Pytheas

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    Vassilis
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  • Toyota Model
    Aygo X-Play Touch X-Shift
  • Toyota Year
    2016
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    Other/NonUK
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  1. A couple of years ago I got a Samsung A3 (2016) for this purpose for about €160. It worked fine for quite some time (even got screen mirroring to work with a hack) but then it stopped. It may have been due to a phone update or one of the required apps, hard to tell. I realized that there were no cheap phones supporting Mirrorlink (which BTW seems to be dead now, so I wouldn't expect to see new phones supporting it).
  2. I have a 2016 Aygo but I prefer the C1/108 option you mentioned (I was not aware of this difference). I usually have trouble storing long/tall items in the trunk and the cover is usually bothering me or comes off. Plus the thin fabric is useless for anything other than hiding the content of the trunk. If I am not mistaken, the C1/108 have a thicker one which can actually hold some weight...
  3. Sounds like the average fuel consumption to me. A photo would definitely help.
  4. Pytheas

    X Touch

    Sounds extremely interesting! I also have a Windows Phone (Lumia 735) connected to my Aygo via Bluetooth but haven't managed to do what you describe; can you share some info on that? I hope we're not getting off-topic.
  5. Do you have any links or more info to share? I tried googling it but found nothing at all about the specs of 2018 Aygo....
  6. Coming from a Fiat Cinquecento (1994 model), I second that :-)
  7. I personally only saw the blinking gas light and hearing the first beeps a couple of times in the almost 1,5 year I own my 2016 Aygo and wouldn't want to risk my engine for estimating the cost per tank. What would be the point of that? We have a 35L tank which translates to 35L x gas price, so it is something pretty fixed; do I get it wrong? Instead, I keep track of fuel consumption by recording every single top-up of the tank since I got the car, so I know the fuel consumption per top-up - I am mostly concerned about the mileage per gallon (or lt/100km, as we use here in Greece). I can have a generic overview but I know that this is not precise, as it depends on various factors (e.g. how close to the lid each top up goes, how pure/fresh the gas is, my driving style, traffic level etc.). I see significant variations between summer (when the roads are usually open) and winter (when the first rain drops fall, heavy traffic starts), when taking uphill routes etc.
  8. Apologies for the off-topic message, but is there any collaboration between GM and Fiat? That would explain some similarities I see between the new 500 and Adam...
  9. Pytheas

    Aygo Boot

    I have a 2016 Toyota Aygo (for less than 1,5 year) and noticed that it is getting tricky to press the button and open the boot door - it is still working though! I will have it checked during the next service and see if an adjustment or a replacement is required.
  10. Now I understand; so in case I decide to go for the conversion, I will have to make sure that the conversion will not affect the new car warranty (just to confirm with the Toyota dealer) and also to see if the conversion itself will be covered by Toyota warranty or by the dealer. I wouldn't go to an external body for the conversion, as this would definitely void the warranty. Toyota Greece has a page dedicated to the LPG conversion (Greek only - please use Google translate!) and this is what I saw at first place (back in 2016) when I asked more details about the conversion. I guess this indicates that the warranty will not effect the 6-year new car one. I apologize for my ignorance, but it is the first time I have a new car so I was never concerned about warranties - let alone conversions to a new car. P.S. It seems that Toyota opts for the Vialle LPG kit, not the Valleo I stated in my original post.
  11. The dealer had told me that the car/Toyota warranty would be unaffected if the conversion was undertaken by them. Since this was during a discussion, I believe that things would be different when the time comes to agree and proceed with the work...In fact, I was about to have it installed as soon as I go the car but they told me that they still needed some time to receive updated info from Toyota about the installation (specs and way to make the conversion, as far as I understood). In any case, they were skeptical on the conversion as they considered that due to the Aygo's low fuel consumption, the benefits would not be significant to justify the modification. That was about one year ago.
  12. Hi to all, To make a long story short, I bought my Aygo one year ago (June 2016) brand new, X-Shift. Since then, I have been driving about 50 miles daily to and from work, mixed route of open road and heavy traffic - reached about 12,500 miles (20.000 km) in one year, with an average of 55 MPG (5.1 L/100km). I was wondering if it would make sense for me to make the conversion to LPG. The car is of course under warranty and when I asked my Toyota dealer about the LPG conversion, they said that they can take it over (installing the Valeo kit, if I recall well) but it would cost €2,000 - more than double the cost of the same kit elsewhere around. I guess they count on customers who wouldn't want to void the warranty of their Toyotas... From one hand, I have estimated significant savings on fuel (if my calculations are correct) but on the other hand (i) I've heard that LPG price will increase in the next years (it is subsidized now? and (ii) I am not sure for how long I will be working for this remotely located company. I was wondering if anyone here has converted his latest gen Aygo to LPG; and if so what his/her impressions are. I am mostly interested in performance, savings and issues with the engine. Thanks!
  13. I wasn't aware of such details; thanks for sharing. I guess that now there's no need for a Cygnet...
  14. I think that the PSA-Toyota deal was fruitful / beneficial for both parts) as Toyota managed to develop a city car at an affordable price (cannot recall if Toyota produced such a small car in the past) thanks to an EU-based factory while PSA gained from the great, economic and reliable engine (among others) that Toyota brought through Daihatsu. I am not aware of details of the agreement but that's what I understand. Opel/Vauxhall city cars (Adam etc., smaller than the Corsa) were never as successful as the PSA ones, so I also believe that PSA will continue development of its most compact models based on their joint platform with Toyota and take advantage of Opel's expertise with larger models, especially the latest SUVs. In any case, I find it confusing and annoying to see the same model under different brands (see Suzuki Splash / Wagon R+ & Opel Agila, Chevrolet Spark & Opel Karl, Hyundai i10 & Kia Picanto, even the first gen of the Aygo/C1/107 & Up, Mii and Citigo). Sharing expertise and parts / saving resources is one thing, but this leads to lack of innovation and inspiration. On the other hand, I appreciate innovative models, which look like no other, e.g. Renault Twingo (1st & latest models), Fiat Panda and 500 etc.; I don't necessary like them, but at least they have a bold statement to make). In any case, I hope that PSA will dare to build something new.
  15. I second that; one of the objectives of a city car (apart from its tiny dimensions) is the low cost, so that it be affordable as the main car (for singles) and a second car (for couples and families). So, by default, car manufacturers start with basic trims of a model (couldn't imagine a model w/o central locking in 2017, but of course it is an option) and go up by offering more well-equipped versions which focus more on practicality (another objective of a city car) and much less on luxury. For example, upper trims of Aygo include start and stop, speed limiter (?), the safety pack, driver's seat height adjustment. Based on that, users are offered additional options - can I say luxurious? - such as alloy wheels, leather-like steering wheel and clima, to name a few. Any attempt by any company (e.g. Lexus) to manufacture an expensive city car would be doomed (see the Cygnet case) as those who could afford it wouldn't be interested in small city cars, even for their children. A Yaris-sized model would make sense, but it would still be too expensive for casual users :-)