Alright, so maybe "most elegant" is a bit of a stretch, but we feel safe in calling the 1992 Toyota Paseo in the video below an "automobile." High praise, we know. Still, it's clear someone loves the awkward little coupe enough to produce a hilarious video to sell the thing. Henry Floyd worked up a quick parody of the over-the-top luxury car ads we all know and loathe, and while the finished product is a little skimpy on details like price or location, it certainly doesn't hold back on the exposition.

Hell, if we didn't already have a parade of horrible ideas floating around our collective driveways, we might even be convinced to give this little heap a new home. You can check out the ad for yourself below, just don't be surprised if you find yourself with a burning desire to own a Paseo.




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      The Friendly Grizzly
      THAT is funny!
      wrxfrk16
      • 1 Year Ago
      Damn, is it too late to cancel the order on my new Rolls Wraith?
      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      I remember when the Paseo first came out, Toyota and the auto rags touted it's 100 hp. I mean, holy hell, 100 horses! In a sub-$11,000.00 four-banger! The times, they sure have a'changed...
      Chris
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love the line about the exposed foam in the seats!! LOL I think this kid should look into a career in marketing because this ad was pretty clever, and honest.
      kesando
      • 1 Year Ago
      Somebody hire this guy!
      Matt S
      • 1 Year Ago
      I regret not doing a video like this with my old beat up saturn before I sold it.
      blasds78
      • 1 Year Ago
      I remember the Paseo. I didn't think it looked terrible. I also remember when Mazda had a very similar MX-3 available with a tiny V6. And Nissan's NX. And the Geo Storm. I wonder why this class died and whether or not they would thrive today.
        theautojunkie
        • 1 Year Ago
        @blasds78
        ....not only would they thrive, but they could set the precedence for today's car demands, smaller is not always the worst choice in a car. Not everybody needs a larger vehicle to accommodate their lifestyle, in short, for some smaller is better, I'm going on eBay motors right now and look for that MX-3....
        Murad
        • 1 Year Ago
        @blasds78
        The Fiat 500 and Smart ForTwo are the closest present-day equivalents.
        cdwrx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @blasds78
        The most memorable thing about the Paseo was the desperate ad campaign centering around the phrase, "100 horsepower, and chicks dig them." Words that filled the hopeful - and yet hopeless - young man in the ads with delusions of grandeur.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      nicola ciaccio
      • 1 Year Ago
      im sorry.....anything oriental CANNOT ever be elegant...
      gazingwa
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, you found this 6 days after Jalopnik.... good for you Autoblog!! Glad I know where to come for the latest and greatest....
      Nick Stürtz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd say this is better than most car ads today. I think this kid has a future in marketing!
      Jasonn
      • 1 Year Ago
      lol very well done!
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