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We're in July not April

From a popular motoring magazine: Considering I'm getting my 4th Panda shortly and they've been faultless, think they're making it up.


"Unfortunately the Panda was rated below average for reliability in our latest customer satisfaction survey, too. Consequently those looking for a secure, reliable option should probably look elsewhere."
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From a popular motoring magazine: Considering I'm getting my 4th Panda shortly and they've been faultless, think they're making it up.


"Unfortunately the Panda was rated below average for reliability in our latest customer satisfaction survey, too. Consequently those looking for a secure, reliable option should probably look elsewhere."

Usual motoring press BS. Our 3rd Panda should arrive next week (excluding the older ones we had 20+ years ago).


Reliable so far.....
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Re: We're in July not April

Any reliability issues have to be put down to dealer incompetence.
I read too many stories here of faults that just go on and on without a proper fix done on the first visit.
In my 6 months of Panda ownership I firmly believe these cars are as good as any others and in many respects better but so far my opinion of my local Fiat dealer is grim. So the car gets the blame when the dealer should be brought to task.
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Sadly up here in Scotland, that well known dealer that covers most marques is just about all we have. Their customer & after sales service is somewhat lacking, to say the least. They are also my local Toyota dealer in Aberdeen, but I'd rather go 40 miles north to Elgin with my GT86, to a nice family run dealer with great customer care.
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Well the dealer you refer to are not the worst up here. The one I bought the Panda from is worse.
Have a look at page 22 of Autoexpress 12-18 of July, 're the Jag. A personal friend of mine.
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I wonder if the reliability results are skewed by all the problems with hesitation etc on the 1.2s?
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