Fiat Auto SpA’s Panda wins the “Car of the Year 2004” award in voting by 58 trade journalists from 22 European countries. The Panda received the most points (281), while Mazda Motor Corp.’s Mazda3 tied with Volkswagen AG’s Golf (241 points) for second. The Toyota Avensis (219), Opel/Vauxhall Meriva (213), BMW 5-Series (144), and Nissan Micra (111) followed. Some 55 of the 58 journalists voted for the Panda, with 16 ranking it at the top. Journalists were allotted 25 points to bestow upon ...

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