So the potential advantages for handling - weren't realize due to fears about deadly consequences for consumers unfamiliar with the handling of rear engined cars - and undoubtedly someone at headquarters with no doubt worried about law suit consequences on top of it all. Windscreen washer reservoir Topping up Engine switched off: — open the cap 3; — pull the extending funnel upwards as far as it will go; — fill until you can see the fluid; — push the funnel by pressing on it and replace the cap. Topping up After any operation on the hydraulic cir- cuit, a specialist must replace the brake fluid. In comparison, the Twingo is easy to drive, yes, but it also feels disconnected, and slow to respond. Anyone expecting that big bore exhaust to snap, crackle and pop like a junior rally car is going to be sadly disappointed. Filling: take care when topping up the oil that no oil drips onto engine components - risk of fire. The rear-wheel drive warm hatch draws inspiration from the , a concept car with a 3.
Two years later, the Twingo underwent its first major restyling revisions to the interior and dashboard. In July 1996, a new 1149 cc engine from the was fitted to replace the previous engine from the. Thankfully, both rear seats fold flat, bringing the storage space of the Twingo up to that of its competitors. By comparison, the is equipped with a Twinamic six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Around 80cm across and just 70cm apart, they make the car look even more like a yellow shopping trolley, now with rails to push; but with the boat loaded up and strapped down, I thought the car looked truly magnificent.
By Mark Walton Month 7 running a Twingo: Smart or Renault? The most obvious element shared between the two is represented by the design of the 17-inch three-tone alloy wheels. It seems there are just too many disadvantages to overcome, while the potential positives of good handling and traction and light uncorrupted steering have not been realised. Additional revisions followed in September 2002, including new interior trims and wheel covers. It's not a big increase, but it's more than welcome if you ask me. The handling, the brakes, all the pleasure of revving that little triple, all are ruined by this soulless, artificial, anaesthetised steering. So I think the only way this car has failed is that it isn't as fun to drive as it could have been.
Under the skin, the chassis has been tuned for a more sporty driving experience. December 2000, a new 1. The only car I'm seeing in the class with heavier discounts is the C1. So a 28kg canoe on the roof, plus the bars, the paddles, the picnic and the three of us, was bound to dent the already un-blistering 0-62mph time of almost 15 seconds. The Espace is down to below 20.
Do you know that they are making a loss on them? If the oil level exceeds the maximum level, do not start your vehicle and contact an approved Dealer. Oil changeService interval: refer to the Maintenance Service Booklet for your vehicle. The car is offered in a choice of four vibrant colors - light blue, white, yellow and red - which are also found scattered through the funky interior, which also boasts a collection of newer and better materials arranged into a combination of neo and retro styled shapes. It has on both axles. The Twingo I's electronic centrally mounted instrument panel had a speedometer, fuel gauge, clock, odometer and trip recorder controlled via a stalk located button. I tmay cost to engineer the 3 door model but anything is better than sellign cars at a loss.
Always check the engine oil level using the dipstick, as explained previously it should never fall below the minimum level, or be over the maximum level on the dipstick. Can't edit, so I have to quote myself. Both companies tried to ensure a distinctive design. Inside, the Smart has more sophisticated trim, and a futuristic dashboard with in this example a big, optional touchscreen. It's just a desperate attempt to increase sales numbers at a slightly more realistic price. Risk of intoxication from fumes from the engine compartment. I had a top of the range version with dual clutch gearbox for two days and it was a genuinely interesting car.
G Owners Manual view, print and download online for free. So what do I like? Refer to the following pages. With light steering, an 8. Ergonomically the Twingo is a mixed bag. If there is an abnormal or repeated drop in the fluid level, please consult an authorised dealer. Check that nothing is pre- venting the catch from lock- ing gravel, cloth, etc.
The lateral air intakes, two exhaust pipes, and orange paint finish are other tell-tale signs that this is not your usual Twingo. Remember to refit the cap securely as there is a risk of fire if oil splashes onto hot engine components. Archived from on 21 March 2011. Sharing the same platform as the Smart ForFour and the same unusual rear-engined rear-wheel-drive layout, the Twingo is a neat enough city car, but as the basis of an entertaining hot-hatch? A strip of warning lights was located behind the steering wheel. Alongside the new engine came the Twingo Matic model, equipped with a 3-speed automatic gearbox. They need to build a three door version and hope to capture the fiat 500 demographic.
The car uses a five-door architecture, which differs it from its three-door predecessors. Both are fitted low and in a 49 degree angle to increase boot's capacity. Oil change capacity Please refer to the maintenance docu- ment for your vehicle, or contact an au- thorised dealer. Oh, and the turning circle. Same applies to over-active stability system. In September 2000, the Twingo underwent its second major restyling. If they can't get traction with this platform which they have invested hundreds of millions of euro in then they have to go back to the drawing board and design a new platform years before they've recovered the development costs on the current platform I'd prefer to see them make a success of the Twingo.