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In these tough times. I don't think the average joe can afford expensive rides. Nano, the Indian peoples car. This ride will have 2 cylinder engine.Next a 3 cylinder petrol or deisel and maybe electric. :thumb: if they allow motor bikes on the road why not a Nano? :thumb:
 

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safety. the only way the smart car got away with being on the road is because it has advanced technology and design protecting its passengers.

besides, who wants a 2 cylinder engine? Geo metro could barely sell theirs with a 3 cylinder and even that car had an optional 4 cylinder engine.
 

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Someone who could afford a car would not even consider a nano.

The nano is for someone who could only afford a bike, but got sick of falling over and wants a car.


Think about the time when the Ford Model T was out. The people who could afford the luxury Rolls Royce would not lay an eye on the Model T.
 

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dont expect the nano to triumph.

Its not just the no extras offer, its more than that.
They use tecnologie way over passed.
2 cilinder petrol engine? lol
 

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Hello Friends,

Dear Members Ratan Tata 's new invention is nano which is really a nano we can say its 4 seater car and well not tough model it is a light model they will give the average apprxo.around 20 but lets see in around july the nanao car will on the way so we will see the actual performance of the car
 

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Someone who could afford a car would not even consider a nano.

You are right,thats what nano is all about,giving bike buyers an option of owning a car at the rate of the bike.

I have also read that they are going make a lots of changes for US and European market.
I am seeing a very bright future for this beautiful small car.
 

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Pros

* Impressive Fuel Efficiency.
* State-of-Art Rear-Positioned Engine.
* Excellent City Commuter.

Cons

Air-Conditioner and Audio System only in Top-End Variant.
 

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frdsmth9 said:
Pros

* Impressive Fuel Efficiency.
* State-of-Art Rear-Positioned Engine.
* Excellent City Commuter.

Cons

Air-Conditioner and Audio System only in Top-End Variant.
You have put it the best.
 

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Although the Nano wont be for most people, there is a large market of motorbike riders out there who may consider upgrading to the Nano for the similar ocst of running a bike.

It'll be a really profitable niche if they can crack into it.
 

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frdsmth9 said:
Pros

* Impressive Fuel Efficiency.
* State-of-Art Rear-Positioned Engine.
* Excellent City Commuter.

Cons

Air-Conditioner and Audio System only in Top-End Variant.
state of the art engine?

Sorry my friend i don't agree with you on this one.
 

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i think the replies here and on other forums lack relativity (cultural relativity?)

in many countries the small car that a company sells if often the side of a Hyundai i30

now this car is already what the English call a small/medium hatch which weighs 1.3 tons and is a good US$15,000 on most markets

it has ABS, traction and 6 airbags and already out of reach for many families in the western world

hyundai and many manufacturers already have cars two sizes under this (city car and 'superminis')

clearly then for people in the third world who have some income, even these city cars are out of reach

so a clever design like the Nano is right for their market

not long ago the Germans coming out of WW2 had to also explore such 'bubble cars' which is a similar concept

i think the Nano is a good thing - if it provides some learning for the Chinese to make their own car perhaps a size bigger than the Nano it would be great

perhaps the western would can do with a car as small as a Toyota iQ or a Smart car that is also cheap, safe and useful
 

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i foresee a lot of problems with the NANO....lets see
Actually you would be surprised. When the car was intially launched I followed very closey. The problems I saw with this car was nothing to do with safety but to do with the flooding of affordable cars on India's already congested road. However at that time though my mindset was that Indian cars were not safe but thats all changed now.

Other than that the Tata Nano scored a four star rating in the European test facility Mira. For a car priced so cheaply it is much more than a miracle to me it seems this years of hard work by Tata designers to come up with a safe and reliable vehicle. It also shows the Tata engineering firms strength and capabilities. Its a little wonder that Jaguar and Land Rover were sold over to Tata. What we wont see will be Tata badges slapped on the Jag or Land Rover

I cannot post URL's to other links after 10 posts which is quite sad just some of you may think I'm lying but I guess type it for yourself (Tata Nano Crash test) in either youtube or google.
 

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I believe ya, bro. My wife wants a Tata Nano to drive around our little oakie Arizona town. I am down wid da idea already. I want to drive one, too, brothers! Tata! Nano! Tata! Nano!
 

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Oooh are they available already in America?

I think the Nanos maybe out in Europe this year or next. I would like to know the consistency on quality. Considering the Tata's have been making trucks and medium trucks since India's independence this may not be such a problem.

However if you currently own a motorbike and wish to step into something much safer Nano is the way to go. But if safety is your main concern by a bigger bodied car. The Tata Nano like the Smart car has smaller crumple zones compared to larger bodied vehicles consequenty you can see that they get thrown around in tests (increase in whip lash). This is offcouse much better than vaporising altogether when tested against a wall unlike some Chinese tests like the Landwind lol. Bigger cars instead deform a fair bit especially where the engine bay is. This results in a gradual stop rather than suddenly in smaller cars like the Nano and Smart car.

I just thought to point it out mate incase a false sense of security is conjured with my last post. I have studied engineering particularly Modern Manufacturing. Quite interesting knowledge and facts are learnt. We also looked at crash test videos and how to look for early manufacturing defects it was a fun side to my engineering experience. :)
 

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No, the Tata Nano is not yet in da States. Probably another two years before that. My wife just got some new bifocals and feels that now she can finally learn how to drive. She saw that the Nano is only going to cost $2,500 and likes the idea of getting one for her to go shopping in here in this small SE Arizona desert town. I'm all for it. I could drive it the 1/2 mile I have to get to work.
 
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