Mycarcheck.com’s valuation experts have named their used car of the month, an Enzari favourite, as the fun & practical Fiat Panda 4×4, you can read our road test on the loveable 4×4 version here – https://bit.ly/2EDz2vP
Valuation services team manager at mycarcheck.com, Jon Wheeler, said: “Dark nights and icy roads are just around the corner and many of us are already dreading the challenging driving conditions UK winters bring. Worry not, there is a solution: Fiat’s Panda 4×4. This lightweight family runabout makes for a great city car, with the added allure of a fantastic 4×4 system that can genuinely take you just about anywhere. Choose from a 0.9 Twinair petrol or 1.3 Multijet diesel engine – both offer sensible mpg figures if driven respectfully – and expect to pay around £6.5k for an early example with average mileage. As always, check the history before you buy.”
Jon has also given shared his thoughts on the market trends, Wheeler saying: “As expected, the new car market took a big hit in September, mainly due to the WLTP regulation change. Some manufacturers were forced to register large numbers of non-compliant vehicles in August, and make them available at very competitive prices. Faced with long lead times on some new WLTP-compliant models, many would-be new buyers opted for the financially beneficial option of a pre-registered vehicle, available to drive away in days rather than months. In other news, the government has announced that, from 9 November, the plug-in hybrid grant will be scrapped and the electric vehicle grant slashed. The decision has been widely condemned by both motor trade and consumer groups – you have to question the logic as we head towards a greener future.”
We are glad to see the Fiat Panda getting some recognition, it is very much a ‘it does what it says on the tin’ type of motoring, but a car that at the same time will leave a smile on your face, particularly in 4×4 trim, thanks for that Jon & we look forward to seeing plenty more #pandapower results!