Oprah Winfrey loves giving away cars. Not only has she given Pontiac G6 sedans and Volkswagen Beetle retro-mobiles to everyone in the audience of her past show, but the other night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! she gave another car away to one lucky audience member, while yelling her now-famous line: "You get a car!"

Although the acting of Oprah and Jimmy Kimmel was obviously staged for this giveaway, the reaction from the woman in the audience was genuine shock as she found out that she had just won a new Ford Fusion Energi. Congrats!

Not to take away from what Oprah and Jimmy pulled off, but our cynical sides have to wonder if there isn't more than just a little coincidence that this giveaway took place on the same day that Ford announced a fuel economy reduction for the C-Max hybrid. You be the judge... Scroll down to watch the short clip from the episode.


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      S.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hilarious that someone with 15 different multiple personalities has spent an hour leaving comment after comment about an Oprah story. WTF
        Zak Issac
        • 1 Year Ago
        @S.
        I think that dude really needs some attention..
        • 1 Year Ago
        @S.
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        Rollk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @S.
        someone has daddy issues.
      Daidai Brandon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, sounds like a bunch of hateful ignorant bigots here?? What the heck guys? Isn't this site supposed to be about cars? It seems like as soon as someone that isn't white, but particularly black is featured in post here the true cave monkeys come out. It's obvious jealousy from a group of people desperate to stay in power and hates to see someone as rich as Oprah before their sorry under achieving eyes. So all of you dinosaurs/trolls need to evolve or die off like Pontiac/Oldsmobile/Plymouth/Mercury and AMC plus the rest of everything that wasn't smart enough to think far enough ahead in changing times. No wonder my friends from overseas keep saying that "Rome is Falling Fast!!!" After Obama was elected/re-elected which triggered racist bigots to galvanized or come out of their creepy little closets and post online, what they never would say in the real world... We Americans can keep pushing this stupid racist fueled agenda at every turn(Like these hateful Oprah rants), but we only look dumber from outside of these shores. Be smart, it's nothing more than a distraction. One day when all of the fools realize it, they'll be living in the same lower class places too when there is no more middle class left. Now, let's get back to cars...
        The Law
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Daidai Brandon
        It's the reason why I always say China will be the super power by the end of this century.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Daidai Brandon
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          Daidai Brandon
          • 1 Year Ago
          If they do, I'm ready..and if they knew which cars I designed..and what race I am they'll gag...hahaha!!! You never know whom you're talking to :)
        Cruising
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Daidai Brandon
        Yeah disagree with Oprah or Obama voice a opinion you are labeled a bigot. There is a difference between not liking someone and a bigot. It is our right to disagree with a person just because they are of color does not mean people who disagree with them are bigots. People constantly bringing up race card in everything are the problem. Some people just don't like her personality does not make them a bigot. Frankly I find her annoying, OMG I'm a jealous racist I made a negative comment. You want to to know who is a cool personality I respect, Ralph Gilles to keep with the car theme.
        Ian D.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Daidai Brandon
        @Daidai Brandon Thank you for saying what I wanted to say for a very long time. I've been a long time reader of Autoblog and over the years I've noticed a predictable tone here in the comment section when a Black American is pictured. It matters NOT what the article is about, just the sight of a Black people will send some of these "auto enthusiasts" into a frenzy. The world is changing, and I'll enjoy watching these racists struggle to accept that CHANGE.
        rjbx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Daidai Brandon
        Bravo man...It's not only here. There's always so much negative comments whenever the story is about a black person, it doesn't matter if the person does something great, the inbred always find something negative to say.
          Daidai Brandon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @rjbx
          Yeah, It's sad...You should hear what people I worked with overseas think of the blatant racist remarks "some" Americans spew. We aren't looking too smart these days...
      Ron
      • 1 Year Ago
      More to do with the bad press Oprah has been getting about her recent false accusations of racism against an innocent Swiss shop assistant. Oprah's lies caught up with her hence this give away.
        Mr. BaderĀ®
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ron
        True I have been so many times in Switzerland and they don't have any racism they are the most polite people on earth, she is looking for attention
      olskooltoo
      • 1 Year Ago
      when you make movies with a TRAITOR you have to buy people
      Justin
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is why I got rid of my television. Luckily, unless autoblog decides something this inane deserves a blog post, I am blissfully unaware of it.
        clquake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Justin
        If Autoblog is your only outlet into the outside world, you're in a heap of trouble.
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jimmy Kimmel is overrated he has no personality. Sadly the Oprah empire will never collapse even through recent bad PR. I've never understood her, she always seemed secretive like she has hidden agendas.
      xspeedy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oprah is just one of those people I love to hate. She is just so full of herself. Does she really have to be the cover of every one of her O issues?
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is car news? Although it was a really nice gesture of Oprah, it proves how smart Billionaires are at cleaning up their image when it has been tarnished.
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      She looked like a hippy. I doubt if she can afford insurance or the maintenance on that thing... I'm guessing she will sell it because the car is too large and get a Prius C.
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      And by the way, based on her reaction, this looks like it was staged.
      Rollk
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oprah is a God. Shut up, everyone.
      • 1 Year Ago
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