Car manufacturers can afford to do just about whatever they want for a press picture. Fly a crew to Morocco to shoot the car in the desert? Sure. In front of the Bilbao Guggenheim? Sure.

They don’t always follow through, though. Sometimes they just take a picture with some people standing nearby at a table, looking into the distance.

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Someday you too might be so lucky to sit at a table! If you are so wise to buy this car, the picture seems to say.

This shot for the third gen Civic is about as beige, middle American as I can possibly imagine. Here’s the uncropped version for peak suburbia.

What’s the most boring press picture of a car you’ve ever seen?

Photo Credit: Honda


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