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#322 of 341 Re: Get Ready For The Tata [ateixeira]
Oct 16, 2012 (10:12 am)
Even here, diesel is less than premium, which makes diesel highline cars a no-brainer.
I don't know if tata has much experience in tiny diesels though.
That linked car might sell to Indian expats, like highline Hyundais seem to sell to Koreans here. Or at the same time, those expats might be happy not to have to drive an Indian car.
#323 of 341 Re: More on Nano, including concept pics [ateixeira]
Oct 16, 2012 (4:41 pm)
That Megapixel looks interesting. Even so I wouldn't want to be an early adopter.
The 138" wheelbase has to be a mistake, though. The length could be 138".
#324 of 341 Re: Get Ready For The Tata [fintail]
Oct 19, 2012 (5:01 pm)
not a chance in the world I would even ride in one.
Oct 21, 2012 (11:50 am)
Not a chance I would ever buy one. Safety, quality is not there. Along with it sucking the life out of our economy. Buy American
#326 of 341 Re: Get Ready For The Tata [stickguy]
Oct 22, 2012 (1:49 pm)
I was a passenger for a short ride once in a Smart and I wouldn't do that again!
Cars like that are one small step better than walking.....maybe!
#327 of 341 Re: Get Ready For The Tata [isellhondas]
Oct 22, 2012 (2:14 pm)
You rode in a Smart? You are a braver man than me!
#328 of 341 Re: Now this instills confidence... [ateixeira]
Oct 23, 2012 (3:58 am)
The Hyundai Sonata and the Kia Optima do not have a full manual stick shift option. Paddle shifters are standard on SX turbo models.
The 2011 Optima LX had one, but it was discontinued due to low sales figures.
Besides, the slick 6 speed Auto with manumatic control is sufficient for 95% of situations. I like to downshift at lights myself sometimes, especially for steep grade braking/stops. Especially satisfying is 3rd gear acceleration on empty cloverleaf on-ramps.
I own the EX, which in Spicy red and all the go fast looking bits stickered at $24,300. Including custom rubber floor and trunk-mats in addition to the carpeted ones. I negotiated it down to $20,500.
I still can't believe you can get dual exhaust, fog lights, 17" alloys, 200 HP, 6 speed automatic, dual-zone climate control, semi-leather, and all the USB and aux input's along with 2 power ports.
Now most of this equipment is available on the LX, which is $21,500. Compare the EX and the LX carefully. The EX is just plain nicer.
Also,the Alloys look similar, but are of the 16" variety and have less of a performance tire.....but most folks will not care for 20k.
Try to get all this in a Camry or Accord and be prepared for 28k.
Oct 23, 2012 (7:09 am)
It could be the next Model T... for the developing word.
The next Yugo for North America.
#330 of 341 Re: Now this instills confidence... [cski]
Oct 23, 2012 (11:03 am)
Bummer that the stick was dropped, but I get why.
Hard to argue with the value you got.
Where's the KV7 minivan, BTW?
#331 of 341 Re: Get Ready For The Tata [stickguy]
Oct 25, 2012 (6:17 am)
wait till the gas hits $12/gallon than you will crave for a car that gives you 45mpg... we as americans havebeen spoilt from almost free oil supply ..for too long..now we have to tighten our belts or go over to big cars on electric or solar at 50mph or range of 80miles tops