2015 Holden Colorado 7 commercial attracts more complaints than any other

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2015 Holden Colorado 7 commercial attracts more complaints than any other

“Bloody caravaners”. Holden landed itself in some hot water for its promotion of this statement, used in its TV commercial for the Colorado 7 off-roader, earlier this year. So much in fact, that at the half way point of 2015, no other ad has received more complaints from annoyed viewers — 161 in total...

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze sedan revealed: Australian prospects unclear

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible officially revealed

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James Courtney announced as Holden Insignia VXR ambassador

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Holden Colorado Z71 revealed

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Fiat Chrysler boss mulling plan B after GM rejection, might court activist investors - report

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