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    Default RENAULT twizy

    I want one.

    maybe I should be the dealer for Australia?

    http://fr.renault.tv/essais/essais-g...e/essai-twizy/

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    I want one.

    maybe I should be the dealer for Australia?

    http://fr.renault.tv/essais/essais-g...e/essai-twizy/
    Not unless they change legislation in Australia making it legal to sell/drive.

    Unfortunately, I can't see that happening for a while as I really like the Twizzy.

    Would be great for city commuting.

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    I looked and said no. Too wide, limited to 160km load and minimal shopping space. Best compromise is the Piaggio 3 wheel scooter. No shoping space either but runs in the unofficial 3rd lane and parks on the pavement.
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    Default Renault Twizy

    I think it looks a lot like a (lack of) mobility scooter , but with a roof!

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    Lower it down, sleeker cabin, it's already rear drive...
    Voila - The new Alpeen...

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    I like how they keep showing gratuitous arse shots of the chick.

    Works for me!

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    Default Twizzy !!!

    It will not happen in Australia for 20 years !!!!

    I have been told, that to get these kinds of cars through the ADR process you have to pay the ADR system a large sum of money, for testing. And many of the companies who make Twizzy type cars are not interested. So until Australia designs its own "Twizzy" you are not going to see this type of car on the road here.

    So give it 20 years.

    The system is a protectionist thing for Holden and Ford!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    It will not happen in Australia for 20 years !!!!

    I have been told, that to get these kinds of cars through the ADR process you have to pay the ADR system a large sum of money, for testing. And many of the companies who make Twizzy type cars are not interested. So until Australia designs its own "Twizzy" you are not going to see this type of car on the road here.

    So give it 20 years.

    The system is a protectionist thing for Holden and Ford!!!
    The problem with a Twizzy is that it doesn't qualify as a car or a motorbike so it can't be registered in Australia.

    In Europe I think there is a separate class of vehicle known as a quadricycles or similar. They have a max weight and are limited to 80kph.

    They do not have to comply with car design standards and that is what the Twizzy is classified as.

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    I've just read about it in the latest Wheels, and I want one too! For someone that lives in Melbourne or Sydney, this would make a great second car. Running costs would be negligible, and purchase costs shouldn't be much more than half the cost of the electric Fluence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielBendigo View Post
    I've just read about it in the latest Wheels, and I want one too! For someone that lives in Melbourne or Sydney, this would make a great second car. Running costs would be negligible, and purchase costs shouldn't be much more than half the cost of the electric Fluence.
    Here in France the fully optioned one I looked at costs around 9keuros and 50 per month for the battery hire. No good as a second car forus as we weigh almost the 160kgmm payload and there is no boot space for our shopping. It is ideal for a get to school toy for adolescents with rich parents
    Yes, it is a quadricycle and can be driven without a licence.
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