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  1. Not sure how you got this info: " out of its comfort zone with long road trips " ? You definitely won't be killing the car cruising on the motorway at 70mph but if you care about the environment / mpg then go at 60mph - one thing I noticed (in my 10+ years ownership) is the fuel consumption on the Aygo goes up drastically above 56mph!
  2. I replaced it with another go-kart, Toyobaru GT86...
  3. Ok, after nearly 11 years and 100K with my Aygo I finally said good bye to it. I don't get attached to material stuff usually but I feel as though I have lost a part of my body. If I want to buy a small, reliable, economical and easy to drive vehicle that is also fun to drive (I loved the gentle roar/purr of the engine!) in the future then I would definitely buy the Aygo again. Here's a summary of my vehicle's history and repairs - something I feel would be useful to someone somewhere as if I were looking for a new car to buy I would like to know what needs to be replaced / fixed w
  4. Hi Guys, This isn't an Aygo specific question but how does Toyota warranty work when it comes to buying second hand? I heard that the balance of the warranty remaining is transferrable, regardless of whether the vehicle is manufacturer approved or not - is this true? If that is the case, if I am buying a car that is less than 5years old, what is the benefit of buying car that is "manufacturer approved" Thanks, Ben
  5. Thanks guys. Howard, I will pull them out and have a look. Rajiv, I currently have the Iridium plugs and contrary to what people say about high performance plugs in a small car like the Aygo, I have noticed about 3% improvement in fuel economy (measured over 5 years / 30000 miles) although this may be more due to the fact I've changed to a set of hard wearing (less grip) tyres at around the same time....
  6. Hello, I'm servicing my 55 reg Aygo myself and was wondering whether I should or shouldn't replace the spark plugs. I know that according to the service schedule, the plugs should be replaced every 40k miles. The current ones I have are the Denso Iridium ones which I installed my self five years ago - I have done 30K miles since. I don't hear the engine misfiring, haven't noticed (any significant) drop in power, and the car does around 120 miles before the fuel indicator drops by one bar from a full tank (the car has a MMT). Considering that iridium plugs suppose to have longer life than stand
  7. I was in contact with them before Xmas but I just assumed they sold the used one. Yeah, I saw that one in yellow, I doubt they'd let me take that out for a spin though.
  8. Hi, Guys, I've been posting irregularly in the Aygo forum because I've been a proud owner of one but now I'm thinking of ditching it... I'm wondering if anyone's managed to get booked in for a test driver for the automatic version of GT86, in central Scotland? I contacted my local dealer who told me he might be able to arrange a test drive on a used one but that never got anywhere... I even emailed Toyota GB head office twice in the last month regarding availability of auto version for test drive around Glasgow but got no response whatsoever! Apparently these GT86 are selling like hot cakes? I
  9. benchan

    Flat Battery

    Yes, I did mean "the car started OK and the voltage rose to similar levels as you measured in post #1". I will see and if I get another flat battery, I'll get a new one before this winter. Cheers.
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    Flat Battery

    Thanks for the replies. I left the car unused for nine days and the battery output has now dropped to 12.5V (while the alternator ouput is still the same). Is this cause for concern? Ben
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    Flat Battery

    I had a flat battery whilst I was on holiday - the odd thing was the inspection eye on the battery was still showing green. What is the purpose of this inspection eye? After the car was jump started and after a couple of hundred miles, I checked the battery and alternator readings and both were healthy, 12.75V and 14.3V. How long can I expect the battery and the alternator to last? Ben
  12. Thanks, It has done just over 70,000 miles. If I get it replaced at a Toyota garage, will they fit the newer model? Ben
  13. Hi, My (seven year old) MMT Aygo seems to have developed a fault with the clutch - I can only accelerate gently (0-60mph in about three minutes) and kick down doesn't work either. When I step on the gas pedal a bit too much the car starts beeping and just revs up but not gain in speed. However, I can go through all the gears and am able to cruise on the motor way at 70mph. I believe I am experiencing a slipping clutch. My questions: 1. How come the "MMT warning light" does not light up? 2. How do I know it is actually the clutch that needs replacing, rather than say the clutch actuator which f
  14. OK, the space in the engine bay is too tight for me to do anything so I'm going to take it to a garage... What is the going rate for having the v-belt replaced? Thanks.
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