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User currently offlineCorocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1213 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

A friend and I were sitting around drinking beer watching a game when a car commercial came on. It got us to debating what some of the best car commercials were. Here are a couple of the best ones that we came up with. What is your favorite?

Honda:



Nissan:



And just for an excuse to throw in some hot chicks - best beer commercial ever:



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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

Wow interesting thread. I was just watching a bunch on YouTube:



Aston Martin DBS - Watch this one!!!



Audi R8



Audi A4



Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe







User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

Best one in my opinion

Cadillac:



User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1340 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3335 times:



Quoting Corocks (Thread starter):
Honda:

The Honda cog commercial probably gets my vote.

It's particularly amazing because it's a single take of real physical happenings (although I think I read that 600+ takes were necessary before it worked successfully).


As far as print advertisements go, I liked an ad BMW ran for the E36 M3 (late 1990s version).
"The best handling car in America - And 7 others that look like they should be".
Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 768 File size: 85kb


This ad followed a car magazine test (Car and Driver I think) to determine the best handling car in America without a price ceiling. Something about the ad looks a bit dated now but that may be appropriate given the short life span of advertisements.



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User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3328 times:



Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 2):
Best one in my opinion

I agree, Cadillac has had some good commercials as of late. I like this one as well:




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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3327 times:



Quoting National757 (Reply 4):
I agree, Cadillac has had some good commercials as of late. I like this one as well:

That commercial I posted is quite old. Back when the first CTS came out I believe. I dont mind the Escalade commercial:



Id get me an Escalade if I could afford one in a heartbeat or a slightly modified GMC Yukon Denali XL.


User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3325 times:



Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 5):
That commercial I posted is quite old. Back when the first CTS came out I believe. I dont mind the Escalade commercial:

I like the Cadillac commercial with Kate Walsh in it better.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29786 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

Do truck adds count?

There is something about 1978, America was cleaner, Blondes where dumber and Fords where free-wheeling.



Chevy got a lot of milage out of Bob Seager in the 1990's.




OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineJasondn From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

Here is still my favourite! Remember the movie the Right Stuff with Yeager breaking the sound barrier?



User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

MORE!








Although the German gay guy sucks a bit.



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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3973 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

They may not be the best, but I liked these.

Jeep


BMW 3 Series


Saturn Vue



Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3291 times:

Yeah, nice thread  Smile

My favorite is this commercial for the E39 M5:





We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?
User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1583 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Holden Monaro from a few years back



Holden ute



Current Ford Falcon




Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineSQ948 From Germany, joined May 2007, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3257 times:

Mercedes makes very classy commercials:





User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

This is one of my favorate-VW from the UK:



This Ford ad from South Africa is great; The South Africans really know how to laugh at themselves:



This one is for the Rover 800. Was filming it in Stuttgart wishful thinking?



Keep smiling!

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2711 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3183 times:

Peugeot Coupé 407 - My car!



Citroen Xantia



Citroen C4




When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39660 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

Nothing beats these great car ads.  Cool



I love the aviation reference in this ad.



The Mercury Cougar ads were sexy.  Cool





Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10594 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3124 times:



Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 1):
Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe

Whats that tune? Perfect for that (beside the car) relatively unexciting commercial.

Quoting Molykote (Reply 3):
The Honda cog commercial probably gets my vot

Nice commercial, but its a copy. Sorry. There was a (British?) TV-spot in the late 80s/early 90s that was very similar.

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 2):
Best one in my opinion
Cadillac:

Best? Its fine, but best? If I think hard, I would find dozens which are better.

Quoting LNv22 (Reply 11):
My favorite is this commercial for the E39 M5:

Definitely one of the best in recent years. Great idea, fitting execution.


However I love this one most (and very fitting to the current situation in the US it is too):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCHWhIHIuhY


User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3082 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
Nothing beats these great car ads.

You just can't beat that plush corrrrinthian leather!  Wink

Charles, SJ



The customer isn't a moron, she is your wife -David Ogilvy
User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

An airfield and a beautiful "crystal red" 2008 Cadillac CTS - perfection!




