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Old 22nd January 2014, 17:19   #121
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Is it possible to adjust the clutch pedal travel/ position somewhat?

The SA said that the workshop can do that, since my wife was not comfortable with the angle that the left foot makes with the clutch pedal (when seated at the nearest position from the steering wheel).
They are going to bring the car today to check where she is facing the problem and then see what adjustments they can make.

Edit: Got to know that the workshop guy suggested that they can fix something on the floor to raise the level for the left foot. They demonstrated with a brick kept in front of the clutch pedal on which the left foot could rest.

Now, I am not sure what the issues would be with making such a mod. (e.g. a wooden block fixed)

Edit 2: Someone is already talking about a wooden block here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...g-drive-3.html (Issue: Driver's foot (Accelerator foot) over a long drive)
Very interested to know if this is possible. My wife faces a similar problem and I would love to rectify this. Could you PM me if you are able to solve this issue?
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Old 22nd January 2014, 18:13   #122
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Very interested to know if this is possible. My wife faces a similar problem and I would love to rectify this. Could you PM me if you are able to solve this issue?
The workshop personnel who accompanied the SA said that a few customers got that mod done a few years ago, when Nano was launched. Unfortunately he did not have any way to contact those so that we could see the vehicles with those changes.

So, right now, there is no progress as such.
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Can someone advise me on the brakes in Nano - TML website just says "booster assisted brakes". Are they offering standard combo of front disk and rear drum or they are just hiding everything in terms of brake system in the car. Also if any of the existing owners comment on the braking ability of the car please.

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Saw this ad for the new Nano Twist. Not sure it's posted. Loved the blue color (one shown at the end). Do we have that color now?

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Can someone advise me on the brakes in Nano - TML website just says "booster assisted brakes". Are they offering standard combo of front disk and rear drum or they are just hiding everything in terms of brake system in the car. Also if any of the existing owners comment on the braking ability of the car please.

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Boost assisted drums all around, no secret about that. And therefore need some getting used to, coming from discs, needing more foot pressure. And the 105kmph limiter is a good thing, for that reason.
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The Nano has so little weight on the front tyres it doesn't need PS if driven the way any car should be driven - no steering input till there is some forward/backward motion of the car. Larger heavier cars need more effort to move the wheel even after this motion is present and make a case for PS assist.
Unfortunately, most current crop of drivers learning with PS aren't even aware of this technique and I dunno if the dealers were even trying to educate customers about this

Secondly, the technique works pretty much everywhere except when you are parallel parking or maneuvering into increasingly tight corridors of basement parking.
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I always wanted to replace my parents car wagonR with Nano. I fear that they would lose their peace of mind, they get maintaining this 10 year old maruti, over TASS. Nano is good but hassle free @SS is important. I own a Palio and was never happy with TASS. For me, there is no need to change car's image anymore. Post sales service improvements on the ground an not just lip service - changing perception there should work wonders for TML.
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Saw this ad for the new Nano Twist. Not sure it's posted. Loved the blue color (one shown at the end). Do we have that color now?
Yes. That blue colour is available. However the purple one looks much better in person.
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I always wanted to replace my parents car wagonR with Nano. I fear that they would lose their peace of mind, they get maintaining this 10 year old maruti, over TASS.
Nano Twist has finally hit the sweet spot in terms of the features and package offered at the price it is sold. Nano overall has been quite a niggle free car from the Tata stable. It is definitely a very practical little package to buy especially for the elderly with the same tall boy stance of the Wagon R.

Also if you think of it, the Wagon R will fetch a neat sum even now in the used market and with a slight incremental investment one can get the brand new Twist which apart from similar virtues surely boasts of higher mileage which is something to seriously ponder about.

There seems to be a big improvement in the TASS service levels lately which has been confirmed by some of my friends and even in this forum.

Some of the Nano owners here could voice your thoughts as well.
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I am on my 2nd Nano already !! I think it is an amazing vehicle for people who do not care which car they are seen in !!! Over the years, the Nano has blossomed very well, with NVH levels dropping and reiability increasing. I have stopped using my Mercedes W123, W124, Linea & Manza since I got my hands on the first series of this small wonder at the end of 2009 !!
It turns in a respectable 18 Kmpl in Bangalore's traffic, the air conditioning & heating are commendable. I am now waiting for the 2014 edition which is supposed to come with some sort of "automatic" transmission, a turbo petrol engine & the new power steering…..!!
Kudos to tata Motors….



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Nano Twist has finally hit the sweet spot in terms of the features and package offered at the price it is sold. Nano overall has been quite a niggle free car from the Tata stable. It is definitely a very practical little package to buy especially for the elderly with the same tall boy stance of the Wagon R.

Also if you think of it, the Wagon R will fetch a neat sum even now in the used market and with a slight incremental investment one can get the brand new Twist which apart from similar virtues surely boasts of higher mileage which is something to seriously ponder about.

There seems to be a big improvement in the TASS service levels lately which has been confirmed by some of my friends and even in this forum.

Some of the Nano owners here could voice your thoughts as well.
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@EVERYONE, you'll could read this travelogue (A Nano trip on a Nano budget...in a Tata Nano) :
Basically this guy (4 pax + kid + Luggage), probably not fully knowing the cars specs/features, takes takes his friends Nano through :

Siliguri-Mirik-Darjeeling-Tiger Hill-Rock Garden(through rather steep roads - terrible condition too)-Darjeeling-Siliguri.

