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Old 01-10-2008, 11:07 AM
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$2,500 Tata Nano Unveiled - India's "The Peoples Car"

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After months of rumors and tantalizing leaks -- and as we first told you earlier this week -- Indian automaker Tata Motors has finally unveiled the Tata Nano -- its already legendary $2,500 (1-lakh)car. As expected, the car that Tata claims will change the face of not only the Indian car market, but the global auto industry will be a four door, five seat hatch, powered by a 30 HP Bosch 624 cc four stroke engine mounted out back and mated to a CVT. That makes the Nano the first time a 2-cylinder gasoline engine will be used in a car with a single balancer shaft. The Nano's also expected to get 54 US miles per gallon.
Full Article: Tata Nano: The $2500 Tata Nano, Unveiled in India
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:18 PM
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CVT? I've read a four speed manual.

What $2,500 buys in India: Tata Nano unveiled - Autoblog

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Old 01-10-2008, 01:40 PM
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CVT? I've read a four speed manual.

What $2,500 buys in India: Tata Nano unveiled - Autoblog

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Don't know, but I would much rather have the manual. Maybe the CVT is part of an automatic transmission option??? Though options seem counter productive to keeping the cost down.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:20 PM
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With these cars, more Indians will be taking our oil.

Not fair.

Just kidding. Actually, it would really benefit America if we all switched to more efficient cars.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:13 PM
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Don't know, but I would much rather have the manual. Maybe the CVT is part of an automatic transmission option??? Though options seem counter productive to keeping the cost down.
It has been long since a new car on the market had a 4-speed manual, though. I can't imagine a 5-speed would've made the car much more expensive and with 30bhp you need every bit of help. In fact maybe the CVT would actually be better choice in this case.
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Actually, it would really benefit America if we all switched to more efficient cars.
No this one though. It doesn't seem to be an excellent car to say the least.
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no air con, no power steering, no stereo...

no wonder its cheap...

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The People's Car's safety performance exceeds current regulatory requirements. With an all sheet-metal body, it has a strong passenger compartment, with safety features such as crumple zones, intrusion-resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorages, and the rear tailgate glass bonded to the body. Tubeless tyres further enhance safety


Since when are seat belts considered a "feature" ? thats like saying it comes with great luxuries like carpet!
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I mean at 2,500 who can complain, that buys you nothing these days, or something...that'll cost you twice as much as that tag in maintenance.

Just don't go testing 0-100 times...reminds me of a smart, only at least this one's price tag is an actual reflection of the car you get. :P
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I wouldn't like to be in that in a crash. In a frontal crash, theres not much between the front and your legs, then in a rear crash not much between your back and the back of the vehicle. Sketchy.
In the past two weeks, we've gotten about a dozen totals towed in from the area, most much better vehicles than this, and I just couldn't see this car and occupants surviving what those cars went through(for example a ford escape, the roof got crushed down to the seats from flipping over onto a guard rail, and the doors still work )
Are india crash standards the same as the US standards?
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No aircon....in an Indian car?!?! isn't it like....WARM there?!!!
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No aircon....in an Indian car?!?! isn't it like....WARM there?!!!
Open the window. Manually.
If that isn't a feature, smash the glass with a rock.
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no air con, no power steering, no stereo...

no wonder its cheap...

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The People's Car's safety performance exceeds current regulatory requirements. With an all sheet-metal body, it has a strong passenger compartment, with safety features such as crumple zones, intrusion-resistant doors, seat belts, strong seats and anchorages, and the rear tailgate glass bonded to the body. Tubeless tyres further enhance safety


Since when are seat belts considered a "feature" ? thats like saying it comes with great luxuries like carpet!
Lotus Elise doesn't!
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