Renault twingo III 0.9 turbo pre-reg £7,988 @ Arnold clark
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Renault twingo III 0.9 turbo pre-reg £7,988 @ Arnold clark

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Found 25th Dec 2015
Renault twingo pre reg cars are littered around Arnold Clark dealers up and down the country with massive discounts. I picked one up yesterday with 7 miles on the clock for £7,988 and it has leather seats, lane assist,dab, Bluetooth, air con.

the list price for most is £11,700 but look around and you'll see some ( not on the web) that are nearly £13k with options on them marked down to the same price.

0-60 is 10.7 seconds and it gets 55 to 72 mpg.
free to tax too.

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I think you'll be looking at getting about 40-48MPG I do in my 1.0Turbo
I'm getting around 38mpg and that's with a light right foot around town. Worse engine I've known for mpg. My 8year old 1.4 non turbo got over 42!
Do you get a free barbie
Get a 2nd hand bmw.... Just kidding. Happy Christmas to all
I got my twingo new for a slightly more than this although the model down (but I added some extras) it is a great little city car
Nothing amazing about the price. Autotrader is awash with nearly new Twingos, there's even 65 plates available for similar money, which will always be worth a bit more than a 15 plate and have more warranty left.
Alright if you don't want to keep it too long. A turbo on such a small engine, that engine aint going to last like a bigger one. My bet is most wont make it 100k miles
marcusdawg

Get a 2nd hand bmw.... Just kidding. Happy Christmas to all



nice
stuellis

Alright if you don't want to keep it too long. A turbo on such a small … Alright if you don't want to keep it too long. A turbo on such a small engine, that engine aint going to last like a bigger one. My bet is most wont make it 100k miles



Based on what? My wife's Smart Roadster has well over 100k miles on it's 700cc turbocharged engine. As with anything look after it and it will last, abuse it and it won't.
How does this compare to Fiat 500?
mikerj

Based on what? My wife's Smart Roadster has well over 100k miles on it's … Based on what? My wife's Smart Roadster has well over 100k miles on it's 700cc turbocharged engine. As with anything look after it and it will last, abuse it and it won't.


You put the same loads and stresses through small components and they wear faster, it's been known for decades
stuellis

You put the same loads and stresses through small components and they … You put the same loads and stresses through small components and they wear faster, it's been known for decades



Well we are all doomed then as before long most engines will be turbocharged. Anybody want to buy a Bugatti Veron I need to find something with a bigger naturally aspirated engine!
stuellis

You put the same loads and stresses through small components and they … You put the same loads and stresses through small components and they wear faster, it's been known for decades



Ahhhhh, that's the cause of my erectile dysfunction. ?....:(
Purely from a fleet management point of view, you put people in turbo cars, even if they are small and people enjoy the boost sensation! The more you want your turn to spin the more exhaust gases you need so you keep your foot down longer, also the more boost fun you get, vicious cycle!

None of the cars on our fleet really every meet the MPGs expected (not the manufacturers figures but what we would expect), except Prius/Lexus's and to a point the Outlander PHEV hybrid.

Give people the keys to a card, turbo diesel or other wise and they don't pay for fuel (or pay a tax on some of it) and you see MPG plummet!

But this for £8K seems nice. You know from what people have written and is on a few forums that MPG is not all that great but otherwise they appear not to be too bad a car.
8k for a rear engined car! Bargain
oddballjamie

Nothing amazing about the price. Autotrader is awash with nearly new … Nothing amazing about the price. Autotrader is awash with nearly new Twingos, there's even 65 plates available for similar money, which will always be worth a bit more than a 15 plate and have more warranty left.



But for this spec of car you will struggle to find one on a 65 plate. I gave up looking at £10k as you can get an 'S' variant on a 65 plate for £10k
BlownGasketBob

it gets 55 to 72 mpg.



Did VW help them out with the figures by any chance?...
stuellis

You put the same loads and stresses through small components and they … You put the same loads and stresses through small components and they wear faster, it's been known for decades



It's a good job component materials have also improved then isn't it?
They ain't all made from the same stuff you know
bilbob

It's a good job component materials have also improved then isn't it?They … It's a good job component materials have also improved then isn't it?They ain't all made from the same stuff you know



Also, in a smaller, lighter car the components aren't necessarily being put under the same loads and stresses are they.
It's French, no thanks and look at it, it's hideous like most French cars, Renault cactus yuk.
meluk

I'm getting around 38mpg and that's with a light right foot around town. … I'm getting around 38mpg and that's with a light right foot around town. Worse engine I've known for mpg. My 8year old 1.4 non turbo got over 42!


I've the same engine in my Dacia Logan estate and I get 48-53 MPG average. The dacia is a bigger car so I'd expect better results from this Twingo.
The 0.9 turbo engine will drop MPG significantly if u do over 60/65 mph on long motorway journeys. I normally stick the cruise control on at 60/62 mph.
bilbob

It's a good job component materials have also improved then isn't it?They … It's a good job component materials have also improved then isn't it?They ain't all made from the same stuff you know


Materials have improved slightly but not that much, the biggest improvement is in machining technique and tolerances. Things like chroming of cylinders has got softer due to environmental laws around the process and chemicals involved. At some point you can't avoid the laws of physics. The only way we will know for sure is how many will still be around in 10 years time.
Great price, it's funny to read people say they won't buy it because it's French... I've had two Renaults as has my Stepdad none have missed a beat, my stepdad gave the 2005 1.5 diesel Megane to my sisters boyfriend and it has almost 200,000 miles on it now.. Still going strong nothing other than routine servicing as per the schedule.
stuellis

Alright if you don't want to keep it too long. A turbo on such a small … Alright if you don't want to keep it too long. A turbo on such a small engine, that engine aint going to last like a bigger one. My bet is most wont make it 100k miles



It's a small car, so most probably a second car for a family, unlikely anyone will do many miles. My wife's 53 plate Clio has 36k on the clock and gets better MPG than this turbo. Although it does cost me £130 a year for taxing the 1049cc engine, for a town runabout its the 0-30mph that counts.
cheap car, but if someone young the vw polo for 10k with free insurance was a pretty good deal, considering insurance can cost 2-3k for a young driver
Is the scrappage deal still around?
aj_aziz

Is the scrappage deal still around?


