Smart “Black” colour-keyed edition trim.  Versatile small car in very good condition throughout, just two lady owners from new.  Just serviced with new clutch, HPI clear, warranted low mileage.  Comprehensive specification including sequential manual transmission, air conditioning(a £500 option when new!), electric front windows, power steering, alloy wheels, four airbags etc

In the details below, you’ll find full details of the specification, vehicle history, and a thoroughly detailed condition report.
Fifteen large-format photos also below!

This is an unusual specification example of the deservedly very popular Toyota Aygo…. It’s the desirable five-door version, coupled with the punchy 1.0 litre three-cylinder VVTi engine, supported by the colour-keyed “Black” edition trim, and all combined with the versatile MMT multi-mode automated sequential manual transmission.  This combination brings a range of benefits and features, which enhance the already outstanding attributes of the Aygo range.

I recently took this car in part exchange from a young couple who needed to move up to something a bit larger, newer and more powerful to cope with the longer journey resulting from a change of job.  I’ve driven this car around a bit, over a range of road types, and it has impressed me more and more as I have done so.

This Aygo was first registered in March 2007 to a lady owner, who kept the car for eight-and-a-half years – right through to September 2015 when it changed hands to its second lady owner with just under 28000 miles on the clock. This second owner and her partner then part-exchanged it with me 6000 miles later.

This model Aygo has the excellent three-cylinder 1.0-litre fuel-injection petrol engine, complete with the renowned Toyota VVT (Variable Valve Timing) technology, which delivers a peppy 67bhp, giving a 0-60 time of under 15 seconds and a top speed of 98mph; on the road, it feels faster than those numbers would imply – and it doesn’t struggle to keep up with the traffic.  This is probably partly due to the 3-cylinder engine, which (like all such engines) has a distinctive thrummy sound.  The engine uses a chain for driving the camshaft, so there is no cambelt replacement to worry about.

It’s finished in Tempest Black, with a black and grey cloth interior.  The “Black” limited edition trim level brings a high level of standard equipment, including  remote central locking, electric front windows, tinted glass, power steering, air conditioning, radio with CD-player and four airbags (driver’s, passenger’s and side). The five-door bodywork certainly makes the car more accessible and will be much appreciated by anyone with a family – and given its small external dimensions, there is a surprising amount of interior space!

The MultiMode Transmission is an amazing piece of technology – it’s a system that is continuing to grow in popularity with drivers… It is similar to the Volkswagen/Audi DSG system, I had it fitted to the Maserati Quattroporte that I ran for a while, and my octogenarian mother also has the same system in her Fiat 500!  It combines the benefits of a manual and automatic gearbox, utilising an automated electrically-operated clutch.  You can check out the details here:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multimode_manual_transmission

In essence, it provides a manual gearbox (which is more economical than a traditional automatic), but does away with a clutch pedal.  You can then either let the system change gear by itself, or you can change them using the gearstick yourself, without needing to operate a clutch.  If there is a downside to the system, it is that it retains a manual clutch, which wears and needs replacement as any clutch does.  On this car, I have just had the clutch replaced, and the receipt for that work is in the document file – so that should be fine for some time to go yet!

This example has a very low mileage of just under 34,000 miles from new, and has clearly been lightly used.  It had an initial couple of services at Toyota main dealerships; for each of these services, there is the Toyota service invoice still with the car. In the document file, there is then a Toyota inspection sheet from a year later (at three years old and 16000 miles), but no service invoice and no accompanying stamp in the book – I suspect that this is an omission.  Recognising the small mileage then being done, it then appears that the first owner stopped having the car serviced at Toyota, and the next service indication is when the car changed hands in August 2015, when it was serviced by Chippenham Motor Company (a multi-franchise main agent).  I then had the Aygo serviced and MoT’d by my mechanics, so that it is now all ready to go!

The MoT has nearly a year yet to run (through to May 2018); the test spotted a leaking shock absorber, so this has been replaced, and the following re-test is clear of any advisory items.  Following a full roadtest, I also diagnosed the first signs of clutch slip, so the clutch has been replaced at a Toyota specialist in Bristol using genuine Toyota parts.

The Aygo has been fully valeted, and has been Experian Data Checked (like HPI) and is clear.  It looks to have never been smoked in – as the ashtray and lighter look unused.   There’s also an MoT history printout showing how the mileage has built up slowly throughout its lifetime, providing evidence to support the mileage shown.

The pictures below illustrate that this Aygo is bright and shiny, and very presentable.  There is no significant damage to the bodywork, with only couple of minor trolley dents, some light stone chips and a few light scratches to evidence its age and mileage.

