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Put. This. Commercial. On. TV.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:11 am
by FalconFour
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Exactly why is the task of Americanizing this amazing Nissan LEAF "Global" commercial being handed off to people that are doing it as a hobby? Seems that the person that made this (very, very well done) "dubbed" version is just doing it for kicks, by the brief blip of a pre-ad leader board from the original commercial.

Seriously. Is this ad even getting *any* play time here in the U.S.?

Re: Put. This. Commercial. On. TV.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:43 am
by TomT
Ahh, if only Carwings actually worked that fast and well!

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Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:58 am
by TonyWilliams
It would be silly to advertise when they are almost out of cars (and cheap prices are unloading the remaining ones).

New cars won't be in showrooms until Feb/March.

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Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:16 pm
by Nubo
TomT wrote:Ahh, if only Carwings actually worked that fast and well!
True. I find that it's awkward to "show off" Carwings to folks.

First off there's the real chance that it may fizzle entirely. -- total embarrassment.



But even if it works, it's not very impressive for the uninitiated to watch the app spin for 2 or 3 minutes to accomplish something as simple as flipping a switch. So I surreptitiously turn on the CC, or whatever, and then show them the results (if it works), either by getting into a (cozy, or cool) car, or by having a look at the app once it succeeds.

Re: Put. This. Commercial. On. TV.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:09 pm
by FalconFour
LOL. Not just about Carwings. I mean, yes, it's on the "oh my god Nissan please fix this some day" list, but it *does* work as the ad shows... no other car does that no matter how long it takes from the phone. :D
(unless you text your roommate, "hey can you start the car lol", then hope it gets done. I think that would take longer than Carwings :lol: )

Point is that no, the cars aren't flying off the lots. Here in Fresno I got a year-old 2011 LEAF in September this year that was still sold (leased) as "new" because it hadn't been sold. Because Nissan isn't advertising the LEAF here. Nobody knows it exists and dealers aren't pointing them out. Dealers still drive gas-powered cars and don't understand the LEAF. People need to ask for it by name, and people don't even know it exists outside of me just driving it around.

Nissan is slashing prices on them because they failed at advertising, plain and simple. All year I've been following LEAF like it was my dream car (and it was, all year, since I first heard about it in 2011!), and I've never seen mainstream advertising of the LEAF. If I've never seen it *and* I've been LOOKING for it... Nissan is doing something very wrong in the ad department.

Re: Put. This. Commercial. On. TV.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:14 pm
by adric22
FalconFour wrote: no other car does that no matter how long it takes from the phone. :D
I'm pretty sure out Volt does that too.. but honestly it is a feature I rarely use on either car and could live without.

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Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:15 pm
by FalconFour
adric22 wrote:I'm pretty sure out Volt does that too..
you know what I mean... :lol:

It's an "Ooh Aah, my Accord/Civic/Corolla/Camry/Altima doesn't do that..." feature.

LEAF isn't competing against Volt as far as I'm concerned. LEAF is competing against "all those other 300 cars on a car lot" when LEAF is the only electric car on that lot... that means some 99 out of 100 cars any dealership sells would be another gas-powered clunker, because people are being sold "Altimas" and "Cruze" (... I don't even know what a "Corolla" is for Chevy, I had to look that up. *hides head in shame*) instead of LEAFs and Volts. >.<

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Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:47 pm
by EricBayArea
...what if there were Nissan DCQC in the US...

Wouldn't that be nice :)

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Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:57 pm
by Randy3
I lost my smart phone last year and won't replace it because I'm punishing myself for losing it :twisted: so I can't use the Car Wings features right now.

But, before I lost the smart phone, I used to pre-cool my LEAF with it whenever I went shopping. It's a great summertime feature in Fresno!

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Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:17 pm
by cyellen
This commercial IS on in the US...I see it on CNN all the time.