"climbed into her Fiat Panda"

A Fiat Panda 100HP
GNU Free Documentation LicenseA Fiat Panda 100HP - Credit: Thomas doerfer
The Fiat Panda is a small car made by the Italian automobile manufacturer Fiat. Fiat was founded in 1899 in Turin, where it retains its headquarters. The Panda is a three-door hatchback built for city driving, which was first introduced in 1980. The first model was discontinued in 2003 and a second introduced; followed by a third in 2011. In its life span around 31 Fiat Pandas have been sold around the world.