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Old 18th February 2009, 12:10   #16
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Nice!

Now I would actually be thrilled if there was a replacement for the toxic autorickshaws. Those things are lean mean pollution machines!
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Old 18th February 2009, 12:12   #17
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Nice!

Now I would actually be thrilled if there was a replacement for the toxic autorickshaws. Those things are lean mean pollution machines!
Nano at 60,000 for the Autorikshaw unions?

Now that would be great!
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I love price cuts. Will this be passed on to the traveller too ?
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Old 18th February 2009, 12:18   #19
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Which engine ? The first one or the V2 or the V4 ? Also Indica's on the road (in place of padminis) won;t make much of a difference in time saved - both have similar pick up and top speed .

No PS, no AC too I guess - only back seat comfort !
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Old 18th February 2009, 12:24   #20
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Is this an offer by Tata or is it some kind of government move?
The authorities & Tata seem to have worked together on this deal. Some tax benefits have resulted in such a low price.

Do they get a stripped down basic version?[/quote]

Yup, still 1.6L is dirt cheap, consider that the Nano will cost 1.25L OTR.

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This must be for the petrol version.
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Diesel or Xeta ?
Petrol. Taxi drivers prefer CNG to diesel.

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Nice!

Now I would actually be thrilled if there was a replacement for the toxic autorickshaws. Those things are lean mean pollution machines!
Actually, CNG-convert autorickshaws are pretty emission friendly.
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Nice way to get rid of built up inventory. Everyone is happy.
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This is a very good move by Tata Motors.
Indica is better than Omni, on any given day.
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Old 18th February 2009, 13:27   #23
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As per the luggage they can always fit a extra luggage carrier on the top. And again I believe the OMNI should be permanently stopped from the production. They should rule out the OMNI option to make a Taxi with considering the safety feature of the passenger.
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This makes me want to buy the Indica Taxi and modify it to look like a normal previous generation Indica. This is almost as cheap as a Nano and cheaper than the 800, which engine is it running however ?
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I agree, Indica is a far better option than the Omini. It is a far safer car and also has enough power to take on an airconditioner.
Of course one can understand the view of the taxi Drivers, wherein they get a more fuel efficient and more spacious (7 versus 4 passengers in the Indica) option with the Omini.
But then customers come first, and after living with these dilapidated bangers for years its high time a city like Mumbai gets a more 'modern' vehicle rather than go back to more of the same.
Also the Maharashtra govt. will be more interested in favouring local industry i.e Tata, Pune.
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Indica @1.6 lakhs is a very viable option!also tata -please provide tata magic to autoricks union!
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And I hope, Nano comes and takes all 3-wheelers off the Indian roads. It truly has the potential to do that. At least, it will be safer, less polluting and will force better road manners compared to Auto-Rickshaws.
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Not bad at all...considering that is costs more money to do a 2 tone paint job.

BTW what engine is this? 1.2 or 1.4. Are they going to do an aftermarket CNG conversion?

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Might be possible Tata motors might provide with CNG kits as taxi wallahs prefer that anyday. In any way sounds like a good deal.
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And I hope, Nano comes and takes all 3-wheelers off the Indian roads. It truly has the potential to do that. At least, it will be safer, less polluting and will force better road manners compared to Auto-Rickshaws.
If this happen then how Bajaj will survive ? How Bajaj's 2 Stroke Auto will add pollution to already highly polluted air ?
Its a same for Bajaj to running 2-S auto. The 2-S bike has been stopped many yrs ago but still Autos are running.
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