Honest car commercial is too real for anyone who’s ever had to buy a car

Who doesn't love spending thousands of dollars on a metal box with wheels?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Aug 11, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 4:45 am CDT

Car commercials always make driving look wildly exciting, glamorous, or both. But the sad truth is that if you have to buy a car, your main concern will be how much money you’ll have to pay a random guy at a car dealership.

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That’s where’s honest car commercial comes in.

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Hosted by an aging car salesman, this fake commercial points out every depressing truth about buying a car, zeroing in on the tragic pointlessness of making cars look cool.

You know you have to drive to work. The car salesman knows you have to drive to work. And in a few years you’ll have to do this all over again.

Screengrab via Cracked/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 11, 2015, 8:51 am CDT