QOTD: What is the Best/Worst Automotive-Related April Fool's Joke?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today is April Fool's Day, and every year some automakers and some automotive media outlets post something "funny." Sometimes the jokes actually are funny, and sometimes they create a mess.

Remember the Volkswagen thing from 2021? The one we fell for that led to an SEC investigation of VW? Yeah.

We didn't do one this year -- I guess none of us had a good idea for a post, though according to some of you, all of our posts are jokes.

Anyway, what is the best and/or worst April Fool's joke you've seen from an automaker, automotive media outlet, supplier, or aftermarket company?

Sound off below.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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