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Old 4th May 2009, 21:09   #271
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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.

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Being discussed here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-bookings.html (Tata Nano gets only 2,03,000 + fully paid bookings)
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Old 11th August 2009, 10:26   #272
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And God said 'let there be light', likewise Ratan Tata said 'let there be Nano' and he said, and so it was done, and he saw, and it looked good. in the image and likeness of every other small car. The nano looks good for its size, infact beautifull,
I am proud of the coverage it garnered on its launch and the surprise it sprung.
Ratan has amazingly transformed this truck maker into a big name with numbers in the indian auto sector. That man is a visionery and knows what he says. He is an inspiration to every Indian.
I checked the nano on display at the TATA showroom, and contrary to popular beliefs, she's not plastic like Reva. Its metal all over and surprisingly very spacious inside. she does show her price inside not outside. Of course which car maker will boldly dream of building a car for the masses at an unimaginable price. she is a charming from outside. Its rear wheel drive and at that the cheapest in the world, all other rear wheel drive cars in India are above 20lacs, not taking MPV, jeeps into consideration. so she definitely has sporty charecteristics too. I guess Nano provides all basic comfort and reliability you can expect in an entry level car.
I have always been skeptical about Tata's cars and each time happily proved wrong. Believe me, I like the cars, but after a year and many face niggling issues.
I appreciate their affordable Indigo CS, the cheapest sedan money can buy and a VFM good looking car. their attempt to make a luxury sedan in Indigo Xls. The impossing Safari- the SUV with strongest street presence.
and all new appealing Vista.
the Highly competitive Xeta with more car for less money.
The Indica diesel is a wonderfull step at affordable motoring for masses.
through setbacks TATA has improvised and presented necessary mods adding impetus to their vision. Over the years TATA has proved that a dynamic company with drive and passion can take over the best in the world and challenge the leaders. Their new cars are light years ahead of their initial cars in terms of quality and refinement.
Also TATA taking over renowned Jaguar (XF-R is my dream machine, waiting for my jackpot win, can someone spare me the winners ticket) proves whats acheived and accomplished by the group. They have with dedication travelled the impossible route from crude trukmakers to comfort cars.
Its up to TATA to keep up their visions and firmly set their prints in the automobile history. and under Ratan they have the will to succeed.
I am proud of this Indian. Herz hoping this Indian clicks and sales rocket.
cant wait to see it on roads even if that means therez gonna be little room left for others.
God bless TATA. God bless Nano. God bless India.
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+1 for a nice writing s_pphilip.I wish Nano and all the TATA cars will represent India infront the World for decades after decades.We proud to be an Indian.
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And God said 'let there be light', likewise Ratan Tata said 'let there be Nano'
I appreciate their affordable Indigo CS, the cheapest sedan money can buy and a VFM good looking car. their attempt to make a luxury sedan in Indigo Xls. The impossing Safari- the SUV with strongest street presence.
and all new appealing Vista.

God bless TATA. God bless Nano. God bless India.
Right said philip, Tata is surely getting there, and now Manza has also rolled in... someone should give a nobel to Ratan Tata
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I too drove my friend's Nano. It's fantastic and A/C is quite effective for it's size and CC. I was initially skeptical to turn on A/C. believe me ! it works fantastically.

Seating felt like your sittin in omni...
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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. 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.
The rear Hatch is welded, but one can still access the top of the engine from behind the rear seats. There is a cover to the engine bay with 3 twist lockable fasteners. Will open and report tommorow.
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Out of Enthusiasm we have booked one for us as a second car.But now on seeing others cars we are planning to give up and if possible sell it after delivery.The problem was that if we could have upgraded from Two wheeler it could have been fine.After Bolero,Indica and Ritz.Our Home ministial people are rejcting.
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Default Caution! Check with paint consistency at delivery

Just saw a brand new Nano at an accessory shop in Lucknow where the car had come straight from the dealer's for "decoration" .

Two points:

1) Take a look at the attached pic. Clearcoat was missing from about 30% of the bonnet !! I advised the owners to promptly take it back to the dealer. Some of the smart guys around the shop said that this can be easily fixed with "paalis"

2) The nano had 100 kms on the clock but the exhaust was full of soot. Not trying to sound snobbish or anything, but my 73K km palio (Euro 1!) has far less soot in its exhaust compared to the 100 km old Nano. Same for my 9K old Citi ZX iDSI. Wonder how (if at all) the Nano is in compliance with the emission norms.

Propective owners are advised to check for these things before delivery. Something, it seems, is not quite right at the plant.

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Hi Vipul,

What is this? Is it the quality of the Tata's? Horrible painting. If I would have been in that cistomers place I would not have accepted that car itself.
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maybe car was damaged in transit and was repainted at dealership where they forgot to put the clearcoat?
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True it could be the case of a damaged car repainted by the dealer.

But I am VERY surprised at the sheer amount of soot in the exhaust. Would try to post a video soon.
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OK Folks, Her's My Nano and Smart!!
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OK Folks, Her's My Nano and Smart!!
I always wanted to gift a Smart to my dad but was scared because of lack of support backup in India. Can you throw more light on how did you import / duties / etc. I guess there are no homologation issues since there are a few smarts in India.

BTW, let me know whenever you plan to sell yours!
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I always wanted to gift a Smart to my dad but was scared because of lack of support backup in India. Can you throw more light on how did you import / duties / etc. I guess there are no homologation issues since there are a few smarts in India.

BTW, let me know whenever you plan to sell yours!
Tegas, This is a Nano thread, so dont know if Mods will get upset? Nevertheless, I have had NO problems with my Smart in the 6 years I have Her! Mine is a CDI, and once the turbo failed, got a new one from UK and replaced. Besides normal servicing is simple with my trustworthy service garage owner. I bought mine at a customs auction so no hassles, offcourse she cost me a bomb! To give an idea over the auction price paid 2.00 lacs as ST/Entry tax and octroi, and another 1.20 lac as one time tax and insurance!
If you are to import one today she will cost you more than 16 lacs!! with all our duties etc etc etc. Ridiculous.
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NANO looks as smart as SMART! but 16L for an imported SMART is not a good deal, you can have fleet of 8 nanos instead!

during lunch today, saw a YELLOW nano zooming past me. this is my nearest encounter with Nano.

looks good but i heard engine making lot of noise. is it audible inside too?
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