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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.
  • 1.4D + 5dr

    Sharon Andrews Date: 03/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought my diesel Aygo in July, i needed a small economical about town car. The only criteria i had was the car had to have air con, 5 doors and be fuel effecient. Well the Aygo has given me all that and looks surprisingly sporty. I drove from kent to Scotland (430 miles) on one tank of fuel, for the first time in 3 years i didn't have aches and pains from sitting so long, the all-in-one front seats are really comfy, there's plenty of leg room, front and back and the seat belts don't dig into your shoulder.

    I knew before i bought the car that it is a minimalised dream interior, i didn't like the look of the white surround by the controls but it looks good at night when the lights make it look red. The boot is small but i can get a weeks worth of shopping in there and i did get 2 large holdalls in for my trip

    Gripes: 1 The interior door handles are to low down, (couldn't fit in my map books)or ice scraper 2 The rear of the front seats could do with having pockets in.

    3 Who created the rubbish locking fuel cap , quarter turn one way then back, swear a couple of times, repeat quarter turn then back, kick car wheels, quarter turn then back, then it will unlock

    Well if these 3 gripes are going to be my biggest problem with car then it will turn out to be the best buy i've made.

  • 1.0 VVT-i Black 5dr

    Ricky Mannion Date: 21/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have had my Aygo Black for four weeks now, and it replaced a MG ZS which was costing me a bomb to keep on the road! This little nippy town car is great fun to drive, albeit with a little roll in corners, but that just adds to the character. I think Toyota have got it right this time with the small car - it's cheap to run, has no extras to go wrong, and driving it is fun.

    I got the black as it had black paint (didn't really like the 2-tone affect you get with other colours vs boot) and alloy wheels. Doesn't look bad!

  • 1.0 VVT-i Sport 3dr

    Neil Clements Date: 18/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought one of the April 05 press launch cars with 300 miles on the clock from a dealer in Jan 2006, and have racked up 3000 miles (city, A-road, and motorway) since.

    It's a cracking little car - in its element in town but surprisingly able to hold its own on the motorway (although you do need to use the gears). It was bought as a more sensible second car to a Honda S2000 and stands up surprisingly well in comparison. I’ve surprised myself on a couple of occasions by reaching for the Toyota key instead of the Honda.

    That tiny engine, in particular, is a clever bit of kit - delivering unexpectedly smooth and eager performance whilst returning totally undeserved levels (55+ mpg) of fuel economy. All the major controls are light and responsive, interior quality is fine, seats are very comfy, visibility is superb and parking is a doddle. I also think it’s a good looking little thing – certainly better than its 107 and C1 cousins.

    Gripes? Of course the boot is predictably small, and the engine is a little noisy (nice exhaust note though), but that’s about it. I suppose the one thing that niggles away at the back of the mind is whether £7500 is actually that cheap, especially given that you could pick up a well specced 2-3 year old VW Polo/Peugeot 206 etc for similar money.

    For me the Aygo is the true spiritual successor to the original Mini – seriously clever, forward thinking, and great fun to drive. Highly recommended.

  • 1.0 VVT-i + 5dr

    Sam Ellis , Nottinghamshire . Date: 16/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I actually haven't driven the car, but I had a ride in my grandad's. It seemed fantastic. He told me about how cheap the insurance was, and the tax. I was impressed with the ride and build quality, and it was a very comfortable car.

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