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Old 05-05-2009, 09:25 AM
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Tata Nano receives 203,000 orders

Wow. While Detroit is decaying the Indians are busy. 203,000 cars sold and paid for (almost) before production start..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8033113.stm

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Tata Motors says it has received 203,000 orders for its Nano, the world's cheapest car, which went on sale last month.
However, production problems mean Tata will only be able to deliver 100,000 cars by the end of 2010. Deliveries of the vehicle will start in July. Tata Motors said it would randomly select the people who would get the first shipment.
That last bit is interesting. Pay a deposit of 95% and you're not guaranteed to get a car.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:39 AM
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their making arrrangements for pick up at your local 7-11.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:31 AM
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... last bit is interesting. Pay a deposit of 95% and you're not guaranteed to get a car.
Sorta' like the GM deal going on now...sink a few billion into the company and there's no guarantee the company will be there in a few months.

Fair observation I think...my Great-Grandkids will thank us all for that!
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:13 AM
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The fact that they can only make 100k cars this year is laughable. Ford sold a million Mustangs in its first year.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:16 PM
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I want one for the 'hood in which to take the boys to school. For $2500, it's like a glorified, street legal go-kart.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:37 PM
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So thats 203,000 people who will regret buying the awful thing. But hey thats disposable property at its best right
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:07 PM
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I heard somewhere that Cracker Jacks were going to use these cars as the new prizes in every box. Can anybody else confirm that?
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The fact that they can only make 100k cars this year is laughable. Ford sold a million Mustangs in its first year.
?????
Mustang production numbers:

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1964 1/2 121,538
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?????
Mustang production numbers:

Production Year Numbers
1964 1/2 121,538
I think he meant one of the newer models.
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I think he meant one of the newer models.
Production Year Numbers
1964 1/2 121,538
1965 559,451
1966 607,568
1967 472,121
1968 317,404
1969 299,824
1970 190,727
1971 149,678
1972 125,093
1973 134,267
1974 385,993
1975 188,575
1976 187,567
1977 153,173
1978 192,410
Total 1964-78 4,086.186
1979 369,9361
1980 271,322
1981 182,552
1982 130,418
1983 120,873
1984 141,480
1985 156,514
1986 224,410
1987 159,145
1988 211,225
1989 209,769
1990 128,189
1991 98,737
1992 79,096
1993 114,228
1994 123,198
1995 165,037
1996 126,483
1997 100,254
1998 170,642
1999 126,067
2000 218,525
2002 143,518
2003 128,101
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:57 PM
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Have the numbers for the Ford Explorer or Taurus
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:17 PM
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Well they made a lot.

Plus the Mustang even though its a cheap POS is still more car than this thing.

The Indians have a long way to go with manufacturing capacity.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:39 PM
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It's a car made for crappy city and traffic conditions and designed for people who want a step above a scooter to carry their family around in. It doesn't need to be any more car... not everything has to be a luxury car.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:28 AM
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I agree with Ara,for many Indian families the Nano will be a luxurious vehicle.
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:55 AM
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Thats a lot of high emissions, low safety and short lifespan cars to pollute India.
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