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Offline keys1990  
#1 Posted : 02 January 2018 20:45:27(UTC)
keys1990


Posts: 76

Hi guys

Does anyone on here own the new 110hp 0.9 tce twingo gt if so how does it handle and drive and do you know if it has isofix points in the back ?

Cheers
Offline Masters Of Beckenham Renault  
#2 Posted : 03 January 2018 15:09:48(UTC)
Masters Of Beckenham Renault


Posts: 34

Hi

Yes Isofix are in the back of the car, but not front.

As a Renaultsport, dealer you may think we are going to be biased about the drive, but it is a fun car for general use, but not good for long motorway trips.

If your local come and try one of ours.

Dave
Masters of Beckenham
Offline keys1990  
#3 Posted : 03 January 2018 19:14:07(UTC)
keys1990


Posts: 76

Hi Dave

Thanks for the reply, I’m based in the midlands so it would probably be a long drive for me lol there is one not to far from me, I was just looking for something a little faster and funner than my clio but for quite a small budget, as I’ve had Mégane and clio R.S. I know this won’t be that pedigree but I do like the sporty looks and all the extras of this car .

Cheers and thanks for your help
Offline Richard  
#4 Posted : 20 January 2018 22:40:30(UTC)
Richard


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I've had a Twingo GT for six months now. It took my eye as soon as it was launched.

Yes it has got ISO in the back seats.

Handling is a good mix of comfort (for a small car) as well as the fun aspect. It holds the road well.

Despite the great combination of rear engine and rear wheel drive, you can't really tell that it's all at the back (that might not be such a bad thing!)

They seem to be very rare - I have only seen one other in my area - and that is the dealer's other current demo!

Because it is fun to drive, the fuel economy is not as good as you might hope.
But the internal tone of the engine and exhaust note helps make up for that.

I would agree re not so good on long motorway type trips - partly because of the fuel economy thing, but also because it's so light, despite the electronic gizmos to help against side winds etc, it can feel a bit "edgy".

But it's a cool little car.
Offline Tanim  
#5 Posted : 15 February 2018 10:11:19(UTC)
Tanim


Posts: 233
Location: Tyne and Wear

If the RS Twingo had an semi-auto option, I would had bought it over the 220! Cracking little car but sadly my daily commute consists of over hour of sitting in traffic.

1,000 kilo, turbo rear wheel drive, what not to like!
Offline Richard  
#6 Posted : 17 February 2018 22:33:29(UTC)
Richard


Posts: 9

Originally Posted by: Tanim Go to Quoted Post
If the RS Twingo had an semi-auto option, I would had bought it over the 220! Cracking little car but sadly my daily commute consists of over hour of sitting in traffic.

1,000 kilo, turbo rear wheel drive, what not to like!


I agree completely re the ideal combination would be with the automatic EDC.

But, in my opinion, Renault are missing a trick with this for those of us in the UK...
The reason I say this is because they do offer the Twingo GT with EDC in the European market.
Real shame.

I still like mine though - despite there being nowhere to rest your left foot comfortably.

Edited by user 17 February 2018 22:34:34(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline Tanim  
#7 Posted : 19 February 2018 09:49:15(UTC)
Tanim


Posts: 233
Location: Tyne and Wear

Originally Posted by: Richard Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Tanim Go to Quoted Post
If the RS Twingo had an semi-auto option, I would had bought it over the 220! Cracking little car but sadly my daily commute consists of over hour of sitting in traffic.

1,000 kilo, turbo rear wheel drive, what not to like!


I agree completely re the ideal combination would be with the automatic EDC.

But, in my opinion, Renault are missing a trick with this for those of us in the UK...
The reason I say this is because they do offer the Twingo GT with EDC in the European market.
Real shame.

I still like mine though - despite there being nowhere to rest your left foot comfortably.


Now that's a great shame, I was not aware of it. Renault really have no excuse now..
Offline eccentric1  
#8 Posted : 19 February 2018 12:07:26(UTC)
eccentric1


Posts: 474
Location: In exile in Bavaria

I wasn't aware of this either so just checked here in DE:

https://www.renault.de/m...igure/AjUwu-6Ices/engine

My selected option is for "Double Clutch" so I guess this is what you mean.
Offline Richard  
#9 Posted : 19 February 2018 22:36:15(UTC)
Richard


Posts: 9

Yes, it is so frustrating and disappointing, especially as the Smartcar version is offered with it here. So they can't blame engineering LHD/RHD conversion reasons. But I just don't like the design/look/price/dealers of the Smart as much as the Twingo!

