggle, even with 4 passengers.
Nearly new diesels are up to £2,000 more than petrols; you need a lot of miles to earn that back in fuel savings. The 1.2Ps are as little as £6,000 nearly new and drop to a bargain £3,500 by their 5th birthday. Diesels are only £3-500 more by this time.
At 3.5-4 years old they have a full MOT and both engines have seen the worst of their double digit depreciation. From here on they lose less and less each year. On average petrol mileages should be about 20,000; diesels may be nearing 30,000.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Fiat Panda you would aim to buy a 5 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
Diesel Fiat Panda cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Diesel Fiat Panda cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Diesel Fiat Panda cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.