Follies of the Mad Men #77

How do you advertise the death car that made Ralph Nader's reputation? Here's how!
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 04, 2009
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Death | 1960s | Cars

I thought you were going to show the commercial with Corvairs jumping over each other and driving on two wheels...

Ralph Nader is terrible. He picked on the Corvair because he wanted publicity and it was easiest to convince Americans that a rear engined compact car was dangerous. The Corvair was actually a great car (this coming from someone who hates compact cars), and studies done after the book was written proved that the Corvair was no more dangerous than any other car on the road, and actually much safer than European compacts like the Volkswagen. That's why GM kept making them until the 1969 model year, but after Nader destroyed the car's reputation sales never went back to the level they were before.
Posted by Salamander Sam in Chicago on 12/04/09 at 01:19 PM
We would (have been)(be) better off without him and his ilk.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/04/09 at 02:14 PM
so except for car rolling, fan belt swallowing, black soot blowing, oil spewing, and engine falling out problems it was a GREAT car huh? 😏
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/04/09 at 08:24 PM
Women will NEVER understand!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/04/09 at 11:36 PM
so corvairs had 'pinto' issues then. as y'all probably know $5 per car and the pinto's gas tank could have been move in front of the rear tire reducing the chance of the car exploding on rear impact collisions. of course ford didn't do it, projecting that it would be cheaper to pay some death settlements than to spend that $5 per car. as i understand by the time all was said and done, they were right the settlement did cost them less.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/05/09 at 04:47 PM
so you are interested in time travel mw. :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/06/09 at 10:54 PM
well there's that. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/06/09 at 11:03 PM
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