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Monday, August 11, 2008

 

Automotive Badvertising

A while ago, I poked fun at Chevy for their rather creepy Super Bowl ad that appeared to be saying, "Hey, ladies, buy an HHR and you'll get mobbed by pervy-looking guys at every stoplight!" Well, for the Olympics, they've been running an even worse ad. The ad opens with a bunch of thought bubbles coming from gridlocked traffic, people thinking about how much they'd like to get more miles per gallon. Then it cuts to a Chevrolet showroom, and we find it's an add for...

The Avalanche, Tahoe, and Suburban! And they state the deals don't apply to the Tahoe Hybrid, either. The only way I could see an ad tying together those two halves would be if they said, "Well, if you're not one of these guys stuck in traffic, we have an incredible deal since nobody's buying these!" The media has been picking on GM for concentrating on trucks and failing to deliver enough small cars as it is.

This has got to be the second most clueless thing I've seen on TV during the Olympics. Luckily for GM, they'll have a hard time topping the number one contender, with the Chinese government at once proclaiming, "We're proud to be a totalitarian regime!" and "We have no idea how silly it looks to walk like this!" I'm speaking, of course, of their decision to start things off with a public display of goose stepping soldiers.

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[quote]The media has been picking on GM for concentrating on trucks and failing to deliver enough small cars as it is.[/quote]

But when are they making a hybrid Pick Up? I won't settle for less. I lurrves my truck.

***hi, matt!***
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