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OHirtenfelder
OK. I hope we haven't had this before. I see a few random threads have popped up over the months, featuring ads here and there, so I thought, let's conglomerate!
It would be awesome, if people could post ads from their part of the world, be it South Africa, USA, Germany or Tajikistan. The idea here is to show everyone else what type of advertising campaigns your part of the world has had. The ads don't have to be new, just cool. Also, were aren't going to avoid having ads posted 'from the US' that were also aired in Spain or wherever, that's cool. We can't always be 100% sure that the ad was for our market only.Let's just try. The only 'catch' here is that the ads must please only be from the VAG group. This is not because I'm some raging VAG fanboy, but simply because (at least here in SA) their adverts are always 100 times better than anyone else (except that one Honda Accord ad). Also if we keep it to VAG only, it'll stop the thread from being pounded with 100s of videos a day, I hope. Let's try this.
One more thing, if an ad has some sort of catchphrase in your local language, please translate it for the benefit of others.


VWSA had this whole 'you'll think you can' campaign for the Polo. There were other cool ones as well, I'll post them when I find them.


A lot of VWSA's adverts focus very much on the people, and this is one of those. I think this is an absolute banger of an advert.


This one is just super cool. The ad will do the talking.


Cool eh?
OHirtenfelder
Sorry to this this and be the first poster on my own thread, but I just remembered this ad, and it's briliant.

hexagone
My favorite commercial of all time just happens to be this VW one. Its... just great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXOrbo6DX9U
mung35








http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxjP4tOuI6E
(Caption's needed from the side.)
moe
I'd argue that Honda makes the best ads (Impossible Dream is my favorite ad of all time), and Porsche is up there too (the one with the kid visiting the dealership). If there's one thing I give VAG credit for, it's good ads though, I have some favorites, I'll see if I can find them.
OHirtenfelder
^That Mr Roboto ad is brilliant.

Moe, that Impossible Dream ad is quite cool, but it doesn't get to me the way VAG ads do. We don't see Porsche ads here, at least I've never seen one. And I don't mean single ads. Sure there are companies that have one or two brilliant ads, but VAG keeps consistently bringing out the hotness. Please, if you have vids, post them.
Mitlov
QUOTE(moethepaki @ Oct 11 2008, 04:53 AM) *
I'd argue that Honda makes the best ads (Impossible Dream is my favorite ad of all time), and Porsche is up there too (the one with the kid visiting the dealership). If there's one thing I give VAG credit for, it's good ads though, I have some favorites, I'll see if I can find them.


I love Audi's the most. From the artistic (the A5s pulling the kite, the S3 playing Mozart's Turkish March, and the A4 made out of cat's-cradle string), to the classy (the four key fobs), to the awesome (the Godfather ad, Meet the Beekers, the Godfather ad, the dog sliding out on an icy road, and the Godfather ad).

EDIT:

A5 kite:



S3 Turkish March:



A4 Cat's Cradle:



Key fobs:



Meet the Beekers:



Audi versus dog:



Audi versus dog, again:



...and my favorite car ad of all time:

moe
QUOTE(OHirtenfelder @ Oct 11 2008, 06:35 PM) *
^That Mr Roboto ad is brilliant.

Moe, that Impossible Dream ad is quite cool, but it doesn't get to me the way VAG ads do. We don't see Porsche ads here, at least I've never seen one. And I don't mean single ads. Sure there are companies that have one or two brilliant ads, but VAG keeps consistently bringing out the hotness. Please, if you have vids, post them.


Nah, Honda and Porsche consistently churn out some really, really good stuff. The Impossible Dream ad, just really gets me. I love how he goes through all the various Hondas through the years, and just goes out and enjoys driving them all. As an enthusiast, I can't help but be touched by something like that. I think we should've just gone with a "Great Car Ad" thread. It's been done before, but there's always some quality stuff on display.
Mitlov
What good ads has Honda had besides the "power of dreams" ad? Most ads I've seen for them here in the US have been decidedly average.
moe
I'm feeling lazy right now, and my internet is horribly slow, so just YouTube it. There's some great stuff. There've also been some great print ads, such as one for the ITR which didn't show the car, but instead portrayed the ITR as a fragrance, pretty model and all. Open the flap and the sample smell was actually of burnt rubber. Then there was a touching one of something Mr. Honda once said about smelling motor oil for the first time. I have this feeling though that they're marketing effort is only that strong in Europe.

