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Volkswagen’s New Commercial For The Jetta Inadvertently Shows Fictional More Exciting Jettas

The danger of a car commercial showing a brand-new car alongside one of the classic models of that same car is that you run the risk of just making everyone who watches the ad remember how much more they liked the old car. Volkswagen’s taken this problem and added a new twist: their new ad […]

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Chrysler Pacifica Commercial Appears To Show Actor Using Transmission Shift Knob To Adjust Volume

Chrysler has somehow managed to highlight the Chrysler Pacifica’s biggest flaw in this commercial featuring actor Kathryn Hahn. That biggest flaw, as we noted in our review, is a shifter dial that can easily be mistaken for a volume knob, and Chrysler appears to show Hahn doing just that in this commercial. Read more… Continue […]

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Fall Into A YouTube Hole Of Bad Jackie Stewart Commercials

Jackie Stewart’s transition from three-time Formula One World Champion to businessman and public figure was pretty flawless. It’s pretty hard to argue with someone as universally well-known as Stewart when it comes to cars; the man was basically a self-made racer who dug his own path to success.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Nissan’s Star Wars Commercial For Its Semi-Autonomous Driving System Is So Very Stupid

Nissan’s had this Star Wars tie-in deal for years now, and there’s no evidence it makes any real sense at all, or sells cars. Well, I think Nissan finally figured out what it’s good for: making their semi-autonomous system look useless and stupid. Great job, team!Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Some Of The Most Rare And Unusual Disney Cartoons Were Made To Sell Cars

The famous Disney pantheon of characters—Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and so on—have never really needed to shill for non-Disney products, because, let’s face it, for cartoon characters, they’re all richer than God. But, once, very briefly, this wasn’t the case: Disney characters went out and hustled…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Surprisingly Emotional Ford Ad Will Make You Want To Keep Your Old Beater Car On The Road

We humans are so inclined to just throw things away after they’re not pristine anymore. That’s especially true of cars, even well-loved and well-worn ones that could still work just fine with a little love and care. And this video will make you feel less inclined to dump your old beater car for something shiny […]

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The Story Of That Used Honda With The Amazing Ad Gets Weirder As CarMax Offers $5,000 For The Cat

Remember about a week ago when we showed you that incredibly well-done ad for a used 1996 Honda Accord? Then remember yesterday how we told you the price got so crazy high on eBay the auction was cancelled? Well, the auction was cancelled again, CarMax made a bonkers video offer, and the guy who’s selling […]

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The Homemade Ad For That Used Honda Accord Drove Its Price So High eBay Canceled The Auction

Last week, we all got to experience the beauty that was, in fact, just an ad for a used Honda Accord. Filmmaker Max Lanman made the commercial to help sell his fiancée’s 1996 Accord, which is worth about $1,500, and it worked: The bids got up to $150,000 before eBay canceled the auction for “illegitimate […]

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The Homemade Ad For That Used Honda Accord Drove Its Price So High eBay Canceled The Auction

Last week, we all got to experience the beauty that was, in fact, just an ad for a used Honda Accord. Filmmaker Max Lanman made the commercial to help sell his fiancée’s 1996 Accord, which is worth about $1,500, and it worked: The bids got up to $150,000 before eBay canceled the auction for “illegitimate […]

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Irwindale Speedway VP Calls Out Carmakers For Their Glorification Of Street Racing

Modern cars are fast. Sometimes very, very fast. And occasionally even faster than you could possibly use on public roads. That makes fast cars tricky to advertise—commercials showing these fast cars racing on public roads could be seen as a tacit endorsement of illegal street racing, and big carmakers would never do…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Best Commercials In The World Feature A Tortured Man And His Kei Car

Car commercials, in general, suck, lavishly and sloppily. So when a series of commercials for a car comes along that exhibits a true mastery of the craft, it deserves to be recognized. That’s why I’d like to invite all of you to experience this series of commercials for a Kei car called the Daihatsu Wake.Read […]

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The Best Commercials In The World Feature A Tortured Man And His Kei Car

Car commercials, in general, suck, lavishly and sloppily. So when a series of commercials for a car comes along that exhibits a true mastery of the craft, it deserves to be recognized. That’s why I’d like to invite all of you to experience this series of commercials for a Kei car called the Daihatsu Wake.Read […]

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The Best Commercials In The World Feature A Tortured Man And His Kei Car

Car commercials, in general, suck, lavishly and sloppily. So when a series of commercials for a car comes along that exhibits a true mastery of the craft, it deserves to be recognized. That’s why I’d like to invite all of you to experience this series of commercials for a Kei car called the Daihatsu Wake.Read […]

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This 1989 Mitsubishi Eclipse Commercial Directly References Today’s Eclipse

I’m not sure if the gravity of this has sunk in for you just yet, but the total eclipse of the sun expected to happen soonest after the birth of the Mitsubishi Eclipse is the one happening today. That’s right, today’s eclipse was the next total eclipse that the designers of the Eclipse would have […]

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