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Best small car for commuting to work?

I'm looking to change the car to use for commuting to work. I have £5000 to spend and will do 15,000 miles a year. I’m considering a 2002 Ford Focus, but would like something smaller and cheaper to run.

I quite fancy the Toyota Aygo/107/C1 but the reports on clutch failure and water leakage seem to detract from what looks like a great choice. Are there any other obvious alternatives that I've overlooked?

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The faults with the Aygo/107/C1 were gradually fixed over the years, and, of course, any early cars with a replacement clutch will have had the later clutch fitted. See: www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/miscellaneous/2013-07/bi.../
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