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Bob Sacamano

Toyota Aygo

Not a car that had been on my radar really, but prompted by people discussing it on social media I was considering one as a third car as apparently they are a fun drive. Any comments?
gonnabuildabuggy

I've not driven one but they look small, funky and fun.

They're a bit like a Citroen of some kind but I've no clue which one. Definitely more fun than an I10, though lots of I10 owners give them good reviews.

A Fiat 500 is another option and you can get those in lots of different colours and with lots of options.
Bob Sacamano

I think "fun" is the operative word.
JohnC

My brother got all sensible a few years ago and sold the 335D Touring and the Grand Espace. He replaced them with 2 Yaris' (or is that Yarii) and a Mini CooperS.

The Mini Cooper has now gone to be replaced by a Rav4 (always knew he was the odd one) and one of the Yaris's has been replaced by an Aygo.

He loves the Yaris and Aygo in equal measure and even drove up from Cheshire in the Yaris with 4 in the car. He gets 45/50mpg all day long from the 1 litre petrol and he has never had to do anything to any of the cars apart from servicing, petrol and tyres. He says that the engines really sing along, have sufficient power and they handle really well.

Not my cup of tea but he is totally smitten.
Martin

My parents really liked the 107 they had for pottering around in and they love their FG spec up!   I couldn't find much to like about the 107, but if you're into interesting ways of sving money when making a car it could appeal.  The up! is different though, it looks really smart, has a nice interior, a good amount of equipment (inc heated seats, panoramic roof, sat nav etc) and is pretty good to drive.
Tim

Isn't it a 'fun' car in that you can thrash the life out of it, it has skinny tyres with limited grip (unlike the base new Corsa that someone mentioned has 215/17s on) and looks like it should be quite nimble while doing all of the above at sensible speeds?
Martin

I appreciate that I gave a semi-sensible reponse, but I assume this is a joke thread?
Frank Bullitt

gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
They're a bit like a Citroen of some kind but I've no clue which one.


The C1, my sister has just part-exed her dying Nissan Almera Tino 1.8 for a C1 1.0 'Splash' with rocking-horse-shit A/C which was up at £5K on a '10 plate and 15K FSH etc. etc. at the local Citroen dealer, not sure what she actually paid, mind but her partner is a Scottish Jew so it won't be much.

She bought one on the basis of hiring a 107 a few years back after the Almera let her down just before a holiday, so she drove from Carlisle to Cornwall with her then 3 year old son and decided there and then that she'd own one; on the journey she was mightily impressed with the ability to cruise at 75mph unflustered and it got nearly 50mpg on the trip, she was absolutely smitten.  She now does 18kpa driving all over Cumbria for work and the Almera was costing her a fortune as it struggles to get past 35mpg on a cruise and late 20's when biffing about and even though she's picked it up this week she's already realised it will save her a fortune and she really is happy with the drive and it looks mint - I suspect the previous owners children sold it to the garage...

Likewise one of my team's daughter has an unloved 107 - he reckons it's a hoot to drive and costs naff-all to run apart from an annual service and branded tyres at £50 a corner, he quite often uses it and doesn't measure the economy but it costs him 'much less' than his 3008 1.6HDi to fuel.
PhilD

Martin wrote:
I appreciate that I gave a semi-sensible reponse, but I assume this is a joke thread?


it's no joke, Bob funs himself regularly.
Bob Sacamano

PhilD wrote:
Martin wrote:
I appreciate that I gave a semi-sensible reponse, but I assume this is a joke thread?


it's no joke, Bob funs himself regularly.


Looks like I funned up there.

Though, funnily enough, I was pointing someone in the direction of an Aygo yesterday as a cheap and reliable runabout for his missus. One of our engineers has one and he reckons it's like driving a Mario Cart and always expects to see bananas coming out of the exhaust.
Martin

Now that is funny.
gonnabuildabuggy

Frank Bullitt wrote:
gonnabuildabuggy wrote:
They're a bit like a Citroen of some kind but I've no clue which one.


The C1, my sister has just part-exed her dying Nissan Almera Tino 1.8 for a C1 1.0 'Splash' with rocking-horse-shit A/C which was up at £5K on a '10 plate and 15K FSH etc. etc. at the local Citroen dealer, not sure what she actually paid, mind but her partner is a Scottish Jew so it won't be much.

She bought one on the basis of hiring a 107 a few years back after the Almera let her down just before a holiday, so she drove from Carlisle to Cornwall with her then 3 year old son and decided there and then that she'd own one; on the journey she was mightily impressed with the ability to cruise at 75mph unflustered and it got nearly 50mpg on the trip, she was absolutely smitten.  She now does 18kpa driving all over Cumbria for work and the Almera was costing her a fortune as it struggles to get past 35mpg on a cruise and late 20's when biffing about and even though she's picked it up this week she's already realised it will save her a fortune and she really is happy with the drive and it looks mint - I suspect the previous owners children sold it to the garage...

Likewise one of my team's daughter has an unloved 107 - he reckons it's a hoot to drive and costs naff-all to run apart from an annual service and branded tyres at £50 a corner, he quite often uses it and doesn't measure the economy but it costs him 'much less' than his 3008 1.6HDi to fuel.


Citroen and Peugeot really need to advertise more.
Humphrey The Pug

I think the 107/C1/Aygo are the best of the current crop of cheap city cars, they aren't exactly the last word in refinement however they are fun to drive and you can get a surprising lick of speed up when you need to.

The engine needs to be worked hard to get the speed up however that is part of the charm, especially when you get the three cylinder thrum coursing through the cabin and my word you do as refinement and sound deadening are definitely lacking.

I have a soft spot for small city cars, apart from the just departed Twingo which; RS aside, is just shit and I do like the 107/C1/Aygo.

They are soon to be replaced and I just hope they don't try and push them a bit more upmarket with increased pricing as cheap and cheerful is what they do best and there is a strong market for cheap and cheerful.

The Aygo is the best looking of the three and tends to hold its value slightly better.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

I'd recommend a Ka over an Aygo, but do check the tyre pressures first.......
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

I had a base-spec 107 as a hire car a few years ago (Aygo?) and it was crude but amusing. I wouldn't have wanted to drive across Europe in it, but round town it was perfect.
Nice Guy Eddie

The old model Aygo is one of the most impressive cars I've been in as regards to what you get for your money. Having sat in the new one however, it seems to have lost all its charm and felt a lot smaller inside.

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