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Old 26th October 2014, 23:47   #406
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Hello freakmuzik and grammarnazi,

Good to know that the brakes didn't fade ~ 1 ft water level. That's reassuring! No, the brakes is not a deal-breaker for me..in any case our use will be mostly in the city only. I need to get a bigger car for occasional highway use, might go for a "pre-worshipped" one..

Yesterday Aadya Motors agreed to buy back our Matiz (1999 Dec model) for Rs.30,000. We have to part with her on Tuesday after taking delivery of the Nano She was well cared for and was in good condition.

(We are also getting the following accessories: (i) art leather seat covers, reverse parking sensor, door visors, steering cover and neck rests for a total of Rs. 6500, (ii) underbody protection and body teflon coating (with a second coat after 6 months) for Rs. 3000. Will fix alloy wheels later).

AMT technology at a reasonable price will definitely give Nano enough sales to break even. Apart from new buyers, a fraction of existing owners will upgrade their motors too.
I was a very huge fan of the matiz during my much younger days and even now I like the way it looks! BTW, please read through T-BHP articles about teflon coating and stuff. Underbody coating should be ok(but cars these days are pretty much corrosion resistant I believe) but teflon coating is purely a scam for which they just use a normal wax in most of the cases. In case you want to do some protection coating done, visit competent places like 3M, etc. That'l definitely be effective.

Cheers and have fun with your new ride!
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AMT technology at a reasonable price will definitely give Nano enough sales to break even. Apart from new buyers, a fraction of existing owners will upgrade their motors too.
The big question is when would it be launched ?
Only testing is going on since quite a while.

Other AMTs (Celerio and Zest) displayed at the Auto Expo have since been launched. For Zest too, actual deliveries commenced much later compared to non-AMT variants though they were launched at the same time.

It may be kept in mind that Datsun would launch the Redi-GO @ price logically below the GO (say below 3L) and is rumoured to be considering the AMT option too. Also, Alto K10 AMT is expected by December '14. Perhaps they want to launch it only when worthy competition is available

Delaying the Nano AMT is resulting in losing the lead time it originally had in hand when presented at the Auto Expo. The only other perspective could be is not launching it before the Bolt AMT to avoid it cannibalising prospects of the Bolt AMT.

Unable to comprehend why they cannot launch a Nano AMT with CNG option. They already have the different variants (launched or testing) to make it a possibility. There would be no one logically close to match it in terms of being the ultimate city car - practicality and price in Metros atleast (CNG availability being the limitation).
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I was a very huge fan of the matiz during my much younger days and even now I like the way it looks! BTW, please read through T-BHP articles about teflon coating and stuff. Underbody coating should be ok(but cars these days are pretty much corrosion resistant I believe) but teflon coating is purely a scam for which they just use a normal wax in most of the cases. In case you want to do some protection coating done, visit competent places like 3M, etc. That'l definitely be effective.

Cheers and have fun with your new ride!
I wish I could keep the Matiz but the car was 15 years old and I was not keen to visit the RTO next month for FC, so didn't have much of a choice there
And regarding teflon coating: was not particular about it but when it came bundled with underbody protection, agreed for it at the spur of the moment.

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The big question is when would it be launched ?
Only testing is going on since quite a while.

Other AMTs (Celerio and Zest) displayed at the Auto Expo have since been launched. For Zest too, actual deliveries commenced much later compared to non-AMT variants though they were launched at the same time.

It may be kept in mind that Datsun would launch the Redi-GO @ price logically below the GO (say below 3L) and is rumoured to be considering the AMT option too. Also, Alto K10 AMT is expected by December '14. Perhaps they want to launch it only when worthy competition is available

Delaying the Nano AMT is resulting in losing the lead time it originally had in hand when presented at the Auto Expo. The only other perspective could be is not launching it before the Bolt AMT to avoid it cannibalising prospects of the Bolt AMT.

