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Lexus GS 430, Acura RL, BMW 5 Series, Volvo S80, Audi A6, Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac STS, Sedan
#4818 of 10348 Re: October 2005 Sales [merc1]
Nov 07, 2005 (3:57 pm)
Chicago suburbs host beautiful cars all right...it was a great sunny day today and the wife and I drove down to the Ikea store in Shaumburg, had lunch at the Cheesecake factory in the Woodfield Mall. Couldn't believe all the ladies out driving the Jaguars, Mercedes, Porsches, BMWs, many Lexus including one SC430 convertible, candy apple red, top down, moving along briskly through the parking lot. A Pretty lady, shades, and Sharon Stone smile....whew! (The wife always smiles like that when she sees a red convertible!
#4819 of 10348 You wanna see nice cars?
Nov 07, 2005 (4:44 pm)
Check out South Florida. Maybachs, Royces, Ferraris, 760s, etc. etc. etc.
With no state income tax a high earner can buy a lot. And do.
#4820 of 10348 When race expereince does not translate to the street
Nov 07, 2005 (7:29 pm)
Apparently for street tires, more PSI up front does firm up handling...which is the opposite of race tires. Apparently, the extra traction you get with less psi is nullified by the excessive sidewall flex inherent in street tires.
I stand corrected, at least for DOT rubber.
#4821 of 10348 Re: Sales etc. Redux [liferules]
Nov 07, 2005 (9:00 pm)
I remember seeing a few of the "Lead > Follow" ads for the '05 A4. I cant remember seeing a single commercial for the A6 on TV though. And cars like the A8, TT, Allroad, etc, fuggetaboutit. It seems as if Audi marketing is stuck in a viscious cycle of lack of marketing = low sales = lack of marketing = low sales..
#4822 of 10348 Re: October 2005 Sales [rich545]
Nov 07, 2005 (9:14 pm)
Well you're likely to encounter that type of attitude anywhere nowadays, I've had that happen too.
#4823 of 10348 Re: October 2005 Sales [jjacura]
Nov 07, 2005 (9:15 pm)
Yeah that sounds about right. Schaumburg isn't to far from Barrington and Hoffman Estates, plenty of money there too.
Still though it is one of my favorite areas. Everything is right there.
#4824 of 10348 Re: October 2005 Sales [merc1]
Nov 07, 2005 (9:25 pm)
Things must have changed since I lived in Chicago. Hoffman Estates used to be "the other side of the tracks" from Barrington.
#4825 of 10348 Re: October 2005 Sales [bjbird2]
Nov 07, 2005 (9:48 pm)
Well I'm sure some parts of it is, or either the area I was in is still part of Barrington.
#4826 of 10348 Re: October 2005 Sales [merc1]
Nov 07, 2005 (10:04 pm)
Ah the Chicago area...Naperville is very nice too...but one of our favorite things to do on a warm summer afternoon is drive the lake roads down and settle in for some great music with friends at a Ravinia concert in Highland Park.
#4827 of 10348 Re: Sales etc. Redux [lexusguy]
Nov 08, 2005 (5:10 am)
Almost every day it is possible to see a BMW commercial.
From time to time if I am watching A&E or another apparently more erudite broadcast or cable outlet, I will see an Audi commercial.
Even less frequently I will see a LOCAL ad apparently co-opted by Audi on the LOCAL news -- and the two dealerships in Cincinnati get a trailing slide with a local voice over.
Of course there aren't many VW ads either, but, by comparison "they're everywhere" especially for the new Jetta (all grown up, sort of) and the new Passat (120 not so standard features.)
Audi seems to be "content" with almost media obscurity.
I see plenty of the new Infiniti ads, too -- and a whole host of non LPS advertising (the Avalon ads have ramped up in frequency recently, for instance.)
I scratch my head in confusion whenever I get a link to an Audi ad and see what good stuff is produced apparently for the TV medium elsewhere in the world.
No wait, I did see, once, the recent recreation of the Audi driving up the ski lift. The ad is eye catching and I think makes its point.
But for a long time everytime I turned on the TV I could count on hearing the Led Zep tune and knew a Cadillac commercial was coming.
I don't know if it could be said that Audi's vicious cycle, if broken, would encourage sales. I would assume it would not hurt and my instincts tell me it would help.
My wife still mentions the wet tongue frozen pole ads for BMW's X drive and the four little angles flying alongside the BMW X5 "protecting" the driver from road hazards.