The best commercials for car makes are?

I wanted to share my idea of the best commercials i’ve seen for each auto maker. Which is the best? and any good ones we missed?

Acura

Aston-Martin

Audi
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So who owns who

So you want a nice elegant Jaguar, you want a nice English car you think American cars are bad, well guess what Jaguar is owned by Ford. Here is the chart to see who owns who[Source:Cars!Cars!Cars!]

Rolls Royce

Chrysler owns:
-AMC (brand discontinued — Chrysler bought AMC primarily for the Jeep brand which was owned by AMC)
-Chrysler
-Dodge
-Eagle (brand discontinued)
-Jeep
-Plymouth (brand discontinued)

Daimler/Chrysler owns:
-Chrysler (small percentage)
-Maybach
-Mercedes-Benz
-Smart

Fiat owns:
-Alfa Romeo
-Ferrari
-Fiat
-Lancia
-Maserati

Ford owns:
-Aston Martin (SALE PENDING)
-Ford
-Jaguar
-Land Rover (bought from BMW)
-Lincoln
-Mazda (Ford owns 33% of Mazda)
-Mercury
-Volvo cars

Fuji Heavy Industries owns:
-Subaru

General Motors owns:

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Boeing Laser Avenger: Humvee with frikkin’ laser on its head

Boeing Laser Avenger: Humvee with frikkin’ laser on its head

Boeing wants more government contracts, and it thinks lasers are the way to get them. The company’s Laser Avenger system is something it whipped together in eight short months, and it’s pretty impressive. Mounted on a retrofitted anti-aircraft Humvee, the setup is being demonstrated as a way to zap IEDs from a distance, neutralizing them before the convoys and patrols they target ever rumble by. Its 1kw laser beam causes near-instantaneous detonation of the munitions its been used on so far, and Boeing’s also hinting that it might just work as an anti-aircraft weapon, too. Trucks with laser guns might be a lot closer than you think.

CARversation Comments: i think i found my new favorite car. i thought a regular h1 was intimidating enough.

[Source: Popular Mechanics via Instapundit, Auto Blog]

Boeing Laser Avenger: Humvee with frikkin’ laser on its head

Boeing Laser Avenger: Humvee with frikkin’ laser on its head

Boeing wants more government contracts, and it thinks lasers are the way to get them. The company’s Laser Avenger system is something it whipped together in eight short months, and it’s pretty impressive. Mounted on a retrofitted anti-aircraft Humvee, the setup is being demonstrated as a way to zap IEDs from a distance, neutralizing them before the convoys and patrols they target ever rumble by. Its 1kw laser beam causes near-instantaneous detonation of the munitions its been used on so far, and Boeing’s also hinting that it might just work as an anti-aircraft weapon, too. Trucks with laser guns might be a lot closer than you think.

CARversation Comments: i think i found my new favorite car. i thought a regular h1 was intimidating enough.

[Source: Popular Mechanics via Instapundit, Auto Blog]

Hummer H1 Offroading

A real “Hummer”

Hummer H2 Safari

10/29/07, 01:43pm, EDT

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General Motors has already released several images of vehicles it will be showing at SEMA this week, and it appears that GM has plenty more in store. The automaker has just released images of two Hummer models that it will be displaying in Las Vegas: the Hummer H2 Safari and the Hummer H3R.


Hummer H2 Safari

The Hummer H2 Safari is designed to offer a unique, open-air experience “to those who want to experience as much of the outdoors as possible.” The custom H2 is painted in a matte olive finish — which is designed to help the SUV blend in with nature — and features a retractable canvas roof panel.

Other highlights of the Hummer H2 Safari include 20-inch wheels, a heavy-duty suspension with a two inch lift, Euro-style smoked light lenses with LED lighting, removable rear windows and a 6.2L V8 with 393 horsepower.