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Toyota AYGO Overall verdict
One of the originals and still worth a look as it gets a lot right.
Toyota never built the 200bhp mid-engined Aygo Crazy concept. This is Bad News.
What is it?
One of the original modern city cars, the Aygo is due for replacement but can still cut it against newer rivals. 2012 facelift (and GT86 paint option!) helps keep the wolves from the door.
Taut chassis and willing 1.0-litre three-pot engine make it fun to punt around tight city streets. It’s less able when the roads open up though - refinement falls away at speed - and the ride is also rather firm.
On the inside
It is basic inside, even down to painted metal on the doors, but Toyota build quality mean it still feels built to last. Space front and rear is better than you’d expect, although the boot suffers as a result. It’s tiny.
Entry-level cars are very basic so, unless price is all, avoid them. Reliability will be excellent (it’s that well-proven) and the throbby little engine is fuel efficient, too.
More Toyota AYGO cars we've driven...
- Toyota AYGO Crazy
- October 2008