"Drive her wild with the new Buick!"

I'd heard that Buicks were popular in China, but I didn't know they were this popular:

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A popular Chinese online video showing a woman going hysterical after her male companion refuses to buy her a car is stirring debate about Shanghai's females, who are renowned for their demanding ways.

In the video, apparently shot on a mobile phone or handheld camera and carried on the widely read www.youku.com (http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNjQ0NTc0Njg=.html), the woman is seen screaming at the man in a Shanghai car showroom.

It's already attracted over 1.7 million hits since it was posted some four months ago and is still drawing heated comments.

"The car doesn't suit you," the man tells the woman, to which she answers screaming: "It does suit me!"

"It's like this each time we go shopping. I'm not buying this car for you!" he counters.

The woman is then seen jumping into and driving the burgundy sedan up and down the showroom, ignoring her frantically gesturing companion and the salesman.

Finally the man gives in, waving his credit card and shouting: "Stop! Stop! I'll buy it! I'll buy it!"

So far, the video has attracted over 1,000 comments, some supporting, others criticizing the woman's behavior.

Here's the YouTube version:

I don't know whether anything is enough to save the American auto industry, but if the above reaction is typical, they may be overlooking an opportunity for niche marketing.

Anyway, I thought I should do what I could to help save GM. Especially considering that I now own part of the company thanks to the bailout, it's probably my patriotic duty!

posted by Eric on 05.18.09 at 03:43 PM


Old riddle:

What is the one minority that gets MORE power the fewer of them there are?


Isn't China the nation with the 100,000,000 excess males due to their one child policy?

I would expect to see lots more of this behavior.

Whitehall   ·  May 19, 2009 3:08 PM

I wonder how you say "viral marketing" in Mandarin?

Cris   ·  May 19, 2009 3:43 PM

I live in China. I know first-hand that women from upper-class Chinese families are very often extremely hard to deal with. This is very typical behavior. Upper-class Chinese really have sick subculture.

Jerome Cole   ·  May 24, 2009 1:19 AM

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