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Old 07-21-2019, 02:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bad Car Ads Coffee Table Book, the thread!

What are the worst car ads that you have seen? Metro liked this picture that I shared in the beater thread:

I saw one like this, but it disappeared when I came back to save the picture:

Here are some shamelessly stolen from Jalopnik:

The Yugo Whale with blinking red eyes:


Girlfriend pregnant, wife mad, and the car is full of random junk that you need to take:

Free car that came buried in the back of my property when I bought it. There is a possible mob connection. I keep trying to bury it completely, but it reappears every spring. You need to dig it out and haul it away. Please fill in the hole:

Will trade my $4,000 Mustang for a 454:

Just a normal car in a normal ad, but they do not happen to explain the Batmobile in the next two spots:

What do you get when you very poorly combine an antique truck and a fifth-generation Grand Am?

4,000 pounds of regret:


Free McHammer pajamas:


Excuse me on many levels, but what is an Ass Taurus?


Yeah, I am not sharing their top two. You can track them down (and see the original swear words for the Butt Taurus) here:

Have you guys seen any especially bad car ads?

By the way, is Google reverse image search working for everyone else? It shows me an error or irrelevant messages, says "For matching images, try search by image," I click on it, and it takes me to the main page.

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Old 07-21-2019, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The ad where the guy wants 2 pounds of pot for his Mustang cracks me up as 454 grams is only 1 pound.
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I do not know what the laws in and around San Francisco were nine years ago, but imagine someone offering to meet him with 454 grams of... whatever... and a metric-only scale. The guy agrees and then gets arrested.
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Oh boy, I wish I still could find the ad I saw for a Corolla when I was seriously shopping a few years ago. It was funny, and made me wanna buy the car anyway, dogging its power, the spilled drinks, and the extra abuse his Pa put on it, and some other things I can’t remember. It’s the way to sell a crap car in the meme era!

EDIT: I posted a link in the efficient, cheap beaters thread, but regrettably did not copy/paste the text. Boo!
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Something like this?

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When this car was unveiled at the 1998 Detroit Auto Show, it caused all 2,000 attendees to spontaneously yawn. The resulting abrupt change in air pressure inside the building caused a partial collapse of the roof. Four people died. The event is chronicled in the documentary "Bored to Death: The Story of the 1999 Toyota Corolla"
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I'll bet everyone knows this one, oh but it's still really good. More satire, than "bad."
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My 1999 would be 1% more luxurious if I could finish knocking out the dents in the roof and install my sound insulation.

I just saw the cat that I bought for $86 is now going for $114!

If only I had known to invest in cheap catalytic converters!

Huh. I wonder how much cheaper a Civic exhaust and cat unit were when I blew my head gasket.
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Posted this morning. I hope it's not already gone.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/exet...939504298.html

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They're throwing in the new battery and tires for free, but are apparently basing their asking price on the number of warning lights.

https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/sale...938864917.html

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Old 07-22-2019, 10:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Would you believe they have not sold that car with this award-winning picture?!



I feel like there is a real problem if you are familiar with the make and model, but still cannot recognize it from the picture!

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