2008 Toyota AYGO Platinum 1.0 petrol
A car I always look forward to jumping in and driving any distance; I really like it
During the 25000 miles that I've covered in my Aygo to date, nothing has gone wrong, fallen off or needed replacement. A couple of oil and filter changes as per the service schedule; that is it.
It has leaked water into the spare wheel well since I've had it, despite the main dealer replacing all seals; it's a known issue. I made a hole in a bung in the bottom of the well so that any leaks drain out, and don't worry about it since the water is contained in the one area and the carpets etc remain dry.
I drive 100 miles a day in my Aygo and am surprised by other reviewers here saying they are slow; I'm more than happy with the performance of mine.
I've had 100s of different cars from BMW 7 Series, Mercedes, most of the Japanese brands, and always research my next purchase well. The Aygo does exactly what I expected of it and is near the top of the list of my favourites.
It always feels light and nimble, has no problem being first from the lights when I choose, and cruises happily up long hills on motorways at 70mph without changing out of 5th gear. It also feels very stable on the motorway when passing lorries at speed or in cross winds; the steering has a nice direct feel to it too.
It's one of those cars that feels like you're doing 30 when you're actually doing 50 if you know what I mean!
Boot space is tiny but rarely used by me, the ride can be jiggly on rough town roads but feels well controlled on the faster roads. There are no creaks or rattles coming from anywhere, so it seems well put together.
Fuel economy from my 1.0 petrol, manual, is excellent as expected; it's averaging around 59 MPG during mostly hard driving.
Aygos are popular hire / courtesy cars so I made sure mine (bought used) was privately owned from new rather than risking taking on one that could have suffered unknown abuse. I'd happily buy another Aygo, C1 or 107 based on my experiences to date, but the high standards and good value I've experienced from Toyota dealerships would make me want to remain loyal to the brand.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2014