Long term report: Renault Twingo #3



A memorable journey after a key mix-up...

This month, admittedly, I haven't spent too much time with the Twingo. That said, there was one occasion when I urgently needed a set of wheels and the little Twingo was my shining star. I was finishing up in the office before darting out to embark upon a last-minute trip to Farnham, Surrey.
I grabbed the keys and braced myself for the horrendous rainstorm, which saw the office car park turned into a small lake. I made a run for it and, as I reached the driver's door of my trusty BMW, realised the unlock button clearly wasn't working.

Silly me. As it turns out, in my frantic rush to hit the road, I'd grabbed the keys to the Twingo. Soaked to the skin and cursing myself, I jumped in and decided to stick with the French runaround.

The little Twingo didn't let me down though. It was another stressful journey for the little 0.9-litre car, braving the M27, the A3 and a few back roads in a heavy downpour, but it got me to my destination, and in good time.

I still wish it had a left footrest for motorway commutes, though (see the picture above).

The knowledge:

Model: Renault Twingo Dynamique S Energy TCe 90
Price: £12,545
Engine: 0.9-litre petrol
Power: 98bhp
Max speed: 103mph
0-60mph: 10.6sec
Emissions: 99g/km
Mpg: 65.7 (combined)
Mileage this month: 566
This month's highlight:
I was safe and dry on a tricky drive
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