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Renault Twingo long-term review

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During day-to-day driving, you wouldn't know that the power is being delivered to the rear wheels. The Twingo feels just like a normal city car although it isn't quite as refined as the class leaders. One area where it trounces the competition is manoeuvrability. The Twingo has a tiny turning circle that makes navigating small car parks a breeze and means that turns in the road are dispatched with ease.

Front occupants have plenty of room. The rear seats are only for two people. Legroom isn't awful when compared to the competition, but it is worth noting that even in the most reclined position the seats are very upright and could prove to be uncomfortable for longer journeys.

Areas where the Twingo could be beaten by its rivals is performance and refinement. Our car is the 1.0 SCe 70 model, which comes with a 1.0-litre petrol engine that produces 69bhp and manages to power the Twingo to 60mph in a sedate 14.5 seconds.

We haven't attempted any motorway miles yet but if town driving is anything to go by, we're expecting the engine will have to be worked hard to keep up with the traffic. For urban use, it's fine, although the notchy five-speed gearbox, vague clutch and no foot rest by the clutch pedal could prove tiresome.

The Twingo isn't as refined as the competition, at idle there's a lot of vibration through the cabin. Frustrating when the Twingo will spend a lot of its life sat in commuter traffic.

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Great review! A lot of things to look into before buying a Twingo. These vibrations coming from the engine can be a bit discouraging especially in city traffic stop and start.

If you do take your Twingo on the motorway I would like to know how it keeps up and if sustaining 60 mph feel a strain on the engine.

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I've recently test drove one and whilst I only sat in a small amount of traffic I didn't notice it particularly loud or harsh. Is it?
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Great review! A lot of things to look into before buying a Twingo. These vibrations coming from the engine can be a bit discouraging especially in city traffic stop and start.

If you do take your Twingo on the motorway I would like to know how it keeps up and if sustaining 60 mph feel a strain on the engine.

Cheers!
It's fine at 60mph, in fact fine at 70mph too. You will notice it struggle if you try to overtake at that speed or aim to go a bit faster.
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