Monday, March 23, 2009

$2,000 Tata Nano Launches Today

The $2,000 car, Tata's "Nano," launched today in Mumbai:

The $2,000 cowboy boot, available from Lucchese:



See the
$3,200 model here, and the $13,000 model here (equal to 6.5 Nanos).

19 Comments:

At 3/23/2009 11:08 AM, Blogger misterjosh said...

I wonder what "the big 3" would produce if working to the same safety and government standards that Tata is. I don't think we'd see anything like the Nano here where a 4-cylinder is regarded as a god-given right, but I do think we'd get a more diverse group of automobiles.

 
At 3/23/2009 11:58 AM, Blogger 1 said...

"I wonder what "the big 3" would produce if working to the same safety and government standards that Tata is"...

Good point! Gee! I wonder if India has saddled their auto manufacturers with CAFE standards too?

I was reading Robert Samuelson's Can American Capitalism Survive?...

There was this line: 'Or when General Motors pleaded for federal subsidies?' when they really should be asking the federal government to get off their back in regards to how a vehicle is manufactured...

From the Autoblog back in July of '08: Automakers say new CAFE standards will cost 82,000 jobs

Automakers had until July 1st to plead their case to the NHTSA overlords before the government agency set off to finalize the 2011-2015 CAFE standards (George W Bush pushed this). After hearing comments from Detroit automakers, Toyota, Daimler, and others, it seems that the new standards are going to have a sweeping effect on both consumers and auto industry employees. The Auto Alliance states that the cuts would hasten the exit of 82,000 jobs, cost $29 billion for consumers, and raise the cost of your favorite truck by $4,000 or more. The added cost of vehicles will also cut annual production by up to 850k units industry-wide...

 
At 3/23/2009 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU, you Jaguar driving, Lucchese wearing economist, are really a piece to study.

 
At 3/23/2009 1:59 PM, Anonymous jorod said...

A Chevy Impala cost $2,000 in 1966. What happened along the way?

 
At 3/23/2009 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll bet the boot lasts longer and with fewer repairs. It will probably get you laid more, too.

 
At 3/23/2009 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who wears cowboy boots? Honestly. I really can't think of a single person whom I know or have ever known who wears cowboy boots.

 
At 3/23/2009 3:05 PM, Anonymous Chris said...

Tommy Lee Jones wears cowboy boots.

 
At 3/23/2009 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's an act. He has also worn clown make-up and that doesn't make it right. I am trying to think of real people. Still trying...

 
At 3/23/2009 3:23 PM, Blogger Craig said...

" Honestly. I really can't think of a single person whom I know or have ever known who wears cowboy boots."

You must run in President Obama's circles.

 
At 3/23/2009 4:13 PM, Blogger @sethstorm said...

The Tata Nano is the most likely to fall apart in a year compared to the others.

 
At 3/23/2009 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who wears cowboy boots? Obviously not YOU fashion-challenged college students. ha!

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At 3/23/2009 6:37 PM, Blogger 1 said...

"Who wears cowboy boots? Honestly. I really can't think of a single person whom I know or have ever known who wears cowboy boots"...

Hmmm, haven't left your mom's basement yet? Sad...

"A Chevy Impala cost $2,000 in 1966. What happened along the way?"...

Congress...

 
At 3/24/2009 7:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeeze this board is full of jerks... who apparently love wearing cowboy boots!

Seriously though if you wear cowboy boots then that is a shame, mostly for those who have to see them, but partially for you because they are so terrible.

 
At 3/24/2009 9:07 AM, Blogger 1 said...

"Seriously though if you wear cowboy boots then that is a shame, mostly for those who have to see them, but partially for you because they are so terrible"...

Truly one of the great multicultural mantras of all time...LOL!

 
At 3/24/2009 9:17 AM, Blogger ExtremeHobo said...

Cowboys wear cowboy boots, end of story

 
At 3/24/2009 3:28 PM, Blogger OA said...

This car would never be designed in the US because it wouldn't meet safety standards.

But in Asia where most families can only afford small engine motorcycles for transportation, this is a huge improvement in safety.

Falls somewhere between the motorcycle and low end Toyotas in the region.

 
At 3/24/2009 3:36 PM, Blogger OA said...

In the era of Crocs, people are critisizing cowboy boots?

 
At 3/30/2009 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's be fair........pricing is for 2 cowboy boots and only one car.

 
At 4/02/2009 11:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way the NANO meets all Euro IV safety norms!!

 

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