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Old 23rd March 2009, 18:51   #46
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Wow! That's one hell of a scoop.
But, if I think about it, it's logical that the first review is posted at Team-BHP, since it is here that we saw the first pictures of Nano :-).

Looks like Nano is all set to rule the roads!

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Old 23rd March 2009, 19:04   #47
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Good to know the positive report about the NANO. I also would like to get the TD when I get the time.

to Tata Motors and Ratan Tata for making the dream of car ownership so accessible to so many Indians. This is just like what Air Deccan did to the aviation sector. Only TM doesnot mess it up like Dhakkan did in terms of Customer Service.
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wow! a review of the nano before its launch. its pretty amazing to know that it drives well despite the price, i was not sure it would. but i ve been proven wrong and i m glad i have been.
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The fact that it is better than the Maruti800 is all it takes to be a winner.
While it is too early to say it will only be after a lot of Nanos hit the road that safety and other issues can be commented on.
Lets keep our fingers crossed.
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Nice review from the Team-Bhpian.

Another one from Zigwheels
Tata Nano Test Drive - Zigwheels.com
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Old 23rd March 2009, 19:30   #51
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Great first hand review. The LX has features which are absent even in cars like the Alto today. The review looks promising too. This car is going to turn heads even more than exotics on our roads now. It is the perfect City car. Smaller than the 800 but more spacious. And its a looker.

Ratan Tata you are the man of the moment. India is proud of you. I would love to have one in my garage just for the patriotism.

I wish I could attend this launch. It is more special than any other car launch so far.
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@ GTO > Awesome scoop! Thanks!

One Nano for me too!
Errr.. Make that 2 please!
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Great review.
but i think comparing a 2009 car to a one made around 1984 (although it has a fair bit of changes since its launch here in 84) even though it is its cheapest competitor is not quit fair in my opinion.
To think maruthi also plays around with its badging to make profits in india like skoda.
I was just checking out the alto in wiki.It shows the current A-star as the alto.

but any ways i feel proud that i can buy a car with my own pocket money (obviously money saved over a period of time ^ ^)

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Great review and excellent writeup.

Kudos Mr Tata. You have made us feel proud.
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Awesome scoop GTO and Anonymous.

Jai ho Ratan Tata. "A Promise is a Promise" What an iconic statement that. And who better than Ratan Tata to deliver on that. I'm feeling so patriotic. Jai Hind
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Awesome scoop GTO and Anonymous.

Jai ho Ratan Tata. "A Promise is a Promise" What an iconic statement that. And who better than Ratan Tata to deliver on that. I'm feeling so patriotic. Jai Hind

Just Like in Germany Volkswagen was termed as 'People's Car'....Tata has done it in India. Mr. Ratan Tata : You are a real Hero.

Jai Hind
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This is brilliant! Mr. Tata, take a bow.

I have one question for Tata Motors though: with the expected demand for this 4-wheeled wonder, how have Tata equipped their Service network? I assume that there will be a huge increase in the number of cars flowing in and out of the many Tata service stations in the country. Chance for a separate, Nano-specific service network maybe?
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Kudos to TATA. a big thumbs down to the WB government for the singur fracas and their inability to control things, hence delaying the production of the Nanos. mom just said we should buy one just for the heck of it. if this is the way all the people are going to think, then we should expect a traffic jam at every nukkad :-P
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a promise is a promise ?

well tata QC is spotty at best. God knows to what levels they might have compromised on the QC to get it built to this cost. The vista got rave reviews at first, and the problems have started showing up.

I guess first time car owners wouldnt mind, and numerous tata vehicle issues have helped other manufacturers also lower their standards , and make them look acceptable.

Manufacturing and selling to a price is good, but i think lowering the bar is not something to be proud of. God forbid what happens when nanos with issues start flooding tata service centers

I'm not trying to bash tata , and I'd love to be proved wrong.
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Kudos to Team BHP for THE TEST & FIRST IMPRESSIONS and thanks to the good soul who posted it though anon . The suspense is over !
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