Consider the second-generation Panda

If you want to purchase a used car, you should consider the second-generation Fiat Panda. This might not be what you have in mind, but let’s admit it, we all have or had some affection for this vehicle. So, why not purchase it, especially when you can get it for a really low price.

The easily accessible vehicle took styling, technology, and drivability to a next level. Today, you can get a 2005 base-spec car for just £495, and if you are willing to spend £1,980, you can get the popular 4×4 model.

Even the better versions of this vehicle that offer more dynamic thrills than what you would expect from a car of such size, will cost less than £4,970. But, where the prices are low, you can expect to give some things up as well, and in fact, even the best versions of the vehicle shouldn’t be bought without caution. But, don’t let it prevent you from buying the vehicle, as it can be easily serviced and maintained.

The most common faults are minor and wouldn’t trouble a casual buyer. The usual to-do list of most buyers includes paint chips, electrical niggles, loose trim panels, and dodgy tracking. If you carry heavy luggage with you, the Panda might not be into your consideration, but its 200-liter boot offers good space. If you fold the rear seats down, you can even carry a mountain bike, so it does allow you to do it all.

One of the owners of the used vehicle says that the engine is not powerful enough, but he likes the traffic-light sprints, the sound, and the go-kart handling.

When you are buying a used car, you need to be cautious about the engine, gearbox, bodywork, suspension, and electrics. If you are getting a 1.1-liter and 1.2-liter cars in dynamic and active trims, you should spend £440-£893 and if you are getting a later model with nice service history, you can spend £1000-£1391. You should spend £1,874 or more, only if you get a run-out model including 4×4.