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Well, you can choose to buy one Prius for about $25,000 or ten Tata Nanos for the same price. Which would it be?

Pros:

  • Prius: Good gas mileage
  • Prius: You'll have celebrities wanting your car
  • Tata: Prestige 2 cylinder engine
  • Tata: You can have one hell of a good bumper car game
  • Tata: You could say you've got a nice set of Tatas...
Cons:
  • Prius: Well, it's a Prius...
  • Prius: Styled like a whale
  • Tata: "What's style? Our engineers didn't know either."
  • Tata: WTF is a Tata?
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Prius, definitely. I couldn't imagine the Nano getting certified for US sale (though I wouldn't be surprised if Tata doesn't have a US presence with cars within a decade..)

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i like NOS idea.. when i read the thread about the TATA, i immediatley thought bumper cars... ::lol:

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A real car to put in the back of your truck while you take long vacations.

Old timers will love it to put-put around the city. Imagine gray folks in Florida driving this instead of golf carts in their so called "Villages".

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A real car to put in the back of your truck while you take long vacations.

Old timers will love it to put-put around the city. Imagine gray folks in Florida driving this instead of golf carts in their so called "Villages".

"It's got a lot of pep!"

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"It's got a lot of pep!"

35 BREAK Horse Powers. That is a lot compared to the golf carts.

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35 BREAK Horse Powers. That is a lot compared to the golf carts.

The power-to-weight ratio probably isn't bad... my diesel Escort probably weighed 2800lbs but had 52hp.

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I think my supercharger alone produces 30-50 HP (horse powers? haha).

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The power-to-weight ratio probably isn't bad... my diesel Escort probably weighed 2800lbs but had 52hp.

Honestly in US context this car is worthy of fun. But this concept as such is not bad for India. The fuel economy is not bad, it passes emmisions and safety requirements and it is decently powered for Indian roads where they see speeds hardly exceeding 60 Kmph (38 mph).

Plus given the economics, they may well achieve the target of 500K. A motorcycle roughly costs 60,000 Rs in India and they sell on the order of 2.5 million. If 20% of those people make jump to this thing then the target is right on spot.

The Chairman Ratan Tata is a great visionary, and he is a good strategist. He may succeed with this car.

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The Chairman Ratan Tata is a great visionary, and he is a good strategist. He may succeed with this car.

*chuckles*

Rotten Tata...

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engine swap to push closer to 100hp and the tata would be crazy. lol

Those tires will not support that Gigantic rise in the HP.

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Hmmm, I still have to go with neither, although I could easily imagine seeing those things tooling around a golf course with a couple of people and a set of clubs in the back.

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Those tires will not support that Gigantic rise in the HP.

well of course there would need to be other upgrades. A roll cage would be prudent, too. lol

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Escort.

Cavalier.

Yugo.

Those really odd looking compact we had in the 80s....

Shall I go on?

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GREMLIN!

of course im kidding... but i felt it had to be said... i apologize for any trauma caused by reading the above exclamation and assume full responsibility for any and all mental and/or emotional breakdowns caused by the mere thought of that car

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i get by fine with two tatas at my disposal.

i'll pocket the difference and spend it on alcohol to enhance the mood.

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i get by fine with two tatas at my disposal.

i'll pocket the difference and spend it on alcohol to enhance the mood.

and don't forget the women...

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and don't forget the women...

I did not know that the NANO will be a chick magnet.

BTW, where will the magnet be located? :D

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