A not so subtle hint that public transportation is for poor folk.
I saw that commercial once a month or two ago and tried to find it online. Sad to see the fact Toyota selling the Corolla as a way to "graduate" out of public transit, let alone speedy & comfortable rail. However, the trend doesn't reflect reality as evidenced by this news report.
On another note, a train that is likely the Siemens Gold Line car is seen in a recent AT&T commercial advertising the ability to watch DVR-recorded programs on the go on an iPhone. Another AT&T/Blackberry commercial shows what is supposed to be WMATA's DC Chinatown/Gallery Place station, but is actually our Red/Purple Line station with riders waiting to board roller coaster cars (instead of a real train!).
Post by James Fujita on Sept 21, 2010 14:11:10 GMT -8
That Toyota ad is disappointing, but not really all that surprising.
It is a bit ironic considering that a lot of Japanese families take the train/ subway to work, to school, to shop but would also own a car for those "oh no, I have to deliver a cake/ TV/ computer" moments. And even then, you're talking about a Honda Fit — a subcompact.
Of course, they could have sold her a delivery scooter..... oh wait, Toyota doesn't sell motorcycles. Or scooters. Bit of a gap in their production line, actually.