Advertising is a very important factor in buying any product. Good publicity can decide the future of a product and in the automotive world it is no different. Everyone remembers the Dancing C4 or the Mercedes chickens.
An ad for a car has to be fun and interesting, but it also has to have some truth, some sincerity. But when it comes to used cars, sincerity sometimes has to be left out. Here is an announcement of a Fiat 500 that is both brilliant but terrible.
“This is a real bargain to be honest. Even though this car has genuinely ruined my life. I bought it for £6000 and then found out I’d been sold a CAT C car. I won’t lie to you, that pissed me off. I crashed it within the first week with some minor damage to the bumper which I haven’t bothered to fix. I left it for 5 hours unaccompanied in Brixton while I attended a rave which I couldn’t stay for the entirety as I had work at 6am and came back to find a can of Stella rammed in the bonnet, leaving a small crack. The rave was shit and wasn’t worth it. I haven’t fixed this either. I was driving down the A10 and the silver exterior came flying off, hitting the window screen and scaring the shit out of me. I still have both of these and I could fix this easily with superglue but I can’t be bothered.That’s just about it with the exterior damage.
My MOT is due on the 27th. This IS passable. However. The work that needs to be done is as follows. Suspension needs fixing, brake cable needs putting back up and I need two new seatbelts. I’ve pretty much had it with this car. It’s an easy fix and it only has 90,000 miles on the clock. Just had two new tyres. Don’t know why I bothered. In all fairness, I’ve had some pretty good times with this car. It’s never let me down, except for the upcoming MOT, and we’ve shared some good memories. My puppy puking everywhere in it, being pulled over for drink driving when I was actually just driving and dancing to Kate Bush erratically and getting a 6ft children’s slide into it. Impressive, I know. Oh. The sunroof doesn’t work. It got stuck open and the motor had to come out to get it shut. And when you press the buttons on the steering wheel they occasionally think you pressed a different one entirely. If you’re a Dad reading this, I think it’s a good buy for your teenager as it will teach them patience. They also won’t be able to go over 80mph without it sounding like they’re going to break down. But seriously, I think this is for a mechanic that can do it up and make a big profit margin. It just needs a little love and I can’t give it to it because I f***ing hate the thing.”
If you know another ad that is brilliant or terrible leave the link in the comments, or if you know one that is just terrible, leave it too.