These cars are everywhere in Italy. I really did count 34 of them one day while I was driving around between Bagni di Lucca and Lucca…….and I was only counting green ones.
The first Fiat Panda was introduced in 1980 and produced until 2003 with few changes. It was designed as a “peasant car”, cheap, no frills, easy to use and maintain. A new model “Nuova Panda” was launched in 2003 and was revamped again in 2011.
Fiat has sold over 6.5 million Pandas, which would explain why I see so many of them. Fiat must have got a good deal on green paint as this is the most common colour I see.
Green Fiats have featured in my blog before. I can’t tell you how many of them cause problems on the road. Click here to see more.