Work the engine hard and refinement really suffers. Engine noise rises, as does the amount of vibration you feel through the steering wheel and pedals. When you ease off the accelerator, there’s a fair bit of transmission whine, too.
Despite its pedals being consistently weighted, the Aygo's gearshift is frustratingly imprecise; this isn't ideal because there's plenty of gearchanging required both in and out of town. Meanwhile, the optional automatic gearbox is seriously jerky.
It's also hard to relax at a constant motorway cruise, because there's non-stop wind noise around the front windows and plenty of road noise.
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