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Old 21st January 2008, 13:01   #16
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Good effort. But then a two seater, open-air car ? Wouldn't a scooter whose engine he has borrowed provide the same functionality.
But then you would not get your name in the newspapers.

Reminds me a bit of a chap who made the papers after he claimed he had invented a LPG or CNG powered genererator. I had seen gas powered generators in a local town 2 years before he claimed he had invented it. But it gave him a bit of publicty.

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Old 21st January 2008, 13:08   #17
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I think this is the age factor among boys to be coming up with cheap cars, younger the age the cheaper the car

16 year old = 25,000 Rs car (Chandan Kumar)

62 year old = 100,000 Rs car (Ratan Tata, four times Chandans age)

what next??

A toddler = Free car??
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Old 21st January 2008, 14:17   #18
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Hats off to this kid, obviously the "Car" he built is at best will be a "barely working prototype" in terms on safety/emission/build etc, but efforts and initiative is commendable.
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Putting a car together just does not involve 4 wheels ,a gear box and an engine. I could do that with a lawn mower engine and cycle tyres.The protoype may have cost the boy 25,000 because they were cannibalised from other places.Production models would cost atleast 2 to 3 times that price.
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If not a car, you can call it a Kart. Rich kids can use this as a kart-racer.

By the way, any pics of this one?

Hey dudes chill out , this kid here has achieved something out of the ordinary. All I can say to him is ! Well Done !!
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Old 21st January 2008, 18:05   #21
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Kudos to the kid and am sure if guided and sponsored he can make a difference in the automobile sector and thats Young India.Kudos once again.
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Old 21st January 2008, 18:12   #22
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I think this is the age factor among boys to be coming up with cheap cars, younger the age the cheaper the car

16 year old = 25,000 Rs car (Chandan Kumar)

62 year old = 100,000 Rs car (Ratan Tata, four times Chandans age)

what next??

A toddler = Free car??
Ratan Tata is 72 years old.
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Old 23rd January 2008, 01:14   #23
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Ratan Tata is 72 years old.
The boy claims that he was through with the car 2 yrs back, so that makes him 16-2 = 14 yrs
R.Tata is 72

Age factor = 72/14=5 (rounded off)
Price factor = 1.2lakhs(Tata himself said so)/25k = 5(approx)

The Maths works out again.

On a serious note, congos kiddo. We hope to see the car industry revved up in coming years.cheers:
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Putting four wheels, engine and a steering whell does not make a car. A car needs to have suspensions, shcokers, emission control, safety features etc. to be called a carI wish the boy all the best, hope in future after he complets his studies he joins some major car company or start one of his own.

Just a question... How many manufacturers selling products in India or the ARAI publish crash tests?? We have no transparency in such cases...
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Good effort by the kid. Time will tell how much of it is true.

hope it runs on 4 wheels.
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very wonderfull efort from the kid,we have to really appreciate the effort and patience he has shown to put together all the pieces into that shape.
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The boy claims that he was through with the car 2 yrs back, so that makes him 16-2 = 14 yrs
R.Tata is 72

Age factor = 72/14=5 (rounded off)
Price factor = 1.2lakhs(Tata himself said so)/25k = 5(approx)
But wasnot 2 years back Ratan Tata 70?

Are there any pics of his car?
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Just a question... How many manufacturers selling products in India or the ARAI publish crash tests?? We have no transparency in such cases...

Thats because Indians dont like safety. Improving safety means increasing the cost, weight of the car thus lowering mileage. Thats what happened to Palio, it was a good car, very safe but Indians prefer mileage and thats why Indians preferred other cars over Palio. If given a choice between airbags or additional safety features in car and a music system, most of Indians will opt for music system
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The displacement is smaller than an auto rickshaw.

Anyways, lets congratulate the 16 yr old dude.

I too doubt whether the production model can be priced at 25000, considering we do not even get a 150cc bike at that price.

Anyways, lets congratulate the 16 yr old dude.

I too doubt whether the production model can be priced at 25000, considering we do not even get a 150cc bike at that price.[/quote]

Congratulations to chandan for the outstanding feat, hope his dream of manufacturing the car for Rs.25,000 becomes a reality just like Ratan Tata's dream coming true. Even after the production costs are levied and the car is sold at rs 50,000/- it will be a big competitor with the NANO.
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We do have to congratulate the Boy for his achievement/perseverance. How many children, at this age are lost when it comes to a simple science project for school. Khudos to him for having the vision to go about assembling a vehicle. The true spirit of DIY.
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