Jalopnik's 20 Favorite Classic Volkswagen Commercials

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The Datsun ads were fun, as were the Toyota ads, but it was Volkswagen that first made an art form out of the automotive television advertisement.

We've picked out 20 of our favorite VW ads from the Classic Ad Watch series for your enjoyment. From the 1950s through the current decade, from the USA, Germany, South Africa, China, Mexico, and Brazil, these ads cover the highlights of the Volkswagen product line in entertaining fashion


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PotbellyJoe and 42 others

I still can't find a digital copy of the ad, but I remember it from my youth (early 90s I guess) It was a VW herder that had a farm with all of these VWs on it driving around. The ad ends with the farmer stating "You can tell by the gleam in the daytime running lights, these are happy cars!"

It's a line that has stuck with me ever since.