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Old 16th March 2009, 23:09   #91
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Kudos to Tata for achieving this feat.

this will trigger demand for 2nd city car in most metros.
get ready for chaos and fighting for parking space near your house.
specially in lanes of delhi where even now it is bumper to bumper parking.

Govt. should pass a law in delhi to force people to build basement parking
for each house.

Now only if Tata can come up with battery driven variant, that will be
hugely popular.
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Old 17th March 2009, 02:26   #92
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fixed tail gate

How does one load the luggage?
Ask mother-in-law to get-off, load the luggage, drive away.
Seriously, though, it is Rear-engined. Wink Wink!

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10 lakh is quiet optimistic and unrealistic as well. I do not feel Nano will have such hoge demand. Also how is TATA planning to get Nano serviced. There service centres are already full most of times and Nano will create chaos there.
Think about the roads Harry! I just wish these are small enough to fit in our pot-holes...

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cost of base model not to exceed Rs. 1,00,000 ex-factory

engine:

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piston displacement: 624 cc, petrol with single balancer shaft
drive train: rear wheel drive
cylinder count: 2 cylinders
valve gear: 4 valves, 2 valves per cylinder
max power: 35 bhp@5500 rpm
torque: 4.8 kgm@3000 rpm

acceleration: 0-60 kmph: 8 secs
top speed: 105 kmph

brakes:

....wheels: 12"

fuel consumption: 23.6 kmpl

colours:

nano LX:champagne gold, lunar silver, sunshine yellow

all the best to the nano bookers!


If Tata Motors had joined hands with (or straight-out Acquired) Royal-Enfield, bikers would be in a win-won situation.
Look at this:
Available for R&D:
350cc, 500cc, 535cc Petrol Engines.
~600cc Diesel.
With enough power and torque to pull the Nano.(Ok, maybe not the diesel.)
When developed, the engine could've served both, the car as well as the bike.
(Imagine.Nano's exhaust going"potato-potato". Could be fun!)
Brakes are Drums all around.
The wheels... could be shared. A compromise at 15", say? Just kidding.
FE: Could remain the same, or get better?

Lets call a spade a spade. That is one hideous car. I'll say the ugliest car I have seen. It should not have graced the same planet as the Jaguar E-type, the GTO. And Aishwarya Rai.
In "Sunshine Yellow"??
The horror. .
Gives me jitters to think it will be sold in the millions.
Anything, though, to keep the family of five (or seven) from the two-wheeled contraptions they call a "bike" (CD100 & Co.)
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ha ha, the central exhaust dia is so small it looks like a gun is pointing out the back of the car. other than that it looks surprisingly good. what's with tata's obsession with those rear lamp clusters - do they have to be vertically stacked in all its cars?
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Kudos to Tata for achieving this feat.



Govt. should pass a law in delhi to force people to build basement parking
for each house.
GOVT Should not also allow a Multi storeyd Commercial place with out any Parking... In Bangalore you can see Lots of Building is build up with out one inch of Parking. Ultimately Police get paid for allowing the car to make parking and While travelling on the road we burnt more fuel due to happazard parking.
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saw an tv news saying some 9 nanos of different colours of 4 different models are ready and parked in parsi complex,mumbai for revealing under strick security,Mr.Ratan Tata would reveal first nano's on indian roads.
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colours:

nano base:bright red, ivory white, summer blue
nano CX: bright red, ivory white, summer blue, champagne gold, lunar silver
nano LX:champagne gold, lunar silver, sunshine yellow
no black! :(

hoping they might add it later.
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Black low-rider nano runnin on chromed DUBs..
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Was on Marine drive close to 2am last night saw 5 Nanos zip past towards their launch location. Must say they looked pretty good for the price,the metallic color paint finish was gleeming at night!
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Will the Nano have any cooling issues-looking at the amount of venting at the back?

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Hmmm.. Better heat dissipation and ventilation.
It's a welcome addition.

Another day to go. Wow! History going to be rewritten.

Almost everybody I know in my immediate family and friends are waiting with full anticipation.
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Wonder what will happen to our cities and the parking space
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Yes, we are going to face TERRIBLE problem in traffic and parking. As it is, people have absolutely no concern or courtesy in driving and parking properly. It is going to be a big mess.

But, that is going to the the single thing that will force us to obey rules and system. We always do things reactively, so initially there will be problem, but we will sort them out.
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Wonder what will happen to our cities and the parking space

SBR, you are right. It indeed is a matter of concern. However, can't blame Tata for this. Roads and infrastructure is the job of government/city planners/politicians. And they have failed miserably on this one. Every city is a traffic mayhem. Nano should be a wake-up call for them.
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Old 23rd March 2009, 15:40   #105
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Hav any guys tried the design your car tab on the Nano website. The link can be found here:
Tata 'NANO' - The People's Car from Tata Motors

Its gives a fair idea on the trim levels, colors offered, interior upholstery, dash details, even decals !!!

Happy designing
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