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post #26 of 61 (permalink) Old 4th June 2012
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Re: Renault ''Twizy''

wonder what their towing capacity is?

Ah yes, here it is, **** all. Shall not be buying one of those then.
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Re: Renault ''Twizy''

Some of the above comments are bordering on the cruel, but whilst I can accept there are journeys that running a regular car might seem wasteful, would the removal or the perks/tax breaks/incentives (whatever you wish to call it) have led you to make the same purchase decision?

To my mind, whilst the internal combustion engine has leapt forward enormously in the last 100 or so years, battery power hasn't. And of more significance for such a limited-range power source, neither has the infrastructure needed to replenish the charge.

I've read numerous magazine long-term reports and they all draw the same conclusion - it is very much a compromised purchase decision, which will only suit/appeal to a limited number of users.

It is an alternative route, rather than the way forward.


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Re: Renault ''Twizy''

If you had no other form of motorised transport, would you feel comfortable?

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The original poster has said he has a Clarkson approved gas guzzler for longer journeys so no problem. the safety issue is a worry but motorbikes and push bikes are used for commuting and they lack crashworthiness. I hope it works well for him.
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Re: Renault ''Twizy''

I'm sure it will work out fine, until the novelty wears off.

I'd be the first to condone these types of cars IF they were a step forward, but as has been said, they are not.

Now, if they were like the Audi in 'I Robot'...
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