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post #1 of 35 Old 10-04-2011, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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I hate stupid people....

Just saw this commercial and it reminded me of why I get told that I "hate people".
Because as a whole, our world is filled with really, REALLY stupid people......
AND they ruined a great song.
It just goes to show how little Americans know about diesels....


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It is one of my pet peeves in advertising. They will make 'other' products look real bad in order to show theirs to be great.

A few years ago there was a commercial about this 'great new car wax' - Simple to apply, easy to buff off. How'd they start the commercial, a guy wax his car with a liquid wax who was spooging so much wax out the bottle making a huge mess only to show how easy their wax was to use. NOBODY spooges that much wax out of their bottle!!!!! :


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That's because people are scared off of diesels because of the 70's. That's how those cars ran, they were black cloud machines. I don't think it's "stupid people," I think it's more imaginative marketing for the client base that can afford those cars. Furthermore, the 70's emissions created the stereotypes with diesels today.


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Lol!!!!
It can be really inconvenient when I spooge too much wax outta my bottle.

And I have taken some Marketing classes for my business minor. Ya, those people are geniuses.
But, people are stupid/ignorant enough to believe that is how all diesel run.

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I know.... makes diesels in general look reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal bad. but glad its a new diesel commerical so hopefully that will start to change the mindsets.

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Ya. Good point.
Because in 5-10yrs maybe the current thoughts of diesels will be changed bc of newer diesel cars like this.
But then again, the diesel Jetta has been out for a whiiiiiile

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I think it's more new users or new diesel owners that give diesels bad names. Heck, in the past month I've seen over 8 new threads started about smoke switches.


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I agree that the commercial gives diesels a bad name, but that sure is a sweet looking ride.

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I thought the commercial was funny the first time I saw it because of the turdy Volvo in it. My problem with the commercial is the inaccuracies in general, and more specific, the Volvo. I worked at a Volvo specialist back when they still had some diesel cars on the road. If you set the pump up wrong they would smoke like that and go about that slow (they were slow when they were right). My problem with the car in the ad, way too new to have had a D24 engine in it. I'm a weenie for details I guess.

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I think it's more new users or new diesel owners that give diesels bad names. Heck, in the past month I've seen over 8 new threads started about smoke switches.
Its more of the older crowd. They are left over when all the cars were slow and smokey and swear they will never get a diesel. They dont know how far the engine has come in technology.

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