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#6775 of 7128 Re: top automotive commercials... [kyfdx]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:05 am)
I averaged around 77 mph, without counting the three stops.. 67.5 mph overall... I thought that was pretty good..
Some years ago, wife and I went from NE Illinois to Denver at average of "actual" 67+ mph in a Pontiac Firebird. This included very brief and quick stops for gasoline and washroom. We were prepared with sandwiches and soft drinks/water and did not need food stops. Had calibrated our odo to true miles well before the trip, so was able to compensate for odo error. Notations are long gone, but think that distance for us was about 1,000 miles.
#6776 of 7128 Re: top automotive commercials... [steve_]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:25 am)
Favorite is the young man thinking he is getting a yellow Camaro convertible for his graduation. His excitement, including by his girl friend, and then the letdown. Very good marks for GM and Chevrolet for airing this commercial.
#6777 of 7128 Re: top automotive commercials... [steve_]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:27 am)
I still love the Statham/Audi spot. The less than subtle crashing a MB and BMW, and ignoring a Lexus, classic. I just notice the Supercamry he avoids is wearing WA plates, too.
#6778 of 7128 Re: top automotive commercials... [fintail]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:50 am)
That Audi spot is great. I love the expression of disgust when he looks at the ES.
Fin - no grief for the damaged MB?
#6779 of 7128 Re: top automotive commercials... [robr2]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:59 am)
Not really. Could have just been a shined up heap, and either way, a 108 like that isn't particularly rare or valuable, and could have been fixed if one wanted. At worst, a waste of an old car, but it happens.
#6780 of 7128 insert your own joke here*
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 24, 2013 (4:11 pm)
"Hyundai will be a major advertising presence at the 2013 Super Bowl, with five game-day ads, including several showcasing the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe."
Edmunds at Instagram.
*The joke is which coach will overstate their claims and run out of gas first.
#6781 of 7128 Re: insert your own joke here* [steve_]
Jan 24, 2013 (4:36 pm)
The joke is which coach will overstate their claims and run out of gas first.
People here in Northern Illinois will probably be rooting for Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers. Jim played for the Bears as quarterback when Mike Ditka was da coach. Remember Ditka reading out Jim at times upon apparent bad plays by Jim.
#6782 of 7128 Re: insert your own joke here* [steve_]
Jan 24, 2013 (4:37 pm)
They've had good response in the past so no surprise to see them back for more.
Wonder if it will be just the Sport, or both?
#6783 of 7128 Re: top automotive commercials... [steve_]
Jan 24, 2013 (5:30 pm)
OK, I admit it, I'm stupid. What?
#6784 of 7128 Re: top automotive commercials... [explorerx4]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 24, 2013 (7:15 pm)
Oh, just riffing on how the Patriot's defense apparently ran out of gas defending against the Ravens. Seemed to be a common comment about the game; really, a pretty common comment about a lot of games.
And Hyundai/Kia had a wee bit of trouble with the EPA recently when some of their mpg claims couldn't be verified. So if you coached to think you were going to get 40 mpg and then...well, you know. You'd run out of gas.
Too much of a stretch eh?