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Old 5th May 2010, 19:31   #1171
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GTO, so would you still prefer to buy a Punto, or Polo has something special in it for you (or for us)?
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Old 5th May 2010, 20:45   #1172
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You create an artificial backlog and tom tom that you will clear it - gimme a break - and that polo ad was imho in poor taste
The manufacturer should be truly insane to create an artificial backlog and turn away potential customers citing long waiting periods. What is wrong with the ad which depicts the true state of our roads.

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Well the ad says '...gather buffalos' - so we can lay rest to the argument about 'true state of Indian roads'.

Buffaloes (and cattle) do roam about freely on Indian roads alongwith stray cats, dogs, giraffes, hippoes, polar bear, bigfoot, little grey aliens and what not - topped off by mindless people who cross highways with the leisurely pace of their own courtyard. Thats the fact.

After all that - whats so wrong about this ad?

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Main purpose of an advertisement is to attract attention. Designers strive hard to make people either Love it or Hate it. Either way the purpose is served!

Now, looking at the way it has been discussed in the last 2 pages of this thread, I think that it is a big success!

Neighbor's envy - Owner's pride?

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Main purpose of an advertisement is to attract attention. Designers strive hard to make people either Love it or Hate it. Either way the purpose is served!

Now, looking at the way it has been discussed in the last 2 pages of this thread, I think that it is a big success!

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Truely said...The lsat 2 pages talk less abt POLO but more about ads.. is this the waiting period that is actually making ppl think so much??.. Well IMO the ads are fresh and simply rich , the message is clear and so is the logic. The indian ad is much better than the spain commercial which is actually an old , stale stunt done by the boys..

Can we please have something about POLO than the ad! Anyways... I got my car yesterday!!! Yippeeee....
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Truely said...The lsat 2 pages talk less abt POLO but more about ads.. is this the waiting period that is actually making ppl think so much??.. Well IMO the ads are fresh and simply rich , the message is clear and so is the logic. The indian ad is much better than the spain commercial which is actually an old , stale stunt done by the boys..

Can we please have something about POLO than the ad! Anyways... I got my car yesterday!!! Yippeeee....
Congratulations!!!

Please start your ownership thread. Give details about internal functionalities and Multi-Display and additional accessories.

I will be waiting for it!!
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Truely said...The lsat 2 pages talk less abt POLO but more about ads.. is this the waiting period that is actually making ppl think so much??.. Well IMO the ads are fresh and simply rich , the message is clear and so is the logic. The indian ad is much better than the spain commercial which is actually an old , stale stunt done by the boys..

Can we please have something about POLO than the ad! Anyways... I got my car yesterday!!! Yippeeee....

Congrats on your car . Which color which trim ?? Cant wait for your ownership thread. Please post it soon.

@Chennai bhpians: I heard a rumor that the road tax is increasing from 8% to 10% or 15% from June 1st. Is it true. If it is the price of my polo will go up by another 10-20k
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@Chennai bhpians: I heard a rumor that the road tax is increasing from 8% to 10% or 15% from June 1st. Is it true. If it is the price of my polo will go up by another 10-20k
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...amil-nadu.html (Lifetime tax rates to go up in Tamil Nadu)

it seems to be true.
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Enquired a RTO agent now. He says for the vehicles costing more than 10 lac, the tax is raised to 15% straight, but not sure about vehicles less than 10 lac and the GO is not received till now.
- So if buyer purchases a C class, he/she has to pay roughly around 4 lakhs for Road Tax - a cost of a hatchback

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Isn't it the truth? Have we lost our sense of homour? Quite frankly I see nothing wrong with it and its purely my opinion
Should have been read in the right spirit and humor appreciated.The advert. is doing it's job.It caused the flutter .Any publicity is good publicity.
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[quote=liner4u;1871902]Congrats on your car . Which color which trim ?? Cant wait for your ownership thread. Please post it soon.

Gravity of the situation is - I'm in delhi and car is in Chandigarh...will meet my POLO on a Saturday and then drive it down to Delhi. I cant describe the Excitement Explorating Exponentially Every sec.

Will post the ownership thread soon.
Also, RTO charge in Haryana is 1%.
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Polo comfortline with sports kit
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Polo comfortline with sports kit
That's the VW showroom in Moti Nagar... I too went there to see the car few weeks ago.

In my opinion the grass looks gross with the sports kit. Only the spoiler on the rear & alloys are enough for improving the aesthetics of the cars from outside (my favourite colours - Red & Silver), though the seats need better cover as the ones by the company are just average.

Did you test drive it???
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Congrats on your car . Which color which trim ?? Cant wait for your ownership thread. Please post it soon.

@Chennai bhpians: I heard a rumor that the road tax is increasing from 8% to 10% or 15% from June 1st. Is it true. If it is the price of my polo will go up by another 10-20k
Prices of Polo in Karnataka is in the attachment. Can you post the same WRT Chennai after the tax changes? I am sure that Karnataka will be the costliest.

Sidindica, Cardeep@ Black color is yet to be launched, is it not? How come this car is in black? But it looks great!! Happy that I have booked for one in black!
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Sports kit! What rubbish!

Looks ridiculous, probably makes no difference whatsoever to a car with a very modest engine, and, what's most important is the necessity of clearance for our roads. That skirt really would not survive even being driven home to my house; it would be destroyed by the lumps bumps and potholes.

I suppose there will always be a market for "go-faster stripes" --- but nobody would buy any serious performance kit, surely, without some persuasive numbers. I bet there's none for these bits of plastic!

<rant over>

Well, anyway, at least, unlike bull bars, it isn't going to kill anyone.

<ok, rant really over now )
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