2006 Toyota AYGO 1.0 from Iceland


Very basic - no comfort

General Comments:

This car has a very loud engine noise, and is very basic inside, so don't be fooled by the advertising of great sound and nice looks.

Test drive it.

Reminds me of my father's VW Beetle 1971. Although the space is plenty in this small car.

I was only testing it, but wrote this as no comment has been written about this car. And all reviews I have read have not mentioned the drawbacks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2006

21st Mar 2008, 09:36

I agree with the above. We've owned a C1 for six months and it's surprisingly comfortable on the motorway and very nippy around town. Yes it's noisy (characterful!) when accelerating but when up to speed on fast A-roads and on motorways the engine noise fades into the background. This is, however, replaced by wind / tire noise, but I don't find this especially tiring. The boot is tiny but this is made up for by generous cabin space, big enough for four adults. Most budget cars are built cheaply using budget materials. This car was designed to be cheap and uses materials with reasonable quality, there's a difference! try one, it may surprise you!

4th Jun 2008, 08:53

Yes, you were "testing" this car! In other words you didn't buy it because you didn't like it. I don't think it is fair to write a review on a car that you have only experienced on the basis of a test-drive, particularly when your complaints revolve around it being noisy and lacking in creature comforts. If it doesn't have enough toys for you, why did you bother to even sit in it in the first place?

23rd Sep 2008, 16:15

I test drove the Aygo and didn't buy it for safety reasons. Everything was great until overtaking became necessary. There is more go in a bottle of pop! Highly dangerous in my opinion. Later, on a long gradient with two up it felt as if the engine was terminally ill, as it just faded gradually away. Sorry, not for me thanks.

20th Feb 2009, 17:22

It has four stars, is that not safe? Seeing that a Kia Picanto just gets 3.