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★★★★☆

“SOLUTION TO RESTRICTED TRANSIT ZONES - CITIZEN”

written by elisabettarosato_ on 30/11/2022

Good evening, my name is Elisabetta Rosato, and I am 68 years old, currently living in Florence. I am looking for a vehicle that has access in the city centre, as I received a salty fine after entering the city centre, not knowing that my vehicle was not permitted to transit in designated areas because it is not electric. I was extremely disappointed because my vehicle organisation did not finance my fine. I need a car that is appropriate for my age, modern, and slow, as I have delayed reflexes and I do not want to crash and get hurt. I am writing this review because my niece has a quadricycle, and talked to me about Aixam. Would Aixam satisfy my needs?

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“bag of crap!!!”

written by 333Lynch on 05/04/2014

brought a 55 plate aixam silver and it was in the garage more than on the road what a bag of crap!!!

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“NOT RECOMMENDED TO ANY ONE ”

written by MASHERP on 17/10/2012

THESE FRENCH PLASTIC MICRO THINGS , CAN NOT BE WORKED ON AS AIXAM DO NOT DO A WORKSHOP MANUAL. FOR THEM . WHATS THAT ALL ABOUT .

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Steve1098's Response to MASHERP's Review

Written on: 14/01/2013

I agree -terrible machine ( lawnmower) aweful construction, expensive parts and terrible reliability -mine had done 12.000 and been fully serviced when the gearbox broke up -end of car --and it was serviced by an authorised aixam dealer who did not want to know. avoid

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★★★★☆

“great little car ”

written by neto on 16/07/2012

just like going back to the 60s when i had bubble cars great fun.i bought one for 200 pounds with the back side panel smashed beyond repair cut the debri away and glued a second hand panel in cost 30 pounds

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★★★☆☆

“Its a QUADRICYCLE”

written by michael76 on 24/03/2012

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 fold down very simply changing the area from an optimistic 2 seat bench to a very decent boot . We used to put our lawn mower in the back with plenty space left . We find the car will do typically 70mpg ish around town with 90 being our best.In Winter 60 mpg ish is more likely . Our 9 year old car sailed through its MOT and feel confident that this is because we keep an eye on the speed .Remember it is a 'moped car' The engine noise will certainly get you noticed.People will turn round expecting a large van or even their bus but it is just the diesel chugging away . A good service should get rid of the majority of the dashboard shake when stationary but it will still rattle and the noise inside is still like nothing you will have heard before in a modern car .It is far from unbearable though . Parts are expensive but getting commoner , check online auction sites , Cheapest new tyre i found was 48 pounds The cars are extremely simple to fix and people with modest skill have stripped the gear box and refurbished them at home !! The gearbox lets this car down and will be the most expensive thing that goes .Get it checked regularly and put more oil in the gearbox than the instruction book suggests . We actually like this car . It is easy to drive . The gears , one , are simple .Stick it forward to go forward and back to go back .It is like driving a dodgem . it should go the same speed forward as it does backwards , if you should want to try it ! This quadricyle is like a VERY basic car , though ours has electric windows and central locking .My biggest gripe is the expense of it new and the gear box problems though we havent had any problems and we are 22,000 miles .If a big company made these cars it would give poor folk like me a grat product very cheap !! It goes (slowly), keeps the rain off but it is expenive new and waiting for gearbox problems diminishes the satisfaction of getting a great mpg.

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“total load of rubbish,had 2 of these and 2 micro...”

written by 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 to fall off and it does that on all of them,,brought a brand new one on a 04 plate next and that was has bad,i thought that these cars where gonna be more of a car than a reliant,how wrong i was,so under powered so noisy and so dam expensive,i have since gone back to reliants and thank the lord i did,thay are pityful

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Michaelcollins's Comment

Written on: 06/08/2010

I agree. A huge draw on finances. Bought one on 2002 plate. Two new gearboxes, front brakes that seized regularly refusing to release, warped rear drum, heating system locked in hot position, broken exhaust mounts, damage to radiator that needed to be fixed, and several exploding drive belts. Three rear end shunts good fuel economy though and is it traveled 53,000 miles loaded with me and two kids in just over 6 years!

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 19/02/2012

i totally agree. you would not beleive what had to do to rem
oved from the car just to replace starter motor!
I WOULD LOVE TO PUT A MATCH TO IT RATHER THAN SELL IT TO SOME ONE ELSE TO HAVE THE GREIF IVE HAD. TOTAL RUBBISH JUST KEEP COSTING YOU MONEY ALL THE TIME

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★★★★☆

“I had one of thease Aixam 500 SL 479 cc cars about 3...”

written by 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.

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Autotrailer's Comment

Written on: 04/01/2010

THANK YOU....YOU SETTLED MY MIND ABOUT AIXAM....WON'T BE GOING THERE

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 28/05/2012

will it be under the motorbike insurance

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Timbuk's Comment

Written on: 22/03/2011

I found this review not helpful because...If uou cannot say anything positive about this type of vehicle, then say nothing at all as they are still in the developmental stages!!

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★★★☆☆

“The Aixam 500SL is a fantastic little runaround for...”

written by on 14/05/2008

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 as they are NON STANDARD.

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“when i brought my Aixam 500 SL City Car it seemed like...”

written by reed7331 on 06/04/2005

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 assembley - keep to your relient or bike - I wish I had.

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“The real beauty of the Aixam 500 is that it can be...”

written by Bertie on 26/06/2004

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 variety will limit the speed to about 30 to 35 MPH with a passenger aboard.

The rear seats are more suited to children as the leg-room is restricted. The back-rest can be folded forward and the parcel shelf removed to provide a decent luggage space. There isn't much space when the rear seat is in use but is adequate for the average shopping trip.

Plenty of room for the driver and front passenger and the automatic transmission makes for a relaxing drive as does the electrically operated windows. The noise level inside the car is a lot higher than normal but can be counteracted by turning the stereo up!

Treated as an extremely economical local or semi-local runabout that can be driven on a motorbike licence, this car is unbeatable. It probably sealed the fate of the Robin Reliant.

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476707_Tucker753's Response to Bertie's Review

Written on: 06/08/2009

I found this review very helpful because..it pointed me in a direction that otherwise would have escaped me. my wife is partialy disabled and this would allow her to get around much more efficiently. glad to have come across it. will let you know how we get on.

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