“Avis: We Try Harder” (…to push gas guzzlers on you)

Avis ad

This ad (slightly condensed horizontally to fit here more easily) was a banner across an article at the Oakland Tribune website today. Memo to Avis: Hummers are not “cool cars,” not even the H3 shown in the ad, described without irony at the Hummer website as “the midsize SUV” and “proof positive that good [sic] things can come in small [sic] packages.”

6 Responses to ““Avis: We Try Harder” (…to push gas guzzlers on you)”

  1. avoice says:

    Here you have gone total nutso on me. Are you saying, implying, and/or hinting that Americans do not have a God-given, Constitutional right to buy, drive and gas up mid-sized SUV’s? Don’t let this Obama election go to your head! Be warned.

  2. dc says:

    Okay, I’m warned. I was already cautious whenever an SUV was heading in my direction, but now I’ll be even more so. And I was anti-SUV long before I’d ever heard of Barack Obama.

    Is it the third amendment that includes the right-to-waste-fossil-fuels-and-pollute-the-air clause, or the seventh amendment? I always forget. Luckily, the first amendment still gives me the right to point out that there’s nothing “cool” about SUVs, and to criticize Avis for saying so.

  3. wordnerd says:

    AVIS means BIRD. Can you imagine anything less bird-like than an SUV?

  4. eric says:

    Easy target, David. But I’m afraid with these temporarily low gas prices (about what I paid per gallon 20 years ago, when I was in college), we’re having an indian summer of the gas guzzler right now. Just wait!

  5. dc says:

    wordnerd: “Can you imagine anything less bird-like than an SUV?” SUV’s are albatrosses about our collective necks, aren’t they?

  6. wordnerd says:

    You probably think birds are responsible for plane crashes, too.

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