The TG Nan Prix
Four of Britain’s least expensive cars. One Stig. No optional extras. Will any survive?
Posted: 08 Apr 2011
The Twingo isn't just fun for a cheap city car. It's more of a laugh than performance cars of five times the price. Not that it's perfect: a long way from it. The speedometer readout is located in a frankly insane spot, way over to the left of the dash, under a plastic cowl that obscures the display if you're over six-foot tall. The infotainment system (ha!) seems to have been sourced from the late Eighties, and you can feel the steering linkages twisting against your feet when you corner. You sit at least a foot-and-a-half too high. And, unlike the rest of the cars here, the Twingo only has three doors. But, hell, it's six-and-a-half grand, and it feels properly engineered - built by people who understand that just because you're spending seven rather than 70 grand on a car, you still want something with a bit of fizz. In laughs-per-quid, there's nothing to match it.
So, I concede. The i10 isn't the greatest car in the world. The Twingo Bizu, on the other hand...