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Jun 29, 2000 (8:30 pm)
Just a place where everyone can tell others if the
car makers' dollars are being put to good use in
advertising. Name your favorites (or the ones you
hate) of the past or present. Have fun!
#2 of 7195 Just to kick it off...
Jun 29, 2000 (8:33 pm)
One of my current favorites is the Lexus IS commercial where the guy blackmails his boss with poloroids. Quite funny!
My least favorite right now is the "My Toyota" one. That cheesy song remake gets on my nerves.
#3 of 7195 Dog Family?
Jun 30, 2000 (1:14 am)
What's the deal with the Dog family in the Odysey commercials? I've never heard them, cause I always videotape everything I want to watch so I can skip the commercials later. Are they trying to say the Odysey isn't good enough for people, only dogs should drive it? I always try to avoid companies with obnoxius commeercials, but I just bought a 00 Accord anyway. (I don't want my money going to finance more commercials that are annoying to me.)
For that reason, I haven't been to a Taco Bell since they started using that stupid dog a few years ago.
Anybody else have an opinion on the Odysey commercial?
Jun 30, 2000 (12:57 pm)
The whole point of commercials is to get your attention. They don't have to be relevant. I also find that whole series of commercials to be kinda stupid (even though it looks kinda sorta cool).
When the new Tundra came out, Toyota ran a commercial where they lined up the truck against a Lotus at a drag strip....of course the truck was losing....until they hit the dirt road at about 1/2 track. That was kinda different...
#5 of 7195 Roadroach
Jun 30, 2000 (2:04 pm)
Yeah, I agree the point is to get your attention, but it can easily backfire and turn customers away from buying your product. (Like me and Taco Bell)
Never saw the Tundra commercial, but it least it was relevant to the product. If the Accord hadn't been the best choice for me, I might very well have been swayed AWAY from Honda by those commercials. Not that the other manufacturers are any less obnoxious, just don't remember seeing one that was.
#6 of 7195 Honda Commercials
Jun 30, 2000 (2:25 pm)
I've noticed two fallicies in Hodna commercials:
1) The Accord Seminar commercial. The speaker says to "Close your eyes...and picture yourself as this" and the screens show pictures of Accords. But how can you see what it is if you close your eyes?
2) The Civic gas pump commercial. It's supposed to convey how fuel efficient the Civic is, but it shows a digital pump screen with the "clikity-clack/ding" sound of an analog pump.
This either says that Honda needs to analyze their commercials more before sending them to the TV stations, or I watch waaay to much TV!
#7 of 7195 Too "sexy" give me a BREAK !!!!
Jun 30, 2000 (3:03 pm)
The Camry commercial that says over and over that the Camry is too sexy for-------- God, that is irritating. How could ANYONE call a Camry sexy to begin with is beyond me. Throw that tape in the dumper!!
#8 of 7195 Sexy Camry
Jun 30, 2000 (3:13 pm)
Absolutely! Next Chevy will advertise sexy Malibus!
I absolutely detest the Toyotathon ads when they run. Does anyone still go to a car dealer because of a splashy campaign like that - "oh, it looks like a lot of fun at the car dealership - let's go..." Please!
#9 of 7195 Sexy Camry
Jun 30, 2000 (4:34 pm)
That's an oxymoron
#10 of 7195 And another person, me,
Jun 30, 2000 (4:46 pm)
is TOTALLY irritated by those Toyotathon commercials they run every month touting their "Only 3 days left to get these big reductions"!!
What they mean is 3 days to the next one... And when have you ever seen 30 people milling around and running back and forth from one car to another in a dealer's showroom. Unless it was a couple of families with totally undisciplined kids.!!
What has any of that got to do with the features or quality of their cars???
I agree that one of the few ads of Toyota's that is any good is the Tundra going off the dragstrip into it's off-road mode..