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Car Commercials, the good, the bad, and the annoying!

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,940
    Exactly. Probably makes for fun car spotting anyway.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,940
    hmmm...so the ideal Lexus owner is a 35 year old who dyes his hair to look older, marries a model, and drives himself to red carpet events? Unique demographic.

    Still doesn't look terribly "new" to me, and I wonder what Hyundai execs paid Lexus designers to defect and create the Equus.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Not that I follow them but I'd expect to see Fiskers (*) and Teslas at red carpet events.

    * Fiskers that are not currently on fire.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,940
    But driven by hired help, and used immediately after the passenger got off a thirsty private jet.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    So true...

    The last Steven Seagal film I watched leaned toward the green movement, but the funny thing is it had more explosions than any other action film. :D

    Dude got heavy and even started singing country. Yikes.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wAAnui908Fk

    Been seeing this on on TV between the 785 political ads.

    Clever.
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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,441
    passenger got off a thirsty private jet

    Made by Honda. :)

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Wonder what the carbon footprint per mile would be on those?
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  • xrunner2xrunner2 Posts: 3,062
    Mercedes Benz has started their Christmas commercials as of last weekend. Nothing from Lexus yet.

    In Chicago metro area, a local Christmas fake tree outlet started advertising their wares on Chicago radio in the first week of October.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Thankful for my DVR!
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  • michaellnomichaellno Posts: 4,300
    Been seeing this on on TV between the 785 political ads.

    I don't know how many of you live in a 'swing' state, but I do (Colorado), so I'll be more than happy to start seeing anything other than a blasted political commercial.

    Even the "December to Remember" ads from Lexus are looking good right about now.

    I can't believe that I actually typed that!
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  • xrunner2xrunner2 Posts: 3,062
    Even the "December to Remember" ads from Lexus are looking good right about now.

    One can always start now to whistle or hum the classic melody.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I'm in the DC area and VA is a swing state, so we're being bombarded.

    I can't wait until people finally decide who to vote against. ;)
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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,441
    edited November 2012
    It sounds so close, better hope we don't have a month of recounts. :P

    Another reason to kill your TV. :D

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  • michaellnomichaellno Posts: 4,300
    It sounds so close, better hope we don't have a month of recounts.

    I'm fully expecting legal challenges in several states, which means we won't know the final results for several weeks.

    Good article yesterday (op ed) on CNN about how the US is one of the only countries where elections are controlled at the local level instead of through a federal organization, which fosters fraud, distrust and legal battles.
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 33,328
    Same here... the local TV stations are in Ohio....

    What I don't get? One side will advertise, only where their likely voters are listening (like the local red-neck talk radio), but the other side doesn't even run one ad... It's like there is no way to convince anyone that isn't in your "demographic", so don't even try... Just try to get your demographic to the polls..

    Whatever happened to trying to sway voters?

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/07/remembering-suzuki-of-america-in-commercials/-

    The Pez one was funny, I bet both the folks who bought an X90 watched it first.

    No wonder they failed, what a bunch of odd commercials.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=itYj-5kyYkQ

    Funny thing is they probably think Americans are really like that cowboy they show...
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,940
    Ha, I have seen that ad three times so far here. Not a big TV fan and there's less here than at home, but I like "Trodel Trupp" and "Achtung Kontrolle" :shades:
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  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,302
    Haven't heard Depeche Mode in a long time.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Yeah, you liked the sound but never quite fit in with the girls who listened to them. :D
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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 2,658
    You might remember the ad from a year or so back for the Nissan Maxima - the one where the Z-car owner gets the news from his wife that they're having a baby, and he goes and looks at his Z-car with a look of lament that he will have to get rid of it now, before he starts tugging on various parts of it to make it bigger and through the magic of Nissan's CGI special effects, turns it into a Maxima.

    Now Toyota - maybe only in Canada, I don't know - is doing the exact same thing in an ad for the Tundra. Only in this case it's a mechanic-type guy, and he stretches the crankshaft, the brake rotors and calipers, and the body.

    It was dumb concept for Nissan, and even dumber for Toyota to steal it. Any ad that relies on CGI is by definition bad, but this one approaches a new low.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha-lMaiJG7c&sns=em

    With everyone going after the active lifestyle folks there must be a HUGE opportunity for someone to go after the couch potato niche. :D
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,940
    A lot of the "active lifestyle" people are couch potato types who just want to put on a show. I still can't count the amount of ski racks I have seen on cars in Seattle, driven by people I know don't ski. A co-worker even wanted to put one on his Impreza, just for "the look". I told him it might get stolen quickly, if he caught my drift.

    I think the full sized truck and SUV market hits a lot of couch potatoes.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    What I've observed around here is the huge body-on-frame SUVs tend to appeal to heavier females, for whatever reason. Maybe the seats are wider/more comfortable?
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,940
    That's exactly it, and not making any negative value judgments either. Bigger vehicles (interiors esp) for bigger people. It makes sense.

    Funny thing, I once had a co-worker who was big (maybe 6'6" 300+), he for some reason loved the Mazda 5, it fit him but wasn't a huge truck or big boat.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    That's a Mazda3 stretched up and out, so I guess it has lots of room for passengers.

    I wish it got some JDM features that aren't available here - AWD, power sliding doors, middle bench, etc. Heck, USA doesn't even get a Navi option any more. They're just not trying to market that model.

    And to get back on track...don't think I have ever seen an ad for the Mazda5, either.
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 34,940
    Same here, I don't recall a single ad for it. I remember the first time I saw one, wasnt even sure what it was.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Indeed, only found one for Canada:



    I love how they pronounce it "Mahz-dah". :D
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