Ford asks GM to pull Super Bowl ad

Ford asks GM to pull Super Bowl ad

There are 34 comments on the CBS News story from Feb 5, 2012, titled Ford asks GM to pull Super Bowl ad. In it, CBS News reports that:

LAS VEGAS — Ford is demanding that rival General Motors pull a Super Bowl commercial that implies the Chevrolet Silverado pickup is more dependable than the Ford F-Series. But GM stands by the ad and says it will run during Sunday's game.

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trinitymax

Markham, Canada

#1 Feb 5, 2012
Gm must be laughing there asses of at this . To get a reaction like this is good publicity ,wake up ford its not 1949!

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#3 Feb 5, 2012
Thought it was a great commercial. Ford should have bought their own commercial instead of whining.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#4 Feb 5, 2012
Pats fans are such sore losers

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#5 Feb 5, 2012
The owner of Obama-motor GM Barack Hussein Obama who financed the GM unions with tens of billions of hard-earned dollars of the American people which were never paid back is stabbing the American great icon Ford in the back. Clearly, Ford refused to take billions of dollars of the American people for covering the outrageous benefits of the UAW unions for free pensions and healthcare for lifetime.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#6 Feb 5, 2012
Jeff Brightone wrote:
The owner of Obama-motor GM Barack Hussein Obama who financed the GM unions with tens of billions of hard-earned dollars of the American people which were never paid back is stabbing the American great icon Ford in the back. Clearly, Ford refused to take billions of dollars of the American people for covering the outrageous benefits of the UAW unions for free pensions and healthcare for lifetime.
Are you suggesting that Ford doesn't provide their retirees with pensions and health insurance? You're sadly mistaken. They do. One thing Ford has going for it, they moved a lot more of their manufacturing to Canada before GM and Chrysler, meaning they benefit from socialized health care more so than GM and Chrysler.
Saving GM and Chrysler saved millions of jobs and the loans are being paid back ahead of schedule. GM is back on top as the leading manufacturer in the world.
GM's alive and Bin Laden is dead. Sounds good to most of us Americans.
Gina

East Quogue, NY

#7 Feb 6, 2012
Would have been better if they used a real truck like a Tundra crushing those chevy and fords down the sewer pipe where they belong

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#8 Feb 6, 2012
Gina wrote:
Would have been better if they used a real truck like a Tundra crushing those chevy and fords down the sewer pipe where they belong
Ford, Dodge, GMC and Chevy are all rated higher than the TOYota.
http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-tru...

“Allcladrad”

Since: Jan 10

Mcallen, TX

#9 Feb 6, 2012
sofa,
Socialized medicine? Might want to check that. Unions guys get paid for their medical.

Ford whined about false claims made by GM. Claims that strike at the heart of why Ford sells more trucks.

mobaby

Hazard, KY

#10 Feb 6, 2012
allcladrad wrote:
sofa,
Socialized medicine? Might want to check that. Unions guys get paid for their medical.
Ford whined about false claims made by GM. Claims that strike at the heart of why Ford sells more trucks.
afraid not more chev' on the road then fords if you don't beleave me just go down the road and start with 20 and you will come up with a 15 chev and 5 fords count there is more chevies then fords on the roads

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#11 Feb 6, 2012
allcladrad wrote:
sofa,
Socialized medicine? Might want to check that. Unions guys get paid for their medical.
Ford whined about false claims made by GM. Claims that strike at the heart of why Ford sells more trucks.
You might want to read that again. Ford moved much of their manufacturing to Canada decades ago. Taking advantage of Canada's socialized health care. One less cost they must pay for many of their employees than GM or Chrysler.
Are you suggesting that Ford pays for the medical care for their many Canadian employees?
Also, Ford whined about a claim that is true depending on the source used. "R.L. Polk data shows Silverados remain on the road longer than other pickups." Ford suggests that's wrong due to the fact that they have more trucks with over 250,000 miles. That only means they sold more, not that their trucks last longer. That's why there is fine print on commercials like that. According to that source, GM isn't making a false claim.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#12 Feb 6, 2012
Who cares? The Giants won and the patsy's lost. That is the story!

“Allcladrad”

Since: Jan 10

Mcallen, TX

#13 Feb 6, 2012
sofa,
You can can make of this what you can, it is a Ford company benefit and looks like it covers everything that the Canadian plan doesn't. It includes children and retirees. Thought it is cheaper than UAW's was.
http://cawlocal584.com/caw_retirees/benefits/...

The fine print in the GM ad doesn't ring true according to Consumer Reports.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#14 Feb 6, 2012
allcladrad wrote:
sofa,
You can can make of this what you can, it is a Ford company benefit and looks like it covers everything that the Canadian plan doesn't. It includes children and retirees. Thought it is cheaper than UAW's was.
http://cawlocal584.com/caw_retirees/benefits/...
The fine print in the GM ad doesn't ring true according to Consumer Reports.
Which plan do you think is cheaper? A full health care plan, or a supplemental plan in Canada?
A plan that covers hospital costs of possibly thousands per day or a plan that covers the $30 per day charge Canada allows?

In 2009, the government funded about 70% of Canadians' health care costs. This covered most hospital and physician cost while the dental and pharmaceutical costs were primarily paid for by individuals. But considering Canada negotiates the price of drugs, the price is significantly lower than it is here. That's why Americans liked to get their drugs in Canada while it was allowed.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2009/11/1...

If the government is paying about 70%, then Ford only has to pick up 30%. Again, they benefit from the socialized health care of Canada. The cost is significantly lower when you only have to cover the supplemental costs.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#15 Feb 6, 2012
RACE wrote:
Who cares? The Giants won and the patsy's lost. That is the story!
Who cares? This thread has nothing to do with the game.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#16 Feb 7, 2012
Then why are the words "Super Bowl" in the title?
sofa_king_cool wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares? This thread has nothing to do with the game.
Wondering

Albany, NY

#17 Feb 7, 2012
I drive a Ford, Always Have, Always will. But that was one of the Best and funniest car commercials I’ve seen. They should have said “He was Found On the Road Dead.
ANYONE that takes these commercials serious is an idiot

“Allcladrad”

Since: Jan 10

Mcallen, TX

#18 Feb 7, 2012
sofa,
I don't know what UAW members get per year for insurance but 2009 CAW members were about $13,500 a year.

http://rumors.automobilemag.com/bob-nardelli-...

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#19 Feb 7, 2012
RACE wrote:
Then why are the words "Super Bowl" in the title?
<quoted text>
Because the AD, or ADVERTISEMENT this thread is discussing debuted during the Super Bowl. There are plenty of threads about the game and the outcome.

Since: Jun 07

Allentown Pa

#20 Feb 7, 2012
allcladrad wrote:
sofa,
I don't know what UAW members get per year for insurance but 2009 CAW members were about $13,500 a year.
http://rumors.automobilemag.com/bob-nardelli-...
$13,500 a year? Where does your link state that number? It doesn't.
Again, supplemental insurance is far cheaper than entire care insurance.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#21 Feb 7, 2012
So, it's okay for you to hijack the thread and talk about socialized medicine in Canada because they make Ford trucks and Ford is in the title, but I cant talk about the Super bowl for exactly the same reason?

Who put you in charge?


How about you stay on topic?
sofa_king_cool wrote:
<quoted text>Because the AD, or ADVERTISEMENT this thread is discussing debuted during the Super Bowl. There are plenty of threads about the game and the outcome.

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