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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-2016, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Sometimes car journalists get stuff wrong.

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/comparison/2015/renault-twingo-vs-vw-up-twin-test-review-2015/

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Worse, the angular, all-too-readily-demountable storage bin in front of the gear lever will keep savaging an already displaced left leg, adding further discomfort, and possible bruising. With the other side of the shin bin annoyance neatly chamfered to fit a passenger footwell which widens out along the transmission tunnel, the words ‘rat’ and ‘smell’ leap to mind in the context of Renault’s conversion to right-hand drive


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The storage bin widens into the passenger foot well which is just over an inch narrower than the drivers foot well. The bin is only loose if not clipped in. There's a little space behind the bin where you can keep the owners manual.
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I always take car reviews with a pinch of salt. They get the car for like an hour or something and I doubt they really care that much. A true review would be them buying it and running it with their own money for a month or two...
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http://www.autocar.co.uk/blogs/new-c...ime-understeer

I've owned a smart roadster and an Elise and I agree 100% whith what Steve Cropley says.
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He does say about half way down that the Twingo is very little like what he is describing, then continues with more of the same. To understand the article better I suggest you read the article I attach, it seems published a couple of months earlier about the time Steve would have been sitting down to write his article for November issue.

https://grrc.goodwood.com/road/drive...TVeE79lvTEw.97

PS Watch the Renault 8 Gordini video
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