I have been reminded by Facebook of my 4 years Twizy ownership. Some Twizy owners had issues but I can say that my Twizy ownership has been fun and with very little issues. So here are the facts:
Faulty hazard warning switch faulty and replaced under warranty (water got inside)
Throttle cable stuck when applied, grease applied by Renault under warranty and it worked ever since
Sleeps outside with only a cover for the cockpit
No handbrake applied when parked at home or the office
Yes the brakes makes an awful noise when driving off if it has been raining over night or just damp
On average I drive 180 miles a week (summer and winter)
Fully charged 6 days a week (it reads on average 97.50% in summer and just over 96% in winter on the power box display after the charge when I leave in the morning)
Now on the 3rd set of rear tyres & the 2nd set of front tyres
Just changed the front pads for the first time 2 months ago
At the same time changed the rear pads for the second time
Disk brakes are OK for now!
Fitted the power box nearly 2 years ago & it changed my life… sort of speak
original 12 V battery … never failed
Worse moments is a crash 2 years ago when a nutter cut me off and I slamed into the side of his car. He drove off without stopping. Strangely the bumper survived but not the sterring rack / column and everthing linked to it… cost the insurance just over 1000 gbp
Drove to work one morning this winter with the biggest snow falls for years and forgot to take the power box with me… the regen was so high that every time I lifted the throttle the Twizy went side ways. Fun but very scary in Heavy traffic and downhill.
All in all very happy 4 Twizy years & I believe you need to drive your Twizy hard if you want less issues.