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knicks125
02-04-2005, 09:10 AM
Someone had started a VW polo commercial thread a few days ago where the guy blew himself up but did nothing to the car, so I thought I would start this thread on a more friendlier basis and we can all share with each other <B>what you thought were the most outrageous and/or the worst car commercials you've ever seen to date.</B><p>Go <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>To date, what are your most favorite, your least favorite, car commercials, and the one you thought that was the most outrageous/creative, etc <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Go <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-- <I>Links encouraged but not required </I>--<br>-- Links are encouraged but not required <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> --<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 12:25 PM 2/4/2005</i>

Dodger
02-04-2005, 09:29 AM
I like the Chevy Cobalt one where they are playing ball- kind of a cool idea.<p>I don't like the Pontiac G6 'count down till launch' one- pretty lame.<p>

Jake
02-04-2005, 10:00 AM
Good ones = <br>Honda FR-V campaign. Really nice animation using extremly abstract shapes<br>Honda "Hate". Again, great animation and idea<br>Citro¬Ěn C4 Transfomer ad.<br>if you are going back a year or two, Mercedes "Lucky Star" with Benicio Del Toro<br>BMW 1 series "Foal" and "Tricycle"<br>Peugeot "Envy"

Ascariss
02-04-2005, 10:20 AM
Anyone know where the 1 series commercials can be found on the net?<p>best car commercials are the Ford sport ka ones, the cat and the bird versions. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

Jake
02-04-2005, 10:24 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone know where the 1 series commercials can be found on the net?<p>best car commercials are the Ford sport ka ones, the cat and the bird versions. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I use this site <A HREF="http://www.davidreviews.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.davidreviews.com</A> which seems to have every ad from the UK from the past year or so on it plus some international ones. Can't download them though

knicks125
02-04-2005, 12:27 PM
worst commercials: all those buick lacrosse ones...they are all lame, the one with the candle - fire hazard, please exercise common sense, the latest with tiger woods, wow...how much money did buick paid, for tiger to be its spokesperson...i wonder if tiger will ever buy a buick on his own<p>Most outrageous - all of the exciting car chases featured in hit movies (ex. james bond, bad boys II, Matrix, etc), now there's a way to get your message across and have your car get destroyed in pieces <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The best - i have two<p>1) chevy promoting its 10 cars in 20 months...each car went on to the trailer, with ssr in reverse last - that was pretty cool <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>2) just saw the new hyundai sonata one, it was one of the best I've seen, clean and to the point - watch it here - <A HREF="http://worldwide.hyundai-motor.com/movie/plaza/ads/nfsonata.mpg" TARGET="_blank">http://worldwide.hyundai-motor...a.mpg</A> - <B>love that soundtrack, does anyone know the name of it?</B>

Santeno
02-04-2005, 12:48 PM
IMO, the worse are those that show cars doing all kinds of crazy stunts that noone would ever do with them, and then they tell you how the car is so superior to the market leader.<p>My fondest memories of a car commercial was a Mercedes Benz on that was set to the tune of "Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz". There were no other sounds on the comercial but janice's voice singing, and images of a mercedes driving at really high speeds. the last scen, as the son ends, the MB does a lateral slide and comes to a stop. Janice finishes the song, the screen fades to black and the 3-pointed star appears. Classic.

Spazmatron
02-04-2005, 12:50 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyone know where the 1 series commercials can be found on the net?<p>best car commercials are the Ford sport ka ones, the cat and the bird versions. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Agree. Ford SportKa commercial is something... out of touch. And that cat... poor one... And don't get me wrong but I was almost happy after watching the pigeon's fate. You know I just hate to see bird droppings on my bonnet... <br>And VW Polo ad is after all is very inventive although probably too harsh for many.<br>Anyway I wonder just how these viral ads are more effective than normal commercials for TV. That's amazing!<br>Haven't you guys read Chris Buckley or Fred Beigbeder? <br>Lot's of stuff concerning advertising world.<p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

