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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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59 reader reviews for Toyota Aygo Hatchback.
  • 1.0 VVT-i Black 5dr

    Neil Davies , Angus . Date: 15/11/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    I bought this car for my wife New in 2009 and I have ended up reluctantly handing over the keys to my Honda Accord Touring so my wife can take the dogs out! So after 12,000 miles in 8 months what do think of it? It is cheap to run although if you get more than 55 Mpg you must have the wind behind you! It does have a very Go-Kart feel about it and its fun in town, out of town however it can keep up with the traffic but you will need to turn up the volume on the stereo above 65 Mph. Having the 5 door does enable you to take four adults in relative comfort over short journeys, the boot is small but you do get to have a full size spare wheel which as a commuter it could be very handy one day! The car has proved reliable over the past 2 years and I have no doubt it will survive its 3 year warranty, there must be something in the small print of the New ones as I doubt if it will give 5 years trouble free motoring? All controls are well placed and for the most part unless you get one than leaks water you will enjoy owning and as the running costs are low it will sell on once you have got a proper job and can afford something a bit more up market! To sum up it is a very good little car, but its nota patch on a Honda!

  • 1.0 VVT-i Black A/C 5dr

    Callum Peters , . Date: 30/09/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      57

    My car

    This is my first car, purchased almost 2 years ago when it was approaching its third birthday. It's enormous fun. There's real go-kart handling, not dissimilar in driving character to a Mini. Perky little engine with a fantastic exhaust note, with surprisingly good acceleration. Steering is direct, and although gearchange is very light, it's a short-throw affair. Ride quality is largely fine, but you'll notice the bumps on lesser-maintained roads.

    Fuel economy and other running costs are excellent. Low emissions mean £20 annual road tax - brilliant as I'm a student. Tyres cost around £55 each for a top brand - also handy - but they'll rarely need changing because they wear incredibly well. Fuel economy is also great. Providing you know how to drive economically, you'll see good returns. I regularly get between 55 and 62 mpg on a mixture of motorways/A-roads/urban driving - even managed 500 miles on one tank. Service from my Toyota dealer has been great.

    Quality is fine - the Aygo certainly isn't "lush" but it's characterful and the plastics are sturdy. The painted metal brightens up the interior, and air conditioning has been great during the Summer. Boot is awkward to access for bigger loads but it's bigger than you think. Everyone who rides in the back is surprised at the space back there, too. Only niggle is lack of a passenger window switch on the driver's side. Make a boot light from an LED from Asda or something.

    Overall - excellent, honest motoring! :-)

  • 1.0 VVT-i Blue 5dr

    Victoria Paton , . Date: 25/06/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have been driving this car for over 2 months it was purchased used at 2 years old so still has warranty. It has had to have it's clutch replaced so watch out for this and check it's been done if you buy used. It also needed it's back box replacing but both done with no issues as a warranty repair. It's a light car and surprisingly nippy. Can hold it's own on the motorway. Great round town and easy to park. Minimum mpg has been 47mpg have had in high 50's should improve now the exhaust has been repaired as this has been an issue since it was purchased used from a Citreon garage yet as I said fixed by the lovely peoe at Toyota with no issues at all and done quickly so happy as I've already seen a slight improvement in mpg and it's only been a few days

    It only costs £20 for a years road tax so any issues should still be a saving on fuel and tax. The aygo blue has air con and handsfree which are useful there is plenty of room for my son and myself and passengers have said that it is roomy. Corners well and the tyres grip the road.

    All in all I love my aygo. I love driving and this car isn't bad especially considering the price. If you want a cheap to run car which does at least 350 miles to a 35litre top up then look no further. It may have it's niggles but it's a nice little car. I prefer the look of this over the C1 or the 107.

  • 1.0 VVT-i 3dr

    James McGinlay , East Dunbartonshire . Date: 27/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I purchased my Aygo, just over two years old, three months later the exhaust fell off, which the dealer replaced , the small latch on the glove box was a nuisance falling off repeatedly, after having the car one year, the gears started to feel crunchy and difficult to move. I took the car back to the dealer, under the extended warranty which they had given me, the wanted £69 pounds for Diagnostic check, 30 minutes later the advised me that I had a problem with the gear box. This was the reason I had given them the car for. They next told me that It would have to be stripped down at a cost of three hours at their rate of £69 per hour, if the fault was manufacturers they would repair it for free, this would have taken their examination fee up to £236 without repairing it. I refused,I had to pay the Diagnostic fee. If they stripped it and I refused to accept their information as correct, I would then have to pay for the rebuild. My argument was that as I had purchased the car at 12,000 miles, they should pay for it regardless, as it was only six month from the purchase. Each car I had ever purchased , I had with the guarantee (being reasonable) repair free for 12 months at least. I took the car to another garage, they gave it a test drive, reported instantly that the clutch had gone, which I had suspected, I gave it to them and had it repaired immediately. The previous garage, intimated that I should have given them the go ahead, and they would have found this out.Never again

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