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    Manchester United players 'ordered to drive Chevrolet cars' as part of £47million spo

    Manchester United players have been 'ordered' to drive Chevrolet cars to and from training - in order to keep their sponsors happy.

    The motoring giants were concerned the club's biggest stars were shunning the free vehicles they had supplied, in favour of driving their own Porsches and Range Rovers to and from work.

    "It was pretty embarrassing when they motor firm had handed over all these free cars and no one wanted to drive them," a source told the Daily Star on Sunday...

    More at:http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footba...-drive-5673085
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    Re: Manchester United players 'ordered to drive Chevrolet cars' as part of £47million

    Chevy should provide them the best they offer. ZL1 Camaros, Z06 Corvettes, LTZ Tahoes, and even a Silverado High Country. Captivas? Base Camaros? That doesn't help the brand at all. The Stingray was alright.
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    Re: Manchester United players 'ordered to drive Chevrolet cars' as part of £47million

    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRace View Post
    Chevy should provide them the best they offer. ZL1 Camaros, Z06 Corvettes, LTZ Tahoes, and even a Silverado High Country. Captivas? Base Camaros? That doesn't help the brand at all. The Stingray was alright.
    No point using cars that aren't sold in the UK - as far as I can see, all Chevrolets have already been withdrawn from sale with the possible exception of Camaro 432.

    Tahoe, Silverado and higher-powered Camaro/Corvette were never available.

    It was always just a nonsense sponsorship deal.

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    Re: Manchester United players 'ordered to drive Chevrolet cars' as part of £47million

    OMG WTF. Chevrolet isn't on sale in the UK anymore and Manchaster United hasn't been relevant in years.

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    Re: Manchester United players 'ordered to drive Chevrolet cars' as part of £47million

    Quote Originally Posted by Butz View Post
    OMG WTF. Chevrolet isn't on sale in the UK anymore and Manchester United hasn't been relevant in years.
    Chevrolet's withdrawal from Europe was announced December 2013, no further factory orders were placed and inventory at dealer or supply chain sold through by March 2014 with very small numbers of cars sold after that.

    Ironically, the Manchester United shirt sponsorship deal didn't start until August 2014, after the effective end of Chevrolet in Europe.

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    Re: Manchester United players 'ordered to drive Chevrolet cars' as part of £47million

    Even a better reason why the should use only the most expensive models. Show the world Chevrolets they can lust for, even if they are not available in their home country. It elevates the brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRace View Post
    Even a better reason why the should use only the most expensive models. Show the world Chevrolets they can lust for, even if they are not available in their home country. It elevates the brand.
    But they aren't lusted for, certainly not in the UK.

    And flagships, however good they are do nothing the elevate the mediocre models at the other end of the scale - Americans may like US-built FWD Chevrolets but Europeans didn't like the Korean-built versions.

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    That's low, even at the height of Chevrolet in Europe, the lineup was mediocre. Only thing worse would be if they forced them all to drive leftover Caddy BLS's'..
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    Re: Manchester United players 'ordered to drive Chevrolet cars' as part of £47million

    This is kinda funny is many ways..............

    What side of the road do they drive on!? One of these most have the "Postal Route Package".



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    Re: Manchester United players 'ordered to drive Chevrolet cars' as part of £47million

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    But they aren't lusted for, certainly not in the UK.

    And flagships, however good they are do nothing the elevate the mediocre models at the other end of the scale - Americans may like US-built FWD Chevrolets but Europeans didn't like the Korean-built versions.
    Sorry, but the UK isn't the world. They are lusted for in many parts of the globe(even Germany)! Proper US Chevrolets are wanted all over the world and they need to use that for the brands advantage.
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    Re: Manchester United players 'ordered to drive Chevrolet cars' as part of £47million

    Quote Originally Posted by Butz View Post
    OMG WTF. Chevrolet isn't on sale in the UK anymore and Manchaster United hasn't been relevant in years.
    Man U has the most fans worldwide of almost any other soccer club. A lot of fans in markets that sell Chevys. A lot of fans that walk around wearing Man U jerseys with the Chevy emblem on front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRace View Post
    Sorry, but the UK isn't the world. They are lusted for in many parts of the globe(even Germany)! Proper US Chevrolets are wanted all over the world and they need to use that for the brands advantage.
    And that's why they sell sooooooo many in those other parts of Europe ?

    But since we're covering a UK soccer team and a US-brand now withdrawn from Europe because of low sales, I'm not sure what else you need to be convinced - that because something is good in one place it doesn't mean it's good everywhere.

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    Re: Manchester United players 'ordered to drive Chevrolet cars' as part of £47million

    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy Maloo View Post
    Man U has the most fans worldwide of almost any other soccer club. A lot of fans in markets that sell Chevys. A lot of fans that walk around wearing Man U jerseys with the Chevy emblem on front.

    Not helped by the fact that Manchester United failed to qualify for any overseas competitions so their exposure globally being much reduced - they have qualified to play in Europe again next season.

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    Re: Manchester United players 'ordered to drive Chevrolet cars' as part of £47million

    Just another in the long list of GM's advertising disasters. How can an auto company that spends the most advertising dollars of any auto company constantly have the worst commercials in the world?

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