My first Panda was my very first car. 2005 1.1L of awesomeness. It was driven by an old woman very carefully so it was well taken care of. Serviced by a local Fiat dealership. Unfortunately, once I got my hands on it, I decided to do something that no one in Ireland would think of doing. Start modifying it!
It started off simple as I didn't have a clue what to do. New head unit. Changed the speedometer with a 1.2 Panda. Straight piped with Ulter back box. Brembo Max groved disks with EBC Black Stuff all the way around. Rota Grid V 15"x7" alloys wrapped in Blacklion tyres. I had different suspension setups such as FK struts with Novitech lowering springs which were then replaced by Fiat 500 FK AK Street coilovers. Bit of a mad idea, but a custom roof rack made from a pallet I had found in a business park.
The Panda got so much hate and love for what I had done to it. But I think that's what made it special. And knowing that to this day, the owner still looks after it makes me love it even more. I regret the day I sold it. But frankly, I had to grow up and move on. There will always be a special place in my heart for this special little bucket.