RS
02-04-2005, 12:52 PM
hey guys, if you know where to find a certain cool ad, post it.<br>I just found "Lucky Star" it's pretty cool...<br><A HREF="http://www.stranded.org/data_trash/MercedesFilms-LuckyStar.mov" TARGET="_blank">http://www.stranded.org/data_t...r.mov</A><br>(wait about 2-3 mins to load)<br>Ford Ka(with the cat):<A HREF="http://www.stranded.org/data_trash/KA1.mpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.stranded.org/data_trash/KA1.mpg</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by RS at 2:07 PM 2/4/2005</i>

Santeno
02-04-2005, 01:22 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Someone had started a VW polo commercial thread a few days ago where the guy blew himself up but did nothing to the car</TD></TR></TABLE><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Spazmatron</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>And VW Polo ad is after all is very inventive although probably too harsh for many.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>You guys do know that that polo comercial is not a real VW add right? VW is actually suing the people who made it.

knicks125
02-04-2005, 01:24 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>You guys do know that that polo comercial is not a real VW add right? VW is actually suing the people who made it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep...not only was it offensive but it was downright disgusting - as soon as i saw that, it reminded me terrorism <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Spazmatron
02-04-2005, 01:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>You guys do know that that polo comercial is not a real VW add right? VW is actually suing the people who made it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Already not! VW have accepted apologies from people who created that Polo thing. Case closed!<br>So you still think that they did it on own risk or for fun?

Flagship
02-04-2005, 02:04 PM
The best commercial I have seen this year is the one where Steve McQueen drives the new Ford Mustang around a corn field. <br>

Santeno
02-04-2005, 02:10 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Spazmatron</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Already not! VW have accepted apologies from people who created that Polo thing. Case closed!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Can you post a link to that info from VW. The AP carried the story today and it only says that VW intends to pursue legal action against the creators of the spoof. It says nothing about the "case being closed". <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Spazmatron</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So you still think that they did it on own risk or for fun? </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I'm not sure I understand. Do you mean did they do it for fun or for real? Obviously it was meant as an irreverent piece of film meant to spoof both dumb-ass fundamentalist suicide bombers, as well as the supposed qualities of the VW.

Spazmatron
02-04-2005, 02:28 PM
Volkswagen have decided to not seek damages from creatives Lee Ford and Dan Brooks who made the Volkswagen Polo Suicide advert which went viral all over the web in a matter of hours. Instead VW want Lee and Dan to say that they're sorry reports the Guardian today.<br>Volkswagen asked for 'original copies' of the spec ad, which was directed by Stuart Fryer, to be turned over to them and demanded that Mr Ford and Mr Brooks would never again infringe on the Volkswagen registered trademark.<p>As for second part... Well, I guess we both understand what's all about. This ad is not a mistake of some kind it's more about the way of making commercials nowadays. Love it or hate it but everybody talking about that one. Isn't that the first and foremost purpose of any advertising?<br>

Santeno
02-04-2005, 02:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Spazmatron</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">As for second part... Well, I guess we both understand what's all about. This ad is not a mistake of some kind it's more about the way of making commercials nowadays. Love it or hate it but everybody talking about that one. Isn't that the first and foremost purpose of any advertising?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thanks for the info. Yes you are right about the advertising purpose. however, one key ingredient was missing from this add, a product to legally advertise. My guess is that these guys did this with the intention of advertising themselves. they might bnever get VW as a client, but I'm sure someone somewhere is thinking... "I wonder what those guys can do for my product"..

Top Secret
02-04-2005, 04:28 PM
The best is a tie between that new Golf GTi and the Honda 'Cog'.<p>The worst is probably where a car drives itself off a cliff because it's owner is attracted to the new Honda Accord. But it got put off the air a couple of days later.

