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2006 Toyota AYGO + 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

The Aygo is a no-nonsense car, perfect for the times we live in

Faults:

Apart from one morning when it hesitated to start, the car has been faultless. It went into the supplying dealer for this to be checked and no fault could be found.

Tyre wear is significant. At 12000 miles the front tyres were wearing fast and it is doubtful they would have lasted much longer. From research this is not an uncommon issue with the Aygo.

General Comments:

My partner wanted to replace her Renault Megane with a smaller, more reliable car, and was very interested in an Aygo and a Yaris. After a test drive of both she was drawn to the more basic Aygo due to its unpretentious, no-nonsense, fun appeal, and a superb deal was done on a three door Aygo+ in carbon quartz.

In the 22 months she owned it, it proved to be an excellent choice and was incredibly fuel efficient, achieving 50+ mpg as a matter of course, whether it was driven briskly or sedately.

Road tax at £35 made renewal time, a completely insignificant financial event.

The boot, whilst not very large, was acceptable and would easily accommodate shopping bags.

On one occasion we took the Aygo on a 400 mile round trip from the Midlands to the South Coast, and we were hugely impressed at how well it kept up with traffic, was comfortable, swallowed up bags of presents and overnight bags with ease, and was thoroughly entertaining to drive.

At 6'4" tall it accommodates me with ease, and the front leg room is excellent. I have been in far bigger, luxurious cars, that are less roomy for front seat occupants.

Whilst this is a budget car, we would mention that the stereo is a little tinny sounding, and we do feel that Toyota should offer a slightly higher spec model within the range with one or two extra creature comforts for customers that want the small dimensions and cheap running costs, but would like little touches such as external temperature gauges, for example.

Overall the Aygo is a superb car, and was replaced with a five door Aygo Blue.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2009

2007 Toyota AYGO 1.0 gasoline from Romania

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.0 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.5 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 kilometres
Most recent distance1020 kilometres
Previous carDacia Logan

Summary:

Low quality. Not a real Toyota

Faults:

Car was new. No defects.

General Comments:

I had the opportunity to drive a Toyota Aygo for about 20 km.

Although I have a good impression about Toyota as a car manufacturer, I can say that the Aygo in not up to the brand.

I know that this is a small cheap city car, but the quality is still too low.

The dashboard and interior finish are of very low quality plastics.

The gear stick is too long and fragile. Changing gears is not precise at all, and that is very annoying in a city car.

The engine is too weak, and it is noisy when idling. The 3 cylinder configuration is not refined at all. The power is not sufficient: 14.2 s to 100 km/h is not impressive at all for a car that is 800 kg. Even a Logan 1.4 renowned for its sluggishness does a 'thundering' 13s from 0 to 100 km/h.

The suspension is too stiff, and combined with the bad soundproofing makes you feel like you are sitting straight on the asphalt.

The only interesting thing was the sound of the engine at high revs.

All in all this car has the same performance as a Daewoo Matiz, but the Matiz was 6000-7000 EUR and not 9000-10000 EUR as the Aygo is.

Even the 5 liters/100 km fuel consumption cannot compensate the general lack of quality. For the same amount of money you can get a Dacia Logan diesel that does 4.5 liters/100 km!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th August, 2009

12th Jun 2012, 12:04

Have just bought a new Aygo 'Fire' 1.0 5-Door in Metallic Black with alloys and air-con. What a great car! No road tax, no congestion charge. Yes, it was a bit rumbly and noisy for the first few hundred miles, but the suspension has now settled into a softer and quieter ride, and the engine noise is acceptable for normal driving. The cars acceleration has nothing to be ashamed of, and the handling is excellent. All this, and 70 MPG on a run. Who's complaining?

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 9 reviews