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Excessive Car Commercials On TV??

Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:48 pm

So I have been watching plenty of T.V. lately,especially the Bowl games. But what REALLY wrinkles my laundry is all the car ads. Yeah,I know they are doing their annual year end push,but Come On Man!! I am about ready to lose it. I usually change channels,but then another ad is on that station too. Anybody else feel the same way? Rant almost over.
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Excessive Car Commercials On TV??

Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:02 am

The mute button is your friend. Every time an annoying commercial comes on I hit the mute.

Yes, the car commercials are annoying. The worst one is a Lexus commercial that is completely unrealistic. The car is sitting outside while it's snowing but there is no snow on the car.

Look on the bright side. The holiday season is over and the Christmas car commercials will go away.
 
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Excessive Car Commercials On TV??

Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:34 am

Quoting 747srule (Thread starter):
Rant almost over.

I'm still waiting for the rant to be over......

Quoting bohica (Reply 1):
Yes, the car commercials are annoying. The worst one is a Lexus commercial that is completely unrealistic. The car is sitting outside while it's snowing but there is no snow on the car.

I believe that's their new snow-repellent feature.
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Excessive Car Commercials On TV??

Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:41 am

What really grills my onions is the way they speak in these commercials. Save $2,000 instantly "on Altima." Zero percent financing "on Maxima." While it may be grammatically correct (I ranted about this in a previous thread and this seemed to be the general consensus), does anyone actually talk like this? I sure don't know anyone who does. Perhaps it can be met half way and simply preface the car with the word "any" followed of course by the usual exclusions.

/rant

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Excessive Car Commercials On TV??

Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:21 am

I like the Acura Season of Reason with Gordon Ramsey
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RE: Excessive Car Commercials On TV?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:39 am

The Nissan Frontier commercials are the worst! A Nissan Frontier save an airliners with a broken nose gear, or a Frontier snow boarding, come on man!
 
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RE: Excessive Car Commercials On TV?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:28 am

Quoting 747srule (Thread starter):
So I have been watching plenty of T.V. lately,especially the Bowl games. But what REALLY wrinkles my laundry is all the car ads

I'm lovin it!   

Go on and rant! I need all the help I can get. If you hate car commercials, then fasten your seatbelt because in mid February it's Presidents Day Weekend and the car commercials ramp up and are even stupider.

And I like your statement wrinkle my laundry.   

So, what gives me ring around the collar more than the heavy amount of car commercials are the ones for:

Mc.Donalds
Communication commercials (Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Android, Blackberry/Crackberry) I vs. V Infinity (Comcast vs. Verizon) both do nothing for ironing my laundry.

Lawyer Commercials

Drug Commercials: How to get a rise out of your lizard.
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Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:15 am

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 2):
I believe that's their new snow-repellent feature.

I call BS.  
 
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RE: Excessive Car Commercials On TV?

Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:18 am

Quoting thegreatRDU (Reply 4):
I like the Acura Season of Reason with Gordon Ramsey

The only funny thing about that commercial is the old woman's uneasy laugh when she realizes that Gordon is terrorizing everyone in the kitchen.

I'm not a big car commercial guy, but I generally like the Honda spokesman in their holiday commercials. This one's my favorite - it pokes fun at those stupid Lexus ads with the giant red bow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OThgvHPQkc&feature=channel_video_title

I don't know about any of you, but I'd have to be pretty rich to not get angry with my spouse for buying something as expensive as a Lexus without any prior consultation.
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Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:59 am

Quoting bohica (Reply 1):

Yes, the car commercials are annoying. The worst one is a Lexus commercial that is completely unrealistic. The car is sitting outside while it's snowing but there is no snow on the car.

All the car commercials that have the car in snow is like that.
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Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:48 am

I think there are entirely too many commercials on television these days period. In a 1 hour long show, 20 minutes of it are commercials. I now DVR everything I watch and just hit the commercial skip button. I now spend hours less each week watching the shows I like.

Even though Gordon Ramsey seems like a nice guy off camera he does give the impression that all you need to do to run a good restaurant is:

Yell & scream at your employees and call them names. Maybe throw a few pots or pans at them for good measure.
Just keep pushing them and maybe they'll quit and you can then hire competent people.
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Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:09 am

747srule First Happy New Year. Not to divert you away from A-Net may I suggest
If you guessed forums you are absolutely correct. Here one can critique and sound off on commercials. The advertising industry at least here in the USA needs a good swift kick in the you know what. And I detest the latest trend of using a tinny GPS voice to tell you to buy this or try that.
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RE: Excessive Car Commercials On TV?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:16 am

There are too many poorly done and worse lie about the real price a new owner will pay. There are 3 categories of ads. 'National' ads, ones made under the parent company but paid for by regional dealership groups (i.e. Greater NY Klunker Dealers) and local dealership paid ads,sometimes with subsidies from the car makers.

It is even worse in some smaller cities or on cable channels as to local/regional dealers with own commercials. Often done by the owners, looking cheap and silly with their hopefully hot looking daughter, wife or mistress, often playing up lowball pricing no one gets and is loaded with fine print that hides the real price the average sucker will pay. Worse is that all these ads cost money that adds to the price you will pay for the car.
 
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RE: Excessive Car Commercials On TV?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:51 am

Other than that A) it's for Hyundai and B) her voice makes me want to gouge my ears out, this one isn't so bad   :
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Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:59 am

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 13):
Other than that A) it's for Hyundai and B) her voice makes me want to gouge my ears out, this one isn't so bad

I don't know what's worse: that commercial or the hipster carols they had on TV last year.
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RE: Excessive Car Commercials On TV?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:22 am

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 13):

Other than that A) it's for Hyundai and B) her voice makes me want to gouge my ears out, this one isn't so bad   :

eeeh horrible commercial! just wait for the political ads to bombard your tv  

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RE: Excessive Car Commercials On TV?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:30 am

Quoting LFutia (Reply 15):
just wait for the political ads to bombard your tv

Amen. Can't wait for the Election 2012 mudslinging ads to pop up.  
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RE: Excessive Car Commercials On TV?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:08 am

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 13):
Other than that A) it's for Hyundai and B) her voice makes me want to gouge my ears out, this one isn't so bad   :

This one and a new one she's in driving the car and wearing all different outfits is are the very reason the mute button was created! Horrible songs, horrible voice. Although I must admit I think she really plays guitar, those look like actual chord positions she's holding.
 
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RE: Excessive Car Commercials On TV?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:26 am

Quoting LFutia (Reply 15):

The Iowa caucus ones are bad enough...not looking forward to the 'real' ones.

Just to make sure, you realize I'm only referring to her appearance, right? I hate that commercial as much as anyone.
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RE: Excessive Car Commercials On TV?

Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:12 am

Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 13):
Other than that A) it's for Hyundai and B) her voice makes me want to gouge my ears out, this one isn't so bad

I think thats the same duo Pomplamoose This years commerical were not nearly as barf inducing as the two last year that saturated the airwaves even a week after New Years.

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 12):
It is even worse in some smaller cities or on cable channels as to local/regional dealers with own commercials. Often done by the owners, looking cheap and silly with their hopefully hot looking daughter, wife or mistress, often playing up lowball pricing no one gets and is loaded with fine print that hides the real price the average sucker will pay. Worse is that all these ads cost money that adds to the price you will pay for the car.

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