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Old 17th April 2010, 15:58   #1
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Default My friend's Nano EDIT:Updates from the Owner.

Hi,

Three of us booked the Nano at the same time, two here in Alleppey and one in Kollam.

The others got allotment whereas I did not. The friend in Alleppey, the lazy fellow he is, did not bother after the booking advance period was over and so it lapsed.

The one in Kollam was supposed to get it initially in the July - September slot and was advanced to the April - June slot.

He was informed to proceed with formalities by middle of February this year. An effort of mine to get the car delivered in end February when I was in Trivandrum did not work and the car was eventually delivered on the 15th of March.

It is a Champagne Gold CX BSIII, with 22 km on the odometer when delivered. It is a November 2009 make as per dealer's papers.

No 'at delivery' photo:
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Odometer at delivery:
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Free service schedule for the CX:
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Free service schedule for the base model:
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One more free service!!

Since he had a handy device to check temperature and humidity, there was a simple test of the Nano's AC on the way from Trivandrum to Kollam.

Somewhere in the NH47:
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See the variation in humidity also!

He is quite happy with his purchase.

Some of his peeves:

1. Rough ride
2. Less pulling power when compared to a non AC Nano and feels that his cousin's recently delivered October 2009 Red Nano CX BSII has better pulling.
3. Hard gear shift
4. Loose connection in the bright dim switch, dim not working sometimes and dead dim position later.
5. Difficulty in filling the tank to the brim.

When I drove the car, the gear shift seemed all right to me as was the pulling power. The red car was not delivered then and I never got a chance to drive the base model.

Some more shots:

Myself behind the driver's seat adjusted to my comfort:
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Myself behind the driver's seat fully pushed to the rear:
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Trying a little off roading:
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We thought we could squeeze through, but, no!
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View from behind the driver's seat:
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Manza meets the Nano:
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The Nano's customised floor mat getting ready:
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His mileage has varied from a low of 12.5kpl in the town to a high of 19.0kpl on the highway with AC with brim to brim filling.

Since it is a pain to fill to the brim and takes almost 5 litres after the auto stop, a decision was taken to fill only until auto stop henceforth.

So the last fill with purely short distance in town running has given him just 10 kpl.

His first service report will follow.

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Old 17th April 2010, 16:16   #2
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Interesting mileage figures. 12 in city seems low. I thought the Nano would give more mileage than Alto. 19 on highway looks better.
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well congrats for the nano.

but be cautious as heard quite a nano's flaming up due to a
technical error on board...

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So the last fill with purely short distance in town running has given him just 10 kpl.
If the Nano gives only 10 kmpl, then is it really worth driving the Nano?
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Worth driving the nano because its a cheap car to buy , not just cheap to run. Depends on traffic conditions and driver - the fuel efficiency.
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Hi,

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Interesting mileage figures. 12 in city seems low. I thought the Nano would give more mileage than Alto. 19 on highway looks better.
The unfortunate part is that we don't have access to other comparative models which go about in similar driving conditions. So what an Alto would give in similar conditions and route can only be guessed.

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well congrats for the nano.
but be cautious as heard quite a nano's flaming up due to a
technical error on board...

Goldie
Thanks on behalf of my friend. My town has Nanos in plenty and none of them are up in flames, yet. Let us leave it to fate, while he enjoys his Nano.

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If the Nano gives only 10 kmpl, then is it really worth driving the Nano?
The driving conditions in our towns and even our highways are unique. Naroow congested roads with frequent intersections etc. That 10 kpl was for a distance where he has not gone beyond 3rd gear even once, idling in traffic jams and short trips, all with AC on always.

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Worth driving the nano because its a cheap car to buy , not just cheap to run. Depends on traffic conditions and driver - the fuel efficiency.
It is not very cheap to buy in the absolute sense, it should be cheap to run and maintain, but it is very easy to drive and park in our congested roads. Even with my friend's doubts about its pulling power, I found it more than enough for town runs. No experience with it on the highway, yet, for me.
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Default The first service for the Nano.

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With a less than satisfying dealership experience while buying the car, it was with skepticism that my friend took it to Kulathunkal Motors at Kollam for the first service on the dot at 1000kms.

He requested that he be allowed into the work area to take some snaps and the Works manager, after consulting Managing Director, the allowed him.

He had the following complaints:

1. Tight gear shift
2. Doors need effort to close
3. Bright / Dim loose contact and finally conking off:
4. Clutch play
5. High beam adjustment

1 was completely solved. 2 needs a little more fine tuning. For 3, they changed the switch assembly. Surprised that the part (for the Nano) was readily available. 4 and 5 were adjusted.

He took some snaps and left the service centre to pick the car later. He was completely satisfied with the service experience and the knowledge levels of the technical staff in dealing with Nanos.

Let the pictures do the talking:

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Hi,

It has run 1200km and he has some starting issues.

He switches on, all the requisite lights come on, can hear the fuel pump, then he turns it to start. Sometimes nothing happens - no click sound, no whirring sound, the lights don't dim.

The next attempt may start the car or this silent cycle may have several runs before it starts. No particular pattern except that the frequency of silent cycles have gradually increased.

In his 1000kms first service his combination switch was replaced under warranty as the bright / dim was not working.

Any pointers?
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Rajesh - Sorry for the very LATE post. Possibility of the combination switch being the culprit. Did your friend get the issue sorted out?
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Rajesh - Sorry for the very LATE post. Possibility of the combination switch being the culprit. Did your friend get the issue sorted out?
They have changed the starter under warranty, though there is no way to confirm whether they changed it or repaired it.
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My friend got the opportunity to test the mileage of his Nano exclusively in highway.

The drive was from Trivandrum to Kollam. The distance tested is from Trivandrun byepass to Kottiyam in NH47. He was alone and the drive was with AC on.

59Kms, 2.27 lts = 25.99 km/lt. Speed maintained between 50-60 km/hr . Max 70-80 ocassionally while overtaking, petrol filling upto auto-stop.
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25.99 with AC on?! That's too good!
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Check the ignition switch it might have a lose contact, try shacking the switch with the help of the key and see what happens.
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@ Jaggu
See trrk's post no 11 the starter motor has been changed.
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