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Would You Buy The World's Cheapest Car?

Your Two Cents: Would You Buy the World's Cheapest Car?

We know the Nano as a small Apple iPod, but the name is shared by another tiny product. India's Tata Motors' version of the Nano, with its $2,300 price-tag, is known as the world's cheapest car.

The four-seater vehicle will be sold in India starting in July, and the manufacturer's chairman hopes the cars will make it to US dealers within two years. He said, "It will need to meet all emission and crash standards and so we hope in the next two years we will be offering such a vehicle in the U.S."

Would you want a Tata Nano to call your own?


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snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
no way! too small for me!
Meike Meike 8 years
Nope, German and Japanese engineering for me. And, I've been to those countries were traffic is crazy dangerous. I still would rather be inside a safer and more reliable car even in countries were traffic is easy as pie. Verily, hell no. That is a big source of misinformation about SmartCars and they are in no way comparable to this poorly manufactured Indian car. The Tata Nano is made of utterly cheap metal, plastic rivets, and glue. It's significantly less safer than the SmartCar which more than meets western safety guidelines. It may have a short crumple zone but in a crash test with an SUV, the SmartCar fares better in head-on and side collisions than some American brand vehicles.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
i wouldnt bt some of my inlaws in india are planning to
verily verily 8 years
I wouldn't buy it. Not because it doesn't look safe (it would probably be no worse than a Smartcar, but better than a motorcycle), but because $3k for a car means that it will be bare bones. Probably manual windows, manual locks, no ABS, a bare minimum of airbags, poor suspension, poor handling... I think if I could only manage $4-5k for a car, I'd just buy a used Honda.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
I'd buy it. I live in the city and rarely leave, and it looks safe enough for non-highway driving, and small enough to park!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
No way. I expect quality engineering and manufacturing when it comes to my ride. I'm even surprised that there are so many Smartcars driving around on Dallas roads. This city is insane to drive in and cheapo little cars are death traps. Not that all small cars are, but this one and smartcars just scream "I might die today!"
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
no. maybe seniors (if they can get in and out of it) could use it in those communities for people 65+. my grandparents lived in one for awhile and everyone got around in golf carts, but when it rained that wasn't an option.
lildorothyparker lildorothyparker 8 years
I don't think that car would fare to well in Canadian winters. It's a pass for me.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I would maybe drive it around town, but I wouldn't trust it on a long road trip or anything...seems too cheaply made to last that long. Plus, the body is probably incredibly cheap and it wouldn't last that long. If you have to keep replacing the thing every 4 or 5 years, you're probably better off dropping a couple of thousand extra dollars and getting a bigger car that's going to last a lot longer.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
I wouldn't buy one, but I think it's probably just as safe as riding a motorcycle or bike on a busy surface street. Freeways would be out of the question, however.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
as great of a concept that i think this is - i wouldn't necessarily feel like it's the safest thing out there - so i'd probably pass.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Well, while I agree with anon, other countries are definitely more dangerous to drive in -- I don't think it's very practical. It's cheap, but it looks smaller than a VW Bug, and a lot less safe. At least in the VW bug, you probably won't get killed hitting a telephone pole -- but it looks like this car will be totaled if you back into someone accidentally.
J-Rabbit J-Rabbit 8 years
I'm with pinkprincess. I would never drive this car on a road with other cars. I'd be crushed like a bug!
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 8 years
Using this on an American road would be terrifying!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
Hell no, you get into a car accident you will immediately be killed.
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