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Old 26th November 2014, 12:41   #436
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The Nano can comfortably maintain 80 to 90 km/h on level roads. I did the journey between Blr and Mysore once. My Nano had no trouble but the journey was tiring because of the engine noise. I have a 2011 model so it's noisier. At those speeds, the mileage wasn't great - I got an average of around 17 km/l.
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The NANO is comfortable at 70-80kmph range. A speed not that slow on typical indian highway scenario.
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I think, he said 60 or less because the car is new and needs to be run in.
Thanks Safari_Lover for the right answer. It is thanks to the run-in period, I will be maintaining it under 60 as required by Tata Motors. There was no such run-in limitation for Alto and many other cars too, or I am missing something here? Anyway, the Twist will kept under 60 till the first service.

Motard_Blr: 17km/l on a long run is disappointing My Alto on long runs has always given in excess of 20 with the AC on all the times. Hopefully, it may have improved by now for you. This is where I think Tata missed the trick as its not unexpected to hope for 22+ on a Nano. Some Nano's may give, but I think the numbers are not consistent.
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The Nano can comfortably maintain 80 to 90 km/h on level roads. I did the journey between Blr and Mysore once. My Nano had no trouble but the journey was tiring because of the engine noise. I have a 2011 model so it's noisier. At those speeds, the mileage wasn't great - I got an average of around 17 km/l.
17 is too low. probably due to 2011 model? I have 6 nanos in my circle all 2012 models. All nanos are used for highways and always gives 25+ kmpl on highways. Mine has crossed 80000 km, touch wood, still runs like a new nano. I still extract easily 27kmpl during my highway rides to Banglore/trichy from Chennai
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17 is too low. probably due to 2011 model? I have 6 nanos in my circle all 2012 models. All nanos are used for highways and always gives 25+ kmpl on highways. Mine has crossed 80000 km, touch wood, still runs like a new nano. I still extract easily 27kmpl during my highway rides to Banglore/trichy from Chennai
Yes, 17 km/l is low, but I was maintaining speeds of 90+ with AC all along on level sections. Also, on the way back to Blr, there are some climbs and I ended up getting stuck in 3rd gear for extended periods because 4th didn't have enough juice.

I'm sure I could have got 20+ km/l if I drove gently but I had no intention of trying to achieve good mileage since I just wanted to reach my destination as fast as possible.

That experience just reinforced my belief that the Nano is a great urban car but not good on the highway. I don't think that the new Nano's are any better on the highway. I rarely drive long distances but when I have to, I borrow a car that is better suited to long distance driving. As the saying goes, Horses for courses.

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Got our Nano delivered yesterday from Prerana. Wife and parents loved it. Everyone talks out about the spaces in the interiors as well as the AC. I think no one expected it from the Nano.

Driving the Nano around is a bit of a mixed bag. Most times i feel it is under-powered. In one case in Banashankari on a very steep incline with 4 adults i had to go back to the foot of the hill and go up again with momentum.
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That experience just reinforced my belief that the Nano is a great urban car but not good on the highway.
Quite right. It is also a lot safer than a 2 wheeler in a city, but too small to be safe on Indian highways - even if it were to be equipped with airbags. Which is also why I don't see how a more powerful engine will make sense for it.
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Had booked our Tata Nano last week and the dealer was suppose to give the delivery tomorrow after registration (subject to our pre-registration inspection).
Today I asked them for the vin number, which they gave promptly.
The issue is that it's a April manufactured date.
The dealer says that all the silver and white color cars that are delivered are of that date, could anyone clarify?
Also should i go ahead with the registration. I am skeptical but dad is fine with it.
Pls advice...

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Hi Guys,

Have run into the first problem with my Nano Twist.
The reverse light switch has failed.
There is only one dealer in the whole of Goa who has the switch and he is 50 Kms away. No choice I guess. I'll have to go there. What a waste of an entire day.
One of the workshops I spoke to said that they have had three Nano's come in with the same problem. Hmmmmm. Tata Quality Control at it's best!

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Is it a good idea to buy a 2013 LX Nano (run <10k kms) for 1.3L? Just tempted to pick up a Nano (as a second car for local city runs - no PS should be OK I feel). I wont be losing much that way if I were to sell it after an year or two. what is your opinion?

Also, anything explicit that I should be checking in the car? (for wear n tear, misuse etc specific to Nano)
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My cousin is interested in buying Nano Twist for his family. Main use is off course within the city limits, i will say 98% in City only. Monthly running will also be low, below 500 Kms. So Nano fits his bill very well. He is interested in buying purple color which i also liked very much.

