Toyota Aygo | What Car Review | Mumsnet Cars

19 Мар 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Toyota Aygo


Great for zipping town but you’ll feel pothole and it’s noisy at


Fun and funky on the inside: love the glow-in-the-dark heater


As solidly-built as they this car has a cast-iron constitution

Four people just fit, but the boot is tiny

and extras

Not a lot, but you do get an MP3-compatible CD

What’s it like to drive?

one engine is on offer — a 1.0-litre petrol — but peppy enough in a car as light as the The tiny Toyota is nippy town and can hold its own on faster if you work it hard, but the steering is and tiny front tyres run out of grip in bends. The Aygo all that comfortable, either, a choppy ride at all speeds.

The note of the tiny engine is and is part of the Toyota’s charm, but it bothersome on the motorway, and is joined by too road and wind noise. is a city that’s best within the city limits.

What’s it like inside?

Toyota Aygo

The position won’t suit because the steering wheel goes up and down — not in and out and there’s no seat-height adjustment. The heater controls are confusing, making them tricky to on the go. Still, at least all-round is excellent.

You’ll be able to squeeze a of small adults in the back, so two seats won’t be a problem, Luggage space is very though, but you can fold down the seats if you need a bigger

The entry-level model is particularly — you get a CD player with an MP3 but that’s about your Aygo+ models are worth the because they add electric and remote locking.

How reliable is it?

We very much doubt it. The is a perennial winner of its class in the JD survey, and although it managed third place in the most survey, it achieved excellent for mechanical reliability.

Safety is of a worry, mainly because of the ageing design. Front are standard in the base model, and the of the range also have ‘bags. However, stability isn’t standard on any version. The hasn’t been crash-tested by NCAP, but the virtually identical C1 achieved four-out-of-five stars for adult and child safety.

Should I buy one?

The Aygo to be one of our favourite city cars, to its cute looks, budget and tiny running bills. The has moved on, though, and newer — such as the VW Up and Skoda — offer much for similar money. Our money go on one of those instead.

Toyota Aygo


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