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Old 15th October 2012, 17:46   #211
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I have written a blog of things people should know about Tata Nano, as there are lot of misconception regarding this car.

http://dhawald3.tumblr.com/post/3347...nanoadvantages
Hey dhawald3 - the blog is good. Thanx for sharing.
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Old 16th October 2012, 13:52   #212
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Today went to the dealer again to pay a part of the amount. Told him I want the delivery on 27th.
As I had gone for the sunshine yellow color initially the dealer had told me that the particular colour is not with them and they will have to order it. Today they said they have a 2011 manufactured "2012 model" of the same colour and were giving 10k discount on it. I clearly told the customer agent and the manager that I want the 2012 manufactuted model only, and not to try to sell me the 2011 model.
So when I get the delivery how do I ensure that the model that I have is of 2012 manufacture only. In what all places is the year mentioned like car body/documents.
Please help
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Old 16th October 2012, 15:00   #213
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Nano's VIN is on a sticker which in my case is on the front quarter glass, driver side. It should also be inscribed on the chassis, i think the at the bottom where driver-side door opens. It is also on a steel plate which is fixed in the bonnet area. It should be starting with MAT.

check this thread for identifying date of production from the VIN Number
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...cture-vin.html (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN))

Also insist on a PDI before registration: go to the yard and identify the VIN, check PDI from this thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...heck-list.html (ARTICLE: Pre-delivery Inspection (PDI) & Check List).

Good luck!

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Old 16th October 2012, 18:33   #214
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What should be the odo reading on a new Nano?
Is it possible to temper the reading as the odo is Digital in Nano?
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Old 19th October 2012, 20:18   #215
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Since you have mentioned that this would strictly be a city car (with 2 occupants max), my vote goes for the Nano. .
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I would also recommend you to go for the Nano, because I believe these days the niggles have been sorted out, & many of our friends who have bought the car (especially recently) have good experience with the car.
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I agree with the Nanos zipping around faster than the other cars on the road. Apart from the engine/ weight, perhaps its due to the lack of a sizeable bonnet, or a higher driving position. Or just that people are not worried about scratches/ dents considering the initial cost?
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Well, the Nano sounds like a good option!

It has that "novelty" factor which would give a nice feeling.

It's within your budget and you still have spare money for all the add-ons. The biggest advantage is the no. of options that'll simply "be there" when you want to park!
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The nano does have a spare wheel (in the front) it is of the smaller front wheel size but it fits both front and rear wheels and the car can be driven till you get the original tyre back on. (It is in that way something like a space saver for the rear wheel)

Would suggest the Nano or the Spark, I love both their shapes and the nano is cannot be beaten for space.

The Nano I belive also comes with an attractive maintenance package like the Spark.

The Nano will probably get a smile to your face more than the other two cars.

Thank you Senior BHPians for these precious & wonderful comments.

THESE were precisely the posts that won the case in my favour and convinced my wife to go for the Nano.

I shall be the proud owner of one soon. But your posts sealed the deal.
She was extremely sceptical about it and had me looking at i10, Beat & Brio.
But for me - more than budget it was about getting as compact a car as possible since I already have the lovely Manza for everything else.

Ownership thread to Manza http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...n-edition.html (Celebrate Eleganza - Tata Manza Elan Quadrajet Celebration Edition !)

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@jaysmokesleaves,
I have a Nano LX 2012 purchased in Feb'12 and it's been driven almost 1000 kms till date without any issues so far. It has a peppy engine; amazing interior space and is economical. Should have had a power steering though. Go for a TD and then take your decision.
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Old 20th October 2012, 11:14   #217
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Thank you Senior BHPians for these precious & wonderful comments.

THESE were precisely the posts that won the case in my favour and convinced my wife to go for the Nano.


Thank you!
Great you could get the special edition if booked now or during diwali
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Old 20th October 2012, 12:54   #218
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Great you could get the special edition if booked now or during diwali
SPECIAL EDITION?

What special edition?
Please elaborate!

My Manza is also a special edition (Celebration Edition) - 1 of 1000 made & only 1 of it's kind in Mumbai.

It would be AWESOME to have a special edition Nano as well.

Awaiting your reply - eagerly!
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Just a simple google search came up with this:

http://www.tatanano.com/special-edition.htm
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Hello All,

My wife has actually started to rant/yell at me to have two medium/biz sized cars (XUV 500 and Linea T-Jet). Yesterday, by chance I bumped into the Maruti and TATA showrooms and was fairly impressed by the NANO. I am just wondering whether buying a NANO would make sense. People advised me to sell my Jet and buy something else. May be a small car which my heart is not letting me do. So decided to retain my T-Jet.. Nano is going to be a third one if I buy one. Have summarized my requirements and if NANO owners can say whether NANO will fit my bill, it will be of great help.

1. USE only in CITY.
2. Ease of driving(for a lady)
3. Decent Mileage (15kmlt??)
4. Dirt cheap to maintain (like a two wheeler)
5. Ability to potter around with 2 ppl (max 3)
6. Basically, it SHOULD to be a FILL IT and FORGET it car for the next 5 yrs.

My usage will be like 500kms a month. So avg of 6000-8000kms a year and Five years, looking at 30000-40000kms max to max. Will the NANO hold itself for 5 yrs?

I heard some "Water Speepage" issues in NANO. Is it still there in 2012 model? What are the known issues in NANO?

What are the Service intervals for NANO and how much will each of the Service Cost? I have an Activa which my wife uses - Will it be a wise decision to sell my Activa and buy a NANO?

Pls start pouring your suggestions guys. I am damn confused.
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How about the new alto 800. Should be the best fill it shut it forget it car I guess.

Even thinking about selling your t jet?
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How about the new alto 800. Should be the best fill it shut it forget it car I guess.

Even thinking about selling your t jet?
Thanks Arvi.

No.. I was advised to sell the Jet and Buy a Punto 75 which I wasn't inclined much.

and new Alto 800 is 3.63L. Is it really worth that 1.63L more than the nano for the use that I have quoted? Thats a hard sell to my brain!
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Nano is a decent car for the money you pay for. Its small, easy to drive, has good driving position, reasonably peppy till 60-70 kmph.

What puts me off are bits like a Battery that is *inside* the cabin, and also the mileage i have known from real users is not too great as was initially projected when the car was launched.

Fill it and Forget it?
A used Alto would fit the bill perfectly !
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Nano should be useful for you, i am saying this from personal experience.

check the thread below for discussion on the same subject.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/hatchb...let-spark.html (Tata Nano vs Maruti Alto vs Chevrolet Spark)
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The Nano is a perfect car that is perfect for all your requirements. I own a Nano too and I am extremely happy with it. The Nano is made for city use with easy parking and the awesome turning radius. My Nano gives me about 18-19 kmpl in bumper to bumper traffic and on highways gives me a decent 22 kmpl. Maintenance wise it costs me 2500 odd bucks once a year and the Nano comes with 4 yr warranty by default so no tension at all.

I own a Nano LX of the previous batch and I have no complaints , but I have seen that the Nano 2012 is even better. Only one advice if power windows and colored bumpers dont matter to you then instead of going for the LX model it makes more sense to go for the mid version i.e. CX. All the best with your decision.
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