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Old 18th February 2015, 11:48   #526
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Gave the car to the service center to look at these.
Where do you get it serviced? Any idea on the service quality of SIFA motors at Pallavaram?

BTW, what make tires do you have?
I was wishing for MRF but only got JK.

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Excellent Review

As a matter of fact, Tata has made the already manoeuvrable Nano an even easy to drive, urban runabout. The older nano had a light steering( though not as easy at parking speeds), and is a fun to drive car. The new Power steering makes parking this baby, even easy.

In fact, looking forward to buy an XT in exchange for my '12 LX.

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Where do you get it serviced? Any idea on the service quality of SIFA motors at Pallavaram?

BTW, what make tires do you have?
I was wishing for MRF but only got JK.
Not sure about the Service quality at SIFA motors. I went there for a replacement of day/night mirror. I only saw cabs in that service center. I had certain follow-ups to be done from the sales dealership (the vanity mirror was broken on delivery), hence the sales head provided me with the service center head's direct number. This gave me a lot of confidence to go there. Concorde ECR is very far from pallikaranai. Do try out SIFA if you want and share your feedback.

The tyre is from JK Tyres.
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Got the car yesterday back from the service center. Gave it last week for two complaints,
- A minor squeaking noise in the rear suspension when doing about 20kmph on a little uneven road/pavements.
- Brake judder when braking hard over 70kmph
- Mild un-even wear on the front left tyre

They first tried lubricating the suspension, still the issue was unresolved. They changed the rear suspension. Then for the brake issue, they changed the brake drums on all four wheels. Since the drum wasn't in stock, had to wait for a couple of days till i got my car back.
Now the car is good. The brakes were a little grabby yesterday, but after 3-4 hard braking sessions, the brakes are normal now. The suspension seems a little firm than what it was earlier, or may be it is just me . On the tyre wear, they concluded it to be an alignment issue. Did the wheel alignment and put the spare wheel on the front left now.

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Booked a Dazzle Blue XT this week at Concorde SouthEx in Delhi. Hoping to get the delivery this weekend.

Shortlisting criteria below:

We own an Indica Vista and a Fiat Punto in Bangalore. Since moving to Delhi I have been trying to figure out which car to get for myself as a daily city rover. I was highly attracted to the Zest XT, however decided against it because of the price point and since most of my driving would be intracity. Generally speaking I loathe MS for having a paper like build quality (though I will admit they have improved the quality of their vehicles over the past ten years). I also have a personal criteria that says that I should buy only from companies that have Indian shareholdership and that manufacture in India.

I looked hard at the alto, the estilo, wagon r, the nano, the indica and finally the celerio. I am 5'10 and find getting into the alto a hassle and so I ruled that out. I ruled out the Indica since it is nearing the end of its lifecycle and I intend to keep my city rover around for a while so I would prefer to get a vehicle that will continue to be in production while I am using it.

The estilo, celerio and wagon r are both good cars, however given the internal space they run about par with the nano for me. The significant advantage they have is engine power and more boot space.

So my major concerns with regard to the nano vs these three cars were:
1. Can I zip around the city in a nano or will I feel like I am trying to drive a TVS XL on a highway?
2. Would the boot space meet mine (and the wife's) requirements?
3. Would the creature comforts of the Nano meet mine and the family's requirements.

Enter the test drive: I had discussed all the details and pricing options with the Concorde motors sales dude. He had come to my office and had called for the TD mule to be brought to my office. We went down and were standing at the gate and this white coloured mini pocket rocket screeched to a halt opposite my office. I could not believe that it was the nano since I have normally seen it being sedately driven by uncles, aunties and lady drivers (Yes I have a bit of a speed demon in me).

Took the car for a test drive ---- ooh the space was just perfect - not anywhere near the roominess of Basanti - my Indica Vista, but still enough that I didnt feel like I was driving with my hands scrunched up against me.

I was able to zoom up to 70 in ring road traffic at 7 pm, but had to brake due to traffic. Braking power was sufficient, though I don't see myself willing to do a hard brake at 120 (pipe dreams due to the 105 speed limitation).

AC was decent. Music system was decent. Gear action was good but could be better.

I decided that it was time to give it the acid test. I had my wife take a test drive the next day. Before I sent her for the test drive I listed all the negatives:

1. 624 cc engine - basically underpowered compared to the santro, the indica, the alto, the celerio, the wagon r, the i 10............and the list goes on (It does beat the Peele P50 however).
2. Boot space is minimal. Access is through the back seat.
3. Drum brakes.

With each item on the list her face turned more and more disapproving. I started making my peace with Maruti Suzuki or an Activa.

The next day when she took the test drive, she called me and went "I like it and I like the Dazzle Blue as well." I rushed to the showroom, booked it with the wife and mom hovering around.

Final price: 2.36 (Dazzle Blue XT, Mud Flaps, Floor Mats, 3 Yr comprehensive insurance, 3 Yr/30k AMC. (A note on the insurance: they give you 1 years insurance and 2 coupons for free renewals for the next two years).

Now keeping my fingers crossed and hoping to get the vehicle delivered by Sunday.

