• Elle Kasey Posted: 8/16/2010 7:32pm PDT

    I am so relieved the ad has been pulled not so much for the reckless driving message but because every time it aired the shrieking woman made me crazy. I wish other ads like the "Wow, that's a low price!" screamer would be pulled thanks to viral campaigns. Keeping my fingers crossed for the CALM Act.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 8/3/2010 5:08am PDT

    Personally, I have to agree with comment #2. If one driver were to die while copying the stunt, Volkswagen would have a HUGE PR disaster on its hands. Making it worse? The fact that so many complained and VW did nothing. At least now the company can say that it did the responsible thing.
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    IMHO, car ads and action movies have very different goals and different notions of responsibility.

  • Matthew Posted: 8/2/2010 3:00pm PDT

    Are you serious? I read the article first, and watched the clip and there was THAT much hoopla about that move? However, it's perfectly okay for cars to fly through the streets, shoot assault rifles and driver UNDERNEATH a semi-trailer just to get away from the cops or what have you, that is rife in many action films and, even TV shows? What the heck was the Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team? Are those same truck drivers complaining about Smokey and the Bandit? BJ and the Bear? No! Yet, a simple, somewhat comedic approach to selling a car is so off-putting that it deserves a Facebook page? 2 car ads in the past week have been targeted for meticulous, far-fetched reasons. Is everything offensive these days?