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Old 16th January 2008, 21:39   #1
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Question Key learnings from Auto Expo 2008.

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The auto Expo 2008 is coming to close tomorrow. Was just pondering what would be the key take aways / learning points from this.

Fristly, the introduction of new cars especially Nano has demonstrated to the whole world that India can also be the technical / manufacturing hub and can also manufacture world's cheapest car w/o compromising the quality and desired safety and regulatory norms.

People who have visited can pour in their much awaited thoughts.
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Old 16th January 2008, 21:55   #2
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Well said about Nano, hats-off to RATAN TATA for his company's achievements in the recent past ( Corus, Jaguar deals ) & specially for words - A promise is a promise.
Tata's show in entirety was a real crowd-puller.
IMO, FIAT deserves 10/10 for their Cars & babes. Fiat 500 was unexpected surprise at the show.
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yes the Fiats range was indeed very impressive

i feel fiat finally deserves credit for something

(i am talking only about the cars)
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India can definitely manage an F1 event . Im convinced!
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yes the Fiats range was indeed very impressive

i feel fiat finally deserves credit for something

(i am talking only about the cars)
I just hope their new cars take off in our market. It will be great to see 7-8000 GP's selling every month. It will also beautify our roads which are full of ugly cars right now .
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India can definitely manage an F1 event . Im convinced!
i disagree on that one nitrous..did you not notice the mismanagement of the event??
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i disagree on that one nitrous..did you not notice the mismanagement of the event??
Totally agree, What is a business hours when there is full crowd inside the expo.
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well, if you have those many people carrying business hours card. wat can u do especially when they are available over-the-counter...
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You bet. I registered on-line almost 45 days ago and received my business pass by email. Following their subsequent instructions reached Gate #: 5 at 10:30 on 11th to exchange the printout for a pass. Got it at 12:15 and by that time was nearly tired standing in line.

If the business timings had 'so many' business visitors, I dreaded what would be the crowd of normal visitors..

I checked with one guy who was sporting a badge of 'Organiser' for directions to Taiwan stall. He gave a blank look and said that he is new. So, this showed that 'bhai-bhateejavaad' was prevalent here as well.

Delhi, that is famous for going to music concerts, plays/theatres & book launches only if free/complimentary passes are given/procured, is not at all ready for F-1.

Vijay Mallya will go bankrupt doling out freebies..

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Totally agree, What is a business hours when there is full crowd inside the expo.

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Guys, you are right, I dont think we have the capabilty of arranging these kind of shows, I paid 500 bucks to avoid the crowd and I couldnt even get close to some of the cars. Some of the stalls like TATA, Maruti didnt even have enough space to walk around. I guess they are living on a prayer when it comes to the general public timings, a stampede looked ominous or maybe a bigger mishap can happen anyday.
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How about the component suppliers to car companies? Have they displayed anything in Expo? And did they discuss anything about their future associated with car manufacturers...
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yes the Fiats range was indeed very impressive

i feel fiat finally deserves credit for something

(i am talking only about the cars)
Yes, see the photos here Flickr: Photos from Rapideffect you won't be disappointed. Esp the FIAT Cars and Babes.
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