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      03-07-2008, 08:18 AM   #1
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The Greatest Car Adverts of All Time

A friend and I were chatting about which car adverts have been most memorable over the years. I humbly present my top five from the UK (I guess some were not shown in the States) - please feel free to make your own suggestions.

5. Peugeot 206 The Sculptor
I've got a bunch of Indian mates who live to mod their cars and try to impress girls, so I enjoyed this.


4. Citroen C4 Alive with Technology
Now that the Transformers Movie has come and gone, this is still way cooler.



3. Golf GTI Singing in the Rain
I am fortunate enough to have performed with one of the three guys that were Gene Kelly in this awesome advert.



2. BMW Z4 See How it Feels

This is the advert that made me want a BMW, and then the 1er came along. I watched this on the big screen last year - I can't even remember what film I saw afterwards, this blew me away. Perhaps it won't have the same effect on a computer but it honestly sent shivers down my spine.



1. Honda Accord The Cog
I'm sure you've seen this, which famously took 606 takes. Simply incomparable.




Honorable mentions:
VW Polo's Small:


Most of Honda's ads over the last 5 years have been great.



Hope you enjoy!
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      03-07-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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my favorite:
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Great thread! A few favorites...


Another VW Polo ad



VW Unpimp Ze Auto with Tre, my favorite of this excellent series



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      03-07-2008, 09:46 AM   #4
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This one:



and this one:



Are easily the best car adverts of all time. It's not even close...
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      03-07-2008, 10:03 AM   #5
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What the hell? You guys don't have Vorsprung Durch Technik as Audi's tagline in America?

Cracka that terrorist one is very cool - I remember it didn't run for very long here cos I think it was a bit too controversial (plus around the time of the July 7th bombings).

MPower the Impossible Dream is also a fave but I think it's appreciated by motorheads (by default, most people on a car discussion board) than regular folk as it is quite nostalgic about Honda's great history.

Here's my girlfriend's favourite:
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      03-07-2008, 10:26 AM   #6
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Jordan Playboy

It's a print ad, by Ned Jordan, from the 1920s for a pretty mediocre auto, but ad agency folks think this was the dawn of 'creative' advertizing (opps, advertising ; -). It's bascially all sizzle, no steak.
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      03-07-2008, 10:39 AM   #7
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      03-07-2008, 11:05 AM   #8
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I have a copy of this ad in my garage:
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Cracka that terrorist one is very cool - I remember it didn't run for very long here cos I think it was a bit too controversial (plus around the time of the July 7th bombings).
Aye, I can imagine. It took balls of steel to greenlight that one, that's one reason I love it. I also really enjoyed this one that was a suggestion on the Youtube page for the Citroen video:

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I have a copy of this ad in my garage:
Bravissimo!!!

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lol i would not watch this one at work... just saw next to the barbie/gi joe nissan one
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this one is pretty badass



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No back seats in the smart fortwo...

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Oldie, but I was in high school and it was my 1st car



Substitute a new 135 and it still works :thumbup:
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Cant forget this one.

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Mmmm I remember that one MrRoboto! Awesome!

and I did like the F1 video =)
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No thread about great car commercials can be complete without the greatest pitchman of all - Joe Isuzu.
I love the way he does the slalom run the 2nd time.

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I have to chip in with this one - Evil Ka (pretty sure it was banned in the UK)

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These two always made me laugh even tho they were banned:

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my roomy drives this car...and loves this commercial

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I really like this one (for MINI Cooper S):

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