What should I look for in a used Toyota Aygo hatchback?
The Aygo continues Toyotas reputation for reliable cars, but there are a small number of common faults.
Some cars become reluctant to start and dealers can't always find the reason. Extremely cold weather brings the problem on, and changing the starter motor can help, but doesn't always cure the problem.
The clutch can also fail earlier than expected, due to corrosion. A recall to solve the problem fits modified parts, and the rear brakes can need replacing early, too.
Water can leak into the car's boot, due to poorly fitted weather seals, and the same problem befalls the front footwell due to a faulty vent. Look for damp patches or excess condensation. The boot lock can also fail, through wear and tear.
The Aygo was recalled in early 2010 due to sticking accelerator pedals, as part of a global issue with Toyota cars.