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View Poll Results: Vote for the Team BHP COTY 2009
Tata Nano 406 38.37%
Maruti Ritz 46 4.35%
Fiat Grande Punto 160 15.12%
Premier Rio 2 0.19%
Tata Manza 63 5.95%
Honda Jazz 15 1.42%
Mahindra Xylo 13 1.23%
Fiat Linea 113 10.68%
Chevrolet Cruze 89 8.41%
Toyota Fortuner 105 9.92%
Skoda Superb 40 3.78%
Mercedes Benz E Class 6 0.57%
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Old 25th December 2009, 13:08   #121
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The Premier Rio is a joke, right? My vote's on the Superb. Short of getting disillusioned by the infamous service of Skoda, there's nothing in the poll which comes anywhere close to the Superb's value for money.
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I agree with this viewpoint 100%. I too did not vote for the Nano for similar reasons. What's the point in boasting that its an achievement that they have this mouthwatering pricing, when anyone having that much money to buy a Nano is NOT able to buy it. It is not a revolution in terms of pricing or availability in that sense.

If a time comes when anyone who wishes to by a Nano can actually buy it, it will be selling at much higher prices as opposed to its 'lottery' style of selling today.

I wonder whether everyone who votes for the Nano blindfolded is actually thinking about this aspect.

For me, the real COTY '09 will be GP.

I have seen it in flesh and think that it deseves to win. Availability for all cannot be the reason to debunk its popularity.

As a product, it has made a lot of manufacturers think about value engineering and at the same time provide an option for many people to own a car.

Thousands of crores was spent on something radical and turned out pretty neat and I am proud that it was done by our guys.

Though it hasnt crossed the finish line, but is nowhere near like Obama getting the nobel prize
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Old 25th December 2009, 13:52   #123
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Tata Nano, without a second thought! I don't even need to go through the other poll options. The Nano is not only the car of the year, but also the most important (automotive) landmark of this decade.

Hats off to Ratan Tata for achieving his dream....one after another! Around the same time 10 years back, he stuck to his commitment of a car that will have the space of an Ambassador at the price of a Maruti. Fast forward to '09, the Manza shows just how much Tata have advanced in their 10 real years of car making.

Know what the coolest thing about the Nano is? Sure, its the cheapest car in the world, yet feels like a proper car. Its got more room than the 800 and is surprisingly peppy in the city. But the coolest part of the Nano is its styling, looks and image. I mean, this is the only 1.5 lakh rupee car that an owner of a 80 lakh S Class wouldn't mind having in his garage. It wows both...first time car owners and those from the luxury segment.

Simply put, the Nano has spunk. Character. Attitude. Heck, I find some 10 lakh cars lacking in these areas!
A Fact Reinforced by these pics! So what if its the Europa?
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Old 25th December 2009, 13:59   #124
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It simply has to be the Nano. Tata Motors has achieved that something others can only dream of. As GTO rightly said, Nano has been the defining moment of the auto industry in this decade.
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Old 25th December 2009, 14:08   #125
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I liked Cruze. for all the reasons menthioned by Dippy.

Great styling. Looks suit the Chevy bow tie perfectly
Stonker of a diesel engine. Performance can shame all competitors
Excellent levels of equipment
Well priced. Offers good value
Turbo lag is a downer, especially in bumper to bumper traffic
Not very spacious on the inside. Interior fit and finish is average and has scope for improvement

My vote goes for Cruze.
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A Fact Reinforced by these pics! So what if its the Europa?
The pictures force me to think of a sequel to the film 'The Italian job' (showcasing the mini) - only this time it would be all Nano !
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If its anything other other than Nano.,,

its got to be TOYOTA FORTUNER
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Old 25th December 2009, 19:08   #128
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While Nano is heading towards its sure victory for the COTY '09 title here, its interesting to note that it has already entered the list of Ugliest Cars of the past 50 Years by Business week..

Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years: Tata Nano - BusinessWeek

Personally I don't feel Nano is that bad looking.
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Old 25th December 2009, 21:42   #129
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I'm surprised the Superb has not been rated higher.

There's no doubt in my mind the Nano is the winner in this list. But other than that, IMHO no car comes even close to the Superb as a COTY. Its only glitch is the A.S.S and to me it seems like the Superb is hands down COTY - simply flawless product at an unbelievable price tag.
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I liked Cruze. for all the reasons menthioned by Dippy.

Great styling. Looks suit the Chevy bow tie perfectly
Stonker of a diesel engine. Performance can shame all competitors
Excellent levels of equipment
Well priced. Offers good value
Turbo lag is a downer, especially in bumper to bumper traffic
Not very spacious on the inside. Interior fit and finish is average and has scope for improvement

My vote goes for Cruze.
I believe anyone who would have driven the Cruze would have definitely voted for it.
It's a rocket, I even found the handling to be very good.
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I chose Superb for the first TSI engine in India and the only car that took away Honda's peace of mind. No consideration of the service here, its all about the car.

I thought Nano was COTY 2008, My bad. For indigenous car its one hell of an accomplishment and I sometimes get sleepless night thinking what will be the state of roads ones the car is in mass production mode. It will change the way we drive for ever n ever

Cheers!

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Which car tailed the Tata Nano for second place?
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A Fact Reinforced by these pics! So what if its the Europa?
Whoa !!!!
The european nano looks sooo different. Man i wish i had voted for the nano
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despite all the niggles and poor A.S.S GP and linea are 2nd and 3rd . Now thats what i call a turnaround!!
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While Nano is heading towards its sure victory for the COTY '09 title here, its interesting to note that it has already entered the list of Ugliest Cars of the past 50 Years by Business week..

Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years: Tata Nano - BusinessWeek

Personally I don't feel Nano is that bad looking.
A bunch of idiots!! Have enlisted the Enzo Ferrari, New Beetle, RAV4 amongst the list

However must admit that some of the listed cars are really UGLY
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