CAT’S INSIDE LINE: CITROËN C1/PEUGEOT 107/TOYOTA AYGO

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Toyota-AygoCarrying on the Inside Line series, we move on from looking at the Ford Ka and turn our attention to the Citroën C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo. The popular supermini was the creation of a joint venture between PSA and Toyota.

Originally launched in 2005 in three and five door guise the trio were facelifted in 2009 to improve the aesthetic appeal and once again in 2012 to include day running lights.

The basic car was focused on economy, yet the C1, 107 and Aygo didn’t compromise on safety equipment as airbags and stability control coming as standard. They also proved to be a fairly capable car with good handling characteristics, even if the ride was a bit hard.

The trio launched the super minis with two powerplants, a 1.0-litre petrol engine producing between 68bhp, while a 1.4l HDI diesel was available with 54bhp, which is now discontinued.

Although they are superminis they all have provided technicians with plenty of challenges.

Remember, too, that the information here is extracted from generous submissions from the market, so head onto catmag.co.uk to see the full details for each issue.

Next month we’ll be looking at the Audi A1, so if you have expertise and insight to share, we would love to hear from you. To get your advice included contact hemal.mistry@haymarket.com or peter.lawton@haymarket.com.

Click below to see technical contributions on the Peugeot 107, Citroën C1 and Toyota Aygo from:

Autoelectro – explains about issues with the alternator and battery on the Peugeot, Citroën and Toyota

Blue Print – looks at issues with automatic transmissions, water pumps and clutches on the Toyota Aygo

Cambiare – covers a number of issues with the trio

CES – covers a number of issues with the C1, 107 and Aygo

Comma – discusses the foibles of fluids and the importance of oil

Corteco – looks at the oil sump plug issue on the three superminis

Dayco – comments on timing belt replacements

FAI Automotive – discusses the issues with timing belts

First Line – comments on water pump and clutch issues

Forté – on why engine flushes can prove vital on the Citroën C1, Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo

Gates – common belt issues on the C1, 107 and Aygo

Meyle – common issues on the trio solved

RMI – outlines a menagerie of C1, 107 and Aygo problems

Suplex – looks at the front and rear suspension on the Citroën, Peugeot and Toyota

TecRMI – give us an insight into a host of technical problems with the trio

ZF Services – explains the reason for premature failure of the clutch

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