| Posted 11/29/08 at 03:07 PM||Reply with quote #1 |
|I have been really bummed out that one of my favorite movie actors has sold out and is making these Hyundai commercials. (no kidding here)|
I thought Mr. Bridges was an environmentalist. The carbon footprint alone to ship Korean cars half way around the world is sickening itself not to mention how it affects the American auto industry that is held to a higher standard. And the Americans that are losing their jobs, etc, etc......
I would be happy to take up a collection to help defray the lost revenue if Mr. B would just stop.
It's so un-Dude (sorry - had to say it).
Any takers ?
| Posted 11/29/08 at 06:18 PM||Reply with quote #2 |
Jeff Bridges does a voice over for one commercial, and from your point of view becomes the fall guy for all the environmental and economic problems of the world. As far as I can tell Hyundai fills a niche abandoned a long time ago by domestic automakers in favor of production of high carbon footprint SUVs, trucks, and luxury automobiles. It seems a thin axe to grind. I don't get it.
| Posted 11/29/08 at 07:40 PM||Reply with quote #3 |
|I fully respect your opinion CR. |
Maybe I've been watching too much TV lately and the commercial seems all over the place and has started to get on my nerves.
Jeff Bridges is a great guy and I have no axe to grind with him nor was it my intention to make him the fall guy for all the enviro / eco problems of the world.
When gas was relatively inexpensive the consumers demanded and bought the big SUV's. No more...hopefully.
The only niche now is cheap, poor quality goods manufactured in other countries. It is, sadly, a Wal Mart World - and maybe no turning back. Price over quality. The cheaper the better - even if I it destroys our economy and costs us more in the long haul.
It's what my dad used to call "penny wise and pound foolish" and many of us our guilty of our own demise.
Supporting the imports now, in light of our economic situation, is a weak, 25 year old viewpoint. The "Great Sucking Sound" that Perot warned us about so long ago is coming to fruition.
Hyundai, Kia and Daewoo the Big Three ? No thank you.
They are clever commercials but, let Joan Rivers (no disrespect) do the Hyundai voice overs.
| Posted 11/30/08 at 11:01 AM||Reply with quote #4 |
|Thanks PG. I'm a Ford man myself. But my 2000 Ranger has a Canadian engine and a transmission imported from France. It was assembled in a right to work state far from Detroit.|
And, I looked up the Hyundais. They are put together by 3,000 Americans in Alabama. I imagine a lot of the parts suppliers are offshore though. But a lot of Americans are required to sell and service foreign cars too.
I guess Jeff Bridges is just one more American being employed by the world economy.
Keep the Faith Baby!
I seen 'em on the TV. The movie show. They say it's time for changes, but I just don't know. Those days are gone forever. Over a long time ago. Oh Yeah! -- Steely Day
| Posted 11/30/08 at 11:11 AM||Reply with quote #5 |
|I currently drive a 95 Camry, which was given to me by my two sisters, one who drives a more recent Camry and the other, who replaced this 95 Camry with a (you guessed it) brand new Hyundai Sonata. It's a really nice car, and as for me, you can't get more affordable than free. One sister paid the other to get the downpayment on the Hyundai, and I don't have to pay her back. |
I live in a town that makes GM SUV's . And this is not good for my town. I drove passed the Job Center. You should have seen all of those Chevy's in various sizes and styles parked at the Job Center, looking for work or training to replace their jobs making SUV's. I see it first hand. The store where I used to cashier is seeing it in falling sales. It's not Jeff's fault, though. GM should have diversified and made more efficient cars a long time ago! We have known this was coming since the sixties and seventies. Ed Begley Jr. has been driving an electric for how long????
On a more personal note, my husband commented that between Duracell and Hyundai, Jeff was becoming a bit too ubiquitous. He sounded like Jimmuh with a different vocabulary.