But I guess they don't expect to sell many in the UK anyway.

Here is the French market engine/transmission choice page.

https://www.renault.fr/v...go-gt/motorisations.html

Or, perhaps we shouldl blame Brexit? Ouch!

Edited by user 19 February 2018 22:49:30(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Offline Tanim  
#10 Posted : 20 February 2018 09:46:03(UTC)
Tanim


Posts: 233
Location: Tyne and Wear

I personally didn't like the shape of new Brabus. Before getting the 220 I was very tempted to buy Brabus Roadster but they all suffer from electrical issues. So buying outright would had cost a lot more in the long run and lot of headaches too.

RS Twingo actually reminds me of Renault 5, every year they grow models by length and weight and after a few years later they grow up so big haha.

I might get the next RS Twingo instead of the RS Clio in near future Cool
Offline Richard  
#11 Posted : 20 February 2018 22:22:39(UTC)
Richard


Posts: 9

It does indeed resemble the R5 - it was meant to.
The front wings, especially the front edge, are the same sort of shape as the Mk1 R5.

Then there is the angle of the tailgate and rear light/"shoulders" - inspired by the R5 mk2

Check out these couple of pics from the design studio...

https://www.guillaumedar...ault_55905_global_fr.jpg

https://www.quattroruote.../cq5dam.web.650.600.jpeg

https://s1.cdn.autoevolu...the-r5-turbo-video_3.jpg

Offline Tanim  
#12 Posted : 21 February 2018 13:01:25(UTC)
Tanim


Posts: 233
Location: Tyne and Wear

Originally Posted by: Richard Go to Quoted Post
It does indeed resemble the R5 - it was meant to.
The front wings, especially the front edge, are the same sort of shape as the Mk1 R5.

Then there is the angle of the tailgate and rear light/"shoulders" - inspired by the R5 mk2

Check out these couple of pics from the design studio...

https://www.guillaumedar...ault_55905_global_fr.jpg

https://www.quattroruote.../cq5dam.web.650.600.jpeg

https://s1.cdn.autoevolu...the-r5-turbo-video_3.jpg



Nice, I didn't know that either! Just wish it was more flat looking like the original R5, could be done with body lowering kit though LOL
Offline Damo1970gt  
#13 Posted : 03 March 2018 16:43:56(UTC)
Damo1970gt


Posts: 3

Hi guys, picked my gt up last Friday, orange in colour all the extras and I love it. Nippy, sounds well can't complain about anything
Offline Richard  
#14 Posted : 03 March 2018 22:13:07(UTC)
Richard


Posts: 9

Snap!

Orange with all the bits - R-Link, mudflaps, extra boot mat and mats.

The exhaust note is very satisfying, and now after about 6000 miles, engine is loosening up a bit.

Pop over to twingoforum.co.uk and there are a few other comments and pics.
Offline Damo1970gt  
#15 Posted : 04 March 2018 07:31:15(UTC)
Damo1970gt


Posts: 3

Superb!
700 miles on the clock so she's still a bit tight. Haven't seen another one on the road. Really love this car, proper querky and the shape of the rear end is a joy
Offline Buffalo Girls  
#16 Posted : 04 March 2018 08:26:38(UTC)
Buffalo Girls


Posts: 1,733

My sister in law has just bought one. It's good fun to drive
Offline Richard  
#17 Posted : 04 March 2018 14:02:53(UTC)
Richard


Posts: 9

Yes it is a rare sight - which depending on your point of view is either good or bad. The only other one I have seen my way is the dealer demo one which they got in after I bought their demo model!

And another thing (again good or bad from a point of view, but good from mine) is that Clarkson likes and "gets" it...

https://www.driving.co.u...eview-renault-twingo-gt/
Offline Damo1970gt  
#18 Posted : 06 March 2018 20:45:28(UTC)
Damo1970gt


Posts: 3

Read and viewed many reviews before I bought my gt, to be honest the Clarkson one was the only one I really took notice of, all the others were like for like, gave me no real info apart from buy a VW Up!, Never gonna happen!! Enjoying this car more and more.
Offline Tanim  
#19 Posted : 07 March 2018 11:23:36(UTC)
Tanim


Posts: 233
Location: Tyne and Wear

JC never lets you down, I also bought my Mazda 6 MPS after his review.
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