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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:07 am

Since when do commercials not suck? This is why I do not have TV service.

I can get all my shows in full on DVD without interruptions at a later date.
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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:19 pm

I would not want to watch Game of Throne on broadcast media... Firstly, it's not appropriate for certain age groups (and no way to filter that OTA), and secondly, I don't think there is any way that a network would spend the money needed to produce programs like this. Also commercials break the immersion of the show. This isn't so bad for shows set in modern times, but for fantasy worlds, losing that immersion breaks the rhythm (i.e. Sword of truth series, etc)
 
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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:29 pm

YES!!! they did suck.
 
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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:28 am

BIF wrote:
Well, the Paul Harvey narration was inspiring. The images of farmers was inspiring.

Dodge however, not so much.


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Consumer reports 2nd place 2009, best buy 2010, 1st & 2nd place ranking across the world 2011, 2012, recommended buy for both, truck of the year 2013, best fuel mileage, best suspension, best interior for 2013.... good golly what's wrong with the Dodge Ram?


I don't buy cars based on magazine statistics, whether they're 4 years old or from last December's "Top Ten This-or-That From 2012!" article.

That would be like listening to a song with the speakers on mute. :roll:

To each his own, I suppose.
 
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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:38 pm

Working on Dodges all day long I can tell you, the trucks pretty much don't break, even the recalls are for things that we don't see failing, but have failed on rare occasions. Compare that to Dodge of old that had countless issues and almost no recalls or extended warranties offered after the 3/36 base warranty. The bankruptcy and being sold to Fiat are probably the best things that've happened to Dodge in decades. Since then it's been a whole new attitude, they revived training for employees, demanded better product, and as they've said over-invested in the US market to turn the company around...and as a result, US operations are the only profitable part of Fiat currently.
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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:49 pm

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Working on Dodges all day long I can tell you, the trucks pretty much don't break, even the recalls are for things that we don't see failing, but have failed on rare occasions. Compare that to Dodge of old that had countless issues and almost no recalls or extended warranties offered after the 3/36 base warranty. The bankruptcy and being sold to Fiat are probably the best things that've happened to Dodge in decades. Since then it's been a whole new attitude, they revived training for employees, demanded better product, and as they've said over-invested in the US market to turn the company around...and as a result, US operations are the only profitable part of Fiat currently.

I'll be the first to admit that this is my 1970s experience talking, but touting a sale to Fiat as a major quality improvement is utterly foreign to my thinking. After all, the Yugo was a Fiat 131 built by Communists.
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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:08 am

Since Mercedes ran the business into the ground, Fiat's management has appeared extremely generous by comparison.
 
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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:08 am

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After all, the Yugo was a Fiat 131 built by Communists.
Nope, it was a Fiat 127. Growing up we were a Fiat family and over the years had an 850, a 124 and a 131 Mirafiori. The 124 was the basis for Lada and Polski Fiat so we used to get cheaper parts for those. Those Fiats were rusty and unreliable, but they sure knew how to make an exhaust sound sweet.
 
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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:58 pm

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Since Mercedes ran the business into the ground, Fiat's management has appeared extremely generous by comparison.
after Chrysler was sold to FIAT for the price of a 1.4 liter engine FIAT came in and did 2 things very right, they've loosened the purse strings allowing the engineers to build the cars they wanted to and drastically improved in-system / corporate communication by pushing WCM adoption.

Dart is the 1st real FIAT product but it's sales have been hurt by $15,300 Dodge Avengers and 200's.... kinda hard to sell a Dart for $20,000 with more practical better equipped mid size sedans selling for less, to be honest I'm not sure why anyone is buying anything else in that price range.


True, but the Dart is a way better vehicle than the avenger or 200 from a driving and fit/finish perspective. The avenger and 200 are still hold overs from 07 and the mercedes years. They did what they could when they refreshed the Sebring into the 200, but, at it's heart it's still a Sebring. Hopefully once that platform reaches it's end of life, which should be soon they'll replace it with something better. We'll see how that works out when the current generation caravan is replaced later this year.
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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:02 am

I'm looking forward to the Dart SRT-4, got any insider knowledge on that jss?
 
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Re: 2013 Superbowl commercials..... suck this year?

Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:54 am

I'm going to have to go with the Flaming Lips Hyundai commercial.

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