Jalopink uses its Torch to shine light into all corners of English motoring history.
The latest generation of the Nano fixed some of the drawbacks of the very first version for an increased price (Approx 5300 USD ). It has now has power steering, an opening boot and there are variants that have a Magneti Marelli AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) with fully automatic mode(default economy…
You are the king of making utter shitboxes seem desirable.
That is a true talent, impressive to say the least.
He’s referring to the outside door handle - keep it pulled up as you close the locked door. This was incredibly common from 1980ish or so, at least for most Japanese & many American vehicles. Maybe its presence declined as locking fobs became commonplace.
I love the idea, but the ideal of function may be this;
I love Torch but I would not even bat an eye if he gave me his home address and it involved Proxima Centauri
“You wring it out and work together with it, feeling out what it needs to give you its best. You’re both in it together, and I like that.”
I ♥ aliens; therefore, I ♥ Jason.
Here’s the meme version
“me, an affable dipshit.”
Torch, you are a fantastic writer. Just wanted to send you some props.
Jason, Thank you for this review. I’ve been interested in the Nano since it was first introduced 10 years ago though no one seemed to cover what it was like. Now I have an idea.
Amen Jason, kudos on an excellent article! I share you love of basic, cheap, utilitarian cars and I’ve always liked the Nano! Mind you, from a safety standpoint, I would never own one if they were sold in North America, but as a piece of engineering, they are very, very clever! They remind me of a modern Indian…
When a man who happily drives an air-cooled Beetle puts quotes around power, he’s really sayin somethin
Jason, I see and respect the scare quotes around power.
The Nano is an engineering triumph, and the Chiron is an engineering stunt.
The Jeep Liberty KK is so forgettable, I didn’t even realize that the original Liberty was ever redesigned until I saw one in a parking lot a month ago.
Definitely would have made Patrick Henry reconsider his ultimatum.
Torch, my ‘71 Super Beetle had a bad starter solenoid, but rather than replace it I’d crawl underneath with a long screwdriver and jumper the motor. I did in fact run myself over more than once by forgetting to shift to neutral, and once nearly electrocuted myself while doing this in the rain and parked in a puddle.…