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Old 03-31-2009, 06:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well I tell ya. I prefer cars without electric this and electric that, seats that weigh as much as I do and engines that can't be heard. I don't need navigation systems and I-pod interfaces.

I like a tactile drive. I like to be able to feel the road and be part of the driving experience, not isolated from it. Maybe, just maybe, if we re-discover that a drive can be fun we don't need all the options that we now think need to be standard nowadays. As for safety, if they can make Smart "safe", pretty much any vehicle can be made "safe".

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Old 04-01-2009, 01:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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One lasp gripe, why can't anybody build a good looking fuel efficient vehicle? Seriously does every compact car that's even remotely good on gas have to look like a stone on wheels?
So they can make more money off the higher priced good looking cars that more people will buy, while meeting govt mandates for fleet fuel economy.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Nano being prepped for U.S. market:

Cheap car from India could cost $8,000 in US- Yahoo! Autos Article Page
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
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It'll be interesting to see what the US version looks like when it comes over here. I bet it loses a bunch of MPG to where a tiny turbo 4 could keep up.

Still, I'll be interested to see what comes of this.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Pshhh, just wait to see how many people will fit in/on the nano

Add a roof rack and some outer steps and handrails and im willing to bet 10 easy


might even have room to fit a motorbike on top
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The Nano is certainly a revolution in the making in India and I think being able to produce something with these specs for 2-3000 USD is pretty cool. And why pick on it's safety and other things thru your eyes which tuned in to the Western World and it's "glitter". Our fellow ecomodder captured the huge step ahead with the Nano in the photograph posted of the family on a motorcycle. I would say the Nano would probably save a lot of people's lives, people that ride 2-3 wheeled contraptions on India's roads. And plus, as a added benefit, it gets good mileage for it's size and low emissions. Those same 2-3 wheel contraptions are famous for their polluting capabilities.
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I like it. I wish I could just get one NOW like it is.
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The Tata nano will cost ~$8000 in the US-market.

So the adaption for the US-Market basically consists of adding $5000 worth of lead to it?

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