Just ~270kms (maybe something like this : http://goo.gl/maps/q2wTO)

And infers, "The ascent was pretty dramatic. At least at a couple of places, the vehicle stalled, not because of any fault of the vehicle though. If there were any semblance of roads, the Nano would have gone..."

That too with quite a frugal amount of fuel consumed. Although short, given the steep hilly inclines, quite a feat IMO.

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Nano Twist has finally hit the sweet spot in terms of the features and package offered at the price it is sold. Nano overall has been quite a niggle free car from the Tata stable. It is definitely a very practical little package to buy especially for the elderly with the same tall boy stance of the Wagon R.

Also if you think of it, the Wagon R will fetch a neat sum even now in the used market and with a slight incremental investment one can get the brand new Twist which apart from similar virtues surely boasts of higher mileage which is something to seriously ponder about.

There seems to be a big improvement in the TASS service levels lately which has been confirmed by some of my friends and even in this forum.

Some of the Nano owners here could voice your thoughts as well.
Definitely!

Some of my most memorable journeys have been in the Nano! Somehow, it makes any journey memorable. Even after having bought a Linea(!), it somehow doesn't match up to the sense of joy my Nano has given me.

Although to me, the direct feeling that the non-PS steering lends more feedback and somehow lends a better sense of occasion when I drive even long distances.

Its no "mile-muncher", but its not AS slow as people imagine either. And yeah, I'm a better driver in my Nano than the Linea!

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I am on my 2nd Nano already !! I think it is an amazing vehicle for people who do not care which car they are seen in !!!
BANG ON!!!

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Over the years, the Nano has blossomed very well, with NVH levels dropping and reiability increasing. I have stopped using my Mercedes W123, W124, Linea & Manza since I got my hands on the first series of this small wonder at the end of 2009 !! It turns in a respectable 18 Kmpl in Bangalore's traffic, the air conditioning & heating are commendable.
Honestly, given this Bangalore traffic & these roads, NOT very surprised!

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...I am now waiting for the 2014 edition which is supposed to come with some sort of "automatic" transmission, a turbo petrol engine & the new power steering…..!!
Kudos to tata Motors….
Turbo Petrol definitely! AND The next one will be in yet another colour! lol

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Friends,

I'm thinking about getting myself a Nano for city driving purposes (mostly single person, to office and back). My daily commute to office is 40 kms and i expect a monthly running of around 1500 kms.

Currently vehicle: using a 5 year old, 1lakh+ kms done Indigo CS LX TDI. Expect to sell it for around 2,00,000
Reason for Nano: Nothing specific, just that I love Nano for all it's qualities!

I have known person selling a very less used, almost new Nano LX and would be able to get it for around 1 lakh. If that doesn't work out, I'll go for the Nano Twist.

Since I would be shifting from diesel to petrol and have relatively high monthly running, is it advisable to go for Nano? I don't mind the image problems associated with Nano and neither do have any issues with Tata After sales reputation. If i do go for the Nano, an upgrade to better (and slightly wider) tyres and ICE is definitive, so please consider that in the cost as well.

Please note that this would be expected to be more like a nifty city car and highway runs will be delegated to the i20 CRDI that we have.

Added below is an (expected) cost comparison chart that i prepared based on my perception. Current owners of Nano, please feel free to correct wherever required.

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Friends,

I have known person selling a very less used, almost new Nano LX and would be able to get it for around 1 lakh. If that doesn't work out, I'll go for the Nano Twist.
I have a Nano LX purchased in October. The car is excellent for city driving, however the steering does take some effort at slow speeds, thus negating the city useability. I think in city traffic a car should be easy to drive by one hand as other hand is many times on the gear shift.
So I would suggest you test drive the Twist and take the decision.
All the best.
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Friends,

I'm thinking about getting myself a Nano for city driving purposes (mostly single person, to office and back). My daily commute to office is 40 kms and i expect a monthly running of around 1500 kms.

Currently vehicle: using a 5 year old, 1lakh+ kms done Indigo CS LX TDI. Expect to sell it for around 2,00,000
Reason for Nano: Nothing specific, just that I love Nano for all it's qualities!

I have known person selling a very less used, almost new Nano LX and would be able to get it for around 1 lakh. If that doesn't work out, I'll go for the Nano Twist.

Since I would be shifting from diesel to petrol and have relatively high monthly running, is it advisable to go for Nano? I don't mind the image problems associated with Nano and neither do have any issues with Tata After sales reputation. If i do go for the Nano, an upgrade to better (and slightly wider) tyres and ICE is definitive, so please consider that in the cost as well.

Regards,
Jaspreet Singh
You forgot that the maintenance of an already 5 year old car would me much more than what you have factored in for in the calculation.

2L for a 5 Yr old Indigo CS is difficult to get IMO.

And the joy of driving a new car is priceless.
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I have known person selling a very less used, almost new Nano LX and would be able to get it for around 1 lakh. If that doesn't work out, I'll go for the Nano Twist.
The first option of buying a sparingly used Nano LX seems to be a good option afterall since it will bring down the overall cost of acquisition and by over 1.5 lakhs and thereby benefit in terms of opportunity cost of deploying the rest of the potental cash saved for gainful use.

On the other hand it would not be a big disappointment or negative if you dont get that preowned car and go for a Twist since that is the best Nano yet compared to all the variants on road till now as it has filled a very important and much needed feature in the form of the power steering making it a complete little city car.

Either ways its a win win and depends on how it pans out for you. On the on road fuel efficiency figures, the current owners of Nano have to validate your assumption of 17kmpl and this would affect your fuel cost calculations.
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