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Old 9th July 2004, 12:51   #1
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Hey Team bhpians...

Its finally happened . Ferrari and Maserati have landed in India. Got the shock of my life when I opened the Times Motoring supplement this morning to find an ad by National Garage for the Italian legends....

I still cant believe my eyes but its true...

Check it out...

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Damn, you beat me to this topic Dippy! lol

Yea, I was shocked too, not at the fact that Ferrari and Maserati are now available here, that was expected, but I was blown away at the RIDICULOUS ad National Garage has placed!!

At first, i thought it was for model cars or toys....then I read that it was infact for the real thing! I mean, c'mon!!! This is an embarrassment for the legendary Italian brand.

We discussed how National Garage would handle the sales of a legend, and seems that we were not far off in critisicing them.

Look at the ad and tell me what you think!



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Old 9th July 2004, 13:15   #3
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LOL looks like a hot wheels ad
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Quote[/b] ]At first, i thought it was for model cars or toys....
You took the words right outta my mouth rtech. Even I first saw the ad thinking some new model shop opened up and quite rightly so took a good look at the ad thinking I had one more source for increasing my model cars collection.. *and then I look below... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

[img]http://www.team-bhp.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/***.gif[/img]

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P.S . Those pictures are infact of a 1:18 Enzo and Maserati...



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It's surprising they haven't advertised 0% finance and an exchange offer with insurance thrown in for free !!!
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Quote[/b] (Dippy @ July 09 2004,11:50)]P.S . Those pictures are infact of a 1:18 Enzo and Maserati... *
Hey Dippy. Do you have those models? Otherwise you could be the first customer
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Exchange offers..yeah right *

How bout lifetime EMIs... *

Hey Rudra I have the Enzo.. not the Maserati though..

The National Garage guys should see my other Ferraris

Maybe they'll make me CEO

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Man,

Thats great news...but that ad is just SCARY!!!!!!

(Thanks rtech....u saved my lazy ### the long walk to the newspaper )

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lol....you welcome Rehaan!!

0% finance...hmmmm...maybe i can put my Pulsar as downpayment!

Rudra...I was expecting some words of wisdom (or insults) from you on this ad...but I guess its just not worth it eh! lol

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Quote[/b] (rtech @ July 09 2004,11:38)]At first, i thought it was for model cars or toys....then I read that it was infact for the real thing! I mean, c'mon!!! This is an embarrassment for the legendary Italian brand.
At first glance I dismissed this ad for one of stickers for your car. It was only after Dippy rang me that I looked at it for a second time.
I was definitely shocked to see this ridiculous ad, but, then I remembered some ads I had seen in a pretty reputed international magazine and believe me, though not as bad as this one, they were not much better either.
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Rudra...I was expecting some words of wisdom (or insults) from you on this ad...but I guess its just not worth it eh! lol

Yeah rtech, I wanted to but my hands felt numb.
Do they (National Garage) know what they're talking about?
And what kind of enq they're expecting?

[img]http://www.team-bhp.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/***.gif[/img] is this?
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If Ferrari saw this, they would be horified - check out GTO's thread about Ferrari ads....or the lack of them
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whoa. thats a pathetic ad. and why do they have to use the Enzo in the ad?? And a flame(y) Maserati? Are they gonna sell Hot Wheels or the real car???

Sick Ad. I feel they should not have put only an ad in the paper.
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Quote[/b] ]Sick Ad. I feel they should not have put only an ad in the paper.
Yea, exactly! I mean, you don't sell Ferrari's by ptting ad's in the newspaper! You don't see an ad telling you to buy a Maybach do you!

I wouldn't be surprised to see a Ferrari with a wierd paintjob in the showroom window soon!! Remember all those Contessa's made to look like Audi's or W123 Benz's!!

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They Killed The Passion!!!! Thats the only thing i would like to say ....
All my excitement got cancelled when i saw this ad .... Worst way to present such expensive cars ..... Yuck!!!!
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