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Old 26th February 2012, 17:30   #1
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Hi Folks,

I got Nano Pearl White LX 2012 - surprise gift for parents !
Before I start with details, my sincere thanks to all the team-bhp members for their knowledgeable posts which has helped me immensely while acquiring Nano.

How it started,
Throughout 2011 I had heard my father say some time or the other that Nano sure looks good etc. On road he used to point out whenever a Nano passed by.With my father too looking keen to have one, decided one day on an impulse to get one for him as a surprise and my journey started by visits to the various team bhp discussion forums on Nano....

Pune Dealer and Demo,
I went to Pandit Automotive at Tilak Road for a quick demo and a test ride. Staff was courteous and welcomed me warmly. Nano counter was at the far left corner of the showroom but buzzing with activity. Mayur - one of the sales rep. gave me the demo. Model was a pearl white Nano LX 2012. Everything was different than a conventional car and how innovative Tata engineers were. Bonnet at the front with spare tyre, engine was at the back, amazing interior space, car battery under driver seat, screw jack under co-passenger seat. Fog lamps - standard 2 in front and 1 at the rear. Front power windows (switches are in front of the gear knob), central locking. Fold able mirrors on both sides. Overall the top end LX model felt a great package to me. Power as mentioned in the brochure was increased from 35 PS to 38 PS.

Test Drive

After the demo, I asked for a test drive and immediately had one with the top end variant. I have to say this that the initial pickup and acceleration is simply amazing for this car, especially I was pleasantly surprised to see the engine asking for more even as I went all the way to top gear. Perfect gear ratios for 1st and 2nd gears. A/C even on 1st is really powerful. For a guy like me at 8ft 8 in. and 95 kgs, the car was felt extremely spacious. With a tall body design, enough of head space and leg space for all. With the driver seat pulled back, there was still quite enough space for the rear passenger to seat comfortably. All in all - great space and thumbs up for city driving.

There is a small strap on the at the top behind the left rear backseat, pulling which makes the entire seat fold. It reveals good enough space to carry any shopping goodies. Below it is the engine compartment. There is no rear door to open up, entry is from inside.

Pros:
Great Space.
Top variant worth the price.
Extremely Spacious with great head and leg room space.
Powerful A/C
Quick pick-up and acceleration.
Enough boot for quick weekend shopping.

Improvements
Power steering would help
Engine noise during idle conditions.
Fit and finish lacks quality.
Gear shifting is ok, although not great.

Colors available : Pearl White, Mojito Green, Papaya Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Metereo Silver, Champagne Gold.

It seems that the top variant - Nano LX is selling well, any saturday when I went, saw at least 2 nanos ready for delivery. Not much waiting, I got mine in 2 weeks time. Preference seemed to be Pearl White and Papaya Orange. I liked Pearl White Nano and opted for it.

Used the PDI on the forum and it helped. I had told the sales rep. that I wanted to check the car prior to registration. They get it from their stockyard and keep it at their terrace. Inspected and found it ok. Nothing untoward during the entire process. I checked the date of manufacture from their systems which was 1-Dec-2011.

Delivery Day: 13-Feb-2012
Car was washed and kept ready with garland. One of the reps. gave me all the documents and we checked out the car in detail again using PDI.

They too have a checklist and it is advisable to go through all the items thoroughly. Staff was courteous, thanked them and was out !
Good experience overall.

Financial details

On road price :
@ 2,29L, got a discount of 10K, so got it at 2.19L. (Discount was on Dec'11 models - mine was Dec'11). Both Tata and HDFC offer same rate of interest at @13% at reducing interest. Did not check out HDFC.

Accessories : Mud flaps and floor mats - @1000/-.

Insurance : 1500/-
(Opted for Tata AIG - zero depreciation clause - details mentioned in one of team-bhp posts)

RTO No. : 500/-
Wanted the no. to add up to 6. (adds up to my mother's birth date)

Rest of the accessories : @13000/-
Got them fitted at Durga Car Decor - next to Mocha at end of Law College Rd.
Nano Cushions, Front Sun film, Side films, JVC Car deck having blue tooth connectivity, USB etc std. features, additional antenna, remote and 2 speakers.
While fitting the cushions on the back seat, ensure that the strap used to pull and fold the back seat does is still on the outside. You would have a harrowing time to get it out if at all they mess this up. This was a good point in one of the discussion forums.

Overall Cost on road : @2.35L

Running till date: @130 kms.

Uploading few pictures of nano I had taken during delivery and post fitting of some accessories.
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Congrats for the car and for being a goody goody boy!

Nano is the perfect choice for your situation because it is a completely hassle free practical car. I've seen few white models on the road and they look fantastic!

Looking forward to the pictures! And do tell us your parent's reaction!
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Congrats! It looks cool in white. Please tell us about the riding comfort of the 2012 model.
Sorry for going off topic, you are 8 feet 8 inches tall?!!!
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Congrats!!!

