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Old 21st April 2009, 18:45   #256
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What's the suspension type on the Nano? Is it a Mcpherson Strut in the front?
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Old 21st April 2009, 22:02   #257
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Yes, the seats can folded to access the engine, saw the Nano on a Dealership in Navi Mumbai.

Must say that the space the car has is amazing, and surprisingly getting in and out of the car is very easy..!!

Lets hope the good reviews which the car is getting continue when the car is on road and we get some ownership reviews.
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Old 22nd April 2009, 23:50   #258
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Again, I'm not trying to defend the 800, but the review claims the ride and handling both to be better than the 800.

I guess, we need to consider one of the new generation 800s, the ride is soft and smooth! perfect for city!. . . . and handling is nothing great for high speeds, which it is not meant for.

My point, don't write off the 800 just because it's old! IMO it's got its share of upgrades from time to time.
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The engine will be worked on the same way the OMNI engine is worked on. From teh inside by removing the seat and a cover...and FYI OMNI is a top5 seller for 20 years nonstop.

I think its just not possible to work on the motor in Nano as easily as one can do in Omni.
Reason is simple. When one removes the seats in Omni and opens the rear door, there is a lot of space to work from the rear seat space. In case of Nano, the rear hatch is welded and cannot be opened. Omni has better access to motor. I was once there where the engine was overhauled ( bore was measured to be 68.5X mm instead of 68.5 mm ) and have personally worked on Omni a little bit out of curiosity around 5-6 years ago. The rear floorboard is great space to work on in Omni, but in case of Nano, this is not possible.

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Suprisingly, the NANO has been getting good reviews from everyone... can't wait to test drive that car...

Also, I just came across some interestig cost cutting facts about NANO on wikipedia:
  • The Nano's boot does not open, instead the rear seats can be folded down to access the boot space.
  • It has a single windscreen wiper instead of the usual pair.
  • Some exterior parts of it are glued together, rather than welded.
  • It has no power steering.
  • Its door opening lever was simplified.
  • It has 3 nuts on the wheels instead of the statutory 4 nuts.
  1. You will find single windscreen wipers on quite a few cars like the Fiat Uno and Jaguar XJ Series.
  2. Regarding the door opening lever, read somewhere that the team at TM re-engineered the whole thing in order to reduce cost. Normal car door lock costs about 900+ at the cheapest. Nano locks are about Rs. 1xx.
Now thats called innovation and design to solve a purpose!
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I think its just not possible to work on the motor in Nano as easily as one can do in Omni.
Reason is simple. When one removes the seats in Omni and opens the rear door, there is a lot of space to work from the rear seat space. In case of Nano, the rear hatch is welded and cannot be opened.
As I understand it, the engine of the Nano is not accessed through the rear hatch or the rear seats but from the outside by removing the rear BUMPER. A bit like a Bajaj RE, except you dont get a door but have to remove plastic retaining clips instead (I imagine that this clipmaker is going to be doing roaring business).

The two are not similar in that respect.
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Old 23rd April 2009, 18:30   #262
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Default What is the Nano Total booking count?

Team, Do we have the Total number of Nao bookings so far?
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I today started the nano and revved it
engine sounds good for a twin cylinder,does sound a little thumpy but its smooth.
Vibrations from the engine seep in easily in the rear seat and might lead to fatigue on long drives,within city it should be Ok.
Gear shifts are good.
may get a complete TD on saturday
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Team, Do we have the Total number of Nao bookings so far?
Tata Motors will declare this only after the booking closes.

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I today started the nano and revved it
Lucky Guy!
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I guess every little fault is overshadowed by:
1. The price ofcourse
2. The looks!

The otherday, i read somewhere online that the Nano is as expensive as a new 2-stroke auto. Is this true?

Secondly, i recently witnessed a test Nano on the highway - i followed it for like 5 km and it was constantly cruising at around 100 with two on board. At a junction, it had to slow down to almost zero and then is when i heard the engine : sounded completely diff than i had ever heard, but in a good way!
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It seems to be a peppy little car, going by the comments of the people who drove it. It may not be the best handling car out there, but it sure can be our own little beetle. Apart from the small niggles, which are an obvious side effect of the price constraint put unto themselves,I sure do hope that it turns out to be as reliable and dependable as a maruthi 800.
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I guess every little fault is overshadowed by:
1. The price ofcourse
2. The looks!

The otherday, i read somewhere online that the Nano is as expensive as a new 2-stroke auto. Is this true?

In Bangalore the base version costs as much as 4 stroke auto,On Road (with Permit) it exceeds the Nano's cost

Secondly, i recently witnessed a test Nano on the highway - i followed it for like 5 km and it was constantly cruising at around 100 with two on board. At a junction, it had to slow down to almost zero and then is when i heard the engine : sounded completely diff than i had ever heard, but in a good way!
Could be a 3 cylinder petrol engine for "Europa" or a diesel Dicor?
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Today being the last day of Tata Naqno booking,I made a split second decision and went at 5pm and booked a Nano CX Summer Blue.
What was amazing was the superb Nano merchandise i have seen that i have never seen for any Indian Car Manufacturer.
I swiftly picked up some specimen like :
- A Nano Coaster set - Rs.70
- A Nano Table clock-Rs.105
- A set of 4 Coloured neck tags for hanging keys,mobile phones-Rs.40
- A 1 GB USB stick in nano form-Rs.700
- A Set of nano ball point pens-Rs.120
- A Nano water sipper-Rs.70
- A Nano Polo Neck T-Shirt-Rs.230
- A Nano Drawsting Bag-Rs.60
I will soon post pics of these merchandise.
As one can see,the merchandise is beautiful and very affordable...just like Nano
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booked a Nano CX Summer Blue.
Congratulations. Though that colour is not a metallic one, I loved that colour. There was a base model for display in a town nearby.
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Any news on how many Nano's finally got booked. If this is already published, I seem to have missed out on the figure.

takecare and drive safely
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