Audi

Jeep Hits You In the Gut, Not The Cerebral Cortex
Jeep Hits You In the Gut, Not The Cerebral Cortex

Jeep recently put out its ad for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. In short, Jeep is proud to be American and wants consumers to buy American again, specifically pricey Jeeps with leather and such--cecause it's good for America. If you've seen Jeep's latest patriotic ad for the 2011 Jeep Grand...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Green Car Ads: They Don't Suck As Bad As Green Cars

I was Skyping with my fellow writers about some of the hot automotive topics of the day and we were talking about crappy and good car ads, and I complained there were no good green car ads. Well, before I could even bang out a sentence on the keyboard I was immediately corrected by the in-house...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon 5dr Wagon 3.6L Premium RWD Angular Front Exterior View
What Are Your Favorite Sedans-Turned-Wagons?

Already popular on the other side of the Atlantic, sport wagons have been gaining attention here on U.S. soil in recent years. With attractive styling and agressive performance and handling, the wagon can shed its traditional "family vacation" image and begin to attract enthusiasts. But, why bother...Read More»

2011 BMW 3-Series M-Sport Package
BMW Is To Yuppie As Audi Is To Slimy? BMW Gets Nasty

A little while ago I dissected an ad BMW put together as part of its "BMW. Joy" campaign that you can check out on www.bmw.tv containing all kinds of great promos and such. But when I went back to check out if they had posted any new ads, I clicked on the "BMW. Joy" ad by accident and decided I...Read More»

2008 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl) Open Doors
The Funniest Commercial Ever--It Kills!

Humor, it's what makes us human and separates us from the animals. Well, that and the legal system and the money-hungry lawyers who pray on the weak and innocent. Never mind that last part. As I was saying, humor isn't something animals really have a good grasp of. It's something that can get us...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta. Fantastic Fun. In An Ad

I just had a chance to see the latest 2011 Ford Fiesta ad and it left me with a huge smile on my face. A grin from ear to ear. It's so unabashedly happy, fun to watch and just so well choreographed--music, dancers, images and all--that it made you want to have your Fiesta. Now I know I sound like...Read More»

Citroen 2CV
French Citroens, Superior Germans, Stereotypes And Major Hallucinogens

When I was a student traveling in Europe over 20 years ago, and then again when I worked on the Continent, anytime I had the chance to rent a car, I asked for the German model, either a Volkswagen or a Mercedes-Benz or an Audi. Why? Because I knew those cars would be great on the highway, they...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 TDI
Dare To Do Something Different: Audi's Most Creative Commercials

Every once in a while a car manufacturer tries to do something new in one of their advertisements and pushes the boundaries of creativity. Audi has had a number of such commercials in recent years. Here are three of my favorites:   Green Police Audi’s "Green Police" commercial, from the 2010...Read More»

2010 Audi A4
The Car Reigns Supreme In The World of Audi: Audi's Funniest Commercials Of All-Time

Audi’s marketing department really has made some great commercials over the years. I’ve gone back and found some of the funniest advertisements from Audi’s collection and brought them together for one last hurrah...Enjoy! The Hostage Few of my friends understand the love I have for my car...Read More»

Audi R8 V10
Audi's Most Thought Provoking Ads Of All-Time

While Audi’s commercials have occasionally managed to tickle our funny bones, their best commercials have always been those that provoked thought and thereby made you yearn for an Audi. So check out Audi’s most thought-provoking ads:   R8 History Though Audi has historically had a tremendously...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Audio System
Can Buying A Car Be As Bad As A Dental Visit?

Car dealers have a lot of work to do if they’re going to win over Millennials. The majority of those born in the 1980s and early 1990s and participating in a Microsoft survey, likened a trip to the showroom to a dental appointment. Funny thing, sometimes it’s like pulling teeth to get a...Read More»

2008 Lamborghini Gallardo
Volkswagen Takes Controlling Stake in Italdesign Giugiaro

On Tuesday the Volkswagen Group announced, at a joint press conference with Italdesign Giugiaro, it will take a 90.1 percent stake in the Italian design firm, with the Giugiaro family owning the remaining shares.  With a history of successful cooperation between the two companies, creating...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC90
Volvo Sale To China Final

Its taken 18 months, but the deal is finally complete. Volvo, that august producer of safe square boxes, was sold to China carmaker Geely in a move that will save both Volvo and Ford. The sale, which cost $1.8 billion, will have a bevy of financiers including banks from China, the US and Europe...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse First Drive
Buick Is Back! At Least, Motor Trend Thinks So...

My simple response is, I totally agree. It’s fair to say that Buick has developed a reputation for producing very comfortable, somewhat luxurious cars that aren't exactly thrilling. That's changing these days though, and people are noticing. I guess all of that driving excitement from Pontiac...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-9: Reviewed, Call All Aboard?

2010 Mazda CX-9:  A Model Intermodal During the postwar years, the ubiquitous three-row station wagon roamed highways ferrying families, boats, and campers.  Those machines are extinct; a new breed of crossovers has taken their place.  One is the all-wheel-drive Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring, which...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Passat
The 2010 VW Passat Comes Only One Way: Fully Loaded

At first glance you might look at the $27,195 MSRP for the 2010 VW Passat and suffer from a bit of sticker shock. But then you will notice something. This car isn't just well equipped it comes with most any toy you can imagine all as standard equipment (barring navigation). VW has even been nice...Read More»

2010 Audi Q7 quattro 4-door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus Angular Front Exterior View
Audi Q7: Hoop Dreams?

Say you're an NBA pro who is Cadillac Escalade weary.  After all, it's a rolling cliché.  What should a hoop tender do? How about heading center court in the four-hoop logo mobile--an Audi Q7 3.6 Premium?  It's packed with electronic wizardry and bucks the V8 trend with a snorting bull...Read More»

2010 Audi TT 2-door Coupe S tronic 2.0T quattro Premium Plus Angular Front Exterior View
Audi TT RS Roadster

Today the www.leasecarsdirect.co.uk test driver Gary Hunter drove the Audi TT RS and boy did he have fun. Gary Hunter " The moment i put the key in the ignition of the Audi TT RS and turned to hear a fantastic roar of the deep exhaust tones I thought to myself maybe the TT isnt a girls car...Read More»

2010 Acura RDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Angular Front Exterior View
The Weeklong Test Drive: 2010 Acura RDX

Although it isn't the newest vehicle in Acura's ever expanding fleet that isn't to say that the 2010 Acura RDX isn't full of its own unique delights. Powered by a turbocharged 2.3 liter 240 horsepower 4 cylinder engine, the RDX is punchy and powerful at all speeds yet the powertrain always remains...Read More»

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