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Just saw the new Honda advert for it's new diesel engine. 5 minutes later it was finished and I was left speechless.

It's about a few dirty diesel engines floating through the countryside and being attacked by rabbits (with bows and arrows), fish (who eat them) and the sun (who spits at them). Then the new Honda diesel comes along, which is clean, silent and not giving out any kind of exhaust, with a frog sitting on it.

Clearly they are trying to indicate that their engines are actually friends to nature and produce absolutely no dangerous fumes or gases.

Shouldn't there be some kind of law against false advertising?

Shouldn't there be some kind of a law against diesels?

McLaren

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Yeah, I saw that advert, its absolutely crazy! I thought it was a kids programme with all the fairyland stuff and bright colours! I'd be surprised if that improved their sales.
 

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Note how the 'clean' honda engine isn't any faster than the dirty ones?


Its too long. I reckon the absolutely fantastic 'component dominos' advert gave them a false sense of security regarding their advertising power.
 

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I like the advert very much, makes a very pleasant change to all the run of the mill adverts that normally dominate television.

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i agree beejay
not only is it a pleasant change it also sticks in your mind,
now sing with me:
Can hate be good
Can hate be great.................................
 

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Ive got the making of the dominos advert on DVD, swiped it from my local Honda dealer, looked like a lot of hard work went into it thats for sure!!!!!
 

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Even worse! Spotted Alex Riley (felow presenter of "Short Circuits") popping out of the drain in the new British Gas advert? Gave me quite a start did that...must say
 

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I've seen the advert. Sure diesels used to be dirty, but for the last 10 years they have been getting better and better. All of the diesels produced now days for use in Europe have to pass very strict emmisions tests. I don't see what this engine has over the rest.
 

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QUOTE (jonny s @ 6 Oct 2004, 15:15)Even worse! Spotted Alex Riley (felow presenter of "Short Circuits") popping out of the drain in the new British Gas advert? Gave me quite a start did that...must say

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ALways said he was a 'gas bag'
 

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QUOTE (McLaren @ 3 Oct 2004, 18:09)Shouldn't there be some kind of a law against diesels?

Aye! Especially seeing as BMW have a 3 litre diesel which will comprehensively out-perform many petrol cars (including my venerable 2.8
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I think diesels are here to stay. A close friend of mine (Land Rover owner so he is pro-diesel anyway
) put forward a good point.
The military runs on diesel; most of the Army vehicles use it, even auxiliary power units for starting military aircraft are diesel.
Most large backup generators for electricity are diesel-powered, so your emergency services are catered for (and slot cars!).


On top of this, isn't diesel a hell of a lot easier to refine than petrol? So when the finite resources run low enough to seriously affect us, petrol won't be high up on the menu (low-octane cat-piss that it is now!!)


Damn, starting to feel angry again now. Must go and build a still for the grain alcohol good enough to run the car & bike on!


Mark.
 

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Deisel...

Quote from the clothing manufacturer

"only the brave!"


I used to run a Peugot 405 turbo deisel, beast of a car - damn quick - good acceleration.

Ford Mondea 1.8 desiel turbo, another good example of a deiel turbo. (wifes ex-company car)

Gone are the days when a deisel was a poor starter - run lumpy... if youve never driven a deisel car, then try a skoda fabia 1.9 deisel turbo.... you will be impressed.

As for the advert. Im not struck, but I would certainly take one for a spin around the block.

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Saw the advert for the first time last night, all i can say is Ill have what ever they were on at the time of making that advert!!!

I have access to a Punto diesel van, which is ok, does 80 all day and 50MPG and a Jeep Cherokee, 2.8 Turbo Diesel much wheel spinning fun for something that size.

But all in all, Ill stick with my minute 1.3 mini
 

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QUOTE (daleg @ 6 Oct 2004, 09:28)Ive got the making of the dominos advert on DVD, swiped it from my local Honda dealer, looked like a lot of hard work went into it thats for sure!!!!!

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what were you doing down the honda dealer?
eyeing up a vtec for the mini???
 
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