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Old 01-10-2008, 09:50 PM
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No aircon....in an Indian car?!?! isn't it like....WARM there?!!!
Its warm here too, yet even $34,000 spent towards the best-selling VE Holden Commodore (Omega) doesn't get you airco as standard. That requires another $2,000, which itself works out at 80% of the cost for an entire brand-new car - eg this incredibly affordable new Tata Nano

For those of us fortunate enough to live in the wealthy West its all to easy to mock and criticize. But I bet average Indian motorists who currently risk their family's life by ferrying them around on the back end of an unsafe, fume-spewing motorbike will feel more than a little grateful to Mr Tata and his amazing achievement
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:09 PM
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I'm actually glad to see a more basic car. The more I study old school hot rods, the more I realize we take for granted all the little features in a car and how sturdy, light, and reliable they can be without them. I for one like our Ford Ranger fleet model at work with its AM/FM radio, manual windows, and carpet-delete better than optioned out cars. Over the last year I've also noticed that a lot of automakers are sadly getting rid of el-strippo models, too.

When I build my rod, it'll probably never have carpet, power steering or brakes, nor a/c. I might break down and put a stereo in if its a hardtop, otherwise if it's a open body...well, I probably won't even have a top for it, either. Stereos and rain usually don't get along well and I'm not going to bother sourcing a marine stereo or whatever for it.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:21 PM
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Honestly, who needs power steering on an ultra-cheap 600cc micro-lite car anyway?
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:56 PM
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Meets all safety requirements
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
Wow, if this was 1962, I'd be impressed! Still, for two and a half grand it's pretty tops.
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:56 AM
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Yep, not a jewel, but for 2,500 bucks who the hell will care? It runs (I hope), so that's what people need for such money. Still Bajaj's 3k car for almost the same money (wait, it costs 17% more!!!) looks a bit sweeter

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Old 01-11-2008, 05:30 AM
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It actually has more option's than my car. If it is available here, I might have a serious look into buying it.

Adding options is a great way to make profit on cars like this. Basically a 3-700% profit margin is quite attractive for a brand
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:59 AM
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Yep, not a jewel, but for 2,500 bucks who the hell will care? It runs (I hope), so that's what people need for such money. Still Bajaj's 3000k car for almost the same money (wait, it costs 17% more!!!) looks a bit sweeter
I believe you meant 3k? $3,000,000 seems a bit steep to me for an economy car...
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:18 AM
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I believe you meant 3k? $3,000,000 seems a bit steep to me for an economy car...
nah...exactly
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Does it come with a rock?
It's also an option. It's called the seat.
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:25 AM
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It's also an option. It's called the seat.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:26 PM
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I'm actually glad to see a more basic car. The more I study old school hot rods, the more I realize we take for granted all the little features in a car and how sturdy, light, and reliable they can be without them. I for one like our Ford Ranger fleet model at work with its AM/FM radio, manual windows, and carpet-delete better than optioned out cars. Over the last year I've also noticed that a lot of automakers are sadly getting rid of el-strippo models, too.

When I build my rod, it'll probably never have carpet, power steering or brakes, nor a/c. I might break down and put a stereo in if its a hardtop, otherwise if it's a open body...well, I probably won't even have a top for it, either. Stereos and rain usually don't get along well and I'm not going to bother sourcing a marine stereo or whatever for it.
Yeah, these basic cars are the ones that wind up lasting forever because there's nothing to go wrong with. Case in point- my family owns a 1983 Accord. It has no power windows, locks, or fuel injection. My father still drives it though. It does have power steering and it's still running like a dream. Strange enough, I know of an Accord of the same model that has leather, a moonroof, and power windows and locks. Unfortunately, a retard crashed into it while it was parked. Another Accord bites the dust.

That car is awesome. I love it to death.
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can a mod put this under "Asian Cars"?
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:22 PM
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can a mod put this under "Asian Cars"?
Aren't you a mod?
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