Prius-driving murderers. Prude high-school jocks. Terrorist buffoons. Take a wild tour through Prius ads from the past.

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The 2010 Toyota Prius is due out in just a few weeks. But times are tough and gas prices are low. That means Toyota will need to come up with powerful images and messages to outdo these outrageous and sometimes offensive Prius ads—some real and some spoofs.

1Prius Fighting the War on Terror

This unofficial and derogatory ad portrays an Islamic terrorist as violent, profane and stupid. The political satire suggests that driving a fuel-sipping hybrid will reduce our indirect funding of terrorism via the pumps.