Cars of the Decade - 2004

Jay Nagley

2004

Official Winner: Fiat Panda

Autoblog Winner: Fiat Panda

Ok, for once we agree. The stylish new Panda was a fitting replacement for the original model, which had been in production for over 20 years. Strangely, Fiat did not want to call it "Panda", choosing instead "Gingo", which Renault justifiably objected to on the grounds that is was too close to Twingo. As Fiat could not think of another new name, it reverted to Panda, which most people would regard as a much better moniker, anyway