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Old 14th July 2013, 11:47   #481
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I followed their DIY and could do it( and I am all thumbs)
thanks a lot for the motivation. I did manage to do it in the morning today, and the results are instant. i did manage to crack the frame at one point while pulling out, will have it replaced next time.

Taking out the upper screw was a true 'pain in the neck'! but worth it in the end.
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the "poor man's car" image will be a history.
I think it is a case of "and", not "or" for Tata to get the volumes they need, and their suppliers need to be able to offer competitive pricing, and also justify the investments made all around. A tiny hot hatch isn't going to sell in the numbers needed. They will have to take another crack at the bottom of the pyramid as well, that is where the volumes are.
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An off topic question, probably. What's the tyre upsize for the Nano? Is there a wide and narrow tyre available, just like the stock size?
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Decided to get the dazzle Blue as soon as it is released, I prefer black interiors in cheap cars.
Question for people in Pune - any preference for after sales service providers? Concorde in Baner is a ten minute drive for me, so that is my present choice for sale/service.
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I am facing a peculiar issue here; having too many cars in the family, I would have to sell my Nano (2012 edition) but I am not happy with the resale that the car commands. I just hope, Nano gets a good resale value.
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I am facing a peculiar issue here; having too many cars in the family, I would have to sell my Nano (2012 edition) but I am not happy with the resale that the car commands. I just hope, Nano gets a good resale value.
I doubt you will get great resale value, for the following reasons:

1. A brand new Nano is not very costly in the first place.
2. Loans for 2nd hand cars are considerably costlier.
3. 2013 models with improvements has come out, and will start getting delivered soon.
4. Better cars, although of more age or running, like WagonRs, i10s etc may be available in the 2nd hand market at similar prices.

You will find decent resale only after about 3-4years of usage. I would suggest you hold on to it.
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You will find decent resale only after about 3-4years of usage.
This part isn't true, the rest of the post is valid. Decent just means that it will have reduced less from today's resale price, compared to reduction of the latter from the purchase price. If you are really sure you want to sell, sell right away at the best price you can get. There is no way that this amount, reinvested even in FD, will be lower than resale a few years from now would be. That's a pure financial comparison.
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I am facing a peculiar issue here; having too many cars in the family, I would have to sell my Nano (2012 edition) but I am not happy with the resale that the car commands. I just hope, Nano gets a good resale value.
As one of the threads GTO explained, the first 3 years of absolutely any car is the time it depreciates most. More so the 1st year almost accounts for 20% depreciation in its value, unless its a lucky shot, I doubt you'd get what could be considered as good resale value.

Bottom line, if you have another car that's more than 3-4 years old, you're more likely to get good resale value on that as that car would've passed the time when it steeply depreciates. Consider selling that and hold-on to the Nano.
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Thanks all. I have called the TAMO assure guys hoping that they give some good offer. If not, I plan to keep the car and use it every alternate day (That'll be the only logical option).
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Experienced brake fading today after torrential rains in the NH8 area.
Would it correct on its own or do i need to visit the service centre for a look?
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Would it correct on its own or do i need to visit the service centre for a look?
On a safe road, drive the car a short way with one foot on the accelerator and the other lightly pressing down on the brake. If the brakes come back to normal this way, no need to get them looked at.
If you have driven with the wheels significantly submerged for a distance, it is worth getting things looked at - not just the brakes, but also wheel bearings.
PS: The above is recommended practice every time you drive out of a puddle/heavy rains, for drum brakes. Else you can be caught out if you need to come to a quick stop soon after, while there is water inside the drum.
Disc brakes don't need this, the water is squeezed out very quickly from between the disc pad and the disc - one reason why disc brakes are better.

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Experienced brake fading today after torrential rains in the NH8 area.
Would it correct on its own or do i need to visit the service centre for a look?
Brake fading due to rain is a common phenomena. And all the more prominent in "all drum" vehicles. It should go away after some usage in the sun when the water between the drums evaporates. I would ask you to wait and see if the brakes improve in hot and dry conditions.
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Question for people in Pune - any preference for after sales service providers? Concorde in Baner is a ten minute drive for me, so that is my present choice for sale/service.
Try Balaji in Aundh, right next to the Aundh Octroi naka. No matter who you go to, it can't be compared to say, Honda A.S.S. !


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I would have to sell my Nano (2012 edition) but I am not happy with the resale
My guess, you would get around Rs.1.20 Lakhs for a CX and a little more for the LX. What do you think?
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If the brakes come back to normal this way, no need to get them looked at.
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Brake fading due to rain is a common phenomena.
Thank you for your help guys, braking is back to normal after 48 hrs of rest for the car. Anyways, will get it checked at the next service which is only a couple of weeks away.
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I've been checking my mileage using the full tank to full tank method since the last 1 year. My city mileage ( even tested it today) is around 17-19 kmpl, AC on 25% of the time. Keep in mind that Pune traffic is very slow and grinding.
The only highway I drive on is the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. I drive very safely , not more than 70 kms per hour. I get over 26 kmpl. I can go from Aundh to the Santa Cruz Airport and back, including all tolls for around Rs.1300 !!!
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