dutchengineer
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dutchengineer
Feb 10
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I once bought a W126 500SE for a Finnish friend (who I met through Jalopnik/Oppositelock). Upon coming home, I found it had a slight fuel leak that the seller did not disclose, so I took it to a friends garage, and we made a plan to fix it. However, as we did not have time to source a new fuel hose, we made plans to Read more

Sep 20 2018
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I think you are right. I’ve heard the Fiat Punto (to name a very long running car) dropped from 5 stars to 3 stars over its lifetime. The final step from 4 to 3 was due to the lack of gizmos like auto emergency braking.

Jul 1 2018
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My very 00s/10s Twingo has some side stripes, or boomerangs as Renault call them. I fully agree: Bring back side stripes!

Jun 15 2018
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Renault Twingo fact of the day: Twingo is a portmanteau of the dances Twist, Swing and Tango. (Although you could leave out Swing, and end up with the same name, Renault emphasises it’s a portmanteau of the 3)

Apr 26 2018
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I’m not really a sticker person, but I like some stickers as mementos to events attended with that car. That’s why I have a sticker from the 2017 Europpomeet, to remind me of when I took the Twingo on Spa and the Nürburgring:

Apr 16 2018
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That sounds like a great recipe! They could have a Miata/124 competitor with the Spitfire, and a sportier version of the Z4 with a TR9 (Successor to the TR7/8). Read more

Feb 24 2018
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STOP lights are pretty common on French cars. My Renault Twingo has one too, which can come on for a multitude of reasons, more clearly indicated by the other light that will come on together with it. I haven’t checked my dad’s 308 or brother’s 208 if they have one too, but the digital interface in those might have Read more

Jan 4 2018
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I’m doubting if it even has a Porsche badge on it. A lot of the time these raid truck builders just take a design they like/are sponsored to use, and use the lights and stuff of it without being allied to the brand (sometimes they are sponsored by a dealer of the brand, but that isn’t even always the case). Read more

Aug 5 2017
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I think you might be right, the US-spec i-MiEV seems like a redundant car, even when selling it next to the current Leaf, let alone next to the gen 2 Leaf. Read more

Jun 17 2017
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When looking at the ownership data of the previous gen of Twingo in the Netherlands, I find that about 63% of the (legal) owners is female, which I expect to be higher in real life, as I almost exclusively see women driving in Twingos. So I guess they are targeting their main market with this ad, and while it might be