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Old 17th December 2008, 21:51   #1
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go to:Tata Motors Indica 1.4 GLX First Drive

First Impressions:
Basic transportation never seemed quite so basic.

i won't write the full article, since it's fun to go to the link and read it with 40 plus pics of European market Tata vehicles.
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Old 17th December 2008, 22:02   #2
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Very nice stuff!
Amazing to know its the bestseller in Italy
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Very nice stuff!
Amazing to know its the bestseller in Italy
I think its TATA's best seller in Italy.
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Really amazing stuff!

It feels great to see a PURELY Indian manufacturer gain reputation in the European soil!

Thanks Sid for sharing the same
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Very nice stuff!
Amazing to know its the bestseller in Italy
Please read carefully. It is TATA's bestseller among the vehicles tested.

P.S - Didn't see DCEite's pist before posting.

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I think its TATA's best seller in Italy.
I meant the same my friend (just TATA got omitted)
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Well, question is do any of these sell in the European market?
As mentioned in the article, a Fiat Panda is available at a lesser price than the Indica (the V2, and not the Vista).
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Interesting article.Thanks for sharing it,sidindica.
This one's a kick under the belt, though- 'With all due respect to our hosts, Melian Italia and Tata Motors, the cars and trucks we've tested look and feel a decade behind mainstream competitors from GM, Honda, Kia and Toyota.'
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Good to see TATA flag in EUROPE. Wish based on these markets, they bring in different engine options and safety features in their cars.
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the response of the tata vehicles doesnt seem to be nice
i hope tata takes care of it in future
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Really amazing stuff!

It feels great to see a PURELY Indian manufacturer gain reputation in the European soil!

Thanks Sid for sharing the same
Well, points to TATA for being in Europe at all.

No offense anachronix, but It would be really great to see a PURELY Indian manufacturer gain GOOD reputation on European soil! or any foreign soil

If the reviews of their cars are similar to the verdict given by these reviewers then TATA are gaining a reputation in Europe alright, a BAD reputation.

All the models reviewed were trashed is no uncertain terms and that is not a good thing to read.
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I doubt an American visiting Italy can give a proper assesment of TATA's products.

Obviously they have shortcomings, but hey these people are still buying and we have Italian TATA lovers on the forum.

My question is, why is the Vista not launched there yet?
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My question is, why is the Vista not launched there yet?
That's because Vista in its current avatar lacks the minimum European safety standards like ABS, airbags, etc

However, Tata is catching up. Fast & how!
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Well, points to TATA for being in Europe at all.

No offense anachronix, but It would be really great to see a PURELY Indian manufacturer gain GOOD reputation on European soil! or any foreign soil

If the reviews of their cars are similar to the verdict given by these reviewers then TATA are gaining a reputation in Europe alright, a BAD reputation.

All the models reviewed were trashed is no uncertain terms and that is not a good thing to read.
I was not simply talking reference from the magazine to quote Tata's reputation. I do remember the TG review of the Indica in UK and one could imagine what kind of comments an Indica would have got where they even pull out a broken piece of the rubber door strip in a Merc to justify it as a poor built car.

I wrote about reputation because there are lot of Tata cars you could see in Europe. Forget the magazine reviews for a minute. It has been welcomed by the people for the price and beleive me it would gain positive reputation when Europe gets NANOed.

And its a purely Indian manufacturer who came into the passengar car industry only during the late 90s all by themselves! The Mercs or BMWs or Volvo which the magazine would like to talk about as the good/best are there for over a decade in the industry.
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That's because Vista in its current avatar lacks the minimum European safety standards like ABS, airbags, etc

However, Tata is catching up. Fast & how!
And the older Indica does? Dont think thats the reason
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