The Muthaship: Young people don't want to hear about American exceptionalism because they're afraid it means they're going to have to work at some point to maintain it.
akula: doubled99: Patriotic pride denotes ignorance-unless it's another country than this one.Makes you wonder if the asshole who wrote TFA also freaks out when Volkswagen touts their "German engineering" or when Fiat talks about "Italian style."
Prey4reign: When you really don't have anything to sell about the product that sets you apart, you sell Amurica or manliness or sexual allure (which usually doesn't have anything to do with the product).
jacknifetrucker: Sybarite: Anyone that would pay $75K (base price) for a tarted up Volt really isn't really the savviest consumer to begin with.Where the hell do you car shop, 42k in TX for a loaded volt. Just bought my wife a new car for xmas . Didn't get a volt though.
Lucky LaRue: There will always be people who aren't driven to succeed and who are content to wallow in mediocrity and complain loudly and vociferously about successful Americans and America's success-driven culture.
Because nothing says "American Quality" like a gigantic cheap plastic grill with a thin coat of silver paint that will be pock-marked with black divots within a matter of months.
akula: And again, non sequitur selling points are STANDARD in advertising. Hell, it's the most common selling point- you don't buy X because you need something that does what X does. They sell you X by telling you that having an X makes you more than just yourself; you're a member of a community, smarter, more with it than the dumbasses who bought Y instead.
Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: I am a soulless drone leveraged to my gills and can't stand my family
the_foo: That commercial was embarrassing enough that I knew which one we were talking about without having to look. Some of us in the US don't want to be associated with that kind of arrogant douchebaggery.The bit where they tried to tell us that barely getting any vacation in this country is somehow an awesome thing was an especially nice touch. If you think the 1% in this country don't take all sorts of long, expensive vacations, you're dumb enough to buy one of these cars.
akula: Makes you wonder if the asshole who wrote TFA also freaks out when Volkswagen touts their "German engineering" or when Fiat talks about "Italian style."
The Goddamn Batman: My god, the amount of butthurt is astonishing.
abhorrent1: Is Area man a super hero?
busy chillin': FTFA:Me? I'm a libertarian, so I don't give a shiat about the politics expressed in a car ad.*scrolls down a few seeing a sh*t load of words*Yeah, you don't care. Sure thing, buddy.*closes window*
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