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Title: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Dave W on June 10, 2017, 08:22:51 AM
I love this guy! "Mahk" inserts himself into those idiotic Chevy "real people" ads. He lampoons other products too but he really hates GM. Here's his latest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15iLHlJPp_0

Earlier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSBsq6HBBzw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-M5xg2Uyxw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d03svtYlFm8

Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: chromium on June 10, 2017, 10:39:34 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Psycho Bass Guy on June 10, 2017, 01:22:05 PM
Thank Dave! After many years of way too many repairs on my Silverado, if I ever am able to afford a new car, it won't be a Chevy.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Dave W on June 10, 2017, 05:25:29 PM
Even some Chevy lovers must hate those ads.

Mahk as The Bachelor really cracked me up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddJ55YKYIzc

Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: BeeTL on June 11, 2017, 09:24:19 PM
Too funny.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: gweimer on June 12, 2017, 03:03:13 AM
Funny stuff!
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: westen44 on June 13, 2017, 09:41:16 PM
Now when I watch a Chevy ad on TV, I find myself wanting that guy to be in it. 
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Rob on June 14, 2017, 10:38:08 AM
Now when I watch a Chevy ad on TV, I find myself wanting that guy to be in it.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Dave W on June 14, 2017, 10:55:09 AM
From the WSJ today:

Quote
The No. 1 U.S. auto maker in terms of sales will idle its Chevrolet Malibu factory near Kansas City for five weeks starting in late June, Vicky Hale, president of the United Auto Workers Local 31, said. Job cuts will be needed if GM is forced to slow assembly-line speeds when those workers return.

Additional downtime is also slated in Lordstown, Ohio, a small-car factory already stung by deep layoffs related to a pullback in demand for passenger cars. A GM spokesman declined to comment on specific plans.

 GM enters the summer with a glut of unsold inventory after running production lines at relatively high rates to prepare for factory downtime related to plant upgrades. WardsAuto.com estimates GM’s production increased 2.9% over the first four months of 2017, even as the broader industry pulled back.

As a result, GM’s inventory spiked 43.5% at end of May compared with the prior year. It has nearly 1 million vehicles sitting on dealer lots, WardsAuto.com estimates, representing 101 days’ worth of supply, or 23.4% of total industry stock.


With that in mind, here's what Mahk had to say about the Malibu a few months ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTfS0nAgfuE
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Pilgrim on June 14, 2017, 12:31:35 PM
I'd like to see GM do well, as that helps the industry in general.  I think the Malibu is one of the best looking cars Chevy has offered in years, although I admit that I haven't been impressed by anything other than the Corvette for the past 20 years. Chevy has built some BUTT-UGLY cars (including the Moby Dick Impala series) over the past couple of decades. The current Impala, Cruze and Malibu are at least decent looking.

Some day, I may even forgive GM for the Rendezvous and the Aztek.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Granny Gremlin on June 14, 2017, 12:56:31 PM
My buddy had an old Iraqi Taxi Malibu.  Not a bad car (besides the deliberate lack of any ability for the rear windows to roll down, as per the fleet order).  The new ones at least do look a'ight; haven't driven one.

We rented a car to drive around Cali and got a recentish Impala despite requesting a hatchback.  Shit vehicle; drives like a container ship and weird action on the pedals (like putting a linear pot in a bass as a vol control).
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Dave W on June 14, 2017, 05:23:20 PM
GM shouldn't have been rescued. Their business would have gone to other companies. They still have learned very little. When the time comes again, and it will, hopefully they won't be bailed out again.

That's not to say all of their cars are bad. But their ads are clueless, including the idiotic GMC and Buick ads.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: OldManC on June 14, 2017, 10:41:00 PM
Holy crap, I've seen some of those "real people" ads but none of the Millennial ones. I was dying watching those!

I'm an old Chevy guy but I totally agree about the bailout. Had they gone under, a Chevrolet company might have emerged that not only built good cars, but knew not to go with such idiotic ads as well.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Dave W on June 16, 2017, 11:14:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZKUbzAdb7E
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: gearHed289 on June 16, 2017, 02:24:25 PM
"Not because it's secure, because it's ugly".  :rimshot:
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Grog on June 17, 2017, 05:42:26 AM
That's not to say all of their cars are bad. But their ads are clueless, including the idiotic GMC and Buick ads.

Has anybody, either here or anywhere, heard any cute young lady walk by a new Buick & say; "SWEET BUICK"?
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Dave W on June 17, 2017, 06:01:52 AM
Has anybody, either here or anywhere, heard any cute young lady walk by a new Buick & say; "SWEET BUICK"?

 ;D

Maybe when the first generation Rivieras were around. Not since then.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: gweimer on June 17, 2017, 06:26:33 AM
If I could afford it, I'd be quite happy with this Buick, even if it is over a decade old.
(http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-global/dims3/GLOB/legacy_thumbnail/750x422/quality/95/http://www.blogcdn.com/slideshows/images/slides/330/845/0/S3308450/slug/l/1996-buick-blackhawk-concept-001-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Grog on June 17, 2017, 07:36:32 AM
My Dad had two '66 & two '67 Buick Riviera's. I spent a large part of my youth fixing them as things would go wrong. Broken wires on hidden headlights, etc.... One of the '67s was kept around just for spare parts. One of the '66s had a rolling barrel type speedometer. If you stomped on it, you could easily break a motor mount. I didn't buy a car with power windows etc... until 1995 due to the experience fixing the Rivieras.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: 4stringer77 on June 17, 2017, 11:17:19 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxXVlxYDHYw
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Dave W on June 17, 2017, 02:58:51 PM
My Dad had two '66 & two '67 Buick Riviera's. I spent a large part of my youth fixing them as things would go wrong. Broken wires on hidden headlights, etc.... One of the '67s was kept around just for spare parts. One of the '66s had a rolling barrel type speedometer. If you stomped on it, you could easily break a motor mount. I didn't buy a car with power windows etc... until 1995 due to the experience fixing the Rivieras.

