View Full Version : GM giving away cars again

Naga Royal Guard
04-05-2005, 03:27 PM
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<i>Modified by Naga Royal Guard at 10:01 PM 4/5/2005</i>

04-05-2005, 03:31 PM
yes .. good plan ..<br>thats the way to save a company..<br>start giving sh** away ..<br>

04-05-2005, 03:52 PM
Didnt they learn their lesson? If Oprah cant get the stock to move.......! Gm needs to sell these cars. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

04-05-2005, 04:29 PM
Todays's news...<br>"GM giving away cars again"<p>Tomorrow's news...<br>"People giving back GM cars again"

04-05-2005, 04:34 PM
This is from January 4-5

04-05-2005, 06:07 PM
DETROIT -- General Motors today announced the return of its Hot Button marketing program, which runs from April 11 through May 31, 2005.<p>This innovative program is intended to showcase the range of GM cars, trucks and SUVs that offer drivers continuous safety - protection before, during and after a vehicle collision. Consumers will experience OnStar technology first-hand at their local GM dealership and better understand all of the industry-leading safety and security features available on GM's product lineup.<p>Hot Button is the latest in a series of initiatives executed in recent months to promote the value of GM's brands, including its "Only GM" campaign and announced plans to make OnStar (including one year of OnStar service) and StabiliTrak (electronic stability control) standard on every new retail car and truck sold in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2010.<p>Building off the success of GM's 2004 Hot Button program, which resulted in nearly two million people visiting GM dealerships, consumers have another opportunity to win one of 1,000 vehicles comprised of 58 different models representing every GM division, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, HUMMER, Pontiac, Saab and Saturn.<p>"The original Hot Button program was an industry first and achieved unprecedented results in terms of the number of consumers who visited GM dealerships, including hundreds of thousands who might not otherwise have experienced GM products," said Brent Dewar, vice president, GM North America Marketing and Advertising. "With the 14 new vehicles GM introduced in the U.S. last year, and the additional new vehicles we've introduced so far this year, there is plenty for consumers to see and experience at GM dealerships. This year, we've upped the ante with a bonus cash offer, and we expect even more people to visit GM dealerships and play the game."<p>Starting April 11, eligible consumers have a chance to win one of 1,000 2006 vehicles by visiting participating GM dealerships and pushing the OnStar "Hot Button" in specially designated vehicles. Participants will be encouraged to visit <A HREF="http://www.OnlyGM.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.OnlyGM.com</A> to learn more about GM Continuous Safety - a set of safety and security features that include protection before, during and after a vehicle collision.<p>GM is the only automotive manufacturer committed to offering a full range of cars, trucks and SUVs that offer continuous safety features - including post-collision assistance provided by OnStar, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to the notification OnStar receives when air bags deploy, OnStar's Advanced Automatic Crash Notification system (AACN), which is available on select 2005 vehicles, automatically notifies OnStar and provides certain crash information following moderate to severe collisions - even if the air bags do not deploy. The crash severity information the OnStar Advisor receives is then relayed to 911 dispatchers, helping them to quickly determine the appropriate combination of resources (emergency personnel, equipment and medical facilities) needed.<p>"Earlier this year we announced that by the end of 2010 two safety and security technologies, OnStar and StabiliTrak, will become standard on retail vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada," Dewar said. "Hot Button is the next step in the evolution of our efforts to get consumers to directly interact with OnStar technology and learn more from their GM dealer about our Continuous Safety features."<p>Consumers are eligible to receive $1,000 Hot Button bonus cash to be applied toward the purchase or lease of a new 2004 or 2005 GM car or truck. The bonus cash offer runs from April 5 - May 31, 2005.<p>Hot Button can be played in English or Spanish. Official rules are available at <A HREF="http://www.gm.com/hotbutton" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gm.com/hotbutton</A> beginning April 11. The site provides consumers with program guidelines, eligible vehicles and a list of dealerships. The GM Hot Button program ends on May 31.<p>About General Motors<br>General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader since 1931. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 324,000 people around the world. It has manufacturing operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in 200 countries. In 2004, GM sold nearly 9 million cars and trucks globally, up 4 percent and the second-highest total in the company's history. GM's global headquarters are at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. More information on GM can be found at <A HREF="http://www.gm.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gm.com</A>.<p>About OnStar<br>OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors, is the nation's leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and communication services using wireless technology and the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite network. OnStar is available on more than 50 GM models for 2005. By the end of 2007, OnStar will be a standard feature for GM's retail customers in the United States and Canada, covering all segments and prices except for some commercial vehicles. OnStar safety and security services include automatic notification of air bag deployment, stolen vehicle location assistance, emergency services, roadside assistance, remote door unlock and GM Goodwrench remote vehicle diagnostics. OnStar Personal Calling allows drivers to make and receive hands-free, voice-activated calls from their vehicle. More information about OnStar can be found at <A HREF="http://www.onstar.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.onstar.com</A>.<p>

Mindless T
04-05-2005, 06:12 PM
Hopefully they will give out Lingenfelters too!

Naga Royal Guard
04-05-2005, 07:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Player4</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This is from January 4-5</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>yup it is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> same thing tho <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0">

04-06-2005, 05:37 AM
oh great *sigh*, why don't they just give the whole company away *sigh again*...i really want GM to do well, as I grew up rooting for them, but I had to leave them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0">

04-06-2005, 05:46 AM
oooooo. Not good. This is exactly the kind of wrong marketing that GM doesn't need.<p>58 models! 8 brands! 25% market share - and you still can't tell them apart. And now this marketing campaign won't either. Why should I buy a Buick? Vs. Pontiac? Vs. Saab? Vs. Honda or Toyota?

04-06-2005, 05:59 AM
GM has 58 models total on al 8 brand?<br>thets less then what toyota has under 1 brand <br>:P<br>its funny ...<br>