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Old 05-06-2009, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tata Gets 203,000 Nano Bookings Before the First Sale

Last month Tata decided that they would begin to sell their Nano by selling pre-orders for the car and then randomly choosing 100,000 of the pre-orders to actually take possession of the new vehicle.It’s unfortunate for the company that they cannot magically produce 203,000 of the new, ultra-cheap car for the Indian market, but surely [...]Related posts:
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If they do like Ford,it will make a very long production run,get incrementally better each year,and the year it goes out of production,will sell for about a third of today's cost.That would be a good thing,the original premise for the industrial revolution.
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I'm kinda torn on this. Until I watched the jobs of my co-workers move to India, I never really thought about where I buy my goods.

I've since make it my mission to, wherever possible, buy goods from countries that treat their citizens fairly. That means places like Europe, Japan, Canada and the U.S., where there are environmental, worker protection and civil rights laws.

It's going to be a tough call between buying a cheap car that gets great mileage or sticking to my principles and not buying goods from India, which undercuts other countries by treating their people and the planet poorly. Maybe my next new car will be a Versa after all.
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I believe this may only be in India since it has no safety features according to SVOboy
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Car and Driver says that it will be coming to Europe in 2011 and the US in 2012. The equipment required to get it to US spec will raise the price to around $7,000--dangerously close to a roomier, better-equipped and more reliable Versa or Yaris (and probably kill the mileage, too.)
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not to resurrect a dead thread. . .but. . .^_^

Europe has almost as few safety regulations as anywhere else. . .if you play to get around them. Alot. . .and i mean alot of supercars ignore safety requirements for cars in order to save weight, increase power or whatever.

US you can't import it as a civilian with it intact if you can't prove it can pass safety regulation and EPA. You could take it apart and reassemble it and then ship it. . .and in this case 2K to 7K you would definitely save in the disassemble ship and rebuild technique.

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