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Old 11-14-2001, 03:14   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down XR8 ads pulled off air in NZ

taken from http://www.ltsa.govt.nz/publications...01_may_05.html

What a joke!!! :err: :crazy1:

LTSA takes strong stance against speeding car ads

Two television commercials which used speed as the main selling point for cars have been taken off the air after concerns expressed by the LTSA were upheld by the Advertising Standards Complaints Board.

Separate complaints were lodged with the board on the basis that the television ads for Mitsubishi Diamante and Ford XR8 vehicles breached a section of the Advertising Codes of Practice which states that ads should not “glorify excessive speed and/or unsafe driving practices”.

The Mitsubishi ad listed the necessary ingredients for filming a bullet passing through a Ming vase as “a high speed camera and a high speed car”. The ad went on to say the car “goes like a shot”.

The Ford commercial showed a specialised land-speed vehicle travelling along salt plains at extreme speed, with the steering wheel vibrating and the occupants being jolted by the velocity.

The XR8 pulls up alongside, with two passengers looking relaxed and feeling no effects from the high speed. They joke that the other vehicle “must be stuck in third” before accelerating past it.

The LTSA contended that the ads encouraged buyers to purchase the vehicles solely on the basis of excessive speed, undermining efforts to change the attitudes of New Zealand drivers towards speed - still the biggest killer on our roads.

The board agreed, requesting that the ads be withdrawn and that similar advertisements not appear in the future.
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that is the most ridiculous pile of rubbish I have ever heard. Both Those add's have never made me want to go out and buy the product purely becasue of its speed.
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What a friggin joke.. Public servants trying to justify their jobs.. wankers..:crazy1:
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Old 11-14-2001, 03:40   #4 (permalink)
 
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heeeey, i'm a public servant! i work for the gov't... don't make me do a check on you boy!! KIDDING! :D

it's a load of bovine excrement! bloody beureaucracy! some people just don't have lives!
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Old 11-14-2001, 03:49   #5 (permalink)
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..don't make me do a check on you boy!! KIDDING!
Go for it.. you may not like what you see though.. just skip over the convicted axe murderer bit.. :s3
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nah, i don't have access to the electoral roll, but it would be great if i did! i'd have so much fun! i could look anyone up! :D MUHAHAHA!!!

don't worry, your secrets are safe! for now... hehe
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Old 11-14-2001, 05:48   #8 (permalink)
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We have the XR8 Ute commercial here in Australia and no one is complaining about it.
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if those ads are deemed a bad influence...... WHAT THE HELL IS THAT HSV (WITH THE FAKE ENGINE NOISES) DOING DOUGHIES ENCOURAGING???

If those ****wits in charge think THOSE are bad influences then why dont they take off the V8 supercars? or the rallies?! ILL TELL YA WHY!!!
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if those ads are deemed a bad influence...... WHAT THE HELL IS THAT HSV (WITH THE FAKE ENGINE NOISES) DOING DOUGHIES ENCOURAGING???

i think the dark side might have bribed them to take competitive ads of the tv.
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