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

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About Soumyadip

Soumyadip Choudhury aka Somu aka Chaiwallah is an internet addict. His wife and family suspect that he is secretly married to his laptop. The electric shock that he got while trying to fix a neighbour's TV set as a kid, perhaps ignited his interest in everything tech. A do-it-yourself guy, he doesn't believe in hiring electricians, plumbers or carpenters. But often ends paying the professionals more to fix his botched jobs. Somu secretly wishes he knew how to code and also grumbles a lot.
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4 Responses to Now Should I Get Myself a Car?

  1. Subhadip says:

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

  2. Soumyadip says:

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

  3. Amitabh says:

    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 ;)

  4. Soumyadip says:

    <>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.

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