I bought this car in 2005 brand new and sold it in November with 38000 miles on the clock.
The first 6 months of owning this car i had nothing but trouble and it spent more time in peugeots garage than in my own. it started cutting out, after several visits to the garage they finallt discovered a problem with the electrics. then things went bad to worse when i drove it round a corner one day and the steering locked!! i rang my local dealer who took it away and gave me it back saying nothing was wrong with it, i then got on to head office as i didnt thing that was good enough, they eventually sent it to a different dealer where they told me there was a fault on the steering lock and it all needed to be replaced, they did this under the warranty, although they didnt want to and tried to make alot of excuses.
after the 'teething problems' i loved the car, it was cheap to drive, it was nippy for a 1.0 ltr and the boot space wasnt terrible for the tiny car it was, i could fit my little boys pram base in the car.
The only other problems i had were the tyres which is why i have rated the running costs only at a 3 star, i had to replace the tyres every 6500 miles, the dealers said that the car hads obviosly had a hard life but i disagree, i may only be 21 but i have a baby boy so would never drive eratically and this was my 3rd car and tyres had never been a problem on these.
overall i would say this is a lovely car but i think the dealers really let it down!!
I now own this car for a little over 2 year with 12,000 miles on the clock.
What I like most about this car is how little petrol it consumes, helped being 998cc engine. A full tank of just under £40 will take me around 380 miles of mainly town driving. It is a 'cheaper' version of the Toyota Aygo and without any of the luxuries like a glove box lid, Rev Counter or a boot light. You do get a decent CD player with MP3 input.
Probably my only problem I have is with the MMT gearbox. It is so ‘un-smooth’ at low gears I would suggest you don’t waste money (£500) and stick with a manual box.
I bought this car after seeing it on the internet only and am amazed at its character. Its the smallest engine iv owned but a great drive and looks fun too.Its not for boys x
This is a cracking little car - it's what the Mini remake should have been. They have reduced cost where is does not really matter yet kept in everything you actually want.
I went for an Urban Move which gives you air-con, red trim, a rev counter and metallic paint. Go look at the C1 and Aygo as well and play each dealer off against each other. You can get a great price as long as you don`t care which one you get (they are 95% the same car!)
The Toyota involvement means reliability should be good. The engine is surprisingly nippy and has no problems keeping up with traffic on the motorway. The ride is firm, yet the gearbox is nice and smooth - overall, it's a really fun drive that puts a smile on your face.
The car cost next to nothing to insure, run and tax and does its bit for the environment. Highly recommend for anyone who does not need the space of a larger car.
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