Checks out this add from Vancouver (you will need to scroll to the right to see it). My guess is that public transit and the anti-SUV campaign must be making inroads so that GM is getting nervous. They are now going on the attack.
It really gets to the heart of the matter with a lot of people - cars are for normal people and public transportation is for welfare mothers and homeless people - those with little usefullness. When I've taken the bus its a perfectly normal experience. It sucks when its full of high school kids though. Car commercials rarely tell you anything about the car anymore they just create an image and I could go on all day about what I think of them. GM's next step will be stickers of Calvin pissing on a streetcar.
I think the ad is hilarious. Maybe its because I am selfish and I hate riding the bus. I hate being cramped in a small seat, I hate having to stand up when it is crowded, I hate when it stops every two blocks and and I absolutly hate traveling on something that takes 30 minutes to travel 3 miles.
This whole incident makes me realize how much I hate auto companies. Ford sucks because theri founder was an anti-semite, Daimler Chrysler sucks because they produce crap, and now, GM sucks because they fail to respect citizens who are dependent on public transit.
I'm in the market for a new car. My Ford Escort is a piece of s#!t and I need some speed!
I couldn't agree more. I'm on my second one -well first one that's mine- and have no complaints. I've posted my experiences with in other threads and would recomend them to anyone. The only expense you'll have, other than tires, gas and oil changes is roughly $1,000 to change the timing belt every 80,000 to 100,000 miles. Only complaint is the conservative styling.
I'm all for buying American but my family has never owned an American car or truck that has made it to 100,000 miles without major repairs to the engine and transmission or the body falling apart. It's a protestant work ethic thing...we feel that we've failed if we can't get every single mile of use from a vehicle.