This generation of the Aygo was introduced in 2005, and was jointly developed with Peugeot and Citroen (who then launched their equivalent 107 and C1 models); all three models have become firm favourites with the UK car buying public – for very good reasons.  Awarding it an excellent four stars out of five rating, Parker’s Car Guide comments:-
“The Toyota Aygo is the Japanese firm’s take on an urban runabout jointly developed with Peugeot and Citroen (although the vehicle design is all Toyota’s work).  The Aygo has a frugal yet feisty three-cylinder engine, ultra-low running costs and superior quality to most cars this small.  Available as a three or five-door, it will just about transport four six-foot adults in relative comfort, with nimble handling and a smooth ride. However, the boot is tiny and the cabin is fairly basic too.  The Toyota Aygo has built an enviable reputation as a fine city runabout.  As the Aygo is available in three- and five-door body styles, it offers buyers plenty of versatility, the five-door model proving popular with young families who need to added ease of rear doors when loading up the kids.   Pricing is another big factor and the Aygo is very affordable to buy and run, and it comes with the peace of mind of Toyota’s excellent dealers. A light facelift in early 2012 has kept the Aygo to the forefront of the city car sector and it still holds its own easily among newer rivals.  There is also the choice of a five-speed automated manual gearbox called Multimode that offers gearchanges without the need for a clutch pedal. The Multimode ’box does away with the clutch pedal, with clutch operation worked automatically by the car as you select the next gear. Multimode can be driven as a manual or left in automatic mode, though the changes are not as swift or smooth as in some rivals with automatic gearboxes. The only downside to the Multimode transmission is it pushes economy down to 62.7mpg and emissions up to 104g/km.  With either gearbox, the willing and rev-happy three-cylinder engine does a good job of propelling the lightweight Aygo in town and on the motorway. The Toyota Aygo emissions make it very eco-friendly and easy on the environment.  The Aygo is also one of the more economical cars in its class. Although it’s a cheap city runabout, air con is popular, so don’t expect models with this option to stick around for long. Demand for small cars is growing, and the quality of the Aygo as well as the Toyota brand will also be strong selling points”

On the road, the Aygo certainly feels nippy and responsive, with great handling and roadholding.  It also delivers outstanding fuel economy, with official figures of 61.4mpg combined, and a brilliant 68.9mpg for the Extra Urban cycle.

If you wish to do so, you can also optionally purchase a comprehensive Warranty Assist Gold vehicle warranty covering all major components, at a cost of £119 for 6-months, £149 for a year or £269 for two years with a £75 claim excess.  Please click on “our services” above for more details.

Equipment and Features

> Finished in Tempest Black paintwork, with black and grey cloth interior trim
> 998cc 3-cylinder VVT (Variable Valve Timing) fuel-injection petrol engine, producing 67 bhp
> 5-speed Multimode manual gearbox, with sequential changing and automated clutch
> Electric Power Assisted Steering (PAS)
> Air conditioning
> 8-spoke 14” alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts
> Toyota RDS Radio and single-disc CD player, with external auxiliary input jack, six speakers, roof-mounted aerial, and anti-theft coding
> Electric front windows and hinged-opening rear windows
> Key-operated remote central locking, with two keys (one remote, and one non-remote)
> Tinted windows
> Internally adjustable door mirrors (manual)
> Two rear seats, each fitted with 3-point seat belts and ISOFIX seat mountings
> Height adjustable steering wheel
> Driver’s, Front Passenger’s, and twin side airbags
> Rear fog lamps
> Heated rear window
> Rear wash/wipe system
> Four speed heater fan

 History and Documentation

> The current mileage is showing as 33,823 miles which is warranted as correct.
> The Aygo comes with its V5 registration document.  It was first registered 1st  March 2007 and shows just two keepers from new
> The current MoT expires 17th May 2018.  It was issued 21st April 2017 at 33,822 miles.  An MoT history check shows previous MoTs completed at:-
01/03/2010;   15,948 miles
02/03/2011;   18,796 miles
01/03/2012;   21,682 miles
26/02/2013;   24,588 miles
11/03/2014;   27,570 miles
30/06/2015;   27,916 miles
18/05/2016;   30,071 miles
21/04/2017;   33,822 miles
> The car has been Experian Data Checked (similar to HPI), and the buyer will receive a copy of the report – which shows no problems.
> The car has a partial service history, with records showing services at :-
6,862 miles; 20/02/2008 – Toyota Main Agent
13,295 miles; 27/04/2009 – Toyota Main Agent
15,900 miles; 13/02/2010 – Toyota Main Agent (inspection sheet only)
27,954 miles; 21/08/2015 – Multi-franchise Main Agent
33,821 miles; 18/04/2017 – Independent garage (my mechanics)
> In addition, there are a number of invoices to support this service history, showing replacement of standard service items, and replacement of the clutch at 33,779 miles
> The owners handbook, service book, and book pack are all present.

BODYWORK AND INTERIOR CONDITION

> As you can see from the photos, the bodywork is in very good condition.  There’s just a couple of small “trolley” dents (one to the rear offside wheelarch and one to the nearside sill), a few stone chips and a few light scratches to evidence the age and mileage – but there’s nothing of any significance
> The interior is clean and tidy; there is some wear to the driver’s carpet, where the carpet moulding has split where heels rest.  A rubber floor mat is in place to cover this.

MECHANICAL CONDITION AND WHEELS/TYRES

> The car has covered just under 34,000 miles.  It goes very well indeed – and runs, steers, stops and goes round corners just as you would expect!
> All the interior warning lights come on and go off as they should
> One alloy wheels has some minor kerbing scuffs
> The tyres are all 155/65 x14, and are a mixture of makes.  One front tyre is a Bridgestone B250 with 6mm of tread, and the other is a Maxxis with 5mm of tread. The rear tyres are a pair of Riken Allstars, each with between 5mm and 6mm of tread.  The spare wheel is a full-size steel wheel, fitted with a Continental tyre with between 6mm and 7mm of tread
> The tools, jack, wheelbrace and locking wheel nut keys are all present

All in all – this is a very presentable, smart and well-equipped example of this deservedly-popular City car.  Fully valeted, with a newly-changed clutch, just serviced, with a very low mileage and well priced – it make a compelling case for itself!

If you have any questions, please mail me or call me on 07917-234897.  Any inspection or accompanied test drive is welcomed by appointment.