Toyota Aygo (2014 -) Buying & Selling

Review by Keith Jones on
Last Updated: 03 Sep 2015
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This sharply-styled city car is the all-new Toyota Aygo, a direct replacement for the nine-year old outgoing model of the same name. As before, the Aygo is a joint venture with two French manufacturers to produce their city cars.

4 out of 5

Buying new

Toyota expects the best-selling Aygo to be the X-Pression trim and it’s easy to see why – this is the first in the range with the seven-inch X-Touch infotainment pack, as well as other handy equipment and nice touches.

That said, it’s £2,400 more expensive at launch than the entry-level X grade model, but that version is significantly more basic and is likely to have limited appeal, new or used.

Unless you really have to drive an automatic, we’d suggest sticking to the manual gearbox and while those personalisation options are great, remember you’re potentially making the car difficult to sell on, especially if you choose a polarising colour combination.

Although it’s a small car, we’d recommend choosing the five-door body too for added flexibility but be aware doing so carries a £400 price premium.

4 out of 5

Buying used

Toyota’s expecting the new Aygo to be a strong seller with the UK making up almost a quarter of the European sales quota.

Consequently there’ll be many to choose from, so don’t part with cash for the first one you see as there may well be a higher specification one with lower miles at the next garage.

Ensure all the equipment works as it should, including the X-Touch infotainment system where fitted – if you’re parting with a significant amount of cash for your car, it’s important to check all is as it should be.

Being a car that’s likely to have spent the majority of its life as a city-dweller, it’s vital that you ensure the car you’re looking at has been looked after: are body panels free from dents? Are the bumper corners scraped? Are the alloy wheels free from kerbing and other damage?

If in doubt, it’s always worth using the Parkers Car History Check facility to protect yourself from buying a bad example.

See 1,391 used Toyota Aygos for sale, starting at £3,690

4 out of 5

Selling

Because there will be plenty of Toyota Aygos circulating around the used car market, you need to make sure yours is more attractive than the numerous other that will be available.

Ensure that from day one you keep a full inventory of any maintenance work carried out on the car, including MOT checks from its third birthday. Buyers are reassured when there’s paperwork documenting the car’s history.

If you’re selling privately, take note of what cars locally to you are being advertised for as well as obtaining a price from the Parkers valuation service. People won’t need to travel far to find a good Aygo so research asking prices within 20 miles of where you live.

Basic finishing touches like ensuring your car is valeted and presentable prior to sale could help secure a deal too.