Advertising the 2000s and 2010s: www.Y2K.org/LOL

2000s and 2010s

As odd as the following statement might seem, given this digital space, the onset of online advertising thoroughly failed to kill flashy and clever print spreads in the 2000s. At least not in Car and Driver. Instead, the biggest shift in the automotive advertising gracing our pages seemed to be an expansion of target demographics—or simply an extra dose of political correctness. Flip through issues from the early 2000s, and you’ll still find sex-sells ads filled with enticed-looking women or spots using the lure of finding or impressing a mate. Fast-forward to the 2014s and 2015s, and that sort of thing is largely gone. Progress!

Otherwise, www.______.com and digital references increasingly permeated ads in the 2000s and 2010s, and the last 15 years saw spots from rising stars like Kia and now-dead duds like Hummer, not to mention the births of high-performance SUVs, crossovers, and the like. Fans of this website also will enjoy a couple of our earliest CARandDRIVER.com ads. Oh, the internet. (Click or tap any of the ads to enlarge.)



Ford – January 2000

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Chevrolet – January 2001

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Volkswagen – January 2001

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Buick (with actual CD-ROM) – January 2001

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AOL – January 2001

AOL – January 2001



Driven – January 2001

Driven – January 2001



BFGoodrich – March 2001

BFGoodrich – March 2001



Bosch – March 2001

Bosch – March 2001



Honda – March 2001

Honda – March 2001



Car and Driver – April 2001

Car and Driver – April 2001



BMW – April 2001

BMW – April 2001



Buick – May 2001

Buick – May 2001



Volkswagen – July 2001

Volkswagen – July 2001



OnStar – July 2001

OnStar – July 2001



Nissan – October 2001

Nissan – October 2001



Porsche – January 2002

Porsche – January 2002



Toyota – March 2002

Toyota – March 2002



Wendy’s – July 2002

Wendy's – July 2002



Yamaha – July 2002

Yamaha – July 2002



Dodge – July 2002

Dodge – July 2002



Lincoln – July 2002

Lincoln – July 2002



Yamaha– July 2002

Yamaha– July 2002



Samsung– December 2002

Samsung– December 2002



Hankook – January 2003

Hankook – January 2003



Hummer – February 2003

Hummer – February 2003



Speed Channel – March 2003

Speed Channel – March 2003



Porsche – November 2003

Porsche – November 2003



Jeep – January 2006

Jeep – January 2006



Honda – January 2006

Honda – January 2006



Honda – March 2006

Honda – March 2006



Mazda – July 2006

Mazda – July 2006



Hertz – July 2007

Hertz – July 2007



Superchips – July 2007

Superchips – July 2007



Pontiac – August 2007

Pontiac – August 2007



Car and Driver – August 2007

Car and Driver – August 2007



Jeep – September 2007

Jeep – September 2007



Honda – September 2007

Honda – September 2007



Mustang Cologne – December 2007

Mustang Cologne – December 2007



Porsche – March 2008

Porsche – March 2008



Cessna – May 2008

Cessna – May 2008



BMW – June 2008

BMW – June 2008



Kia – October 2008

Kia – October 2008



Amoco / BP – January 2009

Amoco / BP – January 2009



Subaru – April 2009

Subaru – April 2009



Kia – July 2009

Kia – July 2009



Mitchum– September 2009

Mitchum– September 2009



Honda – September 2009

Honda – September 2009



Shell – October 2009

Shell – October 2009



Ford – July 2010

 

Ford – July 2010



Dodge – September 2010

Dodge – September 2010



Nissan – September 2010

Nissan – September 2010



Acura – March 2011

Acura – March 2011



Mini – November 2011

Mini – November 2011



Honda – February 2013

Honda – February 2013



Jaguar – June 2013

Jaguar – June 2013



Porsche – June 2013

Porsche – June 2013



Audi – July 2013

Audi – July 2013



Nissan – August 2013

Nissan – August 2013



BMW – February 2014

BMW – February 2014



Chevrolet – March 2014

Chevrolet – March 2014



Honda – March 2014

Honda – March 2014



SRT – May 2014

SRT – May 2014



Volkswagen – August 2014

Volkswagen – August 2014

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