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Old 04-14-2011, 07:49 AM
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Deceptive GM Advertising?

So in my Gmail I had the following ad at the top: "Sierra HD Official Site - Offers a 6.6L Duramax V8, the Most - Powerful Diesel in an HD Pickup."

So, I decided to click through to the GMC page, where it had the following: "Sierra HD's available Duramax Diesel engine is a force to be reckoned with 397 HP and 765 lb. ft of torque. In fact, that makes the Sierra Heavy Duty the most powerful GMC HD pickup ever."

If you read carefully, they're not saying it's the most powerful diesel in a HD pickup - just that it's the most powerful GMC HD pickup. Seems like the marketing folks updated the website, but not their Google Ads.
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they do all they can to keep their head above water while ford is ruling the market, i cant believe how many 6.7s i already see on the road
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I get the same add on my Gmail banners. I always click to the next ad just to avoid having to look at it. I thought the same thing though; that it's false advertisement. Then I thought, well, they're saying the most powerful in an HD pickup, and HD is their thing. I dont know.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:24 AM
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In fact, that makes the Sierra Heavy Duty the most powerful GMC HD pickup ever."
Their just Saying it's the strongest they have come up with Yet! i see no Problem with that ?

Their not saying stronger than Ford Or Dodge.....

Anybody in the Know,Knows Ford and Dodge now carry 800 ft-lbs torque!

It's a Shame Dodge is so Forking Ugly LOL I Really like Cummins....

This is like the Bible,Seven people can read it and interpret it seven different ways :~( thats why we have so much Miss-understanding of things....

Same on the Internet...I've wrote things several times and had members not really understand what i was trying to get at LOL

You pick up a Lot by hearing someones tone of voice and facial Expression while they are talking, something you miss on the internet...

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How else do you expect the gov't to sell 'their' trucks?
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Their just Saying it's the strongest they have come up with Yet! i see no Problem with that ?

Their not saying stronger than Ford Or Dodge.....
It's the headline of their ad (which convinces people to click on it), that's potentially deceptive: "Sierra HD Official Site - Offers a 6.6L Duramax V8, the Most - Powerful Diesel in an HD Pickup."

I guess it depends on if you'd consider a Ford or Dodge "an HD Pickup".
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I see what Your saying BUTT... GM has HD On their Truck where as Ford Has the F-Series....and Dodge LOL well they Got the RAM/Fiat

I was watchin a Show Last nigh and They Said Ford F-Series trucks Where #1 selling truck In the World! I New Just what they Ment :~)
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How else do you expect the gov't to sell 'their' trucks?
Obama's gonna Include them in His NEXT Stimulate-us Plan
Thats How
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I was watchin a Show Last nigh and They Said Ford F-Series trucks Where #1 selling truck In the World! I New Just what they Ment :~)
For 30+ years!
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Yeap I Knew that :~),They went on to say Camery was #1 selling car,That while it wasn't really Pretty ,It was VERY dependable and Got Great gas mileage...and That Is True also!
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