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The 2011 Mediocrity Sedan

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by vfx, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    #1 vfx, Oct 24, 2010
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    These commercials on television play it straight from beginning to end.





    I've seen this :30 on TV twice.


    When they air on TV there is no clue given as to who it is or even if who is buying the airtime are even selling a car. You have to do a search.

    The website is fun too. You can build a car and watch the videos.
     

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  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Looks like the Coda. Perhaps better than the Coda.
     
  3. TEG

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    For those too impatient to follow the breadcrumbs to see who is behind this here are some links that "cut to the chase" and "spill the beans":

    Autoblog
    creativity-online.com
     
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    01-mediocrity.jpg
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    coda-sedan-1-500x333.jpg

    I suppose the mini-grille up front gives a little hint.

    More "Generic" sedans:

    Kia Optima...
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    Ford Escort...
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    By the way, remember when CODA used to be part of "Miles Electric" with the big M logo?
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  6. doug

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    Many of the slogans really do sound like they're directly out of Coda's marketing.
     
  7. AnOutsider

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    eh, I think you guys might be reaching here... Why would they attack a company that barely anyone knows about, let alone cares about? I think this was an ad just going at generic cars in general not the Coda.... I think the EV enthusiasts in you are painting that picture :)
     
  8. doug

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    I don't think anyone said Subaru was actually attacking Coda. I was being facetious if I implied that. But true, point is the EV enthusiast in me does see the Coda resemblance. And it's a fact that Coda marketing has tried to play up their car's generic looks as an asset.
     
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    #9 kgb, Oct 24, 2010
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    Has anyone successfully completed the game? After 1 minute, it told me I was doing fairly well. I was thinking of putting a brick on the gas pedal and see what happens... but I ran short of time.

    UPDATE: I stopped just seconds short. The commute takes just shy of 2 minutes. Taking the car with cup holders has no appreciable benefit.
     

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