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christofmccracke

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878 posts

87 months

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Can you even buy one in the uk?

tim2100

6,183 posts

144 months

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Why would you want to?

ZOLLAR

17,236 posts

60 months

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Haven't read it all but apparently this tells you how to buy one.

http://www.huliq.com/1/78801/how-buy-tatas-nano-ca...

Futuramic

1,727 posts

92 months

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They aren't type approved for UK or EU road use; I very much doubt they have an airbag or ABS and God knows what would happen in a crash test.

It may be possible to register one as a personal import on a "Q" plate or even as a quadricycle a la G Wiz.

But again why would you want to? If abject misery in a small package is desired then buy a Smart Car.

Chrisw666

22,654 posts

86 months

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Maybe jaguar will start to sell a luxury version like the Aston Cygnet.
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redstu

2,270 posts

126 months

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tim2100 said:
Why would you want to?
Exactly!

However I did have a stupid idea once of buying one in India then driving it back home via Le Mans.

Followed by a TV crew of course and a hefty up from fee from some tv company!

Mr Gear

9,135 posts

77 months

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Never seen one in the UK. Just buy this instead: http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3430650.htm

Perd Hapley

1,686 posts

60 months

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Futuramic said:
They aren't type approved for UK or EU road use; I very much doubt they have an airbag or ABS and God knows what would happen in a crash test.
Tata have tested one to at MIRA. It had been altered to meet European test standards, but the structure itself is sound:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1FckXItYbo


unpc

1,155 posts

100 months

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Futuramic said:
They aren't type approved for UK or EU road use; I very much doubt they have an airbag or ABS and God knows what would happen in a crash test.
Yeah you could die and everything as everyone did before the airbag was invented. whistle

Futuramic

1,727 posts

92 months

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unpc said:
Futuramic said:
They aren't type approved for UK or EU road use; I very much doubt they have an airbag or ABS and God knows what would happen in a crash test.
Yeah you could die and everything as everyone did before the airbag was invented. whistle
You miss the point entirely. New cars sold over here have to be fitted with those items if toted by a volume manufacturer. I'm not their side but the laws have changed.

john2443

2,659 posts

98 months

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You may have to wait for the Pixel (assuming it goes into production)

The Crack Fox

10,093 posts

79 months

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I wish I got a photo, but on Saturday I had the misfortune to visit Leicester, and saw a Tata Nano with 'EV' stickers on parked on Welford Road. Looked like an old model, rather grubby, some guy with a beard and an embarrassed looking teenager got in. If it is genuine, then it's the first EV I've ever seen on the roads, and the first Nano too. It looked every bit as cheap and shoddy as you'd imagine.

_rubinho_

1,014 posts

70 months

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Futuramic said:
unpc said:
Futuramic said:
They aren't type approved for UK or EU road use; I very much doubt they have an airbag or ABS and God knows what would happen in a crash test.
Yeah you could die and everything as everyone did before the airbag was invented. whistle
You miss the point entirely. New cars sold over here have to be fitted with those items if toted by a volume manufacturer. I'm not their side but the laws have changed.
Actually an airbag isn't mandatory for European type-approval provided you can meet the head-impact criteria requirement. An airbag IS required for US type-approval since there is an unbelted head-on crash test which is impossible to pass without an airbag.

ABS is a requirement and, from November 2011, ESP.

ADEuk

1,662 posts

123 months

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Wait for the new one to come out and push prices of the old one down as dealers offer huge discounts to clear old stock biggrin

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15815850

BBC Article said:
The engine will be increased by three horsepower to 38 and the company says the inside of the car will be quieter.

Last December it was reported that sales of the Nano had plunged by 85% compared with a year earlier.

Analysts pointed out that a series of fires in the Nano may have contributed.
smokin

Bill Carr

2,234 posts

121 months

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_rubinho_ said:


ABS is a requirement and, from November 2011, ESP.
You sure about that last one? wink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESP

WillowPillow

324 posts

38 months

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It was created for Indians to step-up from a moped to a 'car' - there is no place in the UK for this car we're far too sophisticated and cultured (well, most are!) here to want this car. Hell if you had a Korean car you could look down on Nano drivers, is this the image (tempted to write imagine there haha) you want??

Please note : above is all light hearted before i get flamed...
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