Okay, the 1960’s VW Bug commercials may have been edgy and innovative. Still, they were promoting a cute car that was basically a POS. At least it was durable. Then VW went to the Dasher, the Sirocco and the Rabbit. They were neither cute nor durable.
Then Audi came in. They sold rust buckets that had inherent design problems.
BMW had a reputation of quality and that was all BS. See what the cost was for a simple service call.
Mercedes built a reputation of quality and exclusivity. Bad joke. They are on the level of a mid-level Japanese or Korean cars.
Today’s commercials for this junk are nothing other than insulting. The Mercedes AMG commercial where some despicable asshole is smugly at a stoplight against a top fuel dragster, etc. He has 6000 hp and 5 turbocharges. BFD. Is your identity based on being an asshole doing an illegal drag race against imaginary challengers? Notice they didn’t have a Tesla on the line that would wax them on a bad day with a bad driver.
Then Audi shows a commercial of some criminal asshole that won’t go into the witness protection program because he loves his POS Audi. Visually, they take a shot at Lexus. Well hello, Audi is a very pedestrian looking vehicle and the Lexus is very edgy.
VW is a company that should be shut down for their criminal activity. Porsche is Volkswagen.
I don’t hate Germans. I’m mostly German. But to hell with their car companies and their advertising agencies. I’m not going to buy their overpriced junk that will break you if you want to get them serviced. I don’t want to be seen as an asshole that is nothing more than a wannabe swayed by their obnoxious advertising. I’d rather drive a Chevy than be seen in their shit.