The Twingo is a city animal and we're not playing with metaphors here: despite the soft suspension and the no-feedback electric power steering, this car is like a pair of dancing shoes when driven inside the city.
So, if you're looking for a nimble car for, let' say... robbing a bank, the Twingo RS is a good option. If you just want to tackle the urban frenzy, the 1.2 16V model we tested will do just fine. The engine proved to be pretty versatile, so, if you're not in a hurry, you won't find yourself changing gears all the time.
Going past the handbrake play, which the Twingo is perfectly suitable for and moving into the area where 95 percent of the customers are situated, we'll tell you that the Twingo is just as easy to maneuver through the urban traffic as it is to park.
The suspension has a soft setting and the chassis is borrowed from the larger Clio, but the size of the car still means that you have to be careful when encountering potholes.
If you go for a color scheme such as that of our test car, which was dressed in Bermuda Blue and gifted with black stars, you will definitely draw attention wherever you go.
The luggage compartment is large enough to swallow your urban activity and, in most cases, you don't even have to slide the rear seats forward in order for the car to accommodate your stuff and since the access to these is facile you can also take your friends with you without them being annoyed by the frequent stops included in any city trip.
The fact that the Twingo is fun to drive on busy city streets and that when you can't move too much due to the traffic people smile at you make you want to see if the car is also nice to play with outside the city. This is exactly what we felt and thus we took the car out on an open road, for a pretty long trip.Continue reading
Hold on, Lou Cheeka would like to say something...
I head about the Twingo facelift just the other day, but now that I’ve tested the car I’m very disappointed. I actually liked the Bermuda Blue exterior finish and even the black starts, but how could they do this? How could they not release a new version of the sapphic lovers ad that was created for the pre-facelift model?
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