Great car, great review.
Update on my Twingo.
It has now driven 142.000 km, and I have changed a few things since the last update. Last summer, the windshield wiper motor broke because of rust on the wiper arm shaft. This spring, I have changed brake pads on the front brake disks, together with the ABS ring on the left hand drive shaft, which was broken, so ABS system was activated every time you activated the brakes at low speed.
For a longer period of time, I have been driving in our Punto, but I am now back behind the wheel in the Twingo again. Oh boy it is noisy, and the driving position is not very good compared with the Punto. BUT! The Twingo has been a cheap and reliable travel companion (which cannot be said for the Punto), and if I had to change a car tomorrow, the Twingo would stay in the family and the Punto would be leaving!
Time for another update on my Twingo.
It now has 162.000 km on the clock and still drives without major problems.
Since my last update, the following was changed:
Mirror glass because the heating was broke.
Front wheel bearings.
Rear wheel bearings (are going to be changed after Easter, when I received the parts that I have ordered home via the Internet).
The link rods are worn and must be replaced.
It has been in a garage to get the timing belt changed. I could smell the smell of burnt oil in the cabin and I asked them to change the valve cover gasket also, as this was leaking down on the exhaust manifold. At the same time the Twingo got an aircon service as well.
Things that I could not prepare at home in my garage.
I'm still very happy with my little Twingo, and it is still the most reliable car I've had. For example it still has the original exhaust from the factory!
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