• Jul 14, 2010

KBB reader-submitted auto reviews – Click above to watch the videos after the jump

We've seen a lot of consumer-grade video in our day (we've made a few, too), and the quality can be less than astounding. So when we got wind of the fact that Kelley Blue Book was hosting a contest awarding $10,000 to the best consumer car review video, we were skeptical of the quality of product we were expecting to see. Good news. We were wrong, and the top videos are pretty darn good.

The top prize has been awarded to Clark Olson for a very funny critique of the 2000 Corolla with actual production-quality video work. In second place was Joel Moss Levinson, who managed to crack us up with a very clever rap featuring a somewhat problematic 2001 Volkswagen Passat. Seriously, it's pretty hilarious and is jam-packed with actual insight. In third place was an also entertaining take on the 2004 Subaru Forester by Patrick Latimer. Latimer sounded like a full-on auto enthusiast with 0-60 times and a very valid mention of the value of rowing one's own gears.

The winner was rewarded with $10,000 in cold, hard cash and a trip to sunny California for a video shoot with the KBB video crew. Second prize netted $5,000 and the third place winner received $1,000. Nicely done fellas. Hit the jump to watch the videos for yourself, and chime in via the post-jump poll to tell us if KBB correctly numbered the top three.

[Source: Kelley Blue Book]















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      • 4 Years Ago
      Those are all fantastic, but this guy still wins...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFaDejdfwkw
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honestly, all pretty entertaining.
      • 4 Years Ago
      COROLLAAAAAAAAA ! lmao
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yup, the Toyota was the best, but hats off to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Laughs over development quality... This is what the internet has done to us.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry, I thought the 3rd place Subaru commercial was the best. Not the best video quality maybe but, entertainment value? I enjoyed watching the Subaru review the most.
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL! All were great! I needed that midday laugh today! : )
      hex311k
      • 4 Years Ago
      HOnestly all were really good, i got a kick out of all of them. Thats such a great i dea for contest
        • 4 Years Ago
        @hex311k
        "Cor--" *stumbles and falls*

        The ending was probably the funniest part.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @hex311k
        I couldn't agree more! In terms of comedy though, KBB definitely got the order of winners just right!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Honestly, I was heartily amused.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I kinda like the weigh KBB reviews cars already... but I'd like to see the Toyota guy do more videos
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