Thursday, February 22, 2007

Something kindda funny ;)

So now, even if you’re going out to buy like, a Toyota Vios, you’re expecting it to perform like a space rocket, because Britney Spears herself was driving up and through walls in one
this one refer to the back Vios advert in 2003 I guess."

I blame all this on advertising. Really, I do. Nowadays, it doesn’t matter if it’s a roadster, a sedan, an MPV, a pickup even a scooter.

Everything goes “whoosh”! Everything is left in the background as said advertised object screams into the future at the speed of light. Although according to Einstein, you’d be screaming into the past. But you don’t expect ad people to get this right, do you?

So now, even if you’re going out to buy like, a Toyota Vios, you’re expecting it to perform like a space rocket, because Britney Spears herself was driving up and through walls in one.

And that’s maybe forgivable given the kind of names Toyota gives their cars – Vios, Altis, Yaris. You’d expect them to be powered by some sort of sub-atomic element that’ll give you unending acceleration to the point that you can travel around the world so fast that you’ll rear-end yourself.

But what about Honda City? Surely “City” means something more comfy and sedate. No, you wanna leave all you mundaneness behind and get into an exciting car! After all, a Japanese band called Madness wrote the jingle for this car.

Even more ridiculous, is the same expectation of a car called the Civic. Isn’t a civic-minded fellow supposed to be polite and all?

In this case, hell no! The Civic has had a long history of being a car for the boy-racer, thanks to its days where the three-door hatchback variant was the modification-philliacs’ car of choice.

So even when Honda decided to usher the Civic into adulthood as it hits its seventh generation, getting it to settle down with a wife, three kids and a cocker spaniel, the damn car still held its appeal for the boy-racers.

Source Shannon@nst

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