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Old 01-06-2010, 09:10 PM
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Information Video: Audi TDI good at a lot of things, but suicide apparently isn't one of them


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Killing yourself is a bad idea. And trying to kill yourself by running a hose from the tailpipe to the cracked window of an idling Audi TDI diesel isn't only a bad idea; it's apparently unlikely to get the job done. That's the message we get from the four-ringed automaker's interesting disturbing ad. We aren't clear as to what market this commercial aired in (or if it's intended solely for Internet consumption), but the commercial features the Audi A5 and an actor playing part of the dangerously depressed. The man pulls out a hose, feeds it into the A5's exhaust and places the other end into the cracked passenger window. He then turns the car on and waits in vein for the afterlife. The controversial one-minute spot isn't a quick guide to euthanasia but instead Audi is apparently demonstrating (avoided) death by emissions as a way to graphically illustrate just how clean its diesel technology is.

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Old 12-16-2010, 09:13 PM
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That was not right. I cannot understand whom that was meant for and why anyone would waste money and time on such a thing.

I am a huge Audi fan and I am very surprised and disappointed in the Ingolstadt auto maker.....at least I was a huge fan...
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:00 PM
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I wonder how it keeps you alive if you rearend a tractor trailer at 70
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Because it has 10-12 airbags, but that's not the point of the video, right? Did you watch the video?
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