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Old 03-24-2009, 10:30 AM   #41
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I almost wonder if you could develop a form of A/C regenerative braking. Since cold stores pretty well for short periods.

Yeah, yeah, off topic. It's my thread!
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:09 AM   #42
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My Buick doesn't have PW or PL, maybe I could live without power windows, but the last vehicle I bought that didn't have both PW and PL was my 74 Chevy pickup. I did add cruise control to it not long after I bought it though. I must have cruise on all my vehicles.

Rusty is fully loaded with the exception of a 350 and 4wd. I don't think leather seats were an option in 1986, although it does have the highest trim level, and squishy velor seats.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:15 AM   #43
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My current car has no A/C, PW, or PL. Lack of PW only is annoying when I get mail from my mailbox. No trunk release up front either. That's sometimes a pain and mostly results in my leaving the trunk unlocked.
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I did add cruise control to it not long after I bought it though. I must have cruise on all my vehicles.
I agree.

Considering the Nano's limited speed, a brick should make a decent cruise control.

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No trunk release up front either. That's sometimes a pain and mostly results in my leaving the trunk unlocked.
I hate my trunk release. It's right next to the gas door release and doesn't make a sound when I click it. You can guess what I inevitably do next...
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I hate my trunk release. It's right next to the gas door release and doesn't make a sound when I click it. You can guess what I inevitably do next...
I had forgotten all about that! Harder to notice an absence I guess. I used to yank the trunk every so often as well. Annoyed me much more than it should've. I think it's because I'd realize just an instant too late to stop my arm from pulling it up.

Cruise control would be nice in my Accent, but with the hills I'm not sure realistically how much I'd use it. I mostly used cruise when going through towns at 30 mph, because then I could have my foot directly over the brake in order to respond more quickly to the classic ball bouncing into the road scenario. Setting cruise to my minimum desired speed (say 40 mph in a 50 zone) and then accelerating above that would be an interesting blend. Come to a hill and just let off the gas and the cruise takes over.
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No a/c??? That's a must-have in my book, but then again I live in Northern Virginia where we have about 4 months of hot, humid, sticky weather.

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I get the feeling this car will be priced similar to a base model Accent that also has no AC or anything.
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No way...it could never sell a single unit at that price. However little confidence people have in Hundai (or Daewoo, builder of the Chevrolet Aveo), they will (rightly so) have less confidence in newcomer Tata. Then there's the amenities, or lack thereof, such as no rear opening on the car...
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I think the amenities (such as the rear hatch) come with the trim levels. there are supposed to be 3 trim levels.

I think the driving force behind these cars (if they did make it to the states) would be the price. kia, hyundai, daewoo all had major quality issues when they first came to the states. they still sold because they were so cheap. I still have a bad taste in my mouth about kia and hyundai even though their quality is much better than it used to be.

I guess what I am getting at is if they could keep the price down (even with the extras) then they may find that market nitch that they need to succeed in the US. the difference with them and these other companies is that tata is a very large company and has been making cars for a long time. kia and hyundai are big....now. they weren't so big when they first came to the US.

*edit* I wasn't excluding daewoo when I picked on kia and hyundai. I purposefully left it out as they no longer make cars in the US (maybe not at all anymore)
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:56 AM   #50
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The good news is we'll have at least three years to judge reliability. The very short warranty is a little troubling. Just have to wait and see. This post really should've been titled: "any who would even consider the nano assuming it isn't shown as obviously deficient?".

Hyundai had to start offering really long warranties to help with its reliability image. They were one of the first to offer job loss guarantees during this recession too, weren't they? Must have a good marketing department.
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