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Top 5 Volkswagen GTI Commercials: Practicality Inspired

Top 5 Volkswagen GTI Commercials: Practicality Inspired

I spent last weekend hanging out with my best friend, doing what we do best: napping where possible to regain our strength from the long grind that is daily work, eating unholy amounts of very tasty food, and perhaps our favorite sport, watching car shows and discussing cars. Unless I am mistaken... read more

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1997 Ford Aerostar Wagon XLT

Car Buying Scams: Grand Theft Auto

Stealing cars in a video game can be fun and exciting. Unfortunately, stealing cars in real life is devastating to the victim and robs all of us of our sense of security and... read more July 15, 2010 by 


 
2010 BMW M5

Top 5 Car Chases = Top 5 Car Ads

OK, before we start, there will be no O.J. Simpson references or jokes, no white Broncos, and no speeding down a highway with some jerk in his Ferrari to prove how rich... read more July 4, 2010 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata

Customer Loyalty: Hyundai Takes The Cake

Customer Loyalty--You hear the term used and abused worse than a British politician abuses public trust with your tax dollars. It's all about sticking with what you like and... read more July 1, 2010 by 


 
Old Gas Pumps

BP Oil Spill: Best Thing We Can Do Is Laugh At It

If you saw Woody Allen's somewhat dark comedy Crimes and Misdemeanors, you'll recall the brilliant line that "comedy = tragedy plus time." And then it led to a line about... read more June 30, 2010 by 


 
Dealer

Help! Doug: Why Aren't "Too Good To Be True" Ads Illegal?

Q. The car dealer's TV ad promised $4,500 for anything I could "push, pull or drag" in. I made the trip, but it was "Too Good To Be True" and would've had to buy one of the... read more June 29, 2010 by 


 
2010 Toyota 4Runner Trail

Less Obama, More Australia: Chatter Versus Macho

Too much talk, too much chatter, too much blah, blah, blah. Did you see that Obama speech the other night? I didn't. It was about BP Oil, so I skipped it, largely because... read more June 16, 2010 by 


 
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... read more June 12, 2010 by 


 
Car crash

Car Insurance: It's Funnier Than You Think

Hey everybody! Let's play anger-inducing, blood pressure-spiking word association. So when I say the word "insurance" what do you think of? Corporate pimps who wear suits... read more June 10, 2010 by 


 
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... read more June 7, 2010 by 


 
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... read more June 6, 2010 by 


 
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... read more May 30, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

U.S. Car Commercials A Little Bland?

I often scroll through the inner depths of Youtube from time time, looking for hidden automotive gems. One thing I stumble across quite often are foreign car commercials that... read more May 28, 2010 by 


 
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... read more May 28, 2010 by 


 
Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires

Laying A Patch: Great Tire Commercials

I was watching the hockey game recently and was pummeled mentally not by my team losing in a horrible, humiliating fashion, but rather by the dozens and dozens of crappy ads... read more May 27, 2010 by 


 
2010 Land Rover LR4

Land Rover: Fear, Safety, The Office And No Diesel Hybrid

When you think of Land Rovers, certain images naturally come to mind. Windswept peaks, massive sandy dunes, rock-strewn trails, snowy fjords and the wild jungles of Borneo... read more May 24, 2010 by 


 
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