A few questions from my side to prior Nano XT owners:

1. Do you have any recommendations on things to watch out for during the PDI?
2. Does the AC work well in peak summer with 2-4 people in the car?
3. What is your servicing cost per 10000 kms working out to?
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Booked a Dazzle Blue XT this week at Concorde SouthEx in Delhi. Hoping to get the delivery this weekend.

Shortlisting criteria below:

A few questions from my side to prior Nano XT owners:

1. Do you have any recommendations on things to watch out for during the PDI?
2. Does the AC work well in peak summer with 2-4 people in the car?
3. What is your servicing cost per 10000 kms working out to?
Hearty Congratulations on your buy Welcome to the Nano Club.

Coming to your questions,
1. Go thoroughly through T-BHP PDI checklist. That'l have everything one needs to check and more. Check the VIN number well before the delivery date. I don't expect Nano stocks to very fresh since it's slow moving but there's no need to worry about it.

2. Air-con is one of the most effective things in the Nano. It cools pretty quickly even with three or four people. Though taking the car up inclines with such a load and air-con is definitely a task (a.k.a M-800 with a/c - nearly the same).

3. Hmmm..since you've the AMC, there's nothing to worry about (even otherwise).All the basic consumables and labor are included in the AMC so you'l mostly be getting Rs.0 bill within AMC period. Without the AMC too, the cost should be only under 1500. A major service may take it to 2000 i guess. Keep taking the AMC. It's well worth it. My 3rd year to 6th year 4 year AMC costed around Rs.6.5k making an average of Rs.1.5k per service which is great for a vehicle in its fifth year. Service costs will be the last thing you'l be bothered about, trust me .

Have fun with the vehicle. I might upgrade once the openable boot version comes into the market. Nano has been developed so well over the last two years, esp the refinement and feel. Great going! Wishing you infinitely many happy miles *thumbs up*

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@freakmuzik, congrats mate . I am sure, you will enjoy your new baby. Though she might be underpowered than your basanti . But still she will serve you as a peppy runabout. Been driving one for 2 years now, and the very thought of the Nano+power steering, makes city cruising a piece of cake.
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Except for easier engine access, I don't see too much in the hatch opening thing. Dropping the rear seat is a simple one hand operation just now, and the car goes past security checks very quickly because all guards know the boot doesn't open. On second thought, this also makes the Nano more amenable than any other car for purposes better not discussed.
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I picked up Chanda from the showroom yesterday. She looked pretty in blue and black. I had bugged the showroom with a bunch of questions yesterday, so they went on the offensive and did a more detailed PDI than I had expected . Thanks to Team-BHP, these guys were on top of every single deliverable.

Took delivery of Chanda with the wife, drove down to Sarojini to celebrate and then went home. The gearbox on a new Nano takes a little getting used to given how butter smooth my vista gearbox used to be.

Q: Does the gearbox get better with use?

Q: I am keeping my foot as light as I can but yet, sometimes it feels like the 1000km break in speed limits are fairly low. What is the FE that folks are getting from a broken in Nano?

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Just saw this in FB.. Never knew Dhanush did a promo for Tata Nano. Haven't seen this on TVs ever. This one is a little cheesy , overall is pretty good though.

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Q: Does the gearbox get better with use?
Mine has run close to 4k kms. The gearbox gets better post adjusting the clutch play in first service but not much.

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Q: I am keeping my foot as light as I can but yet, sometimes it feels like the 1000km break in speed limits are fairly low. What is the FE that folks are getting from a broken in Nano?
In the city the AFE shown averages around 17-19. In highways it shows from 20 - 25. 20s with constant 90-100KMph runs. 25 with constant 60-70kmph runs
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Hi Guys,

I am getting a steady average of between 15-16 Kmpl with the new Twist. Have completed 2500 Kms. It is almost exactly the same as I got with my previous Nano - a 2012 LX. Bit disappointing. This too in Goa where there is not much traffic - relatively.

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@freakmuzik, congrats mate . I am sure, you will enjoy your new baby. Though she might be underpowered than your basanti . But still she will serve you as a peppy runabout. Been driving one for 2 years now, and the very thought of the Nano+power steering, makes city cruising a piece of cake.
Edit: Congrats bodhisattva, enjoy your days with "chanda"
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My new twist is almost 2 months old now, so after getting the first service out of its way, I was ready to stretch his legs a bit. Keeping aside the more capable cars back in my garage, embarked on a road trip of 1400 kms in 3 days in the twist, mainly get him to see the stilwell road. The route taken was: Guwahati- kaziranga-tinsukia-ledo- stilwell road, jagun-nangpong-pangsau pass and back.
The car performed flawlessly and with just two of us in the car, did not have any difficulty climbing the steep roads near the myanmar border. The steering was quite precise on the highway and I was cruising mostly between 80-90kmph. Touched an indicated 105kmph for an instant but anything above 90 is scary, the crosswinds and passing trucks tend to unsettle the twist at these speeds. The mileage I got (by tankful method) was 23kms to the liter.

The highpoint of the trip- when an army guy at the pangsau pass border asked me, while walking around the car with his hands on his hips.. " aap iss gari se aaya??"

Here is the little moonbeam standing on the historic Stilwell road
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@pyrodrive, hats off brother to dare take the Nano on such a long journey. I have myself done 600+ trips to my native place, but 1000 plus!! Hats off brother.
A detailed writeup of the trip in the travelogues would be highly appreciated
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