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Tata's for sale
« on: January 10, 2008, 05:46:09 PM »
It is 3 metres long, seats four comfortably or five at a squeeze, does 65mph and aims to revolutionise travel for millions. The “People’s Car” is also the cheapest in the world at 100,000 rupees (£1,300) – the same price as the DVD player in a Lexus.

The aluminium shell contains a rear-mounted 33bhp two-cylinder petrol engine and weighs about half a tonne. The standard version comes with the vital features: brakes, a four-gear manual transmission, seatbelts, locking, wind-down windows and a steering wheel. A small boot could store a duffel bag. It lacks a passenger-side mirror and has one windscreen wiper. The deluxe version will have air-conditioning while extras such as a radio and an airbag could be added.

The car will be sold first in India from the second half of this year, with an initial annual production run of 250,000, but it is expected to be made available in Latin America, SouthEast Asia and Africa. It could find its way to Europe in a few years but enhancements to meet higher standards would raise the price considerably.


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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008, 05:51:53 PM »
Ok I'll say it, how much is that TATA in the window?  :hyper:
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008, 06:00:19 PM »
Look at this thing.  I think you'd have to have a gun to make me get into one of them.



http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/10/video-live-reveal-of-tata-nano-plus-more-pics/
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008, 06:00:54 PM »
Tata Nano = iBoob???
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2008, 06:05:07 PM »
In other news, Ford is considering replacing V8s with turbo sixes in an attempt to meet the new CAFE standards.  This could make for some fun driving.  Now if they'd only put a turbo diesel in the Mustang... 350 horsepower and 500 ft/lbs of torque.   :bow:

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 06:06:14 PM »
We will be getting those type of death traps coming soon to the USA from China. This is just India's version. It will be sold and serviced at your local Walleymart. It's will be called YugoMart.  :whatever: :bawl: :mental:

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 06:08:40 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2008, 06:09:10 PM »
my MIL just bought a SMART. It's a 2005.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2008, 06:09:33 PM »
We will be getting those type of death traps coming soon to the USA from China. This is just India's version. It will be sold and serviced at your local Walleymart. It's will be called YugoMart.  :whatever: :bawl: :mental:
Did you see the crash tests for the Chinese "Brilliance" sedan? Folded up like a wet paper bag.   :banghead:
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2008, 06:17:18 PM »
We will be getting those type of death traps coming soon to the USA from China. This is just India's version. It will be sold and serviced at your local Walleymart. It's will be called YugoMart.  :whatever: :bawl: :mental:
Did you see the crash tests for the Chinese "Brilliance" sedan? Folded up like a wet paper bag.   :banghead:

Nope but you can not make a car priced under 10k that will pass env. standards, have decent crash standards, be half assed reliable and won't be a death trap. Our stupid politicians are going to let this kind of crap into this country though.

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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2008, 01:03:28 PM »
2009 Ford F-150

The 1987 Crown Vic called... It wants it's front grille back.   :bawl:




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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2008, 02:47:21 PM »
Man to wife: "Hey, let's go into town an look at all the new tatas".
Wife to man: "You do and you'll be eating dinner through a straw for a month, buster".
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2008, 05:09:24 PM »
2009 Ford F-150

The 1987 Crown Vic called... It wants it's front grille back.   :bawl:



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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2008, 07:40:02 PM »
Look at this thing.  I think you'd have to have a gun to make me get into one of them.



http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/10/video-live-reveal-of-tata-nano-plus-more-pics/

I was thinking a really big a$$ shoe horn myself :o
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2008, 09:54:23 PM »
my MIL just bought a SMART. It's a 2005.

Winding Road has a write-up of the new Smart Car: http://magazine.windingroad.com/

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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2008, 09:14:00 AM »
^MIL is getting 46+ MPG on the highway. Said she really likes the SMART. Here's a picture of hers.



Her hometown newspaper did an article on her and the car. She's the only one in Oklahoma with a SMART. So far.
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