Originally Posted by acechip
In a country where 20 people pack themselves in a jeep and barrel down the highway, or people ride 3 or sometimes 4 on a bike without helmets, the question or 3 lug nut vs 4 is a lesser issue, from the auto maker's perspective. I repeat, they give us what we ask for. Wafer thin body panels, low rolling resistant tyres = 20 kmpl. But additionally we want some 10000 Rs car audio system. That is a must. ABS
/Airbags be damned. And then we cram 5, sometimes 6 people in the car, including kids in the front seat, and drive down the highway at 100 kph. And when accidents happen, we blame everyone else.
You stole my words. If the person itslef is not worried about their life why will manufactures feel obligated to provide safety features ?
On indian roads it's not a one time incident seeing a motorbike with 3 people without helmets. Vehicles going wrong directions, every 30 seconds you will see a maniac doing this endagering his life as well the other's.
Anyways the reason is people aren't aware about the benefits or just ignore the need in city drive.
Even my dad thinks these features are not needed in city drives but i wouldn't buy a car without airbags and abs
from now on because even in city these are required.
Now many manufacturers are coming with airbgas as standard so we can be sure that compulsory safety features in all cars will not take much time.
Back to the topic - people saying about how much they will save by providing a 4th nut.
Manufacturers tries to save every penny. Renault knows the competition is strong and they need every penny to price the car competitively. And renault must have done their study so i don't mind this car having just 3 wheel nuts.