| “Leaf” commercial: “What if Everything ran on gas?” ©2012 – Nissan Is it just me or have car companies and their commercials totally lost their way? A new Ford commercial the other day boasted that their car was “like driving a computer”. Another from Cadallac starring Kate Walsh a while back listed a “40 gig hard drive” as one of it’s top selling bullet-points. Another commercial for Nissan (video below), which I happen to love for the humor, is one that depicts a world where everything runs on gasoline EXCEPT their car. The poor, silent car it is promoting is called a “Leaf”. What kind of name for a car is that – a “LEAF”?! Are there no “real men” left buying cars these days? I prefer more inspiring names for cars, names with personality that convey power, strength, speed, or freedom such as “Marauder”, “Charger”, “Mustang”, “Fury”, “Fleetwood”, and “Grand Prix”. Even the soul-less names typical of many German cars, like “320i” are better than that! These are CARS we’re discussing, NOT toasters! Cars have personality, cars make noise, cars go places, cars get dirty, cars (used to) make smoke and fumes, cars can help the owner present a particular image. I must be a relic, but I don’t ever want to own a car that I have to “plug in”. Heck, I’d have it plugged in and get in, “turn it on”, and drive off until it pulled the plug out with me either coming to a rolling halt in front of my neighbor’s house to see him snicker at me as he fetched his morning paper, or just keep going with a very long cord-tail twisting around behind me until someone turned and drove over it yanking me to a sudden halt – the automotive version of having your shoelace stepped on!
I don’t understand what’s so “green” about electric cars – you STILL have to BURN something and produce just as much smoke and pollution (more if coal) SOMEWHERE ELSE, since the anti-nukesters will never allow us to build the plethora of nuclear plants needed to provide enough cheap and clean electricity necessary to truly make electric cars “greener” and effective for widespread use!
Daily Archives: January 25, 2012
January 25, 2012 – 3:05 pm
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