Old, Banned Corvette Ad

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
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  • Blue adidas Blue adidas on Nov 15, 2008

    Seems like they're getting a lot of viral buzz without spending a dime on media. When times are tough, it's time to get creative!

  • Steven Lang Steven Lang on Nov 15, 2008

    Well, I have never driven one so I can't comment on my personal experiences. However what I do know is this... On MSN there are 268 reviews for the Crossfire from 2003 to 2008. It received an owner rating average at least 9.2 or higher for every single year it was released. From a 1 to 10 scale, anything above a 9 at that site signifies exceptional owner satisfaction. Carsurvey gives the Crossfire all smiley faces. No frowns. No middles. Edmunds has 264 reviews from current owners. If you add all those up you also get a rating that is well above 9.0 out of 10. There are loads of performance coupes from Japan, Korea, Europe and America that don't match the Crossfire's record of owner satisfaction. Based on well over 500 reveiws, it appears at least to me that the feedback on the Crossfire from actual owners has been extremely positive. Those of you who simply bash just because you don't like the 'brand' may want to delve deeper to find the actual truth of a vehicle. I see a lot of variability in the quality within brands at the dealer auctions and the Crossfire happens to be one of many that buck the conventional attitudes. In fact, plenty of highly regarded brands have models that I wouldn't recommend to anyone. Other less regarded brands contain models that are true bargains in the car business. The Crossfire just happens to be one of those models.

  • Billc83 Billc83 on Nov 15, 2008

    I was actually surprised. It's actually a pretty good commercial. And the tagline - "The Official Car of Your Dreams" - is surprisingly good. Like, "they should stick with that tagline" good. ^ Methinks Mr. Lang meant to comment to the Crossfire article...

  • Andy D Andy D on Nov 16, 2008

    heh heh, great ad. that is me at 11, circa '62, driving my 5 $ '53 Ford through the woods in a long ago age. Lotsa people would have liked to have banned me at the time.