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Old 7th August 2014, 10:43   #301
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Also my wiper wash does not work. The wiper works but no 'phuss-phuss' from the sprayer
If the water is not coming out from the nozzles, you can use a small pin or clip to clear them out. Salt deposits might be causing the problem here. Same thing happened with my car. Use of some bathroom cleaner solutions might help too.
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@kutoos - hey buddy, still waiting for your update on your Nano problems. Any solutions so far?
Hello Folks, back again. Unfortunately was caught up with work and could not post updates here.

I did my First Free Service couple of weeks back and the problems have been sorted out. Summary of problems reported and fixed:

1. Noise when engine starts and followed by vibrations
Solution: Faulty Spark plug and fixes to engine mount screws. The spark plug was not proper and it was misfiring, hence causing the sound. The Engine mount screws were changed and now the ungodly shudder is gone along with the noise.

2. Shifting Gears was very notchy. Some times it was difficult to engage the first gear.
Solution: Not serious, general clutch play adjustment with greasing.

3. Not Cranking on Slopes:
Solution:Unfortunately could not replicate this at the time of the service. This issue seems to have disappeared mysteriously after my initial post couple of weeks ago. Will update in case of recurrence.

4. General body rattles:
Solution: Typical under-body tightening greasing and more spit & shine.

Service Experience:
I'm very happy to see professionalism in TATA ASS. I went there on a Saturday, and for a lack of a better word, i should say the place was overflowing with cars.

In spite of the rush/rain and a mixed up appointment schedule, i was attended to in 10 minutes and another 20 minutes for completing Job Card. I was out of the place in 30 minutes. The Car was also returned at the promised time.

So to conclude the honeymoon period is on. Keeping my fingers crossed for a long & happy motored life.

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Can someone help me with my issue? I have been consistently getting an FE of 12~13 on my Nano in the city. Why? - I simply don't know.
However, when I took her out on the highway I got upto 20kmpl.
Is it the car of is it me?

I think it could be a combination of service/fuel efficiency check and the driving style. A few things to try before checking it with the A.S.S :
- Always drive with optimal tyre pressure. This has a direct impact on FE
- Maintain correct gears at different speeds
- Avoid too much braking
- Avoid clutch riding

Your Nano should 'ideally' not return less than 16 in the city driving and less than 23 on the highway(Expect better FE than this if its a 2012 Nano).

If the above solutions don't work, I recommend that you head to the service expert to get the issue fixed.

Good luck!
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If the water is not coming out from the nozzles, you can use a small pin or clip to clear them out. Salt deposits might be causing the problem here. Same thing happened with my car. Use of some bathroom cleaner solutions might help too.
In addition to the above, I take precautions to always use packaged drinking water to fill the windscreen wiper water tank adding a few drops of hand wash liquid. The water would be free of salt formation. Also make sure you use it at least once a fortnight so that the water flow is always maintained in the nozzles, so that it works when you need it the most :-)
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^^^^^
Which T.A.S.S. is this ? Hopefully I can also try this place out too!
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Ahoy there shashanka!
From one sailor to another - after having worked on Marine engines with over 100000 bhp and then to the Nano's 37bhp is the mother of all anti-climaxes!
But I zimbly love the car

Though I have niggly problems with the machine, I do not bear any grudges, partly because I am of the opinion that any car is as good as its driver!

I am waiting for Tata to unleash the next version of the Nano. I would probably trade my 2012 for the new one.

Hello there Aabid,
Its Shashanka again, and I heartily endorse your view on the Nano - its a lovable little beast (even tho' I dont own one yet), and a tiny rear-engined runabout speaks to the deeps in most of us - it brings back the nostalgia of seeing the Renault Dauphine, the Fiat 500 and the like while cycling our way to school.

And Tata introducing the AMT version of the Nano would be coup of sorts. I dont see anyone else offering an automatic - even if its an AMT - in this segment and at this price point ! That would leave me no more excuses to put off getting one for myself !
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Which T.A.S.S. is this ? Hopefully I can also try this place out too!
Concorde Motors, on the Bangalore Bypass. Next to the Sports Complex.
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And Tata introducing the AMT version of the Nano would be coup of sorts. I dont see anyone else offering an automatic - even if its an AMT - in this segment and at this price point ! That would leave me no more excuses to put off getting one for myself !

Exactly - But the big question is when are they going to launch it ? Prospective customers cannot wait forever.

