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Old 1st July 2009, 18:55   #31
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Wrong. Technically wrong, morally wrong, dangerously wrong, irresponsibly wrong.
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Hundred percent True in my opinion also.
Do the buyers of ABS version not serious to know the functionality of ABS etc.This is plain simple coaxing of young mind to the brink of being Criminally wrong also.
"Willfully Instigating threat to others life/property.."
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Aren't we being a little too harsh here, guys?

I mean, sure you haven't forgotten the Pulsar ads, right? They had actual footage of hooligans on bikes ripping through a crowded city/marketplace.

One tiny advice on the bottom of the screen telling people to refrain from such behavior doesn't really help, does it?

Disclaimer: Before I get flamed, I am an very safe driver, and don't indulge in or encourage street racing or other kind of hooliganism. Extremely proud of the same.
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Old 1st July 2009, 19:04   #33
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guys, why so serious ? its just an ad.
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Aren't we being a little too harsh here, guys?
+1 to that. Its making a mountain out of a molehill in this case.
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Old 1st July 2009, 19:11   #35
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Honda should learn a thing or two from Johnny Walker. Wrong product(for some , but right message)
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The point is , it defeats the purpose of having a safety feature. I bet I can be safer in my ye olde indica than some idiot driving recklessly because honda asks him " why so serious"
Folks might want to have a looksie at the following wikipedia article. they have a section on ABS!
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Old 1st July 2009, 19:18   #37
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I think its the encouraging "zipping around" which is a slight problem.

But frankly, I see too much Honda-bashing these days on TBhp. This is one of those mistakes that happen when some idiot in an ad agency writes something out quickly and it gets published without thinking of how it will interpreted. Doesn't mean that Honda is now some evil corporation encouraging Indians to kill themselves.

This is nothing related to "Honda-bashing".
But don't they have some "BRAINS" in HONDA to validate whats written by an ADD agency?
I seriously doubt that.
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Old 1st July 2009, 19:38   #38
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If you feel strongly - please complain to the advertisment standards council

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It is an effective organisation. I actually stopped a Hyundai advertisement in 2000. It was the one where two kids are lost and get into a strngers cars (driven by shahrukh). I felt it would encourage kids to seek lifts with strangers thus endangering themselves to child abuse
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The other day there was an Ad by Honda dealer titled 'Enjoy the admiration' Quite a blantant copy.
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I agree with Thad.
The ad is not just brainless, but outright criminal!!
But then, its not a first in indian automobile advertising either. The swift ad showed the guy actually driving down the wrong side of the road after he exits the ramp. The pulsar 220 ad shows a bank robber using the bike, when pulsars have already been black marked by police for being used in chain snatchings.
Am going to try the ASCI link posted by Ajmat to report these.
Wish me luck.
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Assume: Jazz is selling at price of Nano.
Result: Pedestrians shall be forced to wear an Helmet.

I guess honda just put their foot in mouth.
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Friends, while we are at it, can anyone please explain the Honda Jazz commercial to me? I have watched it at least a 50 times and am still unable to make heads or tails out of it. Just see this sequence:

1. Key lying on table, gets picked
2. Guy picks a cactus pot with a solitary flower
3. As he drives around in Jazz, people's cars nearby turn to bubbles that pop (I think they mean envy here)
4. Guy's girl sees the guy arrive. She is disappointed by the sight of cactus. Then she sights the flower, plucks it and walks away smilingly.
5. We see the cactus pot- and the tag line= Why So Serious?

Just what the hell is this ad trying to communicate?
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Just what the hell is this ad trying to communicate?
Why so serious? That ad is a joke
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Goodness knows! I don't watch TV, so I haven't seen this puzzler --- but it least it doesn't look as if it is encouraging anything more dangerous than cactus handling!

Amitoj, good for you...
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Wish me luck.
...Good Luck!

Nobody expects much of advertising; All that 'ubercool' stuff seemed more appropriate to selling cellphones to teenagers, but the crap advertising doesn't put me off the i20. However, I do think we can expect them not to try to sell cigarettes to five-year-olds, and not to encourage dangerous driving by giving a wrong technical justification.

No, I do not think that this is too much fuss, or a mountain out of a molehill.

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Why so serious? That ad is a joke
Because it is a dangerous joke.
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any idea if they are as powerful as Advertising Standards Agency as in the UK or ASCI here is just an eyewash and succumb to corruption ( bribery )
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