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Offline catherinej  
#1 Posted : 28 August 2008 19:14:00(UTC)
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So come on Renault, do they like it?
Offline JamesJT  
#2 Posted : 28 August 2008 21:21:35(UTC)
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Don't you think that if renault had any control over the press the laguna GT would have got better reviews?

J
Offline catherinej  
#3 Posted : 28 August 2008 21:55:43(UTC)
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I don"t think the GT did get a bad review.
Offline Jeremy RUK  
#4 Posted : 29 August 2008 07:22:22(UTC)
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Catherine, yes they do!
Offline lynch22  
#5 Posted : 29 August 2008 08:28:21(UTC)
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Not all the press are impressed by it. Renault will have to consider the turbo route very soon for the smaller cars in the range.
Offline CJT_RUK  
#6 Posted : 29 August 2008 08:37:07(UTC)
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Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Not all the press are impressed by it. Renault will have to consider the turbo route very soon for the smaller cars in the range.


Lynch the press only drove the Twingo RS for the 1st time yesterday - on what do you base your comment ?
Offline lynch22  
#7 Posted : 29 August 2008 08:55:48(UTC)
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Quote:
Originally posted by CJT_RUK
Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Not all the press are impressed by it. Renault will have to consider the turbo route very soon for the smaller cars in the range.


Lynch the press only drove the Twingo RS for the 1st time yesterday - on what do you base your comment ?
My information is very reliable and you would not expect me to reveal it. It was tested in France months ago and my information said that Renault have been worried about not going the Turbo route. I am not saying that the Twingo is a bad car but they should have gone the Turbo route.
Offline 197ad  
#8 Posted : 29 August 2008 08:58:12(UTC)
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why?it doesnt need a turbo read the stats.the twingo is far from a bad car
Offline The Clang  
#9 Posted : 29 August 2008 10:56:07(UTC)
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TBH turbo's are a nightmare, they are more unreliable, and as insurance companys hate the word turbo, insurance is also a problem.

Normally aspirated FTW!!
Offline 197ad  
#10 Posted : 29 August 2008 10:57:16(UTC)
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i second the turbo comments above lol!
Offline mike225  
#11 Posted : 29 August 2008 10:58:31(UTC)
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Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Quote:
Originally posted by CJT_RUK
Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Not all the press are impressed by it. Renault will have to consider the turbo route very soon for the smaller cars in the range.


Lynch the press only drove the Twingo RS for the 1st time yesterday - on what do you base your comment ?
My information is very reliable and you would not expect me to reveal it. It was tested in France months ago and my information said that Renault have been worried about not going the Turbo route. I am not saying that the Twingo is a bad car but they should have gone the Turbo route.


Confused

I though you were a massive fan of the N/A engines? as seen in the 197 tbhhmcb?
Offline FORBES  
#12 Posted : 29 August 2008 11:03:23(UTC)
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For Renault to offer the Renault Sport Twingo with a Turbo engine they would need to totally design a big enough turbo engine, which lets face it they were not going to do, the only Turbo engines they have in the range are the 1.2 and the 2.0.

Although if they stuck the 1.4 R5 Turbo engine in it that would be great, if not slightly unreliable!!

I dont think they are worried about it not being Turbo'd and I think the majority of its direct competitors are N/A
Offline gfaustino  
#13 Posted : 29 August 2008 11:30:31(UTC)
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Here is another write up on a Top Gear blog. Once more, they came to Portugal to try it out, like they had done on the 197... Anyone at Renault interested in adding me to the invites list? Please? Big Smile

http://www.topgear.com/blogs/dr...ult-twingo-renaultsport/
Offline simonali  
#14 Posted : 29 August 2008 11:46:20(UTC)
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Top gear write up is good Cool
Offline 197ad  
#15 Posted : 29 August 2008 12:17:48(UTC)
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yeah thats all good apart from the engine note which as standard on all renaultsports is lacking
Offline gfaustino  
#16 Posted : 29 August 2008 12:28:56(UTC)
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If you read the other blog on Top Gear, they say something like the engine note being perfect, and how an aftermarket exhaust could ruin it...

On the handling, once again, the other blog says how he was on a slide at over 90 mph, and this one says how the car just won't loose grip.

But then again, Top Gear has never been known for consistency...