The Nano is the smallest car that already has the possibility of launching a variant in the CNG (already launched) + AMT (under testing) combination.

It would be the most economical and VFM city car to own and run.

Hope this fact dawns on them - sooner the better.
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Went to TD the Twist for my wife.

Some surprising features:

1. Power Steering is very light to use
2. Clutch is the lightest I have used till date
3. AC was powerful on Speed 1
4. Music System was good for a car in that price bracket
5. The Twist has the engine tightly packed and you can use a small portion above the engine. The same can be accessed by pulling the lever on the rear seat
6. The dynamics of the car for in city driving is very nice. Specially the turning radius is a boon
7. Pickup is not impacted due to the Aircon being on.

Couple of points I would like to ask existing owners.

Should I go for the Twist or a normal Nano.

The only reason to buy a Twist would be Power Steering.

Twist has a 15K discount, whereas the normal Nano with all the same features, except Power Steering has a 50K discount.

Overall a nice car.
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Went to TD the Twist for my wife.
Should I go for the Twist or a normal Nano.

The only reason to buy a Twist would be Power Steering.

Twist has a 15K discount, whereas the normal Nano with all the same features, except Power Steering has a 50K discount.

Overall a nice car.
IMHO the non power steering versions are tremendous value for money at these discounts. Unless your better half is of very diminutive size, the non power steering versions are not really a pain to drive - it's merely a question of getting used to the extra effort while parking.

Many teens and ladies in my neighborhood happily use the non power steering version. This little midget actually doesn't need one. Blame it on us nouveau riche Indians to want power everything ☺
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These Nanos age pretty quick.. A 2 year old Nano looks like it is 5 yrs old already.. esp. with the earlier ones, may be due to vibrations, color fading out etc (based on my neighbor's car which I have seen - they got a wrap on the dulled out red color). Having said, I have read good comments on twist here by people.

Twist seem to have a few modifications in terms of engine mounting etc which should help with noise levels, vibration, etc which should keep the car in better health compared to the earlier model.

So, if I were to buy a Nano, I would stick to Twist, rather than the older model.
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Went to TD the Twist for my wife.

Couple of points I would like to ask existing owners.

Should I go for the Twist or a normal Nano.

The only reason to buy a Twist would be Power Steering.


Overall a nice car.

I think you should think beyond the power steering and the discounts in your decision. Please go through the TBHP review of the Twist. I am sure there's value in this improved version. There have been numerous changes to improve the car by Tata and I am sure they will present good value to the buyer.

Good luck!
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Even as I wanted to decide on the TWiST, I checked out at KHT motors. The glasses clearly show that they are all 2013 manufactured. I did not do a PID but it can safely said that 2014 Twist will have lot of 2013 components. This fizzled out all my excitement.
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Went to TD the Twist for my wife. ...
5. The Twist has the engine tightly packed and you can use a small portion above the engine. The same can be accessed by pulling the lever on the rear seat...
That 80L space behind the seat always existed. Its quite useful, the utility is practical.
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...Should I go for the Twist or a normal Nano.
Choose the Twist, women would thoroughly enjoy power steering.

I wouldn't recommend the normal one, mainly because 2-3 months ago, one of my friend went to a Tata Motors Assured - Exchange Mela with his Nov. 2012 Spl. Edn Nano, and they offered him just 1,20,000/- for his 18 month old car (for which IIRC he'd paid ~2.5L!)!

Details here (Tata Nano : Test Drive & Review).

So, depending on how much 'resale' means to you, IMO Nano Twist would hold decent value for a while.

Else if you don't want PS and if you're even open to the idea of buying used, you can probably find quite many.
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Should I go for the Twist or a normal Nano.

The only reason to buy a Twist would be Power Steering.

Twist has a 15K discount, whereas the normal Nano with all the same features, except Power Steering has a 50K discount.
In my experience, the power steering is worth the extra money (discounts not withstanding). The Nano's steering can be a bit heavy a parking speeds even with just 2 people aboard. With 4 people inside, it takes a good deal of effort to steer the Nano in tight spots or while parking. It's not just women who would appreciate power steering - an arm injury forced me to use my Nano for my daily commute instead of my motorbike and power steering would have been much appreciated.

In addition to PS, the XT SEEMS to have a number of improvements in the general fit and finish of the interiors as well as making it a more pleasant place to be. I've not driven it but a casual glance was enough to give me this impression.
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