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Old 12-07-2008, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default Just heard the most offensive radio commercial ever....

NOTE: No need for this thread to turn into a discussion of the situation of the current US Automakers....plenty of those thread already. This is about a locally run car dealership commercial.

CN's: Local car dealership runs radio commercial questioning import owners patriotism.

EDIT: GOT IT RECORDED! 281KB *.WAV file

Now I think we can all agree that usually local car dealer radio commercials are among the most irritating and overplayed ones in any local market. Generally we just tune them out. But this weekend I've heard a new one from the local Ford dealer I can't believe the owner (OC Welch) had the stupidity to run.

Basically it ridicules the government for asking the automakers to present their recovery plans before providing any financial assistance.
Then it directly accuses import buyers of being un-American and questions their patriotism. I'm astonished at the ignorance.

Two direct quotes from the commercial:


All you import buyers don't come crying to me when you can't make your Toyota payment because you lost your job.


And the last line of the commercial.....


When are you import buyers gonna wake up and do something for the United States of America?


After owning nothing but imports (and being delighted with every one of them!) for the last 20 years, we just bought our first domestic vehicle ever about 18 months ago with high hopes. It's already had two serious recalls. I've got a list of six things (all quality related) that need to be fixed.

I didn't really need another reason not to buy another domestic vehicle, but hearing this commercial has just guaranteed I'll *never* purchase one from any of those dealerships.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:46 AM   #2
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never would have expected an ad like that in the SE
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:50 AM   #3
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Where is this dealership located? I would gladly come and pay him a visit and punch him square in the mouth for 30% off mark up on a used car he sells.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:54 AM   #4
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I am seriously offended.



Who cares dude... it's a sleazy dealer ad, like you said.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:57 AM   #5
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Where is this dealership located? I would gladly come and pay him a visit and punch him square in the mouth for 30% off mark up on a used car he sells.
Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:57 AM   #6
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Wow. Just wow.


Oh...and wtf?
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:03 AM   #7
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I bet they will pay off your trade no matter what you owe. Also let me guess they also accept all credit applications.

Who cares??? Lots of dealerships both domestic and imports are full of douches. Avoid them at all costs.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:10 AM   #8
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Those quotes remind me of when Howard Stern used to play clips from KKK Daniel Carver's voicemails......"Wake up, white people!"
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:14 AM   #9
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We need an audio clip of this commercial. Sounds hilarious.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:19 AM   #10
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Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA.
Hilton Head is nothing but retirees who remember their first Model A... and Savannah is nothing but hoodlums who could be easily swayed by such a commercial. Where's the outrage?
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:22 AM   #11
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I heard a similar one in Phoenix the other morning. I think it was from Pioneer Ford, but I cannot seem to find it on the net. The logic used and conclusions drawn in the commercial were full retard.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:25 AM   #12
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My biggest concern is that this sort of thing has a tendency to encourage vandalism on import cars, etc.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:26 AM   #13
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I bet they will pay off your trade no matter what you owe. Also let me guess they also accept all credit applications.
Wow! You've heard it too!

Actually, that's the typical one. This particular commercial makes no such mention of their products, their ability to lend, or anything else. It' is merely an attack on import car and their buyers.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:29 AM   #14
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dont they realize we are doing something for america? we are buying cars like Toyota built here in the USA. Its not my fault that the US auto makers have put out complete **** for the past 30 years. news flash...I would never buy a monte carlo for $32,000 when I could buy a C class Benz, a Leg GT or something along those lines.

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Old 12-07-2008, 11:29 AM   #15
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We need an audio clip of this commercial. Sounds hilarious.
Hmm...interesting idea. I've got the radio on today listening to Christmas music while we decorate our tree.

I've got the PDA standing by to catch the commercial. Standby.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:29 AM   #16
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i love savahhnah. ga.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:42 AM   #17
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Honda, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, Kia...

All made in the USA!
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:49 AM   #18
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Make me something that I would be willing to buy and ill be the first in line. Until then go pound sand. Just because I am an american that meens i need to be stuck in a mustang or cobalt ?

All my cars have been Toyota, Scion or Subaru. One ford and it was a pile of ****.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:50 AM   #19
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You're not American if your not driving around in a peice of **** that gets 8mpg!
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:54 AM   #20
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Honda, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, Kia...

All made in the USA!
Not quite.

Many Hondas and Toyotas are indeed assembled in the US, but not all of them, and much of the engineering/design is done back in Japan, as are many of the parts that are used to assemble those cars. BMW and Mercedes have one or 2 plants here in the US and those I believe only make their SUV models. Kia (which is owned by Hyundia) has one (?) plant in the US with most of their models coming from Korea.

Of course on the flip side, the Focus and Fusion are made in Mexico and many Chryslers are made in Canada (as well as other models).

When it comes down to it, the US jobs created by the foreign carmakers are MUCH appreciated, still though, the Detroit automakers employ many times more people in the US than any one else.


Concerning this commercial, someone should drive a Ford F250 into that douche's showroom.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:58 AM   #21
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Well my lifted 07 tundra gets 16-18 mpg and I am in love with that 5.7 V8. thats about as close to a V8 as ill get.

My Inlaws hate that I drive " Imports ". They all have chevy trucks and raise bucking bulls so they are way redneck. The funny thing about it is that my mother inlaw drives a 745li. yeah thats not american. lol
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Both of my Subarus were made here in the US. Up until recently, just purchasing a Subaru put some money in GM's pockets without them having to do a damn thing.
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Both of my Subarus were made here in the US. Up until recently, just purchasing a Subaru put some money in GM's pockets without them having to do a damn thing.
So you're saying that you're still an anti-American commie.
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So you're saying that you're still an anti-American commie.
Yeah, pretty much.
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So you're saying that you're still an anti-American commie.

Thats what it looks like..I guess I am in the same boat.
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