June 7, 2007

Uhh, Shalom?

What the hell is going on in this Israeli Honda Civic commercial? I mean seriously, who's a guy gotta pick up on a decrepit waterfront to get a 5-door Civic in this country?

No, seriously, what is that car?

honda_hooker_carshot.jpg

There happens to be a 5D Civic on the Israeli Honda site. It's very cool, but it doesn't have anything behind the C-pillars at all. [Note: if you don't read Hebrew, the model pulldown is the second red one to the left of the magnifying glass.]

israeli_honda_civic5d.jpg

And on Honda's domestic Japanese site, there's a 5-door model called the Edix, which is closer, but the rear side windows are different on that one, too.

honda_edix_jdm.jpg

Tell you what, you figure out what this car is, and tell me how I can get me one, and I'll make you feel like the Chosen People real good.

{update: that was fast. DT reader Sebastian points us to the Honda FR-V, a 3+3 seat people mover that's been in Europe for a while now. (The Honda France site has better pics, I think) Honda keeps them parked right next to the Accord Tourer wagons, taunting American families with their rakish noses and their stylish, economical unavailability. Khaaan!]

[update update: fast and wrong, sorry, Seb. SmithFrenzy below ID'd the car as the previous generation Civic 5-door. Got pictures and everything. No hookers, though.]

Honda Hooker, dir Shahr Segal [via jalopnik]
Honda 5D [honda.co.il]
Honda Edix [honda.co.jp]

3 Comments

Greg-That is not an FR-V: those are the same as the Edix. I will have to find it on-line, but that car is the last-generation Civic's answer to the Golf Plus. Check back later!

Found it on Yahoo Auctions! Look at the tail light detail and c-pillars.
For sale, used: 2000 Honda Civic 1.5iE
Spec Page:2003/4 Civic 5dr

[yep, that's it. does that mean Israel got rid of their hooker industry in 2004?-ed.]

the translation of the line at the end of the commercial is..." sometimes you forget its a family car"

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