The first generation Rivieras were just as unreliable. But they were good looking. One of my cousins had a '63. It looked great when it was out of the shop.  ;)
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Grog on June 17, 2017, 09:49:18 PM
The first generation Rivieras were just as unreliable. But they were good looking. One of my cousins had a '63. It looked great when it was out of the shop.  ;)

They were not very reliable, but we didn't know any different. I just ran into this photo. I had a '64 Buick Special convertible. When a car hit 100,000 miles in those days, it was a big deal. It had to of been late '72 or so, making the car eight years old. The floorboards had long rusted out in the back seat area. The top & back window had been in rough shape for some time. I added oil every time I filled up with gas..................

(http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/af119/Grog_03/img154_zpspk8pzcpv.jpg) (http://s999.photobucket.com/user/Grog_03/media/img154_zpspk8pzcpv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: chromium on June 18, 2017, 10:50:17 AM
Has anybody, either here or anywhere, heard any cute young lady walk by a new Buick & say; "SWEET BUICK"?

Possibly only when she's behind one with its blinker on, going 15 under the speed limit in the fast lane  :bored:  ;D
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Grog on June 18, 2017, 11:38:39 AM
I was given a Buick a while back as a loner, while some work was being done on one of my cars. I felt like I was being ogled by every blue haired lady on the freeway.............. LOL
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Pilgrim on June 18, 2017, 08:02:01 PM
Grog makes a good point. I remember when if your car made it to 100K miles, it was not only a big deal, but the engine was usually totally ready for a complete rebuild.

Today a car with 100K miles that has had any care at all is merely used. Chevy and other makes make cars that are better engineered than anything even thought of in the 60's.

I love 60's and 70's cars, and have driven many of them. Their body styles were often wonderful and distinctive, much more so than today's cars.

Regardless, today's cars are more durable, more economical to drive, and FAR more powerful for comparable sized engines. It blew my mind when I heard that Mustang V6 engines had more than 300 HP. I never thought I'd hear of that in a production passenger car.

I personally think that rescuing GM was a good idea. I think the economic disruption and the negative perception caused by its failure would have added such bad news to the recession that the effect would have made it considerably worse. Perception is almost as important as reality when it comes to a recession or depression.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Dave W on June 18, 2017, 08:46:18 PM
Possibly only when she's behind one with its blinker on, going 15 under the speed limit in the fast lane  :bored:  ;D

I was given a Buick a while back as a loner, while some work was being done on one of my cars. I felt like I was being ogled by every blue haired lady on the freeway.............. LOL

Are you two talking about the same lady?  :mrgreen:

Grog makes a good point. I remember when if your car made it to 100K miles, it was not only a big deal, but the engine was usually totally ready for a complete rebuild.

Today a car with 100K miles that has had any care at all is merely used. Chevy and other makes make cars that are better engineered than anything even thought of in the 60's.

I love 60's and 70's cars, and have driven many of them. Their body styles were often wonderful and distinctive, much more so than today's cars.

Regardless, today's cars are more durable, more economical to drive, and FAR more powerful for comparable sized engines. It blew my mind when I heard that Mustang V6 engines had more than 300 HP. I never thought I'd hear of that in a production passenger car.

I personally think that rescuing GM was a good idea. I think the economic disruption and the negative perception caused by its failure would have added such bad news to the recession that the effect would have made it considerably worse. Perception is almost as important as reality when it comes to a recession or depression.

Better than in the 60s and 70s isn't saying much, except for safety. GM still hasn't learned much from the bankruptcy experience.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: gweimer on June 19, 2017, 12:11:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxXVlxYDHYw

The Blackhawk used the California GS drivetrain, and the fenders were molded, as I recall, from the '39 Roadmaster.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: 4stringer77 on June 19, 2017, 01:06:26 PM
Newer cars have advantages. The nice thing about old cars is they aren't basically a rolling computer. Eventually, the way things are going, they'll all be self driving. That'll be a sad day.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Pilgrim on June 20, 2017, 10:32:51 AM
If GM had gone under, they'd most likely be Chinese-owned if they still existed. There's enough structure that it was worth saving, but those are the only players with $$ today and over the past 10= years.
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Dave W on August 06, 2017, 01:55:02 PM
Mahk's latest. From the YT description:

Instead of the normal stale blind panel/focus group of "real people," Chevy tried something a little different in their latest commercial.  This time Chevy tries to emulate some type of awful Youtube prank video.  The host goes undercover as a valet and brings back the wrong car...a Chevrolet Equinox.  And just like most Youtube prank videos, it's all fake, they're all actors.  Any normal person would be really upset if the valet brought back the wrong car and tried to sell them said car.  Let's see how Mahk handles the situation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4eJa_dcGmM
Title: Re: Real people. Not actors.
Post by: Psycho Bass Guy on August 06, 2017, 11:22:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn5lEuiwtfQ