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#7016 of 7195 Re: Two in a row for VW [ateixeira]
Mar 01, 2013 (1:50 pm)
Well, if VW really WANTED to run customers away, they could make a big scene out of parodies of they commercial.
Doing what they're doing now is probably the best course of action for them.
If a viewer finds it entertaining, its no skin off of VW, and the viewer might actually buy one in the future.
OTOH, if the viewer finds the commercial offensive, VW can clearly demonstrate its not supported by the company and would prefer to have it removed, but due to the complexity of the Internet, free speech laws, etc., its been unable to do so. Only the most "hardcore" individual could/would hold a company liable for some thing totally out of their control.
#7018 of 7195 Re: Two in a row for VW [roadburner]
Mar 01, 2013 (9:17 pm)
Those were hilarious!!
Mar 04, 2013 (1:38 pm)
So it's raining in Vegas, several levels of a parking garage are wet, and this FWDer with an e-brake is drifting.
#7020 of 7195 Re: GTI My Way [ateixeira]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 04, 2013 (2:07 pm)
Ah, reminds me of the good old days of parallel parking in front of my house in the 82 Tercel during the winter months. I should have set up cones to practice positioning.
#7021 of 7195 Re: GTI My Way [steve_]
Mar 05, 2013 (8:55 am)
For me it was a '91 Ford Escort GT, but it had a proper handbrake. It was very easy to swing the tail around.
#7022 of 7195 Re: GTI My Way [ateixeira]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 05, 2013 (9:05 am)
Don't try it with the foot brake on your minivan. Ask me how I know, lol.
#7023 of 7195 Re: GTI My Way [steve_]
Mar 05, 2013 (9:08 am)
I can imagine....LOL, that's funny to even think about it.
Edmunds hosted an event in 2000 called Edmunds Live, and they had a track set up with all the then-new minivans. There were no lines at all for that class of car, as people lined up to drive other stuff.
But...this one guy grabbed a van and just started doing hot laps. It was hysterical. He was the only one on the course so why not?
Mar 05, 2013 (10:47 am)
I was recently looking for 80s kitsch, And remembered this doozy - seems like every stereotype about the period is shown.
#7025 of 7195 Re: . [fintail]
Mar 05, 2013 (10:51 am)
I may have been in that commercial. It wasn't a good era....