• Oct 14, 2007
Remember that commercial for the last-gen Mercury Mariner in which a couple competes to see who gets the Merc for the day by getting up earlier and earlier each morning? It was clever, entertaining, and because it was a US spot -- safe. Via Classical Drives, we're introduced to a British TV spot for the Toyota RAV4 that's thematically similar but adds a wee bit more danger for the two protagonists. If this aired in the States, the legal disclaimers would obscure half the screen. Follow the jump to watch and judge for yourself.

UPDATE: Based on the comments, it seems this spot airs in multiple markets.

[Source: Classical Drives]



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      cuffeefarid
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, I definately have seen this Ad before....for an AMERICAN Toyota RAV4.....think it was played in a few markets. Maybe it just didn't go over well with people who just didn't get it! I myself found it to be utterly hilarious and spark my interest....which I believe is what a commercial is supposed to do!
      • 7 Years Ago
      i live in the states, ive seen this commercial on tv a few times.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You would not have seen this advertised for the RAV4 in the U.S. because the driver is on the left and not the right side of the vehicle... unless you saw it on the Clio awards or a show that shows commercials from around the world.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So, Mr. Jenkins proves why we get saccirine ads here in the States. No sense of humor. And I guess you missed all the parts where she tried to do him in.
      • 7 Years Ago
      OK, don't see the point of this ad.
        • 7 Years Ago
        They both want to drive the Rav4 so badly that they cause great bodily harms to their significant others in order to get to drive it. What's there to get?
        • 7 Years Ago
        They both want to drive the Rav4 so badly that they cause great bodily harms to their significant others in order to get to drive it. What's there to get?
      • 7 Years Ago
      if it was Mr. and Mrs. Smith it would be over adopting a kid instead of a car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That, my friend, is pretty funny.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Priceless add!
      • 7 Years Ago
      hm that's weird. i live in canada and i've definitely seen this commercial on tv somewhere before...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes, something similiar in Canada, and pretty sure it was for Toyota. Not as violent though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This has been out for at least 5 months. It's in the same vein as the VW Terrorist ad.

      Or as MAD magazine always says, "Humor in a jugular vein".

      Bill
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