Product Type: Toyota cars
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Great first car
Member Name: sugarised
Advantages: cheap, eco-friendly, reliable
Disadvantages: small, weak, not-family-friendly
I purchased a 2011 aygo blue as my first car. Here are some facts: 3 door, cd player (with aux) air con (standard), 1ltr petrol. I chose this car mainly due to the manufacturer, Toyota are meant to be a good brand, and i wanted a small nippy car to be my learning/pass car.
For a brand new car i got some toyota offers of that moment of 3 years free servicing and currently have it on one of those lease schemes. I put a large deposit down to keep my payments to around £100 a month (manageable especially for if money gets tight). My road tax is £20 (awesome) as a female of 24 with a learners licence and her mother (no claims) on my insurance was higher than expected i think it was around£800 odd (though i can't remember, i'm going back to may). This was because it was the newer model. I can only assume insurers thing newer cars get hit more? Since then the female insurance rate has increased, and at some point i'll pass my test so insurance will increase. But in comparison to other cars out there, its not THAT bad.
The car itself is pretty basic- but you get what you pay for. It's a little annoying that there is no glove box lid (its open, like a shelf) but all is forgiven for the beauty that is air conditioning. The dials may look vacuum formed (they probably are) but the functions of the car work just nicely. It almost flicks into gear, very light to handle (though even in the slightest wind you can feel a drift). It keeps up with speed nicely considering its small engine size, when my family (insured on it) have driven it on the motorway it does just fine.
Incredibly fuel efficient. Amazing in fact.
Now the downsides. I wish i had bought a 5 door. My grandparents are not impressed that they can't use me as a taxi, its got good room in the back, but is a little tight to get in.
Tiny boot. 3 bags of shopping and your full (though this isn't meant as a family shop car though is it?)
Breaks- i expected a brand new car to nearly throw me through the window with its breaking system. It reminds me of my mums old corsa that didn't even have power steering. Don't be too reliant on them (as in breaking late).
Weight: if you have any *ahem* larger folks get in your car, expect it to struggle, or to stall a lot. Granted this may be due to my inexperience of driving, but it really took some gas when my car had someone heftier in (though i've driven it full and it was fine)
However a lot of these negativities are weighed out as its a first car, its not meant to be huge and crammed with people! (its only a wee 4 seater) i love my lil aygo! Its great for nippy use.
Summary: a great nippy little car