EDIT: Just ignore me, I've taken this thread very off topic...keep posting your VAG ads, VAG-slaves.
dukenukem
clarkma5
There are some real gems in here. VW/Audi definitely has a great ad sense, and they have for ages (look at those old beetle ads and stuff).
OHirtenfelder
Here are a few more cool vids I thought of, and found, from down here in the South of Africa.
There are two more of the "You'll think you can" Polo ads, and some others.
Oh and a Citi Golf is actually a Mk1 Golf that is still produced here to this day. Brand spanking new Mk1 Golfs....how awesome.
This one is super cool and real emotional. Very cool.


This is the never-ageing Citi Golf, as the ad explains


You'll think you can 1


You'll think you can 2


And this one is just straight awesome IMO


I don't know where this one is from, but it's kinda like(very kinda) the Honda Dream Ad.
Razor
That Routan ad makes me want to KILL babies. tongue.gif

Nice ads, OHirtenfelder. Loved the "You'll think you can" duo. thumbs_up.gif
fiber optic


EDIT: They disabled embedding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdQY_BZE2uE

So much fail it makes my eyes/ears bleed. I also remember one where the camera went through the fuel filler and into the engine to show us WTF Fahrvergnugen is/was.
midnightdorifto
QUOTE(moethepaki @ Oct 11 2008, 10:24 AM) *
VAG-slaves.

<flamesuit_on>
You are what you eat...
midnightdorifto
QUOTE(OHirtenfelder @ Oct 12 2008, 07:43 AM) *
You'll think you can 2

That's a bit of a rip-off...

moe
QUOTE(midnightdorifto @ Oct 14 2008, 02:09 AM) *
<flamesuit_on>
You are what you eat...


<flamsuit_on>
Haha
OHirtenfelder
^^ I actually remember that M5 ad, and I didn't realise until you pointed it out, that that VW ad is a rip-off. Swines.
Now the ad is not half as cool anymore.
OHirtenfelder
Can't let the thread go down like that.

Here is one awesome R32 ad, and one not so awesome (IMO) GTI ad.




Tifun
QUOTE(OHirtenfelder @ Oct 17 2008, 02:42 AM) *


That guy is totally rocking a Dead Kennedys shirt lol
Brohim
I like this one

Mitlov
QUOTE(Brohim @ Nov 29 2008, 08:10 AM) *
I like this one



That's awesome.
Mitlov
QUOTE(Tifun @ Nov 27 2008, 07:51 AM) *
That guy is totally rocking a Dead Kennedys shirt lol


True story: my parents live a couple houses away from Jello Biafra's parents. They had an anniversary party, and I chilled with Jello Biafra in his parents' backyard. He's a nice guy. Pretty mellow, though nothing else would have been appropriate for the situation anyway.
IIIUUU
Now that is a lot of brass air fittings http://www.liangdianup.com/subpages/airfitting_1.htm there is just about every type
of air fitting that you could want. Wholesale prices too. I guess these could be used as small water pipe fitting also. I
used some of the parts to make my babington wvo bu
Marien
WTF, spam for air fittings? Do those enlarge my penis in any way? If not, go away!

moe
Brilliant. I still think those Christmas-lights are still tacky as hell though. Especially now that every wannabe has a fake set on their Camry.
moe
Marien
Came across this one on Autoblog. It has nothing to do with cars, but it's from VW.

I almost choked from laughing!

moe
Mitlov
QUOTE(Marien @ Dec 24 2008, 02:59 PM) *
Came across this one on Autoblog. It has nothing to do with cars, but it's from VW.

I almost choked from laughing!



The best part about that one is that I can't think of a single hole in her analysis.
moe


Saw this while studying VW's ad campaing through the ages today in my Creative Executions class.
OHirtenfelder
BUMP!!!

