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Tata Nano Cheap Car Really 'hot'!  
User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

Apparently the new ultra cheap Tata Nano is having a high rate of catching on fire. This link is to an article about a car that recently went into flames.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0...nano-exlpodes-in-mum_n_513640.html

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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8515 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

A real bottleneck, you cant have a car this cheap and small and expect it to be very safe.


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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Per article:

""Safety has never been an issue with Tata cars," Ray added. "They are one of the safest cars on Indian roads.""

        

Safest compared to what? A Maruti?


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8840 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 2):

Safest compared to what? A Maruti?

The worst is the old Sumo. If you are in the front seats, the shape of the dashboard guarantees that any accident will cause massive leg and pelvic damage to the front occupants, particularly the passenger.



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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2769 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 2):
Safest compared to what?

A donkey maybe?

MIAspotter.



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User currently offlinekevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Man! Talk about a misleading topic! This thread isn't about "Ta-ta's"!
I guess I'm the boob here.   



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

It's still a lot safer than having a family of four pile on a motorcycle.

I do feel bad about this - this is a revolutionary project to bring the automobile to the masses. Let's hope they find out the root cause and fix it. Sadly, even MD11's catch on fire...


User currently offlinephotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2737 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Quote:
......A chauffeur initially was at the wheel, but Sawant said he had taken over driving before the fire broke out.

You guys missed the funniest part of the article. A CHAUFFEUR was initially driving!!!! What kind of person buys a Tata, the cheapest car on the planet, then has a Chauffeur drive it? I've heard of trickle down economic theory, but this is taking it to absurd levels.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Well Bobby Trendy said it best when Anna Nicole and her idiot manager complained about the price of his services.

"Well if you buy a Mercedes you get a Mercedes. If you buy something else, well that is what you get."


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8840 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Quoting photopilot (Reply 7):
You guys missed the funniest part of the article. A CHAUFFEUR was initially driving!!!! What kind of person buys a Tata, the cheapest car on the planet, then has a Chauffeur drive it? I've heard of trickle down economic theory, but this is taking it to absurd levels.

It is very common in India. Middle-class families in India often have full-time servants. Since parking in India's major cities is often extremely difficult, it makes sense for you to have one of the servants drive you around and drop you off, and stay with the car so that he can move it around as needed.



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User currently offlineflanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Quoting photopilot (Reply 7):
You guys missed the funniest part of the article. A CHAUFFEUR was initially driving!!!! What kind of person buys a Tata, the cheapest car on the planet, then has a Chauffeur drive it? I've heard of trickle down economic theory, but this is taking it to absurd levels.

LOLLOLOLOLLOLOL



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User currently offlineaircatalonia From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 558 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

Quoting photopilot (Reply 7):
You guys missed the funniest part of the article. A CHAUFFEUR was initially driving!!!! What kind of person buys a Tata, the cheapest car on the planet, then has a Chauffeur drive it

The car obviously exploded of pride.

[Edited 2010-03-27 10:59:21]

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 4):
A donkey maybe?

Lets be fair to Donkeys. Couple of points:

1. A Donkey does not spontaneously catch fire. It might fart, but that wont kill you (usually).
2. A Donkey does not reach speeds that are capable of killing you.
3. A Donkeys upholstery is much less plastic and actually "feels rich" compared to a Nano.
4. A Donkey does not even need a road, it will go wherever you tell it to go.

Winner: Donkey.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 2):
""Safety has never been an issue with Tata cars," Ray added. "They are one of the safest cars on Indian roads.

They must subscribe to the same PR firm as Toyota.

Quoting comorin (Reply 6):
- this is a revolutionary project to bring the automobile to the masses.

I guess the Model T wasn't revolutionary enough?



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User currently offlineaero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 12):
Lets be fair to Donkeys. Couple of points:

1. A Donkey does not spontaneously catch fire. It might fart, but that wont kill you (usually).
2. A Donkey does not reach speeds that are capable of killing you.
3. A Donkeys upholstery is much less plastic and actually "feels rich" compared to a Nano.
4. A Donkey does not even need a road, it will go wherever you tell it to go.

Winner: Donkey.

  

Made my evening!


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Thats also why Korean, Indian and Japanese cars are worthless in my eyes. In the end its either A) To copy another company and B) To make an appliance. Always was and always will be. I may not like a VW or I may not like a Saab but at least when I drive one and when I debate on the car I know it was dreamed up by someone who saw some vision for it and has some kind of soul and its distinct style. I feel more sentiment towards my toaster than I do to a Kia, which is something that is proven by the fact Ive never seen any Asian car on any kind of collectible or sentimental car auction in my life.

User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8840 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 15):
I feel more sentiment towards my toaster than I do to a Kia, which is something that is proven by the fact Ive never seen any Asian car on any kind of collectible or sentimental car auction in my life.

