Should I replace my 2015 Renault Twingo with a newer car?

I currently own a 2015 Renault Twingo Dynamique S with 35,000 miles on the clock. I have owned the car from new and it has always been serviced by a Renault dealer. I am more than happy with the car but want to avoid any big bills as the car is now seven years old and I'm aware that things might need replacing despite the low mileage. I'd also like to take advantage of the high second-hand car prices at the moment.

I am quite taken with either a Volkswagen Up GTI or a Suzuki Swift Sport as I want something smallish, fun and sporty. I'm not ready for an electric car just yet. I'd happily consider something else to the Up or Swift but not a Ford or a MINI.

I'd appreciate some advice as to whether you think I should sell my Twingo now and replace it with a new car or hang onto it? If I do sell the Twingo, what would you recommend that I get instead?

Asked on 19 April 2022 by Laura Butt

Answered by Andrew Brady
Used car prices are starting to drop so now might be the time to sell your Twingo:

We rate both the Suzuki Swift Sport and Volkswagen Up GTI highly – they're two brilliant little cars. We'd recommend shopping around, test driving both and seeing if you can get a deal you're happy with. Don't be afraid to bide your time if you can't... the cost to change from your Twingo will probably remain the same (as your Twingo's value drops, so will the cars you're looking at replacing it with).
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