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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

It’s easy to get comfortable and find a good driving position in the Panda, even though the cabin has a utilitarian feel to it. The interior doesn’t look particularly sophisticated but it’s well laid out and easy to use while the hard-wearing plastics should stand the test of time. Despite the small wing mirrors, driver visibility is generally good overall, though the large rear pillars can be obstructive when parking.

It may only be three and half metres long but the Panda is a small car with a big interior. Passengers in the front get plenty of room plus the driver’s seats is supportive and quite comfortable, while the tall and boxy profile means rear headroom is excellent – even for six footers. There’s no escaping the fact that the little Fiat is quite narrow, but the ride is excellent and soaks up bumpy roads and potholes well.