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#16 r3k1355

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:04 AM

 

Looked at the Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1, Pug ? (what ever the tiny Pug is called) Seem less of a 'proper' car than the VW group offerings. Think it will definitely be one of that trio or Polo / Ibiza if we go up a size.

 

When we bought the IQ we had the same feeling about all of those, even the Aygo! I suspect they've all upped their game now.

 

 

Is the problem with the general public right there.

 

See a car for £6000 and complain it doesn't have the features of a £10,000 car.

Company puts features in (upping the price) and people complain it's not too expensive.

 

Sales of the original C1/107/Aygo were huge, sales of the second gen models are lower.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:53 PM

I have a Peugeot 107 and I think it has a lot to do with the Mini, more than the MINI for sure! It's economical, easy to service myself, spartan, lightweight, nippy, easy parking, revvy noisy engine and firm suspension... Ah and prone to cabin noises! I love driving it!!!

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:59 PM

i may be wrong but arent these models the same chasis and engine just different bodywork and badge on and a few other tweaks?



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:02 AM

The three mentioned in the title yes all share the same platform etc.

However the engines may have slightly different maps to each other. Yes the BHP range does differ over the 1 Ltr range from 55 to 75bhp and I do believe now apart from the GTI there is another in the early 80's although I would have to double check.

I do know with VW the spec of the car dictates the power output. For example my wife's High Up Bluemotion has 75bhp, the lower spec cars have 55.

Although completely different models my sons Octavia VRS estate has exactly the same engine as my CC. His has 184bhp, mine has 175. Same age of car as well. Skoda and Audi seem to play around with the engines slightly certainly on the diesels. Tweaking of the maps.

I do know the latest VW GTD has 184 bhp but it's from 2015 I believe. So constant changes. But I digress.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:54 AM

i may be wrong but arent these models the same chasis and engine just different bodywork and badge on and a few other tweaks?

 

Yea, the 107/C1/Aygo was a special collaboration project called B-Zero, Toyota Petrol Engine was used.

 

The Mii/CitiGo/Up etc are naturally all the same as it's VAG.

It's one of the few cars that isn't on the MQB platform, which is VAG's way of saving money - by making everything into a Golf apparently.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:22 PM

My other half purchased a pre registered Vauxhall viva.... yeah the new one, I have to say it was cheap to buy and has been a cracking car, its only 1.0 three cylinder, put it pulls really well, makes a good sound and is packed full of kit. I was cynical at first but I have to admit I have been proved wrong. I even think it looks good in red.






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