Does Size Matter?

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
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  • John R John R on Dec 29, 2008

    "Why can’t GM apply the classic Cadillac formula to a car?" Because a lot of people don't buy that brand of milk anymore. We live in an ageist society, unfortunately, and there was a time (perhaps still today) when those who were young and affluent wouldn't be caught dead in a Caddy. That's what their grandparents drove. You can't throw a rock without hitting an Infiniti G or M or a BMW 3 or 5. GM needed a car to earnestly compete in the luxury sedan segment and the Catera & STS were simply not on people's radar. Don't even mention SAAD. Getting back to the commercial. Here we go again. Once more on to the breach of insulting the consumer's intelligence, GM marketing department! A MINI Cooper S convertible, really? Next they'll be telling me that it has better mileage than this Subaru* (*WRX STI model shown) I watched that mess while watching the Eagles' game. The only reason I laughed harder at the game was because the Dallas Cowbums got what they deserve, a massacre.

  • Allegro con moto-car Allegro con moto-car on Dec 29, 2008

    Since when did GM and their premier car brand resort to toilet bowl marketing? They hype an EPA 20 MPG city on a HYBRID vehicle, then they tell you at what price the non-hybrid can be purchased for. Switch-and-bait marketing approved by the morally corrupt Wagner. Now we know what the corporate culture at GM is all about. GM needs a cleansing that can only be performed with a bankruptcy procedure. 'Nuf said.

  • 200k-min 200k-min on Dec 29, 2008

    This whole "surprised" ad campaign by GM is further proof that nobody is cross shopping their products. I'm sure GM has some department in Ren Cen that discovered most people don't have a clue what GM has to offer, told marketing, who dreamed up this ridiculout ad campaign to "lure" people onto their lots. Only problem is, nobody is going to buy an Escalade over a Lexus because of MPG's. Nobody is visiting those GM lots because they have an image problem, and touting MPG's isn't going to correct that. John R hit the nail on the head, nobody is buying GM's brand of milk anymore.

  • ZoomZoom ZoomZoom on Dec 29, 2008
    improvement_needed : love the voice over: … buy for ~ 55k get a total value ~ 15k seems about right!!! Yes, I did that double-take, too!