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Subaru crash advertising on TV

It bugged the c'hit out of me even before Marjie decided she wanted an Outback. I found those "I lived." ads totally offensive. I liken it to an implication Tesla drivers can take a nap or the current Ford ads where they take their hands off the wheel. (What 16 yr old is not going show his friends that cool trick?!) I would not be surprised to hear of an attorney playing these ads in front of a jury ...of selected, non-Subaru drivers.

What does Subaru say to those who do not qualify to make a commercial?



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After watching what you just posted and rereading your a post a few times I gotta say. I have no clue what you're talking about.

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After watching what you just posted and rereading your a post a few times I gotta say. I have no clue what you're talking about.
I agree.
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Not sure what he's on about.
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I'm glad it wasn't just me. I figured the relevant part must have gone right over my head and I moved on.
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You're offended by a Subaru advertisement?

The most boring car manufacturer on the planet, except maybe Toyota made a boring ad.

Talking about how Subaru consistently gets good safety picks from the IIHS.

Put me in the "does not compute" section.
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For decades, safety was the "third rail" of automotive advertising; today, that's changed. I see the Subaru "we lived" ads as confronting the topic of collision safety directly, presenting it as a differentiating feature.

I do join the OP in objecting to those ads that condone or promote inattention to driving ... usually of the breathless "It stopped the car for me!" variety. Ford and Nissan are two prime offenders that come immediately to mind. On the other hand, IMO, Lincoln's "Technology that helps put you in control" slogan is an excellent counter-example.
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The ones where they let families of dogs drive around unsupervised might be sending the wrong message as well.


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The ones where they let families of dogs drive around unsupervised might be sending the wrong message as well.
Given the skill level and attention span of some human drivers I've encountered over the years, the dogs are OK. (I readily admit that I've never seen a dog that wouldn't lose focus when a squirrel crosses the road.)

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After watching what you just posted and rereading your a post a few times I gotta say. I have no clue what you're talking about.
I'm kinda with you on that, this seems to be a good indicator of how safe these vehicles really are.

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