Have you been eating porridge for the past 8 years
My Smart Brabus Roadster with a 700cc turbo remapped engine had nearly 90k and was still going strong before I sold her.
flyingcarrot37

It's French, no thanks and look at it, it's hideous like most French … It's French, no thanks and look at it, it's hideous like most French cars, Renault cactus yuk.



Citroen cactus! Renault captur.
GAVINLEWISHUKD

But for this spec of car you will struggle to find one on a 65 plate. I … But for this spec of car you will struggle to find one on a 65 plate. I gave up looking at £10k as you can get an 'S' variant on a 65 plate for £10k


Think it's just missing the leather. That's main dealer advertised price too, I'd expect a generous part ex price or a reduction on top.
autotrader.co.uk/cla…732
aj_aziz

Is the scrappage deal still around?



If it was, it wouldn't make a six month old car any cheaper.
Jeff456

Great price, it's funny to read people say they won't buy it because it's … Great price, it's funny to read people say they won't buy it because it's French... I've had two Renaults as has my Stepdad none have missed a beat, my stepdad gave the 2005 1.5 diesel Megane to my sisters boyfriend and it has almost 200,000 miles on it now.. Still going strong nothing other than routine servicing as per the schedule.



​Don't it bother you I had an rs 200 clio for years and it was fine.People complain are probably ly boring golf drivers or bmw 1 series drivers who like boring cars. I'd have this for the price.Cheap to run and fun to look at.Deal up
walsall123

How does this compare to Fiat 500?



It looks almost exactly the same - I preferred the look of the old one.
Jeff456

Great price, it's funny to read people say they won't buy it because it's … Great price, it's funny to read people say they won't buy it because it's French... I've had two Renaults as has my Stepdad none have missed a beat, my stepdad gave the 2005 1.5 diesel Megane to my sisters boyfriend and it has almost 200,000 miles on it now.. Still going strong nothing other than routine servicing as per the schedule.


There is a big difference between the 1.5 diesel and a 0.9 petrol turbo but it is guaranteed for 100,000 miles or 4 years and it is also in the bigger Renault/Dacia cars so I think 100,000 miles is no problem aslong as it is serviced regularly.
Edited by: "Steve1205" 25th Dec 2015
flyingcarrot37

It's French, no thanks and look at it, it's hideous like most French … It's French, no thanks and look at it, it's hideous like most French cars, Renault cactus yuk.


Yawn
Its a Renault.
bilbob

It's a good job component materials have also improved then isn't it?They … It's a good job component materials have also improved then isn't it?They ain't all made from the same stuff you know



But the understanding Stu Elllis about small cars is posting is true, but its more to do with the engine nowadays than other build quality when piling on the miles. (Although there is some truth that bigger cars they will tend to overengineer, e.g. speeds designed to go to 150mph instead of probably 100mph in your small car, so bearings etc will likely be better).

If you use it as a town car it will be fine, but I wouldn't for a motorway car, for umpteen reasons

The point about small cars is like all other cars, it will become uneconomical when most running gear related stuff has failed, or the engine fails.
But with engines getting smaller then this end of the reliability scale, gets more unrealiable as there is more wear going into it, the journals and big end bearings and top end, cylinder head are all likely to be having to do more RPM due to different gearings than a big car.

Take a big engine like my 2.0 TSI (turbo so it can still fail yes), but its 220hp and 6 gears manual (DSG has 7).
You can pootle around in this thing, at say, 80mph, the revs will be low, whilst in your Renault you will be thrashing the hell out of it to keep up !

But when you are thrashing it trying hard to try keep up you will of course be wearing out the engine components far faster for the same speeds. Fact.
Plus the economy isn't quite correct because when you are really pushing that small engine its not at its peak (claimed) efficiency anyway.

If you plan to do 60mph everywhere this will be diminished somewhat, but going back to my point on motorways, who wants to be stuck in a car like that on a mway anyway.

I'm not saying its a bad thing, or a bad car, just good to be forewarned with the facts and if you are buying one of these its hopefully as a town car for your sake!

Edited by: "daytonaant" 25th Dec 2015
oddballjamie

Think it's just missing the leather. That's main dealer advertised price … Think it's just missing the leather. That's main dealer advertised price too, I'd expect a generous part ex price or a reduction on top.http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201511309107732



oddballjamie

Think it's just missing the leather. That's main dealer advertised price … Think it's just missing the leather. That's main dealer advertised price too, I'd expect a generous part ex price or a reduction on top.http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201511309107732



Yes exactly. While the seats are not normally that big a deal they are much nicer than the basic model ones. I'd much prefer nicer trimmed seats than people who moan about the quality of the plastic under the steering wheel. When we replace the C1 (if she ever dies) probably the only upgrade I will pay for will be the seats.
Merry Xmas.
It doesn't look like too bad, as a girls car, to be fair? If my wife needed a car update, this wouldn't be bad for her

But it would have to be a cold day in hell before I'm ever seen dead driving one though
A car is designed to get you from point A to point B. always amuses how much snobbery there is when one of these deals appears.

"I wouldnt be seen dead driving one."

what an odd comment. Still whatever floats your boat.

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