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Old 19th May 2010, 17:16   #106
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This is pointless. If you do not like something about a car, please do not be just plain dismissive about it.

Being impartial, the Polo is a great deal in everything except engine refinement and performance.
So engine refinement and performance is irrelevant for taking on Rhino?
OK. But I say taking on Rhino is irrelevant for buying a car.

Oh...and a car is great deal except engine refinement and performance... - may be simply because it can take on a Rhino???

In either case this has nothing to do with Polo TD thread. That thread is for people who "seriously" TD a 3 cylinder car - I run out of smiley quota here!!!

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^^ Anand, it is not asking you to buy a Polo because it is taking on a Rhino. It is suggesting you NOT TO TAKE ON A RHINO if you want to test their car, but to trust the VW's word. (Now don't come after me with the Skoda example, I am not suggesting the same, I am only expressing what the ad tries (and seems to have failed miserably) to convey.
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This thread just serves as one of the biggest example of making a mountain out of molehill. Or whatever. I just hope that a Rhino does not see that Polo ad and neither this thread. And actually pondering why am I even checking the posts and replying, probably having too much of free time. I better run off to the Travelogue section instead. May be there will be some real rhino sightings there.

Carry on guys, I'll come back after some time ;-)
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So engine refinement and performance is irrelevant for taking on Rhino?
OK. But I say taking on Rhino is irrelevant for buying a car.

Oh...and a car is great deal except engine refinement and performance... - may be simply because it can take on a Rhino???

In either case this has nothing to do with Polo TD thread. That thread is for people who "seriously" TD a 3 cylinder car - I run out of smiley quota here!!!
Ads like these are for masses to connect to the car and may not suit the taste of the BHPians. VW wants to create a mental picture of Rhino in people's minds to highlight the build quality.
When VW did a roadblock ad in TOI some time back, people were worried about the spendthrift nature of VW.
If you go by the taste of people present on the forum Maruti, would not have become the top selling car brand in India.

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So engine refinement and performance is irrelevant for taking on Rhino?
Yes.

I never told you to take on a Rhino. Neither did VW.

Wonder what gave you that idea!

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OK. But I say taking on Rhino is irrelevant for buying a car.
Perhaps for you.

For me, its the most important thing.

I hunt Rhinos for a living, and the Polo suits my need perfectly.

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In either case this has nothing to do with Polo TD thread. That thread is for people who "seriously" TD a 3 cylinder car - I run out of smiley quota here!!!
You know mate... I don't like the Polo or the 3 cylinder either. But looks like you took VW's decision to launch the engine very very personally.

What do you think about dragging them to court?
How could they launch a 3 cylinder after all! They need to be whipped to death.

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What do you think about dragging them to court?
How could they launch a 3 cylinder after all! They need to be whipped to death.
No, they need to be laughed at.
Now only if I could tell this to that Rhino - "Rhino-man, don't take that loud horn too seriously - (or personally in your terms), that thing runs (or walks) on a 3 cylinder motor - go catch it throw it off".

BTW, do you belive that having a good loud horn and using it in the forest actually helps in catching a Rhino? Seriously...
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Perhaps for you.

For me, its the most important thing.

I hunt Rhinos for a living, and the Polo suits my need perfectly.



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More provocation from VW. This in online world.
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No, they need to be laughed at.
Now only if I could tell this to that Rhino - "Rhino-man, don't take that loud horn too seriously - (or personally in your terms), that thing runs (or walks) on a 3 cylinder motor - go catch it throw it off".

BTW, do you belive that having a good loud horn and using it in the forest actually helps in catching a Rhino? Seriously...
First of all I don't like Polo, specially after test driving the car for a friend of mine, but it has nothing to do with how many cylinder the car has, people don't buy cylinders they buy the whole car, in that context Maruti Alto & 800, hyundai accent and some other populer cars have 3 cylinder but it did not effect the sales numbers. The car Polo on a totality is a joke, with nothing so special about it features, very ordinary interiors, leg room, dumb look. And it can not take a Rhino on, infact dogs might chase it away, and I don't like the ad it shows on TV, and that is more important to this thread.
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Ads like these are for masses to connect to the car and may not suit the taste of the BHPians. VW wants to create a mental picture of Rhino in people's minds to highlight the build quality.
When VW did a roadblock ad in TOI some time back, people were worried about the spendthrift nature of VW.
If you go by the taste of people present on the forum Maruti, would not have become the top selling car brand in India.
This is why I said the ad campaign failed miserably in what they wanted to convey and ended up exactly opposite.
Anyway, this is my last visit to this post and I resign, along with kaushik_S and dont want to be . unsubscribe.

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The reason they have taken the Rhino is because they are so heavy that they cannot be lifted in the air !!!
I have taken on a Moose (accident of course). I was lucky it did not hit my windshield since it was bulky and strong and just damaged the front end.

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First of all I don't like Polo, specially after test driving the car for a friend of mine, but it has nothing to do with how many cylinder the car has, people don't buy cylinders they buy the whole car, in that context Maruti Alto & 800, hyundai accent and some other populer cars have 3 cylinder but it did not effect the sales numbers. The car Polo on a totality is a joke, with nothing so special about it features, very ordinary interiors, leg room, dumb look. And it can not take a Rhino on, infact dogs might chase it away, and I don't like the ad it shows on TV, and that is more important to this thread.
Hmmm...The 3 cylinder Alto, 800, Accent...POLO...pure adrenalin rush...I must say...

And BTW, Rhino is also available as an ugly looking Qualis styled (styled???) boat on the road made by International Tractors, I think...not sure if Polo can take that creature on either...

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Maybe they meant this Rhino?

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Please! I think this thread is going out of proportion.
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Please! I think this thread is going out of proportion.
it was out of proportion with the OP's first post. This is stupid and ridiculous.
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@Shankar - do you have any update on your complain? we still see the ads on tv on ground clearence, but not the other ones
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