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BAJAJ — Rickshaw to TATA Nano

Why should one buy Tata Nano?

Well for one its as cheap as an auto (almost)

An autorickshaw costs Rs 90,000+taxes while a basic model of Nano costs Rs 1 Lakh+taxes

1> It can accommodate 4 people

2> It looks better than an auto.. and goos enough for a car!

3> Its a car.. means u can ride in the rain! ( You wont get drenched like in an auto)

4> Great mileage – 23kmph! (wow!)

5> Eco-friendly (meets bharat 3 and will meet euro-4 standards)

5> Last but not the least — killer price for a car!

Is it just a modified version of an auto?

Here are a few reasons why I believe so!

1> Its has only one viper in the front

2> Base size (platform) is slightly bigger than an auto thats all

3> Wheels look as small as an auto (am not sure if it is :-p )

For Bangaloreans

I have a killer reason why Bangaloreans should buy Auto.. Autowallahs are going on strike on Jan 11! They want the rates to be hiked to Rs 10/metre!

Kewl Idea

Hey taxi guys .. how about running Nano as a Taxi at rates cheaper than taxi slighly more than autos? What say? May be that will cut the autos to size

For those interested here are the specifications of the car

PS: By the way Ram got inspired by GTA series of posts and decided to write smthing about autokkarans in Chennai.. take a look!

GTA – Temple city

29 replies on “BAJAJ — Rickshaw to TATA Nano”

or may be just treat the nano as something in b.w an auto and the taxi. Charges shud also be in b.w.

So ppl who are asking for more than an auto can take the nano instead !

Strike on jan 11 is needed after all they are asking a decrease in the rates ( according to freq travellers) 10/km is cheap.

Looks like Balu is in a joyful mood. Well it would be better if we get Nanos as taxis, I would not mind paying some extra bucks for a comfortable ride in the *PEOPLE’S CAR*

The car no doubt is a jem in Tata’s crown…. it is amazing that Tata now will make both world’s cheapest and costliet car…. the car is in the segment between bikes and maruti…. hope it does well in long run…. Nano still needs to pass several tests…..

ya they have passed initial tests but all cars have to pass practical feasibility tests before they can be driven …. I am sure they will take over Jaguar by mid of this year… lets keep the fingers crossed πŸ™‚

Ya it will be a struggle to get all those cars moving in the narrow and crowded streets here.. lets wait and see may be the city administrators will make wider roads cos of this! (high hopes!)

Hey, agreed the TATA Nano and the autorickshaw tires are the same size but the Nano’s got 4 wheels instead of the autorickshaw’s 3. Which in turn means there are slightly less chances of it toppling and turning. So that’s one more reason to buy the Nano instead of a rickshaw then.

Don’t think it will work as taxi’s though because that kind of a car needs to be a little more powerful than the Nano. That’s why even 800 never worked as a Taxi. A car like Indica is reasonably good in that segment. Plus the Nano barely manages to touch 90 and you’d want a car that goes over 100 if you’re taking it to Delhi etc because you get the chance to race it away on a highway.

yes it wont topple for sure πŸ˜€
but talking abt the taxi, I am not considering it as a substitute for india which has a better pick up and a diesel engine.. but more as a city taxi for use within city limits

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