Well I bought my Aygo Blue at exactly 3yr old having done 23K miles. After only a few weeks the exhaust needed replacing, at 28K new brakes & at 31K a new clutch. While I like my Aygo alot (I had an Astra b4 which I sold due to running costs, tx & parking issues but it was very reliable) i didn't expect so many things to go wrong with it. Brakes I can accept but the clutch I wasn't happy with going after only 31K.
It is cheap to run & happily took me from Manchester to London, accross London to Kent then back again. The boot is tiny but then again that's not why anyone would by an Aygo, don't have expectations that's it's a Tardis - it ain't. It's fun to drive, comfy & has lots of pluses (air-con, bluetooth, central locking, etc) but a little more durability wouldn't go amiss - it's a Toyota after all.
I really loved my Aygo, or at least I did until today, when I was told that I needed a new clutch. My Aygo is just 4 years old and has 35000 miles on the clock. Luckily I logged on here and read that others have had clutch problems also so rang Toyota and have arranged for a diagnostic test. If the test shows there is a fault with the clutch they will 'help' with the cost, if not I will have to pay for a replacement. i have been quoted £410 from a small independent local garage that we have used for years so expect to pay a lot more than that from a main dealer.
Apart from that I have hardly anything negative to say about it. The car is noisy but only to be expected with such a small engine. It looks good, is very economical to run and I can fit a week's grocery shopping for 4 in the boot. Was planning to replace it within the next couple of years with another Aygo but will wait for the outcome of the clutch issue first. There is no way I want a car that is going to need a new clutch every 3 to 4 years!
I purchased this new last July and have now done 10,000 miles in the 9 months of mixed driving.
It has given me on a run to Brighton and back from Northampton to see my parents up to 76mpg, that's not going over 70mph. Even if I cane it at 90ish, I still get about 58 to 60mpg. The running costs are so cheap and you are looking at £20 for next years road tax when it's due, the first year was free.
It's not a brilliant ride over very potholed roads but is quite nippy, going up to 90mph in 3rd gear (I have the rev counter fitted and it's about 500rpm short of the red line). The engine is also very flexible allowing you to accelerate from 20mph in 5th gear right up to whatever you want etc.
There are no squeaks or rattles, it drives superbly and I wouldn't hesitate to get another one. My wife has a Yaris, my sister has a new Prius and her partner has a Yaris too. We have had Toyotas in the family for 15 years and none of us have ever had a bulb blow, typical Toyota reliability. You simply can't go wrong. Oh, my Wife's exhaust finally went on her Yaris after 113,000 miles and 11 years, on the original Toyota one! That's how long things last and she does all round town driving.
I used to be in Sales doing 50K / year on the road and my company cars were other makes shall we say and were always needing stuff doing under warranty. Enough said!
I have kept a record of when I filled up, what mileage etc. since new and the box below for the av. mpg is over 10K of mixed d
How can we vote in a new car that leaks??? I have this car for four months now but I think it was not a good choice, I wish I had bought another car. However I loved the way it looks, the running costs and price itself. I think I have a car that is not well built. It's a shame, and it's toyota... It went to the garage three times to be fixed ( doors seals) . Now I' m waiting till the next rain to know if I will reject the car. If it continues raining inside I will reject it I 'm sure.
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