Chevrolet ‘Real People’ Reliability Fiasco Births ‘Real Life’ Parody

To say Chevrolet’s recent ‘Real People’ reliability commercial was a fail would be the understatement of the year.

In early January, Chevrolet started airing its ‘Chevrolet Surprises Competitive Owners When It Comes To Reliability’ commercial across the United States. The commercial claimed that Chevrolet’s vehicles are more reliable than those from Honda, Toyota, and Ford.

While the commercial may have convinced some, it didn’t take long for the internet to discover just how inaccurate the claims were. Now it’s the time for the internet to poke fun at the car manufacturer.

YouTuber Zebra Corner has just dropped a hilarious parody showing what Chevrolet’s ‘Real People’ commercials would be like if they were factually accurate. We won’t ruin it for you, but it’s worth watching in its entirety.

We all saw this parody coming…

The most controversial thing about Chevrolet’s reliability claims is that it sponsored the survey used to make the determinations. Ipsos sent out 840,979 surveys to owners of 2015 Model Year vehicles. Just over 48,000 of these surveys were completed and returned and included owners from brand such as Acura, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Volkswagen, and others.

The survey defined reliability by the percentage of owners who reported a lack of necessary repairs for the vehicle in the previous 12 months.

Shortly after learning about Chevrolet sponsoring this survey, both Honda and Toyota challenged Chevrolet, forcing the carmaker to drop the ad.


  • brn

    That video was way too long.

    • SpongeBob99Swell

      That’s what she said.

      • Bash

        Burn! lol

  • SpongeBob99Swell
  • Six_Tymes

    meh, it was way too long and not even funny. waste of time and money


    In reality, Chevy are the most recall brands in 3 decades. Okay Chevy, nice lie BTW.

  • OK, now I actually want to buy a Chevy.
    This was so lame I had to click to go to YouTube to give it a thumbs down.

  • Dave

    Chevy advertising is very poor…Cadillac is even worse. There needs to be a serious overhaul. I thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse than the old Campbell-Ewald effort but it did and it continues to go downhill.

  • Paul

    Wow he really has a foul mouth. It’s OK but they’re wearing out. Time to do something new I think.

  • Carman

    Your products are pretty pathetic if all you can advertise is to a direct comparison with lies.

  • brn

    That’s not funny either.

  • ACM1899

    Chevy is garbage – no matter what bull$hit add$ they put out.

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