Not so sure about that. The 240Z and 260Zs are quite prized - unfortunately few remain.



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 16):
Not so sure about that. The 240Z and 260Zs are quite prized - unfortunately few remain.

Quite prized? I am looking now at a Z car website and I did a google search for these 2 cars for sale. Those cars go for $1000-$8000 to start in good condition.

Quite prized is a term id convey to something that gets consistently sold for more than a new Honda Civic.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Wasn't this a test vehicle......The fire was caused by a leaking fuel pipe....Right.
Don't believe everything the media says.

There are quite a few nanos in BOM......But they are not selling as hot cakes as the traffic scene & better models for higher prices exist.

regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 18):
Wasn't this a test vehicle......The fire was caused by a leaking fuel pipe....Right.
Don't believe everything the media says.

There are quite a few nanos in BOM......But they are not selling as hot cakes as the traffic scene & better models for higher prices exist.

Honestly, Id be more inclined to believe in what is written in the National Enquirer than what is deemed as a fact by any Indian car maker.

BTW, Ive driven a Tata Indica in Europe...made me want to buy a Yaris. If you know my views on that, youd know that in order for me to even ponder a Yaris continents would have to move and id have to crap golden eggs.

That being said....Asian cars catching on fire is SOP. Just look at Honda, just recalled some half million because a Fit BBQed a 2 year old child.


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2699 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 19):
BTW, Ive driven a Tata Indica in Europe...made me want to buy a Yaris. If you know my views on that, youd know that in order for me to even ponder a Yaris continents would have to move and id have to crap golden eggs.

When I had to take my car to the dealership for warranty work, the dealer didn't have any loaner cars so they paid for a rental car from the nearby Enterprise rent a car. They gave me a Yaris. It was the worst piece of $h!t I ever drove. AMC put better quality into its cars than Toyota put into the Yaris. When I returned the car, I told the agent that the Yaris needed to be put back on the boat on its return trip to Japan. In the future I will refuse a Yaris from a rental car company even if it means paying extra.


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 9):
It is very common in India. Middle-class families in India often have full-time servants. Since parking in India's major cities is often extremely difficult, it makes sense for you to have one of the servants drive you around and drop you off, and stay with the car so that he can move it around as needed.

Yeah..pretty much.

Back to the Tata...I guess the phrase "you get what you paid for" comes to mind.



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User currently offlinejush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 15):
Thats also why Korean, Indian and Japanese cars are worthless in my eyes. In the end its either A) To copy another company and B) To make an appliance. Always was and always will be. I may not like a VW or I may not like a Saab but at least when I drive one and when I debate on the car I know it was dreamed up by someone who saw some vision for it and has some kind of soul and its distinct style. I feel more sentiment towards my toaster than I do to a Kia, which is something that is proven by the fact Ive never seen any Asian car on any kind of collectible or sentimental car auction in my life.

Absolutely true. I will never buy an asian car. It could be the best car ever but having a badge of toyota kia or hyundai on my car would make me want to die.

regds
jush



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 18):
But they are not selling as hot cakes

Looks like the 'hot cakes' got a little too hot!  

How is the Nano perceived Out There status-wise? Is it seen as a 'low-class' car because of it price or is it a 'respectable' entry-level brand?

Methinks they should rename it the Jaguar Nano....  


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Quoting comorin (Reply 23):

How is the Nano perceived Out There status-wise? Is it seen as a 'low-class' car because of it price or is it a 'respectable' entry-level brand?

Thats partially true.....not all want to be associated with a cheaper car.....
Hence there is no boom in sales in BOM atleast.
regds
MEL.



Think of the brighter side!
25 N328KF : Cheaper, faster, better. Pick any two.
26 Post contains images flyingwaeldar : Yes right, we should swamp the whole world with big, V8 powered SUVs and it would help us for sure to solve all the environmental and congestion prob
27 ag92 : Ummmm, a Yaris was made after the Tata Indica, and may I know which car did the Indica Copy, and likewise the Tata Nano, because if it was copied, th
28 LOT767-300ER : What does it matter when it was made? Comparable year model. Both equally terrible, one more than the other. Wasnt the Tata Indica not even designed
29 ag92 : Maybe you are talking about the Rover City Rover? Anyways, you are still not answering the question, exactly which car did we copy?
30 Post contains images David L : ... and duck you very well should! Let's just nip that idea in the bud... right now! I can't say I'm exactly an expert on cars but Tata do seem to be
31 Post contains links and images Acheron : The Indica looks a lot like the Opel Corsa
32 Post contains images MadameConcorde : For me it will be no Tata nothing. I will take a good old Fiat 500.
33 Post contains images Cadet57 : What the hell are you talking about?
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