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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by THE ONE, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. THE ONE
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
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    THE ONE
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    from PHOENIX AZ

    I received this email from a friend and thought I would share the pictures. If posted before please delete.
     

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  2. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    49ratfink
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    from California

    perdy cool. gotta get one for my garage.
     
  3. I got the same...........very cool
     
  4. Billybobdad
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
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    So the message being conveyed by these is buy a car from us because we USED to build real cool stuff:cool:
     
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  5. rgaller
    Joined: Jun 28, 2009
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    Exactly my thought. Why would I buy something because it used to be "cool"?
     
  6. 50Delux
    Joined: Oct 19, 2009
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    50Delux
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    from Michigan

    Almost makes you think they put them up to show you how much they have screwed up!!!!!Hopefully the local dealerships will have some posters so I can swindle some of em'!;)
     
  7. CJ Steak
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
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    CJ Steak
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    from Texas


    Yep... when they start putting real wings back on cars I might be interested in a new one. Until then...

    And those Howie Long Chevy commercials are gay to the power of 10. The fact that they jab at other auto manufacturers... and are still losing market just doesn't look good. Sounds like a shitty loser to me.

    -Chris
     
  8. I Drag
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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    I Drag
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    The ads worked on me...I just bought a '58 Chevy.
     
  9. bryan6902
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,137

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    Marketing- They're trying to conjure up good feelings about their current product by reminding of the stuff they used to make. Creates a buzz, like this, and get folks talking, like this. Remember the "Like a Rock" campaign for Chevy trucks? Sold millions of trucks for GM and a few CDS for Bob Seger. You might think their product can't compete or wasn't what it once was, but who cares if they got cool marketing? We're all suckers for marketing... I could go on and on.... I think it's cool, trying to sell something without even putting the product directly in front of the consumer, it makes you look.... Who would honestly look at a billboard with an Aveo or a Cobalt on it?
     
  10. Deyomatic
    Joined: Apr 17, 2002
    Posts: 3,095

    Deyomatic
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    from CT

    GM hasn't had a good marketing campaign since Dinah Shore!

    I hate Howie's commercials, too. Funny, he's not talking about the stellar mileage my V6 GMC Sierra gets (13.2 mpg). (Hey, I didn't pick it, and it was free to me.) A better car doesn't ONLY focus on gas mileage.
     
  11. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
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    And everybody knows the grand daddy of bling was a '59 Caddy.
     
  12. woodhawg
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
    Posts: 1,017

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    What I see is "We used to make good stuff, about 50 years ago".
     
  13. They should keep the pictures and change the slogans to:
    "We used to have a reason for shitty mileage".
     
  14. Lalos53Ford
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
    Posts: 760

    Lalos53Ford
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    Definatly sad to see what we have evolved to..There is no style in cars anymore. God Bless Vintage America!!!
     
  15. MarkzRodz
    Joined: Sep 12, 2009
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  16. rodsnhawgs
    Joined: Oct 4, 2006
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    rodsnhawgs
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    from WV

    Sad. I've pondered the "new" GM and debated what's more American - a Toyota made in KY or a Chevy made in Mexico?... Howie's commercials just piss me off. Our government fell asleep at the wheel recently and cost us all a sh** pot full of money. My (and your) portion of the bailout is more than the cost of a new car. The way I see it, they owe me a new car for free :) I hate if for the hard-working guys and gals on the line. However, my opin: screw GM - they messed it up, they can eat it.
     
  17. hotrodladycrusr
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  18. dmackustom
    Joined: May 30, 2005
    Posts: 157

    dmackustom
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    from wichita ks


    Not much style in anything anymore. STYLE might hurt someones feelings or infringe on someones beliefs or give a polar bear a cold. Political correctness and style do not mix. I say DEvolved is more accurate
     
  19. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    49ratfink
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    from California

    I like this one...

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  20. hotrod-Linkin
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    hotrod-Linkin
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    i bought 3!! today.

    but i still want to see coolcars coming to showrooms near me!!! AGAIN!!!!
    we used to go down to see the new models..now i just look at the pieces on the interstate that falls off!!
     
  21. well I'll be damned! it must be true Denise says so!!!!!!!!!!! I thought it was a BS email
     
  22. MichiganJames
    Joined: Dec 20, 2009
    Posts: 36

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    Theres one at the local dealer with a 60s camaro that says "what did you expect from a city with a statue of a fist? or something like that
     
  23. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
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    Kan Kustom
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    No Fair ! I want one !!!!
     
  24. brucer
    Joined: Jun 5, 2008
    Posts: 332

    brucer
    Member
    from western ky

    they sure jacked up the new camaros.. they could've made them look more like the old rs/ss in my opinion anyways. i think they would sell more of them..
     
  25. The big problem I see with advertising like this is that it completely ignore first time car buyers who more than likely have no idea or care what any of these vehicles are. If GM wants to gain back market share they need to get new customers that are buying Japanese cars and have a lifetime of purchases to make not try and pull on the heart strings of people who are in their waining year of automotive purchases. Another sign that they are completely out of touch with what is going on.
     
  26. notebooms
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
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    reminds me of when they show slide shows of old pictures at a funeral... recalling memories of years past, before the deceased past away. very unfortunate, but great memories none the less...

    -scott noteboom
     
  27. HEATHEN
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
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    HEATHEN
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    from SIDNEY, NY


    This statement has some merit. Think about it---if you're of the age that you remember '59 Impalas, either you abandoned G.M. products years ago and aren't going to come back because of a nostolgic billboard, or you've remained loyal to G.M. and the ad campaign doesn't apply to you anyway.
     
  28. A.P. Photography
    Joined: May 9, 2009
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    A.P. Photography
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    I like them but have no desire to own a new GM. I have to say that my favorite is the Impala with "Remember when heads were spinning and rims stood still"
     
  29. Gas Giant
    Joined: May 14, 2008
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    Gas Giant
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    I had a friend of mine (an art student at the time) make me a poster, which my ex gf has...it was a picture of the tail fin on a '59 Cadillac, and the caption was:

    "They don't write songs about Camrys."
     
  30. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,767

    BLAKE
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    More appropriate, from a 'GM' perspective..

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