NANO the Adventure Car
I drove TATA NANO Lx 2012 from Patna, Bihar to Maihar (Small pilgrimage town in MP) for 560Km overnight. The initial road section up to 300Km was very good and speed was 70 KMPH +, mileage 24.79KMPL, further as entered from NH-2 to NH-7 around midnight badly damaged road and steep incline of Vindhyan range started speed reduced drastically due to large size potholes up to next 260 KM avg. speed 35 KMPH and mileage declined to 22.6 KMPL. Completed the journey in total 16 hours (including 2 Hrs road blockages in Sone river bridge Arraha, Bihar and took three halts one for 1 hour and two for 1/2 hour, Net driving time taken 12 hours) with overall mileage 24.7 KMPL.
The ride was quiet good and comfortable, very effective breaking and steering control even on cruising at 80KMPH on NH-2, no cramp or strain experienced in legs or back, very good bright headlights, comfortable enough suspension and more than very much is ground clearance that helped to glide over horrible potholes and gullies on NH-7.
Overall there is no replacement of such a tremendous and full of joy tiny but big hearten car which is just purchased in 2.7 Lakh on road in Feb 2012.
I am enjoying best moments of my life, what about you.......? Best wishes and happy festive time.
Dr. Alok Dwivedi