Macs and BMWs

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  1. Dignan macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone notice how steve jobs always compares buying a mac to buying a bmw?

    Anyone also notice that BMW is starting this new technology concept in the new 7 series called "iDrive"?

    Hmmm...
     
  2. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps this has a link to the mysterious minijack on the iPod that people are talking about. If anyone has seen james bond (the world is not enough), he controls a BMW through what i believe is supposed to be a 3G mobile phone. Perhaps we'll be seeing something akin to that for the iPod?

    ;)
     
  3. Dignan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yknow, the "knob" thing of idrive kinda resembles the scroll pad of an Ipod...but apparently everyone hates this new 'idrive' thing. Oh well.
     
  4. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Do you by chance have a link, to illustrate just what the iDrive looks like?
     
  5. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    ever notice how Macs are always being compared to cars??? ;)
     
  6. Dignan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think the iDrive is cool, the new 7 series is a very sophisticated car, I would love one!
     
  8. Dignan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Who wants to bet steve jobs has one?

    I bet he just loves the fact its called 'idrive'

    and that its "simple" (That one knob controls i think around 700 things)
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Hell, that guy must be so loaded he has one in each colour for each day of the week :D
     
  10. Dignan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone else got a BMW?

    I have a 95 M3, and I love it!

    Its strange how things have cult followings, all because of quality...Macs...BMWs...hell, Jaeger LeCoultre watches have a cult following that rivals that of mac owners! (I have a reverso, and I love it!!!)

    Quality. Thats all it takes.

    (What about wes anderson movies? Cult following again. Quality!)

    Also, if you dont own a BMW, is there one you would like to own?
     
  11. britboy macrumors 68030

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    I (and probably most others) fall into this category. The beemer i would most like to own is a 3 series, like this one:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Dignan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We get that type of three series as a loaner when our cars are fixed, very nice. Much more space in the interior. But sometimes i think they lack the tight ride of the older ones...although I am coming from an M3 perspective, so its skewed a bit.

    I always think its funny that in all car magazines, NOTHING can EVER beat the 3 series...be it lexus, jaguar, mercedes, this line is always in the review
    "This car is a great car, dont get us wrong...But the three series is quicker, has a 5-speed, handles better, and is about 10 grand less..."
     
  13. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Nice concept, that iDrive. With the onboard computer controling so much its the perfect way to handle all the data as a single wheel and button in one. It will no doubt show up in other cars eventually.

    Not really a bmw fan, I prefer to spend my money on other things - for a car they run a little high.

    D
     
  14. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    if I could justify dropping the cash I'd get a new M5...those are pretty sweet ;)
     
  15. Dignan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What I love about M5s is that it pretty much does it all.

    Nice, family sized automobile. Fits plenty of luggage in the back...four doors..nice and luxurious.

    But besides hauling the kids to soccer practice, it also hauls ass past the shmuck in a corvette next to you. :D
     
  16. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    exactly...I've gotten used to having space in a car...my last one was a Camry...bigger than the Celica I first had...and now my Matrix is the best of both worlds...

    lots of room with sports car appeal..he he he :D
     
  17. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    wow, didn't know you had kids.....:D
     
  18. Dignan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess if I ever have kids I'll have to drop the M3 and buy an M5....

    They will have a reasonable used price by then!

    Buy the cars used! its the way to go!
     
  19. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm.. I have a BMW K75 motorcycle.. does that count? And as for watches, I only buy Omega. That's probably the only things other than Macs I fall into cult status with.
     
  20. Dignan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Omega...very sporty watches...to match your motorcycling personality I guess.

    And hey, james bond wears omegas! So you cant go wrong with that.
     
  21. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    No doubt about that. My wife is on this kick to get a Saab 9-3 convertable. I'm not sure how I feel about that yet. But a 36k mile 99 model is going for 24, which isn't all that bad. We'll see, might go for a test drive this weekend.
     
  22. Dignan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    24 huh? Not bad. But see...I always wanna delve back a few years...thats where the interesting stuff is.

    Howabout a 95-97 jag XJR? Full sized jag, 370hp, 0-60 in about 5.4

    But since the mercedes E55 and M5 kick its brittish buttocks bad, it loses some credibility...and so price just plummets after a few years of owning it. And I think they are about 60-70 grand new.

    Nice eh?
     
  23. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    That's ok, but then you start to run into paying for repairs and maintenance. The Saab sounds good, its just a matter of seeing if it is a fit for us. I'd not mind a convertable, that's for sure.

    Then there is the issue that she's saying we're not going to be able to get a new computer next year (looking at something that will be 10 to 20 times as fast as my 450 G4). If they come out with a quad G5 (oh please!) that would work, add 3 monitors and we're talking 10k. But I'd actually use it and still complain it was too slow....

    So we'll see. If she really wants this car, it gives me some leverage for the new Mac - its all about comprimise......
     
  24. Dignan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Saabs are good cars, and I like the convertibles...My dad wanted to get one a while ago.

    And what you said about maintenance?

    So true.

    You dont even wanna know how much tires cost for me...
     
  25. britboy macrumors 68030

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    he's going to hate this....

    Congrats on the big 4k Duke!

    :p
     

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