Aygo Go ... got it!
Added: 12th of October 2013
I almost felt trepidation as I handed over the folding to the salesman. Our last car, a Fiat Stilo 1.2 three door had just put in an almost Olympic performance hitting 115k miles with the only replacements, a short connecting piece of exhaust at 85k and the original battery at 110k. Still had the original clutch and still started, first time every time, even on a -13C winters morning.... I digress. The Aygo has a lot to live up to as it's reputation as a super-duper city-car is unsurpassed, or at least it was when we bought it. It's surprisingly nippy and well behaved through tight bends as should be expected from a tiny, lightweight car, and the shopping for a family of four adults is not unduly restricted by boot space. Around 5 full carrier-bags of shopping can be accommodated and any extra large items like beers or large packs of crisps or toilet tissue can go on the back seats. With the seats down, it would be possible to transport a chest of drawers if it weren't for the silly shape of the boot opening. The rear doors don't open very wide either so this further restricts total luggage space. Tyre wear is excellent at 30k rear and 18k front. Strong air current from the fan and lots of heat from the heater for rapid winter de-misting, and the single wiper blade works a treat, but I would apply 'Rain-x' just in case it fails. The air-con is superb and soon triggers goose-bumps on the forearms on a hot summers day. The only bad point I can find is the fuel figures. The Stilo often returned 72mpg on the motorway at 60 - 70mph and gave roughly 45 - 48mpg around town. The Aygo is better around town returning 50 - 55mpg but on a motorway journey it's almost impossible to get the figures above 60mpg. I have a right foot like a feather duster and got an incredible 78.4mpg from the Stilo on a 170 mile run down the M1 to London, so I expected great things from the Aygo. We would have spent a fair bit on new parts for the Stilo as it aged but would have saved that in fuel economy, so the Aygo hasn't been a money saving choice I'm afraid. Apart from that it's a great little car, but Toyota do need to stop misleading potential buyers about the fuel economy.