The Dharmasala Trip by Dheeraj Agarwal
There was a moment of joy and fear when I found out that I am among the first ones to get a Nano. Joy because it was Nano and fear because (I thought) it was a gamble. 5 months down the line, I have forgotten about the latter. It has been an exciting journey since day one. 50,000 Kms and counting, Nano has become a part of life unlike the cars. Why? Because of the whole experience of owning it. Not a single day passes by without anyone wishing me for owning the most desired car of the world. Thousand if not lakhs of well wishers have congratulated me while I roam about. Even today, I manage to bring smiles on thousands of faces daily.
These 5 months have passed of like a breeze without a single issue. The mileage has been great (around 20-21KM/ltr w/o AC and 18KM/ltr with AC ). The AC’s performance has been top notch. Pick up is excellent and we are able to cruise to 70 Km/Hr with 3 rd gear in action! The top speed I could manage was around 115 kmph. The maneuverability and Control during those high speeds is also nice.
For all those who don’t know “ Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station in Himachal and about 8hrs drive from Delhi and Mcleodganj is the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama”.
To be frank enough, we were skeptical of taking Nano to hills with 4 people and their luggage. Almost everyone discouraged me. But we decided to give it a try. Worst case: we might have to turn back!
But we were again proved wrong by the little master. Not only it managed the curves very well but zipped past most of the sedans on steep climbs. Man this car can’t have a 600 cc engine, something is wrong. But I guess, rear wheel drive makes it one of the most efficient cars to climb on hills (Another first from Tata). I could see Skoda and Swifts skidding but Nano didn’t even a single time. All that with an excellent mileage.
After Sales Service:
It has been a wonderful experience with after sales service of Tata. I specially want to thank Mr. Prem and Mr. Ansari from A-One motors, Delhi. The team has extended support at every occasion, patiently listening to my queries and solving them on priority.