Here is the new S4 Ad they're running here at the moment. I think it's pretty cool. Sorry, I couldn't find the english version, only the german one.
Anyway, here it is:

midnightdorifto
QUOTE(OHirtenfelder @ Aug 26 2009, 05:28 AM) *
BUMP!!!

Here is the new S4 Ad they're running here at the moment. I think it's pretty cool. Sorry, I couldn't find the english version, only the german one.
Anyway, here it is:


With fixed video.

(Just embed the video ID, not the whole URL.)
OHirtenfelder
Thanks guy. I hadn't even realised that the link didn't work!
pnikolaev
MustangAficionado
I remember that com. from when it aired - i must have been young too (1999, so it turns out 12). So good for them.
midnightdorifto
QUOTE(MustangAficionado @ Aug 27 2009, 05:26 PM) *
I remember that com. from when it aired - i must have been young too (1999, so it turns out 12). So good for them.

The Mk. V came out in 2003?
Phix
Glad I'm not the only one confused...
MustangAficionado
Just typed the ad name into google and it said 1999 next to it, guess i was older than I thought.
midnightdorifto
QUOTE(MustangAficionado @ Aug 28 2009, 03:09 PM) *
Just typed the ad name into google and it said 1999 next to it, guess i was older than I thought.

It came out in June of 2008.

http://www.coloribus.com/adsarchive/tv-com...i-dream-512248/
MustangAficionado
I was talking about the synchonicity commercial, but forgot to quote I guess. Or thought it was the last post
moe
Bump.

This was apparently for VW India, where the New Beetle has just launched.

OHirtenfelder
Awesome moe, thanks. Of all people to revive this VAG thread, you were the last one I'd expect it from wink.gif
moe
I've warmed up towards VW. I'm still not buying one though tongue.gif
dukenukem
QUOTE(moe @ Sep 5 2010, 04:58 AM) *
I've warmed up towards VW. I'm still not buying one though tongue.gif

Imma slap some sense into you one of these days.
MustangAficionado
I've been car shopping for 2.5 weeks for/with my girl and every time I've wanted to consider VW's for her I've been disappointed. Plus you can't find one consumer guide anywhere that wont tell you to look at other cars first over pretty much every VW.
clarkma5
My friend's girlfriend was used car shopping between lowish-mileage IS250s and older G35s and stuff and she ended up in a 2009 Jetta 2.5 instead and not only does she love it but I think she got an amazing car for her money. The 2.5 is a torquey, smooth motor that sounds like it has more character than the basically any I4 (and a lot of 6's too), the suspension on 17s is easily as firm as my car's if not a bit more controlled (granted some of my car's firmness has probably been lost since it was new...), the interior is comfortable and high quality and looks brand new after a year of ownership despite the fact that she doesn't make any particularly amazing effort to care for it (beyond the car wash vacuum sorta thing, ya know how most people are). With a full warranty, a VW near the end of its generation cycle is a pretty great buy (that's what I got after all and I certainly never regret it). It's just that they seem to take several model years to work out a new generation's bugs and they're also stripping a lot of what makes the Jetta a nicer car than average out of the MkVI (back to the torsion beam rear suspension, back to rear drum brakes, back to the 2.slow in the base car...)
MustangAficionado
We ended up finding a Focus sedan only a couple years old w/ 27k miles and still under all its warranties. Was a stupid good deal too, I went through it with a fine tooth comb fist because I kept (still) thinking there must be something wrong with it. Plus open the hood and I can pretty much fix anything under there. Despite German cars scaring me in general, even if you do the labor - it's hard to beat ford parts prices. Plus, it's getting like 31mpg.

And the Ford thing isn't my fault, I tried to get her to get a Civic or even a RSX.
clarkma5
Yeah parts are more expensive than for american cars, then again a new VW has 3 year scheduled maintenance and the few VW owners I know personally don't have issues with their cars...I think their reliability problems are overblown, at least if you research the less problematic ones. Like I said, buy a VW from near the end of the model cycle and you end up pretty golden.
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