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 Post subject: 2009 or 2012 model?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:28 pm 
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Hello. I am looking to buy an Aygo/C1/107 as my first car but i don't know whether the 2012 facelift model is worth the extra cash over the 2009 facelift. Is there anyone who has driven both and wouldn't mind sharing their opinion on this topic? Thanks in advance. :D


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 Post subject: Re: 2009 or 2012 model?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:43 pm 
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The facelifts of the mk1 bugs are all the exact same car underneath, especially between the 09 and 12 facelifts, the only difference is the looks (and things like the later ones having DRLs), from a driving standpoint they are all identical, go for the one you prefer the look of.

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 Post subject: Re: 2009 or 2012 model?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:29 pm 
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I not driven either, we have a 2008 Phase 1 version, but if it helps what I noticed over the years/models, the later models got improved emissions (lower road tax/zero £), the mentioned DRLS and think they got better sound proofing and better/more stereo / speakers, more standard airbags?. Also the later models /special editions being basically run out models like most manufactuers do, got lots of goodies thrown at them, standard alloys, tinted windows, leather steering wheel/gear knob, rev counter etc.

Also what I noticed is comparing year for year the Aygos seem to have slightly better specs (namely interior) compared to the Citroen/Peugeot models, I'm guessing Toyota just wanted their offering to be bit nicer than the others, but you paid a premium for them, so that probably filters thru to 2nd hand market.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:57 am 
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Steve107 wrote:
Also what I noticed is comparing year for year the Aygos seem to have slightly better specs (namely interior) compared to the Citroen/Peugeot models, I'm guessing Toyota just wanted their offering to be bit nicer than the others, but you paid a premium for them, so that probably filters thru to 2nd hand market.

There's always been a market differentiation between Citroen, Peugeot and Toyota bugs:

Citroen - lowest spec, lowest price, aimed at the cost conscious buyer
Peugeot - sportier image, slightly better spec, aimed at the younger buyer wanting a better image
Toyota - best spec, highest price, aimed at the older buyer

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 Post subject: Re: 2009 or 2012 model?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:26 pm 
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I would always go for the newer one if it is not hurting the pocket too badly. There may be subtle improvements to components which will make for a better car. I would also check the old favourite....namely which one is least wet inside!


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 Post subject: Re: 2009 or 2012 model?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:00 pm 
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The caution about the newer models is the engine that was tweaked to meet the £0 road tax criteria. These engines have been shown to have more problems than the untweaked ones and I think that they are down on power slightly too.


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