Recently i saw one Twist & it just zoom passed me. I was surprised that i didn't hear the putter putter sound which usually Nano makes. Have Tata made any changes in Engine with the Twist? Is it better now with smooth firing? Can any owner confirm this? Also how is overall performance? How other things like Power windows, key less entry, music system works? Any issues there?
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.. I was surprised that i didn't hear the putter putter sound which usually Nano makes..
You brought up the query I had as well. Even I felt that the new cars somehow dont make that sound. At least the new twist engines are more pleasant to hear compared to the old Nanos OR may be I have seen new twists at higher speeds (higher revs) and hence no such noise.

Extending Aniketi's question: If there is some change from the old Nano, is it applicable for the new LX/CX models (post 2012) as well?
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My cousin is interested in buying Nano Twist for his family. Main use is off course within the city limits, i will say 98% in City only. Monthly running will also be low, below 500 Kms. So Nano fits his bill very well. He is interested in buying purple color which i also liked very much.

Recently i saw one Twist & it just zoom passed me. I was surprised that i didn't hear the putter putter sound which usually Nano makes. Have Tata made any changes in Engine with the Twist? Is it better now with smooth firing? Can any owner confirm this? Also how is overall performance? How other things like Power windows, key less entry, music system works? Any issues there?
Purple Twist is very much favored by women. Also, the Twist seems to fit your requirements. The sound in the engine is prominent. People standing outside the car will notice the sound. It has power windows only on the front, no keyless entry. The music system is decent and not really great.
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Purple Twist is very much favored by women. Also, the Twist seems to fit your requirements. The sound in the engine is prominent. People standing outside the car will notice the sound. It has power windows only on the front, no keyless entry. The music system is decent and not really great.
I guess it has key less entry. Review also has a mention of that. Power windows are only at the front, that is absolutely ok. Music system is decent is also acceptable, hope its long lasting one. I am not sure about the sound though, i guess new cars are much better refined & make very less sound compared to older cars. Specially the putter has been reduced drastically. Has anybody purchased in recent past can confirm this?
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Having had the new Nano for a couple of days and driven it for ~200 kms, here is my initial observations:

Pros:
Very easy to drive (having driven sedans for a decade in b'lore traffic, this seems small and nifty)
Powerful AC
Loads of legroom

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The gearshift is not very smooth
The music system does not remember anything. The volume settings, bluetooth connections are lost every time you start the car (a real pain in stop-go traffic)
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Is it a good idea to buy a 2013 LX Nano (run <10k kms) for 1.3L? Just tempted to pick up a Nano (as a second car for local city runs - no PS should be OK I feel). I wont be losing much that way if I were to sell it after an year or two. what is your opinion?

Also, anything explicit that I should be checking in the car? (for wear n tear, misuse etc specific to Nano)
I would rather suggest to wait for the last 15 days of this month and bargain hard with Tata dealers who still have a lot of stock of the LX 2013 models. If you are still on the look out for used Nano's, you might as well get one for less than that too. Patience is the key.


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Having had the new Nano for a couple of days and driven it for ~200 kms, here is my initial observations:

Pros:
Very easy to drive (having driven sedans for a decade in b'lore traffic, this seems small and nifty)
Powerful AC
Loads of legroom
I found the power steering compensating for the short diameter
There are lots of small pockets in the Twist which I found very handy.

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The gearshift is not very smooth Agree completely here. Needs some time to get used to it
The music system does not remember anything. The volume settings, bluetooth connections are lost every time you start the car (a real pain in stop-go traffic)
My music system remembers the volume settings though I need to check for the bluetooth connections
My comments in bold. Also, I had to cancel my trip to Tirumala on Nano and pick the old trusted lieutenant Alto since the value of rear right tyre went kaput exactly a day before the journey
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Purple Twist is very much favored by women. Also, the Twist seems to fit your requirements. The sound in the engine is prominent. People standing outside the car will notice the sound. It has power windows only on the front, no keyless entry. The music system is decent and not really great.
The new Twist definitely has keyless entry - central locking with alarm and remote. However company supplies only one remote. You can buy another remote of you wish. I had a 2012 Feb Nano which I gave in exchange for the new Twist two months ago. There is a world of difference with the new car. The engine is much more silent than the old car. Suspension and brakes are also improved. However, brakes still squeal a bit. Noise level is much reduced. Dashboard is vastly improved. Stereo system comes with 4 speakers of OK SQ. An upgrade of the speakers is recommended if you are particular about the SQ. Otherwise it is acceptable. Bluetooth works without any problem. I synced my Android phone on the first day and since then the car picks up the phone signal (and vice versa) automatically every time I use the car. Fuel efficiency so far is about 16 Kmpl but car is till new. I have just completed 1600 Kms.

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