Mr Jones

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  1. Just a little further review from my previous on this Forum... Managed to put over 600miles in the car over the weekend. There is definitely a couple of quirks that I will need to monitor: 1) The hill start brake isn't as smooth in the release as it should, felt like I need to rev more before I get it released as I let the clutch off. Might just be the way I drive and it doesn't met the car's logic system to releasing the brakes promptly. 2) Sudden, not dangerous but significant to notice, drop in power when reving in the 3000 range (70mph). It's as if I accidentally hit the speed limiter and it's rev limiting my speed down. It comes and goes on 2 occasion as I was potting along the M11. It wasn't at the incline or decline stretch, so something is playing up. Anyone care to share if they've got similar experience?
  2. Really enjoying the car and the X Touch is brilliant for what I need. Nokia MixRadio, much like Spotify except it actually works with X Touch, by displaying the artist and music title. The little extra is nice, like the hill start assist. Still takes awhile to get use to not needing my handbrake at lights located at top of hill. One negative thing about the Aygo when compared to the iQ is some of the extra quality finishing. The plastic on the handbrake, the dashboard storage box plastic (I know, I shouldn't complain as the iQ didn't even have one!), but it gives it a 'cheaper' finish. Just minor niggles. Going to get the rears tinted this weekend, will show photos then when it's done.
  3. Anyone who's got their new Aygo find that the wheel to wheel arch ratio is a little too small? Standing at the side, I can see right into the arches. Tempting my mind into lowering it a little. Mind you, I drove an iQ and that car did have a stilts look I initially didn't like but got over it within 3 days.
  4. I've only just picked mine up yesterday after work. First impression (compared to my previous car, iQ), it's definitely better than what I test drove (Aygo Fire) a few years back. The gear don't feel like I'm stirring soup. The X-Pression trim gives me enough stuff without feeling like everything is automated. Will have to drive more and see how it feels, 20miles in and the drive comfort is definitely better than the iQ, not as nippy like a Go Kart but I now have space and doors for when I start planning a family soon. The engine is the same but there's something fun about starting the Aygo. Yes, it's a straight 3 but it sounds like it's got a tiger in a engine the size of a house tabby!
  5. I ordered mid July during a closed door promo at my local dealer, was told as its new reg, it'll be 1st Sept. Mines a Red Xpression, only option was black alloy. Maybe your dealer is being conservative so he don't disappoint?
  6. Fantastic! Is that around the date you were quoted? Sooner? Later? :) Quoted for the first, as it's a new reg but coming on the 2nd isn't an issue for me, so yes, it's later... by a day.
  7. Woohoo! Got my call today, picking it up after work on Tuesday, can't wait!
  8. That's really good for £90. National garage or indie? I am tempted when I get my red...
  9. I'm thinking as you're waiting for the Sept reg, your car will have a slightly better resale value in a few years time, maybe a wise move long term :)Although if it was me, I would want the car as soon as it came out ! I ordered on the 2nd week of July, so it's been a long wait! I didn't like the 14 plate (Chinese superstition), so had to wait for the 64... I was originally told 2 weeks......that was 3 weeks ago! That was if i had grey as it would be October if i wanted red or white! Now i'm being told a whole load of Aygos have had to ''go back'' due to a bumper problem.......ah erm.....i think its simply a case of demand is too great at the moment. I also had no choice of reg plate Mine is a Red X-Pression with black alloy... ordered back in July, they better be ready on the 1st! :arrgg-matey:
  10. At least you guys got a call. I have nothing apart from a post, where I had to sign for my new 64 Reg. No reg choice like Zach. I've been told when I paid the deposit, I should expect the car for the 1st September. Let's see how that goes...
  11. Not according to the manual. (Been reading it before I even got the car!) As long as you keep the USB format to Fat/FAT2, it reads any compatible files including WMA. You can keep them in folders but no deeper than 8 hierarchy.
  12. There's an X-Clusive around where my missus works. (Leeds/Wakefield) I'm still waiting for my 64 Red Aygo, with black X and black alloy - as I don't like silver alloy and red. Not as big a difference and will probably become common as the base colour is Red. After 2.5 years of owning a White car, never again. Hard work keeping it shiny!
  13. 3 years ago, the MK 1 was out for over 5 years and the editions were priced competitively. I have a feeling with the end of the iQ, and the upping of quality of the Aygo MK 2 to match, that's why they're asking for a premium.
  14. Thanks Devon Aygo. I thought the eBay seller was trying on some BS. I did msg Parts King, including delivery, I am a few quid off dealers, so I might as well get it from Toyota when picking up my car. Shame I'm not closer to discounters and don't fancy mucking the car up on day one.
  15. Can anyone confirm if their "old" Aygo carpet fits the new ones? (Old as in 2012+) I'm getting conflicting information from eBay sellers and dealers. Trying to either get official or for half the price, an OEM version with choice of fancy finishing. Thanks. e: Also, I'm certain it's a 2 clip version, again, please confirm. Hoping to pick my car up next month and want to get the odd bits and bobs ready.
  16. Well, someone managed to criticise Mr Evan's review... http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Drive/Good-Evansnot-20140801135028.htm Just to balancing things a little :)
  17. Do you have a price list available? Will you be cheaper vs local dealer? I'm looking at Red Border Mats and Standard Black Mats and anything else extra that might tempt me :p
  18. Thanks Parts-King. Do you know when and where the new model's accessories will be available?
  19. Essentially, with my new car soon to arrive, I'm shopping around and wondered if the previous Aygo models' carpet fit in the new? I'm talking about those with the same double clip/holes version. Thanks.
  20. It's his opinion, he's got a fleet of cars and if he sincerely believe it's no fun, that's his word. I may not have 3 days of driving but after an hour of drive, it was enough for me to get one.
  21. I'm an iQ driver. Tried the MK1 before and stirring the gear gravy pot was enough to put me off. Test drove the MK2 over the weekend and I'm pleased to say, the ride, the build and the shifter is so much better now. In fact, there's a certain iQ flare found on this new generation of Aygo, enough that I've gone and got one - the X-pression model. Red and Black works for me, gone a bit extra on the black alloy instead of the standard. Bring on September (just waiting for the 64 plate, would have been earlier otherwise)!
  22. If they pull the plug, I'll be glad as my car will be all the more unique. Will it help slow the depreciation of a new cat, I doubt, but gives me more reason why I want to keep the car after my PCP ends...
  23. Thanks for all the replies... looks like I'll go for the fixed price service. Not too far off from an independent pricing and another service after that before I'm looking to swap anyway. Thanks again!
  24. Hello! A blink of an eye and my iQ is coming to 1 year old in a couple months time. It just gone 5000 miles and I've only done minor maintenance e.g. Check engine oil, water and filter - none of which needs changing yet. With under 5K miles, it shows I am a fairly light user too. My question is, is it worth going to the Dealers to get it serviced and stamped or would going to my local independent which I trust and have good relationship with be a better choice? My iQ is on PCP and in 2 years time, it's likely I'll have a family and go one up to a Yaris or others, so resale/handing it back is definitely on the cards. It screams going to the dealer, pay the higher pricing just for the stamp on my log book. What's the general thoughts here?