alright, lets settle this once and for all....

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by vniow, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. vniow macrumors G4

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    If you've been here for more than a week or so, chances are you've seen an Apple/car company analogy, they've been compared to BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, etc, lets see if we can finally have an entire thread dedicated to this tired analogy, lets settle this once and for all!
     
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  3. Independence macrumors regular

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    It's funny that you posted that. I was thinking of posting "BMWs suck!" :)

    And their iDrive system isn't exactly user-friendly.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    What's wrong with VW, Seat, Skoda, Hyundai, Suzuki, etc.?

    And who wants to compare a car running Windows OS to a Mac. :eek:
     

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    Some people drool over the curves on Fords...
     
  7. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    BMW.

    Definitely not a Saab. God I hate Saab's! They have to be the ugliest cars on the planet (Next to Kia's, and Daewoo's, and the Toyota Matrix, and most hibrid cars, etc.).
     
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    Doctor Q that was good!

    I would say Toyota, but a Venezuelan Toyota not a north american version.

    See, in my ex-country Toyota produces the cars more fancy than in the US. A Corolla looks better than a BMW and the best thing is that those cars last for ever and they will never gonna let you down.
     
  10. benixau macrumors 65816

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    Macs are much like prestige cars.
    +Nice to use
    +Nice to own
    +Go forever and a day
    +Cost a nice sum more than the rest

    Of course, at forever and two days - things go wrong - and to get them fixed - its going to cost you the earth (not that the US isnt trying hard enough in that arena).

    Then again - you get to show off to your friends who don't really understand why you would spend so much money on an object that does the same job as their little suzuki (in Oz they are the lowest end car).

    What we know is that they do it in style, they do it right first time, and you enjoy doing it with them.
     
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

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    You started this, vniow. Let's hear your opinion.
     
  12. vniow thread starter macrumors G4

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    Hell, I dunno, I'm just tired of hearing people arguing over this analogy and I wanted a place where it could finally be settled...
     
  13. 7on macrumors 601

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    Jobs used a car analogy in the newest Macworld mag.
     
  14. Doctor Q Administrator

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    NOW I get it. You wanted us to talk about it over here in the corner so you didn't have to listen to it where YOU are in all the other threads! ;)
     
  15. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, you must hate to find out that BMW basically copied Saab's design back in the 90's.

    BEN

    PS. And yes, I meant that, I'm a Saab person. Have had a couple BMW's too.
     
  16. manitoublack macrumors newbie

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    A car like a computer is a tool (and nothing more )which is suppose to make our lives easier to live.

    However a tool can be used in many differnt ways. I t can be used to construct, distroy, pass time, etc...

    However the more you spend the less inclined you are to push the limits of what ever it is you purchased. For example if you bought a car for $500AUD or less you can have a great deal of fun and don't mind getting uder the hood and poking around. The same can be said for a cheap computer.

    However If I were to buy a expencive car (~$200,000AUD) I would wash it every night, keep it under cover and not park on the street, I wouldn't go rally bashing and would only have it looked at buy a proper tech. The same can be said for an expencive computer, in this case and Apple mac.

    The point is it doesn't really matter because $500 may be alot for one person, while chicken feed for another
     
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    have you seen this years 9-5 and 9-3? .... got i want one.

    about 4 years ago ... Jobs talked about macs having 5% market share ... and he said that was more then BMW and Mercedes have combined ... and their doing great and he said ... 5% was okay by him
     
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    Whats the difference between BMWs and cactus?






    Cactus has pricks on the outside. :p

    (Joking, of course.) I was lusting after the M coupe a while back when they were still being made.
     
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    The day computers start driving around and i mean the computer not a computer in a car . then thats the day i say Oh thats like a ???? Can you guess the missing words ??

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  20. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    mercedes makes vans and trucks ffs. How can apple be like that?
     
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    iPod Minis are bicycles.

    iPods are motorcycles.

    iBooks and iMacs are coupes.

    PowerBooks and Power Macs running Mac OS X are sedans.

    Power Macs running Mac OS X Server are minivans/station wagons/SUVs.

    Xserves are trucks.

    My analogy is already strained, so I think I won't try assigning specific car models to specific Mac models!
     
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    Dual PowerMac cust build: Aston Martins
    Dual PowerMac regular: Bentely
    iMac: Mercedes Benz, BMW, Lexus
    eMac: Acura

    PowerBook: BMW MotorCycle
    iBook: Scooter

    Add or delete and see if we can sort it out.
     
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    But aren't Audis considered common in Europe? I think the police even drive them in Germany.
     

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