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Are Toyota Aygo 1.0L good for frequent trips on the motorway?
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Are Toyota Aygo 1.0L good for frequent trips on the motorway?
No.
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Are Toyota Aygo 1.0L good for frequent trips on the motorway?
Depends what you mean by good. It'll get up to motorway speed but it won't be especially comfortable or safe feeling whilst you're there.

I've been a passenger in a Peugeot 107, (almost identical), for a long trip. It was noisy and rattled away the whole time. You also have to grit your teeth every time something bigger than a chaffinch passes you.

I enquired at a dealer about an Aygo and they said that in all honesty a lot of people bring them back after a year for something bigger. They're designed to be a city car for a couple of people and some light shopping.
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Are Toyota Aygo 1.0L good for frequent trips on the motorway?
I have one. It takes forever to get up to speed and if u get in an accident in one it literally will crumple like a piece of paper. So not particularly no
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It’s the VVT-I newer versions, are they still bad for motorway trips?
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It’s the VVT-I newer versions, are they still bad for motorway trips?
Read proper online reviews - some of the posters on here are not the experts they think they are

Most people start with a small car for insurance reasons

Reviews here: https://www.whatcar.com/toyota/aygo/...-i-x-5dr/84577
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Read proper online reviews - some of the posters on here are not the experts they think they are

Most people start with a small car for insurance reasons

Reviews here: https://www.whatcar.com/toyota/aygo/...-i-x-5dr/84577
I've driven one for a week for my daily commute whilst my car was having its gearbox refurbished. It was really not very comfortable, and frankly felt quite dangerous at times.

A city car is not designed for major A roads or motorways, hence my comment.
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I've driven one for a week for my daily commute whilst my car was having its gearbox refurbished. It was really not very comfortable, and frankly felt quite dangerous at times.

A city car is not designed for major A roads or motorways, hence my comment
Why not suggest a better 1L car rather than rubbish everything. Some small cars have great acceleration and can cope with motorway driving.
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Read proper online reviews - some of the posters on here are not the experts they think they are

Most people start with a small car for insurance reasons

Reviews here: https://www.whatcar.com/toyota/aygo/...-i-x-5dr/84577
I actually have the car so I think I know what it’s like. And they are asking for our opinions.
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I actually have the car .
Personal abuse does not help here - you have that exact model? Presumably you are aware that modern cars are designed to crumple to absorb the impact and not transmit it to the people inside? What is the NCAP rating of the car?

Don't assume my comment was aimed at you
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To be fair the OP wasn't asking for alternatives.

I went for a C3 rather than a C1/Aygo/107. It cost the same, is more practical, is very cheap to run and has never gone wrong. The 3 cylinder, 1.2,engine is fine but not exciting.
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Why not suggest a better 1L car rather than rubbish everything. Some small cars have great acceleration and can cope with motorway driving.
But the aygo doesn’t which is our point
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What about the Yaris icon? Is that a better choice or not?
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What about the Yaris icon? Is that a better choice or not?
I don't have any experience in a Yaris, but after reading up on them I probably would've gotten one if I could've found one for the same price as my C3.

I think most people would direct you to something Yaris/Fiesta/Corsa-sized if you are looking at regular longer motorway trips. But honestly you may feel fine in an Aygo, you could always test drive one on a dual carriageway and see what you think.
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What about the Yaris icon? Is that a better choice or not?
I learned to drive in a Yaris before getting the aygo as my first car. The Yaris is way nicer to drive
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Why not suggest a better 1L car rather than rubbish everything. Some small cars have great acceleration and can cope with motorway driving.
With respect, the OP asked a simple binary question. Should they have asked for recommendations of alternatives, I'd have obliged.
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Thank everyone, your advice has been helpful
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I've driven one for a week for my daily commute whilst my car was having its gearbox refurbished. It was really not very comfortable, and frankly felt quite dangerous at times.

A city car is not designed for major A roads or motorways, hence my comment.
Some City cars do very well on Motorways You can't generalise like that.
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Thank everyone, your advice has been helpful
You need to read reviews and test drive a few. Make sure you check insurance costs too
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I have a 1L 2019 Ford Focus, which I use for mainly motorway driving, doing 20,000 miles a year. But the Ford Focus does have a Ecoboost engine, so essentially is a 1L with a turbo attached. Has the same acceleration and power as a 1.5L from my experience
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