What should I look for in a used Renault Twingo hatchback?
Despite the Twingo's tight turning circle and big door mirrors, you should check its alloy wheels for kerb damage and bumpers for scrapes. Parking sensors aren’t standard on any Twingo other than the top-spec GT, which may have caught some drivers out when slotting their car into a space.
The interior could be ordered in some rather light colours that will not hide dirt for long. It's also made with plenty of hard, scratchy plastics that might be easy to wipe clean but can also be scuffed by shoes or jewellery.
What are the most common problems with a used Renault Twingo hatchback?
The most common problem with the Twingo is squeaks and rattles in the interior. This could be caused by a loose bit of trim that needs to be popped back in place, but it may mean a trip to a Renault dealership.
There have been a couple of recalls related to the rear spoiler that can detach from the car without warning. There was also an issue with the outer skin of the bonnet becoming detached due to poor adhesives used in the factory. Check with your local Renault dealer whether your prospective purchase is affected by these recalls before buying.
Is a used Renault Twingo hatchback reliable?
The Twingo didn’t feature in our latest reliability survey, but Renault as a brand ranked 20th out of 32 car brands features. That's not a great result, but it was still higher than Seat, Volkswagen and Citroën.
If you would like to see the full reliability list for city cars, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.