Commentary: Toyota ad works despite violence

06/26/2006 | Slate

Ads for Toyota's low-priced Yaris subcompact is oddly violent with its depiction of the vehicle destroying a cute piggy bank in one, and running over a yelping spider in another. But, writes Slate's Seth Stevenson, "The ads are appropriate to a low-cost, no-frills product like the Yaris."

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