Volvo would like to take a moment to give a shout out to German drivers and German automakers. It seems the Swedish brand is a hit in Germany, earning the top raking for customer satisfaction from JD Power, and so Volvo would like to thank the home-grown manufacturers for allowing an outsider to excel.

The Swedish automaker apparently has a strong sense of humor and has release a video that takes a harmless shot at the competition. It's a simple, subtle clip but it does a very good job at expressing its point. Click past the jump to watch the video.


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      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haha, I liked it. Even if it isn't true, this is such a better way to poke at the competition than Ford's recent ad.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      ThomasP
      • 3 Years Ago
      How about some copy editing there autoblog. Two typos in three sentences is not a good ratio...
      jammur
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was this intended for U.S or German audience? If German, then why in English? (yes I realize quite a few Germans speak English, but it is still odd if their intended audience is Germans in Germany)
        joe23521
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jammur
        I think you kinda answered your own question. The call to action line "come see what's making the Germans so happy" is clearly not targeted at Germans.
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      here is some background information: http://www.jdpower.com/news/pressRelease.aspx?ID=2011060
      T0pgear
      • 3 Years Ago
      The German automakers who see this probably don't care, its just a silly ad. But their ears probably bleed at how "Thank you" was blatantly mispronounced by Newton!
        sparrk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @T0pgear
        it's pronounced like that in quite a few German dialects, including Yiddish.
          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sparrk
          except for yiddish..that's right
          David
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sparrk
          But is it SPELLED that way in other German dialects? I'm pretty sure it's two separate words. ;-)
      Darnell Robeson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Loved it
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Mark
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tsk. They used the old Audi logo.
      jboogiezx6
      • 3 Years Ago
      cheesy ad. it comes across as somewhat napoleonic and desperate. not a good representation of the company.
      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      it's no secret that the German brands are not keeping up with the competition anymore...they will linger for a while due to their name recognition but if they don't change, AUFWIEDERSEHEN!!!
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carfan
        rofl... german car industry is still leading in the world. reliability issues are NOT everything when it comes to cars...fortunately! otherwise noone would by italian supercars... your comment is stupid an in no way one of a " car fan"
          Mdriftda
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          @mctech if you cant afford to pay your mortgage you probably shouldn't have been buying german luxury sedans. Im just sayin.
          mctech01
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          It sure is when families can't pay the bills and are in danger of losing their house. Priorities...
          Kris
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          No his comment is exactly of a "car fan", but not car owner.
      Dvanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      Customer satisfaction mostly depends on a good dealer network and treating customers very well. The actual car has little to do with it.
        Kris
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        You clearly are bicycle enthusiast and you have no idea what means to own a car and to be satisfied by your car!
        Luc Helterbrand
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        so are you saying that Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, and BMW dealerships are asshats just like their drivers?
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        you're right. j.d. power is in no way representative for the car's quality. unfortunately few people get that.
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