Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Nano. Are You Serious?



The Nano, a pint sized $2000 car designed to put car ownership within reach of millions of the world's poor, goes on sale in India in April. But whether the Nano will revolutionize the auto industry has yet to be seen. The Nano goes from 0-60mph in 23 seconds and even less with the AC on, and has the simplest dashboard the Mistress has ever seen! Where does one put a compact? Better still -where is the flask holder?



Ratan Tata, Tata's chairmen who is putting out the Nano said he was inspired to build the car after seeing families of four or five crammed onto a single motor bike, and also from the over crowed streets filled with SUV'S and four door sedans. Now I don't know about y'all, but the Mistress loves cute things, but this is ridiculously small. I even read somewhere that it is difficult to get behind the wheel. I can't imagine that this car would even stand up in a serious accident. I don't think I would feel the slight bit safe in this car -at all! Have you seen this car yet? What do y'all think of it?

11 comments:

  1. I swear I saw one of these on the road home from the grocery store. Tiniest little car I've ever seen. Not sure what it was but it was almost a traffic hazard as I'm sure everyone was doing a double take just like me.

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  2. I had a Festiva in college, back when I was heavily into bodybuilding, and I looked ridiculous in that thing. I could only imagine myself in a Nano...lol.

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  3. Eric- That must have been a sight!LOL!

    Frogponder- I agree. What a distraction. I'm already blond. I don't need cute little things wizing by me!!!

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  4. FP- What you saw was a Smart, the European minicar that has recently been imported into America. The Tata is being sold only in India- it would NEVER meet America's requirements for safety or emissions. Smarts are cute, but they have absolutely no power and I don't think I would feel safe in one except on small village streets, which is what they are designed for. That Tata thing looks like a deathtrap!

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  5. Miss G- Death trap. Now that's a good word for that!

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  6. One word. YUGO.
    do you remember that hunk of junk? I've drove a smart car, and it was not as bad as I expected. My sis said me, and Bill looked like Grape Ape in the Smart Car.
    bitch
    xoxoxoxo

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  7. Sheesh, gimme two and i'll rollerskate 'em!

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  8. I saw a Smart as well when I was at the laundromat on Sunday. The owner was sitting in it talking on his cellphone while parked. If he had not been there, I probably would have taken a photo because all I could think was what the hell. Because I live in an urban environment and we all know what my poor Civic has been through lately. I looked at that thing and thought that I wouldn't be here if I had been driving that thing when those two idiots hit me.

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  9. With my ass and my boobs I'd have a hell of a time getting in this sucker!

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  10. I saw many of those Smart cars in the Netherlands and thought they were cute. I'd like a Honda Fit or Nissan Versa and plan to get one this year or next, depending on how my present car holds up.

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