Toyota of Des Moines

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  1. junckerl

    junckerl Member

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    I saw this comment on Twitter today, did anyone see this add and be able to explain it to me.

    goiowastate
    Toyota of Des Moines running anti-Iowa State ad during Orange Bowl - guess I will never buy a car from them
     
  2. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    Anti-Iowa State ad??
     
  3. aauummm

    aauummm Well-Known Member

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    Orange Bowl? Did I miss something?
     
  4. isugcs

    isugcs Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't buy a sissy Toyota anyways.
     
  5. ISUonthemove

    ISUonthemove Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea what that's about? I do get annoyed when I watch the Mediacom or Directv commercial, can't remember which one, but the guy is in his hawk gear.
     
  6. ISUcy08

    ISUcy08 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's referring to a terrible ad that was on during the game with no sound that said the best/favorite/most dependable two teams in the state of Iowa are the Hawkeyes and Toyota of Des Moines. It something along those lines, I forget. I kind of felt the same way when I seen it. I already wouldn't buy a car from TofDM because they pimp Tirrell so much!
     
  7. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    So, a business tried to identify themselves with the Hawks during a Hawkeye football game, probably assuming that most people watching were Hawkeye fans?

    Sounds like a classic advertising strategy.
     
  8. HandSanitizer

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    Here's to baseball size hail on the auto mile I guess?
     
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  9. jaretac

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    In January?
     
  10. CyCrazy

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    meh, non issue. people will read into things what they want
     
  11. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'd watch that special on the Weather Channel.
     
  12. clone2011

    clone2011 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't really pay attention to that commercial when it was on, just thought it was kinda awkwardly silent.
     
  13. akellar

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    They still support Marty Tirrell, thats enough of a reason for me to stay away.
     
  14. HandSanitizer

    HandSanitizer Well-Known Member

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    Not now...About Late April, Early May.
     
  15. CyFan987

    CyFan987 Well-Known Member

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    I saw it too and it ****** me off
     
  16. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Just add this as another reason not to shop there.

    #1Sales people are the worst in Des Moines
    #2They support Marty
    #3Toyota has become the GM of the 90's-Reliable but beyond boring cars built for gray hairs. I've owned 3
    #4Steve Luebke seems like a dbag-Watch him at any event he attends and you'll see what I mean. I experienced it last year during the barnstomers game.
    #5 I've bought from nearly every import car dealer in DM and these guys should make a movie on cheesy sales techniques.


    With all this said, I was happy with their service department and all 3 of the Toyota's that I've owned have been bulletproof. If Toyota ever builds an exciting car again I will just buy form someone else.
     
  17. stateofmind

    stateofmind Well-Known Member

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    Buy American and support your Clones!
     
  18. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

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    IIRC the commercial referred to Iowa and Toyota of DSM as the top 2 teams in the state and who Iowans pull for.
    I was a little put off by it myself.
     
  19. Come on people!! Why don't we show that Cyclones have thicker skin than this... wow.
     
  20. aauummm

    aauummm Well-Known Member

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    I tried talking to them once on working a trade-in deal and they made me so mad that I swore that I'd never buy a car from that dealership and I haven't. I've since had two Toyota's. Bought one from a private seller and bought the other in Kansas City from a dealer who was running one heck of a special sale on a New Years Eve many moons ago.
     

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