Unable to comprehend why they cannot launch a Nano AMT with CNG option. They already have the different variants (launched or testing) to make it a possibility. There would be no one logically close to match it in terms of being the ultimate city car - practicality and price in Metros atleast (CNG availability being the limitation).
If they launch AMT now the Twist's market is likely to fall. Tatas may not want that to happen immediately, at least up to New Year time, if they are able to sell the Twist in good numbers right now.
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I was looking at the Nano website and noticed that the base version is no longer available in the New Nano. It is listed as a previous variant.

Now the cheapest Nano is around 2 lakhs. When did they discontinue the non-AC Std variant?
Not just that, only Twist has been manufactured this year, and all those CX and LX models are 2013 only. To do PID for my Twist, I went to Prerana motors stock yard at Nelamangala and found one single Nano LX in orange color of 2012 make, that is, non-awesomeness one. This means it has no music system. If one is interested in it, bargain hard enough and get as much discount off on it as possible.

In short, the CX and LX models are available only till the 2013 stocks last
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Got the Nano Twist delivered around 5.45 pm today. The Odo was reading 36 km when I took the keys. As it was already getting dark, just drove the car home (about 5 km) and parked.

The engine feels a tad rough (new motor!). The test drive car was smoother, so I guess it's just a question of running in. Gearshift is fine. As some members have noted here, there is a certain go-karting feel to driving this car. In that sense, the drive is different from any other car available in the market. Music player is fine and it paired easily with my wife's iPhone through bluetooth. Speech quality is good. I should try a good CD to see the music quality.

The bonnet needs to be opened to fill petrol. I filled 5 ltr petrol from the pump close to the Nagwara flyover, and the attendant did not bother (or did not know) to tuck the bonnet lever back to its holder before closing it. He was more keen to shortchange me after I paid (which I caught anyway).

Will post more on the driving experience in the following days
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Got the Nano Twist delivered around 5.45 pm today. The Odo was reading 36 km when I took the keys. As it was already getting dark, just drove the car home (about 5 km) and parked.

The engine feels a tad rough (new motor!). The test drive car was smoother, so I guess it's just a question of running in. Gearshift is fine. As some members have noted here, there is a certain go-karting feel to driving this car. In that sense, the drive is different from any other car available in the market. Music player is fine and it paired easily with my wife's iPhone through bluetooth. Speech quality is good. I should try a good CD to see the music quality.

The bonnet needs to be opened to fill petrol. I filled 5 ltr petrol from the pump close to the Nagwara flyover, and the attendant did not bother (or did not know) to tuck the bonnet lever back to its holder before closing it. He was more keen to shortchange me after I paid (which I caught anyway).

Will post more on the driving experience in the following days
Congratulations, Philip! Enjoy your new car!

Do remember to regularly check the air pressure in the spare wheel too. It's inconveniently mounted and it's easy to forget or put-off checking it because of the hassle.
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Congratulations, Philip! Enjoy your new car!

Do remember to regularly check the air pressure in the spare wheel too. It's inconveniently mounted and it's easy to forget or put-off checking it because of the hassle.
Thanks Motard!

I have an air pump lying idle - will be quite handy for maintaining the spare tyre pressure Thanks for the advice!
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Got the Nano Twist delivered around 5.45 pm today. ... Will post more on the driving experience in the following days
Post them with some pictures as well.. More I look at this thread, more tempted I am to get myself a Nano for easy & comfy driving on the crowded roads of Bengaluru.
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Post them with some pictures as well.. More I look at this thread, more tempted I am to get myself a Nano for easy & comfy driving on the crowded roads of Bengaluru.
Sure, I'll post some pictures in the following days..if you are not in immediate need then perhaps you can wait until the AMT version is out, to buy a Nano (but we don't know when that will be..)

Today my wife drove the car for about 30 km in the Bangalore roads with me in the passenger seat and she is quite happy about the car.
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The Nano variant nomenclature is following that of the Zest.

There was a Nano Twist XT.
Last month Nano XM was launched (without PS, but with CNG).

