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March 2, 2015

Nissan Cars Can’t Snowboard…Duh

Filed under: Autos,Humor — Edgar (aka MrConsumer) @ 6:17 am

  Car manufacturers love to put important details about their vehicles and offers in minuscule fine print in their television commercials. And Nissan is no exception.

Just in case you couldn’t read the tiny disclaimer in two recent Nissan commercials, we’ve captured it for you.

Commercial #1: Nissan Sentra

This ad shows Nissan cars gliding effortlessly over banks of snow the way a snowboarder would.


Nissan snowboarding

And just in case you can’t read that, and to prevent a misimpression, Nissan has an important warning for viewers. You should not try snowboarding in your car because “cars can’t snowboard.”

Commercial #2: Nissan Leaf

This ad shows Nissan cars rolling backwards out of a trailer truck while going full speed on a highway.


Nissan Leaf

So, just in case you thought you could buy a Nissan Leaf, put it on a truck, and roll backwards out of it at 60 miles an hour, the company advises viewers not to try it because you are watching a “fantasy.”

Commercial #3: Mazda

Not to be outdone, in the opening scene of a Mazda commercial about safety, they show a man who has been set on fire and provide the standard fine print warning: do not attempt.


Mazda do not attempt

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  1. Fantasy disclaimer: Nissan Sentra shown equipped with extra-cost full belly pan and aircraft style tuckable wheels. Specify “The Bond Package” on option sheet.

    Comment by Marty — March 2, 2015 @ 9:19 am
  2. I don’t blame commercials for stating the obvious. Consumers and lawyers are just as sneaky when it comes to misinterpretation or deceitful messaging. Companies have to be careful to not be taken advantage of even though it is usually the other way around.

    Comment by Wayne R — March 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
  3. They have to sell cars somehow even if they do fake tricks.

    Comment by Richard — March 2, 2015 @ 12:26 pm
  4. I would like to see a car ad that does not require me to be a professional driver and lets me drive the car outside of a closed course.

    Comment by Ken E — March 2, 2015 @ 3:20 pm
  5. why cant a car snowboard ? All it needs is a good set of Michelin tires from the michelin man. As for out the back of a truck, in theory this should work. Just get back tires onto road, they will instantly get up,to speed then front ones. put the car, manual tranny, in 6th gear and dump the clutch. Just make sure you have rollbar, HANS system and helmet on for safety.

    Love the commericals that show them flying down a snow coverd road at 60. Only thing they do not show is how to stop quick without smashing the guy in front of you.

    Comment by Rich c — March 2, 2015 @ 5:03 pm
  6. Yeah but kids don’t read the disclaimers and as a result we have young people now who think they can fly down the road during a snowstorm. I recently saw one that thought he was going to blast by everyone by getting into the unplowed lane of a 2 lane road. He ended up getting stuck in a snowbank. I saw that one coming a mile away. BTW, he was driving a Nissan – no lie!

    I had a Nissan a few years ago and it sucked in the snow. I now drive a German SUV and it’s wonderful, but I’m never overconfident in the snow in any vehicle.

    Comment by Ronnie — March 2, 2015 @ 11:21 pm

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