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Real people. Not actors.
« 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.



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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 10:39:34 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #2 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.

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 05:25:29 PM »
Even some Chevy lovers must hate those ads.

Mahk as The Bachelor really cracked me up.




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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 09:24:19 PM »
Too funny.

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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2017, 03:03:13 AM »
Funny stuff!
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« Reply #6 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. 

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« Reply #7 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.

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 10:55:09 AM »
From the WSJ today:

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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.


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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 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).
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« Reply #11 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.

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« Reply #12 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.

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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2017, 11:14:20 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2017, 02:24:25 PM »
"Not because it's secure, because it's ugly".  :rimshot: