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Friday, January 11, 2008

Now Should I Get Myself a Car?

It doesn't get cheaper than this. Seems to be worth the wait, but then will have to take a test drive first and that seems to be some months away.

The Nano (or the Rs 1 lakh/$2500 car - the cheapest in the world) is a a rear-wheel drive, all-aluminium, two-cylinder, 623cc, four-door five-seater car.

It is 3.1 metres long, 1.5 metres wide and 1.6 metres tall and reports say that it gives a mileagle of 23km/litre.

On second thoughts, I'll wait for a year and then get a second-hand, or to use an euphemism, a pre-owned Nano.

Meanwhile, all wannabe taxi drivers back home in Shillong would be wondering about how viable would it be to negotiate a 30 degree incline with seven people inside (yes they will manage to squeeze in seven, if not more) on a 623cc engine.

But then if the 173.52cc autorickshaws can manage to crawl up the hill, the Nano would surely fare much better. As for Delhi, it wouldn't make much of a difference, there's not much difference at 10kmph.

Anyway, here's a video:


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And the print ad:


It's here.
The new Tata Nano.
To end all speculation,
Debate and talk.
And change the way India travels.

Seats four
Eco-friendly
Fuel efficient
Meets all safety standards

[Agency: Rediffusion | DYR]


And Amul's take:

[Added 21 Jan 2008]


Nana ya na maano!
Amul
Taste drive it

4 Comments:

Subhadip said...

get a nano. its for those with nano paypackets, i presume. if urs is, get it, otherwise choose one to suit ur wallet.

Soumyadip said...

Subhadip: With mine, I'll only be able to afford a Nano, that too financed.

Amitabh said...

Soumya, I have been following your blog for some time now. Excellent reads, I must say. Couldn't resist myself from commenting on this one. Very well said, so true about Delhi :) Keep up the good work and save for the Nano ;)

Soumyadip said...

Amitabh: It is indeed heartening when some of the silent readers of this blog post a comment.

I have this reluctance to post comments even when I want to. I don't know if anyone else also behaves similarly.