World's cheapest car (in Off-topic)


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 15 2009 11:10 AM EDT

World's cheapest car

AdminShade July 15 2009 11:13 AM EDT

old news? These cars have been around for about a year I believe in India.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] July 15 2009 11:17 AM EDT

$2,300 brand new, nice, =P

But what is the horsepower and max speed on these things? 1 HP, & 40 MPH? And it looks like a hybrid, that true also?

Cube July 15 2009 1:00 PM EDT

True, it is pretty old news.

Also, there's no way it's a hybrid haha. Hybrids have two engines.. tell me would you put two engines in the worlds cheapest car?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 15 2009 7:39 PM EDT

Old news, but it looked likely Europe wouldn't get it.

The new news is that it's passed muster, and it looks like we will get it. ;)

FailBoat[SG] July 15 2009 8:14 PM EDT

Wonder if we can get it in the US... o.O

IndependenZ July 16 2009 4:31 AM EDT

"although the car is yet to go through full Euro NCAP testing"

I hope it passes, then I might be able to afford a new car :P

alisa [The Forgehood] July 16 2009 5:31 AM EDT

i dunno much about cars, does tis mean it has 2 engines?

624 cc, 2 cylinder, MPFI

n u can c e specs here: http://tatanano.inservices.tatamotors.com/tatamotors/index.php?option=com_whynano&task=specification&Itemid=303

seems pretty decent.. thou the COE (how the government limits cars on e roads is to make them pay for using the road) in Singapore is very steep, at SGD$15,000/10yrs (price fluctuates depending on how many people are bidding for this) now (then e COE will be more expensive then e car itself.. LOL), e luxury model will probably cost SGD$24,000 here.. the luxury model is almost x2 e price but u get air-conditioning/heater, which e basic model does not have, and other features that makes the luxury model safer and prettier..

thou tt means it is still cheap, much cheaper then the cheapest car in Singapore, which is the cherry QQ (china brand and this doesn't even have airbags and is considered by most to be very dangerous to be in) which cost double of this easily..

i wonder thou, how much they are gonna add, both to e car and to the price once they are ready to export..

Singapore definitely will not allow this car as it is now.. since the passenger side does not have the mirror.. n i'm sure it will violate tons of other safety codes.. lol

but all in all, as a car goes, this ride is pretty sweet, its cute and i love how it wouldn't go more then 105km/hr (the limit here on expressways are only 90km/hr) the price is also a deciding factor, as i'm still a student, thou going out into the workforce soon, i would prefer not to be in debt.. ;p and i would so buy it if it comes in auto transmission, for now, its only manual..

thou 1 point to note that is very disturbing is that instead of nuts and bolts to hold the car together, Mr. Tata actually said that they use "modern adhesive" (what modern adhesive? glue *gasp*) in some places and aluminum is substituted for steel and the metal (steel/aluminum) are thinner in some parts too to lower costs.. maybe i'll just wait and hold my breath for anymore news of this, particularly for any accidents, before deciding whether or not to get this if and when it hits our shores..

it did pass Europe's crash test but note that the car used in the test is a new car. would the car fall apart after a few years of use?

alisa [The Forgehood] July 16 2009 5:37 AM EDT

oh.. and its not really old news, they just launched the first batch of the tata nano 1-2 months ago..

sorry for the long post.. bt i do love cars ^^

BluBBen July 16 2009 7:33 AM EDT

"i dunno much about cars, does tis mean it has 2 engines?

624 cc, 2 cylinder, MPFI "

Maybe the cars, but obviously not engines ^_^

(sorry Alisa, couldn't resist ^_^)

((EDIT: Hate spellchecker sometimes))

BluBBen July 16 2009 7:38 AM EDT

But if you are interested in learning what a cylinder is I would recomed wikipedia. =)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylinder_%28engine%29

alisa [The Forgehood] July 16 2009 8:02 AM EDT

oo.. juz found this..

http://www.asiaone.com/Motoring/Motorworld/Story/A1Story20090306-126622.html

A European version of the car was unveiled at the Geneva Car Show on March 3.

The Nano Europa, aimed at the international market, will be powered by a 3-cylinder all-aluminium petrol engine with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

German magazine Bild, citing an interview with Mr Tata, said the car will be sold in Europe for 6,000 euros (Rs3.93 lakhs) - not very much costlier than the lowest specification Segway, which is listed for sale with some British dealers at οΎ£4,795 (Rs3.5 lakhs).

omg.. i cant wait... when when when!!

alisa [The Forgehood] July 16 2009 8:03 AM EDT

damn.. i only have to know how to drive rite? lol
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