2008 Toyota AYGO Platinum 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A car I always look forward to jumping in and driving any distance; I really like it

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

2009 Toyota AYGO Blue 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Cheerful, but not so cheap

Faults:

Recently in a cold damp spell in France, the passenger window glass fell into the door cavity whilst the window was being wound up. It only did it the once, and I can only assume that it didn't like all the condensation on the glass!

General Comments:

I wish that I had ordered a tachometer (Rev counter) when I ordered the car as I understand that they are very cheap as a factory fit. Unfortunately I didn't realise that there would not be a tacho in the Aygo Blue model, and it is really hard to judge engine speed of a 3 cylinder when you have driven 4 cylinder cars for 40 years. The Peugeot tacho is exactly the same at half the Toyota price, and took 5 minutes to fit.

Finish is not as good as the other Toyota models I have owned (1976 Corolla, 1996 Avensis, 1996 Celica, 2002 Yaris) and I am annoyed at such cost saving things as:-

1) No interior light switch on the passenger door. (Not even a rubber bung in the hole - just a bit of sticky tape over it!)

2) No warning buzzer if you switch off the ignition with the lights on - how much extra would that cost?

Expensive compared to the Citroen and Peugeot models.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th December, 2009

2009 Toyota AYGO Platinum 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Great car, let down by poor finish

Faults:

Having bought this car on its reputation for build quality, I was very surprised to find the drivers side rear carpet & carpet area under the drivers seat soaking wet. On removal of the rear mat, it was placed over a bucket, in which gathered over 1/2 inch of water. I got in contact with the dealer & was told this was a common problem, as the rubber seals around the drivers door & rear passenger door were liable to leak. Not something I wanted to hear. I am now booking it in for new seals & new carpets.

General Comments:

Overall the car is great apart from a hesitation when moving off from a standstill.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th November, 2009

7th Jan 2011, 06:22

The Aygo is not available in our local Toyota dealer, but funnily enough, they started selling the BYD F0 this year, which I understand is a copy of this car. I would like to know if anyone in here has had the Chinese version and comment on it, since I'm planning on getting a small, economic city car, but I like it to be reliable.