Work the engine too hard and refinement really suffers. Engine noise in the cabin rises, too, as does the level of vibration in the steering wheel and pedals.
When you ease off the accelerator, there’s a fair bit of transmission whine, while the three-cylinder engine thrums noisily under the rear seats, which is frustrating.
Despite its pedals being consistently weighted, the Aygo's gearshift is frustratingly imprecise, which isn't ideal because there's plenty of gearchanging required in and out of town.
It's hard to relax at a constant motorway cruise, too, because there's non-stop wind noise around the front windows, and road noise inside the cabin.
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