Written on: 24/03/2012 by michael76 (1 review written)
Don't expect a car !! it is not . Well , not that we are used to in the UK .In France you can drive this without passing a driving test and it is sometimes designated a moped car . Going at 60 mph will just ask for trouble with bits breaking up quickly. We keep this little car at 30 mph and very very rarely squeeze it up to 40 mph with 2 passengers . It can take four people around town though it will be best if the two back seat passengers are small and already good friends . The back seats... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2009
total load of rubbish,had 2 of these and 2 micro cars.i have a motorbike licence and not a car licence so after years of robin reliant driving thought i would upgrade to four wheels,,brought a 53 plate aixam gold and it was in the garage more than on the road,parts are sooooo expensive and a full service was £174 tyres alone are 65 pound and thats if you can get them,,its very hard to get parts for them and they mostly have to come from abroad,when staionary the dash shakes like its about... (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2009
I had one of thease Aixam 500 SL 479 cc cars about 3 years ago and loved it.
Great little car to own. (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2008
The Aixam 500SL is a fantastic little runaround for short distances at low-ish speeds ie. school run, shopping, taking the kids to the park etc. Not for dual carriageways or motorways where average speeds exceed 50mph as you will be overtaken by everyone and cause a hazard. The one I bought had £1,600 worth of work needed on it as just about everything was on its last legs. Beware when buying secondhand and make sure you source a local garage that knows how to service and repair these cars... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2005 by reed7331 (1 review written)
when i brought my Aixam 500 SL City Car it seemed like a good deal -
good m.p.g, you can drive on a motorcycle licence, as I did not drive to far the lack of top speed did not matter and there are no hills where I live - then I woke up. I have averaged 6000 miles a year, belts have been changed, drive shafts, engine mounts, exhaust pipes, brake calipers - the list goes on and the prices for parts are high ie will not supply caliper seal for a few pence but you must buy a complete brake... (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2004 by Bertie (27 reviews written)
The real beauty of the Aixam 500 is that it can be driven on a full motorcycle licence. Maintenance is minimal and a quick wash only is needed to keep the vehicle clean and no polishing is needed.
Due to the size of the engine, the top speed is just over 60 MPH and performance is adequate for non-motorway roads and more than adequate for 'local' runs. This is NOT a motorway cruiser!
On a long run, about 110 MPG can be achieved even when driven foot down. Stiff hills around the 1 in 6 or 7... (read more)