Someone made a luxury car ad to sell their crappy, used 1996 Nissan Maxima.
USED CAR ADS

An engine AND tires? Oh boy!

Sometimes you're trying to unload a car so crappy you have no choice but to mock the product you're selling. Luke Aker, a filmmaker based in Orlando, was faced with this problem, and decided to make a luxury car ad for his crappy, beat-up 1996 Nissan Maxima. The inspiring 70-second commercial accompanies a Craigslist ad (below), which highlights special features like "steering fluid that has been designed to leak out from underneath the car when it has been exhausted from the majestic work that it has done." This is a car so removed from earthly life that it "no longer needs to let the odometer tell it how far it has gone - it has chosen a path of greatness and valor and refuses to let silly numbers determine its life!"

As someone who has owned three different 15-year-old Toyotas in my life (two Corollas and a Camry), I fully understand the affection one develops for all the little idiosyncracies of their shitty used car. It's easy to romanticize the way your unique vehicle takes a few pumps of the gas to warm up in the morning, shakes violently at stoplights, and features a sound system that can only play the tape of Japanese pop music it inexplicably came with. *Sniff* I had some good times sliding all over the road in those cars.

Here's the Craigslist ad:


(by Shira Rachel Danan)

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