A report in indianautosblog states Tata Nano Twist XE to launch next month; CX, LX discontinued. Link below :
http://indianautosblog.com/2014/11/t...wist-xe-156095

Baffling why the Base (XE) and Top (XT) would have PS whereas the Mid (XM) does not have even an option for PS.

Variants and features apparently are the prerogative of the manufacturers only and not the buyers.
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Hi Guys,

Just completed 1000Kms so decided to go for my first service today. Wanted to do an oil change but the SA was totally against it and finally changed my mind.

I managed to get the second remote for the car. Cost : Rs. 2246/=. I consider this daylight robbery when the price of a complete system with 4 door actuators and two remotes is about Rs. 3500 to 4000/-.

Also finally managed to get the door rub rails and the bumper protector strips.

Service was OK. Car does not feel any different. Say they did a complete check up. Changed one light bulb. Took 3 hours. That's amazing for Tata's.

I had acquired a small dent & scratch on the running board (my fault) and when I asked to have it repaired I was told the denter and painter were not available.
This is at the biggest service centre for Tata's in Goa. Only one denter and painter and both on holiday!!
Asked to have the 3M underbody coating done but again same answer - Not possible without prior booking.
In most other garages (read : Maruti) they are literally begging you to do all this extra stuff like anti rust, engine coating, polishing etc. etc. but not with Tata's.
I have now spoken directly to 3M who have agreed to do the coating at a Hyundai workshop!!

Slight improvement at the service centre but not much. The SA's now have tablets which they feed in all the details when you bring the car in. So, giving the car in was a little faster but the bill making procedure at the end was still the same and took ages. Was actually offered a cup of coffee which was a nice surprise.

Once again I had the "fortune" to see a disgruntled customer refusing to take delivery of his car because of the shoddy job done by the garage. I have witnessed similar scenes every single time I have been to this garage.

So far still happy with the car but these last 1000Kms have been a pain as I have been "running in" the engine as per the owner's manual. Will now slowly start increasing the revs/speed.

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Just completed 1000Kms so decided to go for my first service today. Wanted to do an oil change but the SA was totally against it and finally changed my mind.


Service was OK. Car does not feel any different. Say they did a complete check up. Changed one light bulb. Took 3 hours. That's amazing for Tata's.


Asked to have the 3M underbody coating done but again same answer - Not possible without prior booking.
As with every new car I have owned, I changed the oil at 1000kms. Abundant caution, but I had no objection from the SA to this. Probably unnecessary, just for my peace of mind, and because I intend to keep the car for ten years.

Not much needs to be done in first service and the engine needs about 3000kms to perform to design after it frees up fully.

I am not a fan for coatings for modern cars - it can actually trap moisture at failure points and modern cars have very good factory rust protection anyway.
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Hi Sawyer,

I have also always done an oil change at the first service but technology is changing so.....
Even when I did it for my last Nano the ASS was not keen at all but finally agreed
This time the argument was "If Tata's say it's not needed and are giving you a 4 year warranty why do you want to waste money".
I went to do the undercoating yesterday (at Hyundai) and was told they had too many cars and to come back another day.
Maybe I won't bother after all.

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I'm looking at buying a Nano for my wife to replace her Scooty as my two kids are growing up. Am getting a quote for a June 2013 VIN Tata Nano CX for a 45k discount and 2 year Gold AMC free. Wanted to know if its a good price and worth buying. Total on road including price + road tax is coming to 1,72,500/-. They quoted 8.5k for insurance which I said I will get from outside. I can get a L&T insurance for 5k.
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I'm looking at buying a Nano for my wife to replace her Scooty as my two kids are growing up. Am getting a quote for a June 2013 VIN Tata Nano CX for a 45k discount and 2 year Gold AMC free. Wanted to know if its a good price and worth buying. Total on road including price + road tax is coming to 1,72,500/-. They quoted 8.5k for insurance which I said I will get from outside. I can get a L&T insurance for 5k.
Can they sell a June 2013 car as "new" in Nov 2014? If it is for your wife, definitely you need a Nano Twist. No need to think twice!
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