But one California filmmaker — nay, genius — is getting the last laugh. Max Lanman took his case to YouTube with all the makings of a real, professional car ad. Yes, he filmed a homemade ad for … wait for it: his girlfriend’s 1996 Honda Accord.
Set to a piano tune and relaxed narration, the ad boasts aerial shots of Lanman’s girlfriend cruising California’s coast with a coffee pot in the passenger seat and the couple’s fuzzy white cat on her lap.
Lanman’s video details the car’s 141,000-mile life and a starting price of $499.