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Old 31st July 2017, 16:44   #826
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I didn't understand the meaning of AMC so can you please elaborate?

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The AMC from Tata motors covers even consumables, such as oil, and some wear and tear items, such as wiper blades, etc. The cost benefit of the gold AMC is well worth the price and I recommend it. The service bills will be in hundreds rather than thousands.
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Old 31st July 2017, 23:58   #827
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I didn't understand the meaning of AMC so can you please elaborate?

Your comment has surely increased my confidence in the nano.

Thanks for your help, I have two questions in my mind
1. Does the XM version come with air con? I am confused because the dealer told me that it doesn't come with it but tata's webpage mentions that it has the air con.

2. What will be the resale value after 3 or 4 years of usage?
Hi Shreyas,

Answers to your questions.

1. AMC or Annual Maintenance Contract or Value Care Advantage is provided by Tata Motors as a facility so that you can cover your tata car for all the ccheduled maintenance services labour, parts & consumables. You can read in detail on the following website.

http://service.tatamotors.com/content/value-care

I took the Gold AMC (scroll down to the bottom of the page mentioned in the URL above). It is a small amount that you pay up front to cover for all the scheduled maintenance including parts and consumables that you otherwise pay for.

2. I also think that XM version does come with the air con, however I would confirm the same to you once again tomorrow morning after talking to salesperson.

3. After Sales service is something which is not really something worth talking about when it comes to Tata vehicles. So its not a different story for Nano either. To sum this point, Tata Nano are not going to fetch you a handsome resale value which you might expect.

I would however say that Tata Nano is a complete city car and I am enjoying every bit of it since the date I bought one!

Cheers!
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I bought this 2013 single owner LX edition for Rs 65,000 from a dealer today. I've been given an estimate for Rs15,000 for bodywork and engine tune up by my mechanic who is also going to sticker the roof shiny black and add side body graphics, nothing too loud i hope. I can't wait for the refinished car to roll down my driveway.
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I bought this 2013 single owner LX edition for Rs 65,000 from a dealer today. I've been given an estimate for Rs15,000 for bodywork and engine tune up by my mechanic who is also going to sticker the roof shiny black and add side body graphics, nothing too loud i hope. I can't wait for the refinished car to roll down my driveway.
Congratulations - that's a sweet price and the car looks great! The 2013 model doesn't come with power steering, if I remember correctly?

We bought a Nano CX in 2011 and replaced it with the Twist XT in 2014. It is a wonderful car for in-city commutes, especially for the elderly.

Good luck with the bodywork and embellishments!
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Congratulations - that's a sweet price and the car looks great! The 2013 model doesn't come with power steering, if I remember correctly?

We bought a Nano CX in 2011 and replaced it with the Twist XT in 2014. It is a wonderful car for in-city commutes, especially for the elderly.

Good luck with the bodywork and embellishments!
Thanks for the best wishes. The 2013 does not have power steering but it is ok to drive.As for the stickers i gave strict instructions to not overdo and i've decided on similar to 2012 'special edition' Nano. Anyways, i will post pics of the completed car soon.
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The 2013, IMO, is the best of the years, and I don't now recall my top trim car's model designation, but if that is LX, it is the best of the trims. The car doesn't need power steering and can do without the glitches of the AMT, unless all the driving is in slow speed traffic.

At that price, it is worth bring it back to looking/feeling like new. On my blue car, I have used matt black 3M film on the bonnet panel and the corresponding panel on the rear, in preference to the roof. Works very well and looks as good as new four years after.
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The 2013, IMO, is the best of the years, and I don't now recall my top trim car's model designation, but if that is LX, it is the best of the trims. The car doesn't need power steering and can do without the glitches of the AMT, unless all the driving is in slow speed traffic.
The 2013 LX is a great model, with a no. of improvements including a larger size steering for easier manoeuvring. The lack of EPS is certainly not a deal-breaker.

However, the power steering (with active return) is a wonderful unit and is a boon when it comes to driving in traffic and parking in tight spaces.

We use temp drivers often and while no one really complained about the manual steering in the 2011 model, many speak about the effortlessness with the EPS in the Twist.
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Quite possibly, but this is also what I dislike about PS in general; it gives you the power to turn the steering wheel when the car is stationary. Something that is good for neither tyres nor the underlying steering gear in the long run.
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