Does the magazine receive money for it. How can you determine a car of the
year. Chevy and Howie long (big LOL) comparing. Why can't they just talk
about the car without bringing up Toyota, Honda, etc.. I think a big problem
with a big three is they always compare. Put a new spin on it. Use the time
on a commercial to show interior pics, engine. Chevy sucks- do they still
uase Dex-Cool?? I got screwed for $2000 with coolant problems on a Grand
Prix. Look at these poor people talking about Dex-Cool. Money doesn't grow
on trees for me..........I think Chevys piss out in 3 years while Ford has
their issues after the factory or 100k miles. I know I just love my Sho. I
drove a Chvy. It was nice. Everything is plastic still though.
They pick the "Car of The Year," by testing all of the TOTALLY new models
released during the model year.
Build quality of prior year models, problems, large numbers of recalls etc.
have nothing to do with their "Car of The Year" choice.
If they did things like engine sludge, rusted frames, uncontrolled
acceleration, axles that brake and leaking gas lines etc. would reflect
badly on that manufacturer. ;)
What exactly are you complaining about, besides some old chev that
probably suffered from lack of maintenance when you bought it?
If Chevrolets really only lasted three years they would have gone out
of business long ago.
No, because people have to fix things like head caskets, engines and have no
choice. Stuff was supposed to be 100k maintenance free. People who don't
drive much and out of warranty are screwed. Gm says it is not my fault.
Maybe if you suffered the amount you wuld feel different?
Hmm. I change mine every 20-25k miles. No shit-100k miles is absurd. False
advertising but some people believe that like old woman with Buicks. And if
they believe it and their coolant system has problems they should honor
their warranty, right mikehuntchevylover?
On Thu, 17 Dec 2009 19:18:53 -0600, "iluv my kitties and family"
Someone in the mag industry posted an explanation of how the scam
works several years ago. Basically the magazines tell the
manufacturers which cars are "in the running" AND at the same time
tell them that they need to get a contract signed for "next years"
advertising. Basically the mags put a gun to the head of the
automakers ad agency to extort ad revenue from them. I suspect that's
why the "car/truck of the year" is always one of the hot new models,
they know the car makers will need to advertise the new models heavily
and this adds to the pressure to buy ads.
How can you determine a car of the
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