Hornbag
02-04-2005, 05:28 PM
I vote the Ford Sportcar, Golf GTi, Peugeot jealousy and shame, and the C4 transformer!<p>

Cozz
02-04-2005, 08:08 PM
My favorite is the MB -class that goees through the walls in crash testing.

zwei Biere bitte
02-04-2005, 09:41 PM
One of my favorite is the Mercedes ad with the "beast" that sneaks out of the hood of an E55 AMG and destroys the house <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

jijboi25
02-06-2005, 08:58 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">just saw the new hyundai sonata one, it was one of the best I've seen, clean and to the point - watch it here - <A HREF="http://worldwide.hyundai-motor.com/movie/plaza/ads/nfsonata.mpg" TARGET="_blank">http://worldwide.hyundai-motor...a.mpg</A> - <B>love that soundtrack, does anyone know the name of it?</B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thats one of the best automotive commercials made!<p>My top 3 are:<br>1)All the Scion commercials (very innovative imho)<p>2)The one for the new STS where all these black sedans are in a ballroom and then the STS comes in <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>3)The Lexus sc430 one when the car's in an airplane bunker and they close the top and all the rain pours in. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/suave.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-07-2005, 06:42 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bluedevil1550</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Thats one of the best automotive commercials made!<p>My top 3 are:<br>1)All the Scion commercials (very innovative imho)<p>2)The one for the new STS where all these black sedans are in a ballroom and then the STS comes in <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>3)The Lexus sc430 one when the car's in an airplane bunker and they close the top and all the rain pours in. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/suave.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Agree with all four <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Blackraven
02-07-2005, 07:29 AM
I just saw that Hyundai Sonata commercial. Nice music although there is something very familiar about the location.<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/blackcyborg009/Temporary%20Pics/nfsonatabridgewithblueflag.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Does anyone know where this bridge is located?<p>The one with the bridge that has a blue flag on top of it.<p><br>It looks exactly the same as the pics below:<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/blackcyborg009/Temporary%20Pics/lafestabridge1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/blackcyborg009/Temporary%20Pics/lafestabridge2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/blackcyborg009/Temporary%20Pics/lafestabridge3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v441/blackcyborg009/Temporary%20Pics/lafestabridge4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Do you know where this place is located?<p><br>

Smithie
02-13-2005, 01:59 PM
How about the one being aired in NA for the new Mercury Montego. Dad is vacuuming car and child keeps throwing cereal on the floor. Ford's too embarrassed to even show the car and commercial has nothing to do with it. Waste of air time and money.

knicks125
02-13-2005, 04:37 PM
Agreed...that commercial serves no purposes whatsoever<p>BTW...montego is way overrated than what the presses say...my friend and I test drove the car and all I can say is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>At the respect of Mecury fans, I am going to leave it there and not go into details on how I feel about the car

BMW rulez
02-13-2005, 06:40 PM
1. The Cadillac STS commercial where the 5-series and E-class are dancing around and the STS bursts in<p>2. Lexus SC430 when it shows that it embraces weather or something like that<p>3. <FONT SIZE="5"><B>THIS ONE IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE:</B></FONT><p><A HREF="http://www.bmw.ca/media_gallery/view.asp?lang=en&gallery=1&subgallery=8&mediatype=video&page=1¬Ětitem=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bmw.ca/media_galler...tem=1</A><p>The music goes perfectly with the commericial...I wish it was longer though<p>You need quicktime to view it.

CarMattZu777
02-13-2005, 09:45 PM
I like all the Scion commercials, and being 16, they really hit their target well. The Hyundai Tucson ones are cool, and the New Avalon commercial is innovative too. All of Nissans ads for their trucks and SUVs are great too.<p>As for classics, of course Joe Isuzu ads, although they are hard to find.

TheJoyof6
02-14-2005, 12:33 AM
One of my favorites is the VW Golf commercial where it falls out of the tree.

GBOY
02-21-2005, 08:01 PM
CLASSIC!!! G-Wagon<br><A HREF="http://www.billsden.org/mercedes/commercials/crashtest.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.billsden.org/merced....html</A>