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Old 09-13-2004, 06:45 PM   #16
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From what I read on CNN, the audience wasn't just lucky. They were picked (or at least some of them were) by the Oprah show to be there because family members and friends had written in saying how badly they needed a car/new car.

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Old 09-13-2004, 07:23 PM   #17
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The automatic starter would be nice in the winter to have the car warmed up by the time you're ready to go.

You theoretically could get tickets to the premiere of next year's show, assuming you can get through when the phone lines open, I believe it's in July they start doing reservations for September, and they'll ask you what day you will be in Chicago - they might tell you what is the very first day available for taping if you asked.

One of my vet school classmates was in the audience, lucky duck

Edit: Ok, I just read a new note from her - the Oprah show called *her* and asked if she could come to the show, so maybe the audience was all invited rather than people calling in. She didn't know ahead of time that this was for the premiere. I wondered if she'd have to come up with the taxes for the car, like you do when you win on a game show - she said they paid the tax, title, and license fees for them!

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Old 09-14-2004, 06:38 AM   #18
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Dammit! I should've been on that show!

I could really use a car now
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For years my mom and I have been saying how we want to go to her Christmas show, but those are always going to be impossible to get.

My Dad just happened to show me a brochure for those G-6's over the weekend. Of course he called me last night to ask if I had heard about Oprah, lol.
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oprah's such a swell lady

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Old 09-14-2004, 06:56 AM   #21
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Originally posted by ABEL
brand spanking new pontiac g-6's

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Old 09-14-2004, 06:57 AM   #22
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trading sunglasses for lipstick wont help africa mr Bono
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Old 09-14-2004, 08:51 AM   #23
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I read that Pontiac agreed to pay all the taxes. I suppose having the advertisement of their car on Oprah was a good thing.
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Old 09-14-2004, 08:59 AM   #24
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I've also read that Pontiac also paid for the cars themselves (so not the Oprah Show). Consider it a USD 7 million commercial.
When you think about it, what gets more publicity: giving away some 250+ cars in an episode of Oprah, or 50 TV spots.

Not such a bad idea after all.

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Old 09-14-2004, 09:18 AM   #25
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My wife works for Oprah - I should have been on that damn show...

By the way all this push button start technology comes from F1 racing. The cars they use are started with a push of the button. Then Ferrari intriduced it into their sports cars, followed by all the other high end sports car manufacturers, and since many of these high end makers are owned by bigger conglomerates, the technology, I am sure, has tricked down...
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Old 09-14-2004, 10:17 AM   #26
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a note on the pushbutton start option. Here in the bitterly cold northeast that feature is a life saver because when it gets to 45 below zero you have to start your car and let it run for a bit every few hours so it will start in the morning. With the remote car starter you dont have to go out into the bitter cold to do it. I wish I had one on my car!

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