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The Top Gear car review:Toyota Aygo
Running costs and reliability
All that cheapness and smallness in the cabin does fade into the background a bit when you remember the two salient facts about the Aygo. One, it’s going to be seriously cheap to run. Two, it’s a Toyota so it’s probably never going to break.
In fact, the Peugeot 108 (basically the same car built in the same factory, remember) was named last year by JD Power as the most reliable city car you could buy, so the Aygo’s got a strong bloodline when it comes to keeping all its moving parts moving. If the worst does happen, you’ve got a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty backing you up.
Toyota says that the little 1.0-litre engine will manage 68.9mpg on the combined cycle, but as ever, a lot of that is going to depend on your driving style. We managed to squeeze 53mpg out of it on a mixed route of motorway, city and rural driving, but that dropped to around 45mpg when we got stuck in a lot of stop-start traffic. An emissions rating of 93g/km is impressive, though.