Offline lynch22  
#17 Posted : 29 August 2008 12:30:56(UTC)
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Quote:
Originally posted by mike225
Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Quote:
Originally posted by CJT_RUK
Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Not all the press are impressed by it. Renault will have to consider the turbo route very soon for the smaller cars in the range.


Lynch the press only drove the Twingo RS for the 1st time yesterday - on what do you base your comment ?
My information is very reliable and you would not expect me to reveal it. It was tested in France months ago and my information said that Renault have been worried about not going the Turbo route. I am not saying that the Twingo is a bad car but they should have gone the Turbo route.


Confused

I though you were a massive fan of the N/A engines? as seen in the 197 tbhhmcb?
I am a big fan of normally aspirated engines. It's not just the engine that makes a great car but lots of other stuff, chassis, suspension, brakes etc. The Twingo would have been a much better car with the right Turbo and the interior's is a bit shat.
Offline mike225  
#18 Posted : 29 August 2008 15:05:22(UTC)
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Quote:
Originally posted by 197ad
yeah thats all good apart from the engine note which as standard on all renaultsports is lacking


you cant have driven a 197 then ?
Offline PBCup  
#19 Posted : 29 August 2008 15:20:27(UTC)
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Quote:
Originally posted by mike225
Quote:
Originally posted by 197ad
yeah thats all good apart from the engine note which as standard on all renaultsports is lacking


you cant have driven a 197 then ?


For a standard "normal cheap" car it is great. Not as good as the Supercharger MINI Cooper S but good.

However it still sound muted to me.
Offline PBCup  
#20 Posted : 29 August 2008 15:22:28(UTC)
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Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Quote:
Originally posted by mike225
Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Quote:
Originally posted by CJT_RUK
Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Not all the press are impressed by it. Renault will have to consider the turbo route very soon for the smaller cars in the range.


Lynch the press only drove the Twingo RS for the 1st time yesterday - on what do you base your comment ?
My information is very reliable and you would not expect me to reveal it. It was tested in France months ago and my information said that Renault have been worried about not going the Turbo route. I am not saying that the Twingo is a bad car but they should have gone the Turbo route.


Confused

I though you were a massive fan of the N/A engines? as seen in the 197 tbhhmcb?
I am a big fan of normally aspirated engines. It's not just the engine that makes a great car but lots of other stuff, chassis, suspension, brakes etc. The Twingo would have been a much better car with the right Turbo and the interior's is a bit shat.


For me it would be keeping the n/a but upping the power per litre to somewhere like the 197s engine.

Not only would that make it quicker it would give it that "thrash me" quality like the 197 and CTR have.
Offline Jeremy RUK  
#21 Posted : 29 August 2008 16:06:22(UTC)
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Offline Jeremy RUK  
#22 Posted : 29 August 2008 16:16:48(UTC)
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Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Quote:
Originally posted by mike225
Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Quote:
Originally posted by CJT_RUK
Quote:
Originally posted by lynch22
Not all the press are impressed by it. Renault will have to consider the turbo route very soon for the smaller cars in the range.


Lynch the press only drove the Twingo RS for the 1st time yesterday - on what do you base your comment ?
My information is very reliable and you would not expect me to reveal it. It was tested in France months ago and my information said that Renault have been worried about not going the Turbo route. I am not saying that the Twingo is a bad car but they should have gone the Turbo route.


Confused

I though you were a massive fan of the N/A engines? as seen in the 197 tbhhmcb?
I am a big fan of normally aspirated engines. It's not just the engine that makes a great car but lots of other stuff, chassis, suspension, brakes etc. The Twingo would have been a much better car with the right Turbo and the interior's is a bit shat.


Just to put the facts behind this. There was only one magazine that had driven the car before the press event yesterday and today. They drove it a few months ago in France with myself and loved the n/a engine.
Offline 197ad  
#23 Posted : 29 August 2008 16:25:39(UTC)
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Quote:
Originally posted by mike225
Quote:
Originally posted by 197ad
yeah thats all good apart from the engine note which as standard on all renaultsports is lacking


you cant have driven a 197 then ?

yeah and i think thats quiet.the only decent out of the factory exhaust note renault have at the moment is the r26.
Offline The Clang  
#24 Posted : 29 August 2008 16:26:29(UTC)
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Which mag was that Jeremy?
Offline The Clang  
#25 Posted : 29 August 2008 16:29:15(UTC)
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Pretty good reviews all round though. Big Smile
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