Hello Twizy Owners! I am looking to join you...
I have 2 kids and the youngest is getting towards 4 so we need to move out of central London (where our local school is 'very failing') to a good catchment area. I'm not moving so far out but need to find a good way of commuting into town and avoiding having to pay the congestion charge plus have something easy to park and, more importantly, fun to drive. So I thought.... Twizy!
I have been looking around for months now. Ideally I am after one that isn't too old, has a skyroof, doors, windows, parrot system, anti-lift alarm and parking sensors. I don't really want to buy it new because the depreciation looks horrendous though.
Ones I have seen that I am interested in are:
I like the look of this, sounds great, sounds like it has been well looked after and is near by. But... it's one of the older ones at 2012 and pretty high mileage for a Twiz at 10,000 miles. £3,500
It's 2015 (the dealer entered the date on the advert wrong), it's formerly owned by Renault and in immaculate condition, 19 miles on the clock. But... it doesn't have any doors. They have quoted me £4,075 if I take it as it is or they tell me that they can fit doors -which is odd because I didn't think you could fit them after market- but then it would be £5,399.82 including doors, hinges, clips all fully fitted.
Now this one is just stunning. 2014 Twizy, 4324 miles on the clock, obviously well looked after AND it comes with its own battery included so no £45 a month to pay on top of the car price. It's a bit pricey at £6,142 but I figure that the battery being included will offset the extra price as long as I keep it ore than 2 years (which I will). But it is located in Norway.
I am really very, very tempted with Twiz C. Does anyone know a good company for getting it back to Blighty and registered with the DVLA, import tax paid etc?
And am I being mad thinking about importing a Twiz rather than buying one already in the UK? I really hate the idea of renting the battery.