VW "Safe Happens" Videos

Discussion in 'Volkswagen' started by Chuck, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    VW is trying to make ads proving the Jetta is safe in a crash with an SUV, etc....

    'Today' video: Do VW crash ads go too far? (MSNBC Video)
     
  2. AZBrandon

    AZBrandon Guest

    I think any commercial that raises awareness about the importance of vehicle safety is a good thing. I would 100x rather see more commercials like this than the "intimidator" commercials GM uses to sell their SUV's.
     
  3. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

    yeah i thought it was a realistic way of showing how crashes really are. Done in a split of a second so don't you dare get yourself into one now and ANTICIPATE!.
     
  4. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    ....you mean I have to drive defensively instead of cruising and blissfully munch on my beef jerky? {sniff} :p
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Chuck:

    ___I saw one of their commercials late last night and all I can say is that it was shocking to say the least! One of the best I have ever seen in fact! It does not make me want to go out and purchase a VW any time soon but does make me extremely glad the Accord comes equipped with front’s, side’s, and side curtains as std. equipment …

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2006
  6. Texashchman

    Texashchman Well-Known Member

    Wayne I don't have a link but I think it was the CEO said since those commercials aired they had ahugh increase in people asking for information on the Jetta. kevin
     
  7. johnf514

    johnf514 Zoom? Try Glide!

    Are they actual crashes? Maybe low-speed accidents filmed from high speed angles? I'd love to see the VW Corol . . . I mean Jetta get broadsided by a big rig. Just for sh!ts and giggles. :D

    Doesn't the new Jetta bear a striking resemblence to the Corolla?
     
  8. philmcneal

    philmcneal Has it been 10 years? Wow

    yes the 4 lights in the back now that you mention it john haha... oh cars trying to look to hard to be like every other car on the road ;)
     
  9. AZBrandon

    AZBrandon Guest

  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Brandon:

    ___What are those? I vote clones!

    ___I remember when the new Jetta was first released and some said it was a Corolla wannabe ... IIRC, the New Jetta commercial rates it as just a 4 * crash rating too :(

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2006
  11. Vooch

    Vooch Well-Known Member

    VW's are exceedingly safe cars, they are designed for 130 MPH driving on the A-Bahn. Insurance stats prove that VW's have some of the lowest injury rates of ANY car sold in the USA.

    BTW - those crashes are fer real Dood !
     
  12. laurieaw

    laurieaw Sorceress of the North

    the link isn't working andn i can't find it anywhere on the web
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Laurie:

    ___This story was posted over 18 months ago so that is probably why the MSNBC link and vid are no longer valid.

    ___Here are some of those VW – “Safe Happens” vids/commercials and they are indeed eye openers!

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/wtaXjzQQGE8&rel=1[/flash]

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/9W5kUl1YUY0&rel=1[/flash]

    ___While finding these two, I came across some Drunk Driving vids using the same in your face techniques although with a far different message :rolleyes:

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/Pq2ElvMx-9Q&rel=1[/flash]
    Drunk Driving Vid #1

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/nNO_CRjn0rY&rel=1[/flash]
    Drunk Driving Vid #2

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     

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