News flash. The Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet Dynamic is a fantastic little run-around.
News flash. The Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet Dynamic is a fantastic little run-around. That is despite being named after a large black and white mammal with a taste for bamboo. As such, this supermini supplements its diet of diesel with wooded grass – which enables it to average a cost-cutting 67.3mpg. This rises to 78.4mpg on the extra-urban cycle. Carbon emissions are low too, so this furry bamboo lover can be taxed annually for only £20. These rock-bottom running costs complement the purchase price that - despite being the top-of-the-range trim - is only £12,825. That is barely the price of an old bamboo sandwich.The Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet Dynamic has a few more tricks up its furry sleeve. Space, for starters. This machine's boxy appearance may look slightly awkward – but it is practical. So, four people can travel in reasonable comfort and the 206-litre boot swallows a fair chunk of jungle related luggage. Folding the rear seats flat increases capacity to 861-litres, so the Panda can chew lengthy lengths of bamboo too. This is preserved thanks to the standard-fit air-con system and twin air-bags. This Fiat is also easy to drive, distinctive, and has a certain x-factor. Perhaps we should remove the Panda from the endangered list.