In the year Jonny Wilkinson drop-kicked England to the Rugby World Cup, the Panda’s eight years of exile were over, and the second-generation model came to the UK. Replacing the Seicento and with prices starting at £6,295, the five-door hatchback came with a choice of 1.1- and 1.2-litre engines, and you could even have an automatic. It all sounds very run-of-the-mill, but the Panda was voted Car of the Year in 2004, and its ‘Fiat Mini’ platform went on to underpin the Fiat 500, Ford Ka and Lancia Ypsilon.