[Edited 2008-09-24 14:35:12]


"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety!" B.Franklin
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7507 posts, RR: 24
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Finally had a chance to post some videos
Here are a few of my favorites:

2005 Ford Mustang Convertible (this one aired during Super Bowl XXXIX, note: the cop car used is a 1992 Crown Vic.)


1998 Mercury Grand Marquis (advertisers decided to have a little fun with this ad)


Although I'm not a fan of Nissans, this 1997 ad. was hilarlious (note: voice of Dirty Bird is none other than John Ratzenberger (Cliff Clavin of Cheers)


1984 Ford Crown Victoria


Some older ads:

Blast from the past: 1969 Mercury Marquis



WC Fields with the 1970 Mercury Monterey


1972 Ford LTD


The famous comparison between the 1965 Ford and the Rolls Royce for quietness.


[Edited 2008-09-26 16:48:25]


"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

Haven't a clue how to post a video like the rest of you, so this is what I do:

Volkswagon Polo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-nqG4-D0IY

Hyundai:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UH7VsywKvw&feature=related

Volkswagon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow0a06gsiF4&feature=related

Honda Civic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QiRxK4fy-8&feature=related



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7507 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2937 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 21):
Haven't a clue how to post a video like the rest of you

In YouTube's website, just below the web-link dialogue box, there's an embedded link line. Just Copy that (make sure you get the entire line) and paste it in your post.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2930 times:



Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 22):
In YouTube's website, just below the web-link dialogue box, there's an embedded link line. Just Copy that (make sure you get the entire line) and paste it in your post.

Thank you...will try next time!!!.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2926 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 21):
Volkswagon



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 21):
Volkswagon Polo:

It's VolkswagEn  irked 

Quoting Jush (Reply 9):
Although the German gay guy sucks a bit.

I think he's a great actor. I forget his name, but he was the crazy russian in Armageddon and played the devil in Constantine, among a few other things.

But Ms. Helga is smoking HAWT!  Big grin  drool 



Some more Vdub favorites:









25 Post contains links Cpd : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3yy8g1_PbA I like this one, about as much as I like the car, and the car is pretty good!
26 PHLBOS : I had bit of a brain freeze with one of my video descriptions: WC Fields impersonator; the real WC Fields died in 1946. The taking candy from an infan
27 Superfly : I remember that ad. Very clever. WOW! A reel to reel deck in a full-sized Ford driving through the streets of San Francisco during the early 1970s. I
28 Aeri28 : oh i love this commercial from a few months back. The guy is cute and it's just a fun commercial.
29 MIAMIx707 : Why? That German guy is great and hilarious as well imitating ghetto American slang. Awesome commercials and A+ for creativity! Fine? lol I think you
30 Post contains links MIAMIx707 : We've seen some pretty good ones so far. But surprised nobody has posted what to me, is the best car commercial ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1
31 Doona : Actually, he's a Swede... Cheers Mats
32 NA : Here now the embedded video of a true classic:
33 Andz : I'd never seen that one before, good one!
34 F1eddie : Im surprised no one has posted this. It does seem very VW and Nissan focused though... And i have to post my VW ads as well
35 STT757 : My favorites are the Chevy Truck "Like a Rock" commercials, straight to the point. I also like the new GMC truck commercials:
36 MIAMIx707 : Does anyone remember what exact year the 300ZX commercial with the jet plane was from? Wonder if it aired in other countries besides the USA.. I'd lik
37 Pyrex : I love Peugeot commercials, they are usually so beautiful.
38 NA : ????? That one with the Ladybirds this summer was awful.
39 Doona : I believe there was a German commercial a few years back, let's just say it had something to do with concentrating very closely on a car driving throu
40 MIAMIx707 : well, from the lack of replies it seems none of you saw this ad, which makes me think it wasn't aired outside of the US and maybe Japan, or you guys w
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