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Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:58 am

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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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:50 am

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





 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:57 am

Best one in my opinion

Cadillac:

 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:45 am



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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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:50 am



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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Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:55 am



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.
 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:59 am



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.
 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:11 am

Do truck adds count?

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



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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:43 am

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

 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:37 am

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

Jeep


BMW 3 Series


Saturn Vue
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:38 am

MORE!








Although the German gay guy sucks a bit.
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:44 am

Yeah, nice thread  Smile

My favorite is this commercial for the E39 M5:


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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:50 pm

Holden Monaro from a few years back



Holden ute



Current Ford Falcon

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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:00 pm

Mercedes makes very classy commercials:



 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:58 pm

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?



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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:19 pm

Peugeot Coupé 407 - My car!



Citroen Xantia



Citroen C4

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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:32 pm

Nothing beats these great car ads.  Cool



I love the aviation reference in this ad.



The Mercury Cougar ads were sexy.  Cool


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RE: Best Car Commercials

Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:40 am



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
 
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Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:29 pm



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

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

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RE: Best Car Commercials

Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:30 pm

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




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RE: Best Car Commercials

Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:40 pm

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.


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Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:52 pm

You can't cure stupid
 
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Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:04 am



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.
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Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:18 am



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!!!.
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:47 am



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:







 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:09 pm

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!  Smile
 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:10 pm

I had bit of a brain freeze with one of my video descriptions:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 20):
WC Fields with the 1970 Mercury Monterey

WC Fields impersonator; the real WC Fields died in 1946. The taking candy from an infant line should've tipped me off.

Anyway, one ad. that I couldn't find on YouTube was the 1972(?) Mercury ad. that featured the diamond cutter.

This ad. was parodied a few years later by Dan Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live that involved circumsizing a baby while riding in the back seat of the 1978 Royal Deluxe II.
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Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:04 pm



Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 20):
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis (advertisers decided to have a little fun with this ad)

I remember that ad.
Very clever.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 20):
1972 Ford LTD

WOW!
A reel to reel deck in a full-sized Ford driving through the streets of San Francisco during the early 1970s.  Wow!
I fantasize about things like that!
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:23 am

oh i love this commercial from a few months back. The guy is cute and it's just a fun commercial.

 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:57 am



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

Why? That German guy is great and hilarious as well imitating ghetto American slang. Awesome commercials and A+ for creativity!

Quoting NA (Reply 17):
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.

Fine? lol I think you're being too generous..

Hands down car ads for foreign brands are usually better, have nicer music, and more creative than American ones, I think that's been obvious for years.

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 1):

Aston Martin DBS - Watch this one!!!

That car is gorgeous
 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:06 am

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=1XLyCDsKhGo
 
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Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:38 am



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

Actually, he's a Swede...

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Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:34 pm



Quoting NA (Reply 17):
However I love this one most (and very fitting to the current situation in the US it is too):

Here now the embedded video of a true classic:

 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:18 pm



Quoting Ctbarnes (Reply 14):
Ford ad from South Africa

I'd never seen that one before, good one!
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:13 am

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

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RE: Best Car Commercials

Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:04 am

My favorites are the Chevy Truck "Like a Rock" commercials, straight to the point.





I also like the new GMC truck commercials:

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RE: Best Car Commercials

Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:49 am

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 like to see some commercials for the Yugo, Pinto, Moskvich, Ladas, Volgas, etc Big grin
 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:58 am



Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 15):
Peugeot

I love Peugeot commercials, they are usually so beautiful.
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:50 pm



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 37):
I love Peugeot commercials, they are usually so beautiful.

????? That one with the Ladybirds this summer was awful.
 
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RE: Best Car Commercials

Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:24 pm

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 through the countryside. Anyone who's seen it would remember it. Excellent. I'm strapped for time at the moment, so if anyone knows it and posts it here, that would be great, otherwise I'll find it and post it here when time permits.

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RE: Best Car Commercials

Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:21 am

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 were still in diapers in the early 90s Big grin

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