Why would anyone want their car to behave like a 1970s Austin or Vauxhaul where you could leave the lights on by mistake? It's not like today's starter batteries are "that" much better.
Never had a Fiat that didn't put the lights off when the ignition was turned off.
If you required parking lights with the 500s we had with BSM, 2009/10, you had to turn the lights off, then on with teh ignition off. That gave sidelights. I think the Panda may do something similar, but in 10 years, have never had to park with lights on.
Edit: Just looked in the handbook.
"PARKING LIGHTS fig. 51/a
With the ignition key at STOP or removed,
turn lever to position 6. The instrument
panel warning light 3 will
come on together with side/taillights and
number plate light.
Move the lever upwards a to turn the
right-hand sidelights on only; move it
downwards bto turn the left-hand ones
on. In both cases, warning light 3will
not turn on."
Nigel says the Panda manual tells the same story..
I suppose is it all BOSCH kit
Looking at 'future cars'
Nothing Vaux-PSA really appeals
I saw an item the other day that made me look a little deeper
The LADA niva - boxy 4x4..
Is about to get a reboot
Now under the same management as Dacia it is lined up for a production push later this year.
It looks interesting enough.. and no 'electrification'..as yet
This is why you see cars parked with the left side and tail lamps on, when the driver has not cancelled the indicator when exiting the vehicle. When they restart, the left indicator will then flash, and if they don't check, they move away indicating left.
Not in all cases...
The PSA stuff is literally idiot proofed these days...it's almost like they expect the people who buy them to be clueless.
So if you did that indicator goes off, side light doesn't come on unless you flick the stalk back to centre and the indicator wouldn't come on when you started the engine unless you centred the stalk and pressed it again.
Same with wipers and foglights, regardless of what position you leave the stalk in when you switch the car on they are off until switched on.