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SO much fun to drive and child friendly too!
RENAULT TWINGO 1.2 TCE GT 3dr (Review date: 4th April '13)
I used to drive a Ford KA, so the Twingo GT was quite an upgrade, and one which I will NEVER regret!
*This car is nippy - so good for driving in a city or busy town where you need the power to nip out at roundabouts or junctions.
*Acceleration is fantastic - the car is really responsive, particularly in the higher gears.
*The car is surprisingly spacious given its size! The back seats are on sliders, which you can slide from either the back or the boot to adjust the position. Plenty of space in the boot for a full weekly shop, and if I slide the seats forward a bit, I can easily fit a large pushchair. With the back seats in their rear position, the car also fits 4 adults very comfortably. I have a child seat in the rear, and like the amount of space for me to climb in the back and strap my son in.
*Nice stiff suspension, handles really well, but a very comfortable ride.
The Negatives (and I am nit-picking here):
*My biggest gripe is fuel economy on short journeys, although I easily get 300 miles before the fuel light comes on, so better than the KA!! BUT... when doing longer journeys on mainly A roads, I can get 400 miles before the fuel light comes on. It is less economical at speeds over 70MPH... (but obviously I wouldn't exceed that would I...?)
* The fuel cap is annoyingly low! I'm a tall female and have to stoop a bit to fill up.
* The bit that you clip the seatbelt into on the front passenger seat moves with the seat. If you have the seat fully forward, then you hit your hand on the seatbelt thing when putting the handbrake on. Annoying.
* Renault parts are surprisingly expensive, and the labour charge at my local dealer is almost the same as what BMW charge! I now have it serviced with a local garage instead!
The perfect budget car
RENAULT TWINGO 1.2 Extreme 3dr (Review date: 18th October '12)
This car is cute and stylish. Remote central locking and effective heating/cooling fans (not air-con) make it comfortable to drive. It handles nicely, is easily manouverable and the power steering and small size make it easy to park. The seats are quite small and the interior not very spacious. I am small in size and use the car mainly for short trips alone or with one passenger, so it suits me perfectly. The boot space is tiny - one cabin-size case and a handbag and it's practically full. My only negative is the rather slow acceleration, which makes pulling out onto slip roads a little nerve-wracking, especially when I have a passenger or luggage in the back. The engine is 1.2 litres, yet this car feels less powerful than the 998cc Nissan Micra that it replaced. Could be because I have the additional curtain airbags. I like the big digital display speedometer, but its positioning in the central dashboard is annoying as you have to keep glancing across. The car has 5 gears, but when I reach about 60-65mph (in 5th), it feels and sounds as if it wants to go up one more.
Great as a stylish, practical and economical run-around. Not for high-mileage commuters, speed demons, large families (though does have ISOFIX for baby seats) or carrying lots of luggage.
Speedy Pocket Rocket
RENAULT TWINGO 1.2 TCE GT 3dr (Review date: 10th February '12)
The Twingo is a great car for whizzing around in especially if you're doing short journeys. The acceleration is extremely fast and great for over taking, brilliant for the country roads but the stiff suspension doesn't make the journey "comfortable"! The interior isn't complicated and is a little plastic.
It's practical in the fact that although it's small, you can pop the back seats down easily or just one of them which makes a bigger boot space. There are only two seats in the back and to be honest, it's perfect for one person as there's not really any space for a family! Maybe a dog!
It looks sporty on the outside and with the GT body kit, I think it rivals anything else in the "sport" variety.
I love this car for work, it's just what I need, gets me where I need to go in good speed, space in the back for my kit and looks smart.
It has always been reliable, never once have I had a problem and does an average mpg.
Insurance is a little high due to the GT model but it's worth it!
Renault Twingo - Good first car!!
RENAULT TWINGO 1.2 Expression 3dr (Review date: 2nd February '12)
This has been a good car, never let me down once.
Plenty of space inside for shopping etc. However, it is obviously not ieal for a large family. ISOFIX anchor points make it safe for carrying children
Very cheap to run, will do about 60mpg on a long run, the tax is only £90 a year and the insurance is really low, perfetc for a new driver or learner.
Not the quickest car, but I don't think that was the intention for this car.
5 star overall.
RENAULT TWINGO 1.2 TCE GT 3dr (Review date: 19th January '12)
I regret buying this car as it is cheaply made and has collossal understeer!!!! There plenty is room for 4 adults however, but interior plastics are cheap. The car looks good inside and out thanks to nice little touches like digital speedo and panoramic sunroof. Just a shame its awful in the corners!
RENAULT TWINGO 1.2 TCE Gordini 3dr (Review date: 16th January '12)
I;ve had a Gordini 100 twingo for 4 months now and it's doing well.
it was chosen as a compromise between economy and fun and does a good job at delivering both.
it is a replacement for an alfa mito 1.4 turbo (155hp) and though slower off the mark,is still quick enough not to be boring.
of course it's not big, but for short journeys, it's fine for my wife and i, plus child & 2 dogs.
the moveable back seats are a useful extra which allows you to prioritise boot space or leg room as you need to.
also while the alfa claimed 45mpg i only averaged 36. the twingo claims 47, and i'm getting about 45.
Frugal & fun, small turbo-petrols are the way to go.
Renault Twingo Review
RENAULT TWINGO 1.2 16V Bizu 3dr (Review date: 16th January '12)
The renault twingo is definately the best car I have ever owned. Although it is small on the outside it is very roomy and well designed. It is very cheap to run and great up and down the motorway as I commute everyday.
I would recommend this car to everyone as its so fun to drive and I know I can rely on it everyday!
RENAULT TWINGO 1.2 16V I-Music 3dr (Review date: 31st October '11)
Great little car! Perfect for a first car. It's quick enough to get to 50mph however it's very slow in 5th gear. It's very cheap to fill up as a full tank from empty is around £45. Can get upto 68mpg on long journey's (100 miles +) that's more than the official figures. It's also got a low insurance group meaning cheap insurance for first time drivers.
I would recommend this car to anyone!
"A fun and roomy little car!"
RENAULT TWINGO 1.2 16V Dynamique 3dr (Review date: 23rd September '11)
Renault Twingo is a great drive
RENAULT TWINGO 1.2 Extreme 3dr (Review date: 19th August '11)
I love my Renault Twingo, it is comfy drive, suprisingly spacious (for a four seater), economical and looks great. Mine is black and I think this adds to the sportiness as I also have tinted windows, alloy wheels and the sports kit on it, it looks amazing. When I first got the car (brand new) I was a little bit unsure as it is the smallest car I have ever driven, but after a few weeks of getting used to it and going grocery shopping in it, I was pleasantly suprised.
The pros of the Renault Twingo are as follows....
Great value for money
Great on petrol
Low Tax group
Low insurance group
Great in the snow (I have Alloy wheels though)
Plenty of room for passangers in the back as well as the front
LCD display for speedometer
Sporty Rev Counter
Only a 4 seater
Relatively small boot
Headrests in the back sometimes in my eyeline (only when friends leave them up!)
Mirror is on drivers visor, which is annoying if you're a passanger.