I'm sure your parents must be really excited, good work man. But are you 8ft 8inch or type error?

Keep us posted on Nano, it sure is wonderful car.

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Old 26th February 2012, 22:51   #5
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Congrats!!!

I'm sure your parents must be really excited, good work man. But are you 8ft 8inch or type error?

Keep us posted on Nano, it sure is wonderful car.

Ravi
Obviously typo error ! Read that 5 ft. 8 inches. Just wanted to mention about the spaciousness and comfort level that i feel inside Nano. Ride comfort is also great considering this car being ideal for city driving.
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Congrats dude, a very well deed indeed. My parents are also contemplating the Nano and i am also inclined to give them one but i was only hoping for a power steering in the 2012 which alas didnt materialize. So now thinking if a 2nd hand Alto with power steering is better than the new Nano.

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Congrats dude, a very well deed indeed. My parents are also contemplating the Nano and i am also inclined to give them one but i was only hoping for a power steering in the 2012 which alas didnt materialize. So now thinking if a 2nd hand Alto with power steering is better than the new Nano.
Hey, thanks buddy. I agree on the power steering point as I too am used to my Getz Prime. However it does not really spoil the entire package though. Have now clocked 160+ kms in bumper traffic. (Hinjewadi - Pune) and did not really feel the pinch of lack of power steering.

My parents feel more comfortable given the tall design and the seat height helps reduce stress on the knees. In addition, the gear ratios esp. 1 to 3rd are great in city traffic and you do not have to change them often. Really helps.

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congrats for the NANO !!
my parents are considering a small car and from last few weeks have been in dilemma of choosing among K10/NANO/Spark. my vote goes for NANO.
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Congrats SSD! So sweet of you to gift a nice city car to your parents. They must be very happy and proud. Nano is a cute little car. Do post the pics. How is the ride quality? IMO nano looks good in white and yellow.
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Congrats! BTW You are 8'8"?? Is this Khali writing the post? Pls post the pics with you in driver seat Would be interesting to see.
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Congratulations on your Nano... I'm sure your Dad was thrilled.
Btw... if you're 8'8", you should apply to the NBA.
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Congratulations on your Nano... I'm sure your Dad was thrilled.
Btw... if you're 8'8", you should apply to the NBA.
that was a typo ! Read 5ft. 8 in. BTW saw your post on the Cruze - real great pics and alloys. Black really looks awesome !.
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Congratulations on your Nano... I'm sure your Dad was thrilled.
Btw... if you're 8'8", you should apply to the NBA.
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Congrats! BTW You are 8'8"?? Is this Khali writing the post? Pls post the pics with you in driver seat Would be interesting to see.
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Congrats!!!

I'm sure your parents must be really excited, good work man. But are you 8ft 8inch or type error?

Keep us posted on Nano, it sure is wonderful car.

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Congrats! It looks cool in white. Please tell us about the riding comfort of the 2012 model.
Sorry for going off topic, you are 8 feet 8 inches tall?!!!
Thanks folks - that was obviously a typo Read 5ft 8in. Riding comfort is fine. Maybe would know better on long drives.

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congrats for the NANO !!
my parents are considering a small car and from last few weeks have been in dilemma of choosing among K10/NANO/Spark. my vote goes for NANO.
@infotech58 - thanks. you can safely vote for Nano buddy.
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Congrats SSD! So sweet of you to gift a nice city car to your parents. They must be very happy and proud. Nano is a cute little car. Do post the pics. How is the ride quality? IMO nano looks good in white and yellow.
@Shreyas Aterkar - thanks. Orange also looks awesome in daylight.

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Congrats dude, a very well deed indeed. My parents are also contemplating the Nano and i am also inclined to give them one but i was only hoping for a power steering in the 2012 which alas didnt materialize. So now thinking if a 2nd hand Alto with power steering is better than the new Nano.
@motomaverick - Thanks. I agree with your point on the power steering. However that does not spoil the overall package. I have done @160 kms now with bumper traffic (Hinjewadi - Pune). Sure, at times you do feel the need. However other points ensure that it is really a great city car. Especially the gear ratios from 1st to 3rd are perfect for city and you do not need to change them often. For elders in the family, tall design and seat height ensures less strees on knees and they are more comfortable.
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Congratulations, that's a cute looking car. Good you clarified 5'8 and not 8'8 else we would have had pages and pages of everyone recommending you to go to NBA or be a Kali .

Have your parents driven it, how are they finding it?
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Congrats for your Nano SSD. It looks royal in white and the new wheel caps add to it. My wife is hell bent on selling our two year old golden Nano and buy ourselves a white one but I am just waiting for the diesel.

Enjoy you Nano. Appreciate your idea of surprise for your parents.
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