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Offline Jerrymac

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« on: February 10, 2005, 11:45:14 PM »
Here in Texas we get commercials for vehicles such as "Bigger in Texas, better in a Dodge" Or how about "Ford, Built Texas tough. " And a few others I'm sure.

The question.... is the vehicle commercials in your state oriented to your state or do you have to endure these same Texas oriented commercials?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2005, 11:52:40 PM »
no here in illinois are ford says "built ford tough" and doge is "grab life by the horns".
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2005, 01:05:42 AM »
The things you ponder! LOL

Never heard a texas commercial - or a Georgia commercial. I would imagine it's ONLY a texas thing. Texas is big on BEING BIG, and being tough. As the saying goes - everything in texas is bigger. They just use that to make their special commercials. Georgia doesn't have anything like that - anything special. People here grow peanuts and cotton....... the fact they grow peanuts in massive amounts doesn't make for anything useful in a commercial.

Although it could be useful in a gas relief commercial - it's just not a possitive thing. :)

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2005, 07:55:00 AM »
I work for General Motors. You are correct - Texas gets special attention when it comes to selling trucks. Something like 1 out of every 4 Pickup trucks sold in America is sold in Texas. That's the major reason Toyota chose Texas as the location of its plant when it began building full-sized trucks. That's why Ford builds a special "King Ranch" edition of its trucks -targeted specifically for Texas buyers. Each year truck makers look at the Texas State Fair as a competition for having the biggest, glitziest truck display. No other State Fair or State gets the attention that Texas does!

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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2005, 08:46:00 AM »
thats really cool.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2005, 09:43:59 AM »
Are you saying not everyone has a pick-up????  :shock:
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2005, 11:46:40 AM »
Calm down Jerry, I don't think that's possible!! I think what they're saying is that some people choose to have a second vehicle that's not a pick-up. Though I can't see why!!:lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2005, 01:51:02 AM »
We buy trucks, they sell better
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2005, 09:23:53 AM »
I used to have a truck - a Ford. It was old, and the paint was peeling, but I loved the power that thing had. Now I drive an SUV (Ford Explorer), and it's really held up wonderfully, but it's just doesn't have the power or heaviness that I like to have in a vehicle. I also get to drive my father-in-law's Ford F-150 king cab (newer, and a beautiful dark green). I'm allowed to drive it anytime I want...... but I can't afford the gas for it to use everyday.

My favorite truck was a very old ford. I can't remember the year, but I looked over the internet, and it must have been made in the 1950-something. It was what I'd call a "fat" truck, light creamy green, with a wide front and bulging wheel wells. We got that truck for free (original engine), and after sitting for 2 years it started right up only needing a little brake fluid. That beast did anything and everything we asked it to. :)

Sadly though one of my worst vehicles was also a ford - a Bronco. It broke down all the time, and just never acted right.

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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2005, 11:12:55 AM »
A broken Bronc?
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2005, 07:44:05 PM »
Yep.... it finally died completely and sits in our junk hole at the edge of the woods. It's become a home for many wasps now. I bought it used, and in two years it needed a clutch, had electrical problems, 4-wheel drive wasn't dependable, the arm on the back window broke & soon after the window broke....... and now the head gasket is shot. I hated that bronco.

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