Skip to comments.Chattanooga-Built Volkswagen Ad Was Big Super Bowl Hit
Posted on 02/07/2011 8:22:46 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
An ad focusing on the new Chattanooga-built Volkswagen and featuring a kid Darth Vader was a big Super Bowl hit.
In its annual Super Bowl Ad Poll, AOLs FanHouse asks viewers to vote on their favorite commercial.
So far the resounding #1 is the Volkswagoe: Darth Vader Kid ad.
The top five are below:
1. Volkswagen: Darth Vader Kid 2. Doritos: Pug 3. Doritos: House Sitting 4. Chevy: Senior Citizen 5. Chrysler: Eminem, Imported from Detroit
Engine plant battle revs up
Volkswagen facilities in Puebla, Mexico, make cars and engines, employing more than 14,000 people, according to the German automaker.
VW tilts toward Mexico on plant
Chattanoogas chief job-growth group says its not surprised by a report Volkswagen may be leaning toward Mexico as the site for an engine plant.
Stuart Varney of Fox Business considered it as showcasing racial violence and was offended by it. The black panelist made light of his reaction and joked that Varney considered it like the Black Panthers.
Call me homophobic but I found the Doritos ad disgusting. I bet it was a big hit in San Francisco.
Yep. I had a Rabbit truck that was made in PA. It was a diesel and got about 54 mpg, but you didn't dare pull out in front of granny on a bicycle for fear you would be run over. Very underpowered. When you have some time to kill and you're really bored, read up on the story about why VW pulled out of PA. They left the locals in PA holding the bag. I'm afraid the same thing is going to happen here in Chattanooga if and when the Dollar recovers and it's no longer profitable for them to operate a plant here in the USA......
The VW 1500/1600 is a great engine to learn on. Simple, easy to maintain and the parts are cheap. Lots of cheap used parts available, too. Once you learn a VW you can easily translate that knowledge to most piston aviation engines, and to Porche, Subaru and other horizontally opposed engines. Considering when the original design was conceived by Dr. Porche (1930’s) it’s really a pretty amazing little engine. A little dated and not nearly as reliable as today’s engines without constant maintenance, though. Honda and others are lightyears ahead of the old VW’s in terms of reliability.
How does it take to the ethanol blends? That’s been my main concern. And the converters? Are most of the models already adapted?
Good question. My experience has been the manufacturers aren't doing much, if anything to qualify their products for Ethanol. If they have a problem they will address it. Otherwise, most seem content to let it ride. I am aware of some aircraft engine manufacturers like Rotax and others who have commented and are generally accepting of ethanol up to 10%. I know of no manufacturer who recommends the use of ethanol, though.
Ok. Thanks. Some jurisidictions don’t offer you the option of having gas without ethanol.
IIRC, the bugs were not originally built with catalytic convertors. Do they need to be installed, or have most of the used ones you’ve found already have them installed?
None of the VW’s I’ve owned had CC’s installed. They were grandfathered in because of their date of manufacture.
Interesting. Learn something new everyday.
Thank you for your patience.