Which car brand is Apple like philosophy ?

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  1. Cpt.Oliver macrumors member

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    Which car , suv , etc , you think will be the best match with your apple products ? Honda , Ford , Mazda , VW, model , color ... ? Etc...

    Personnaly I think Honda is Apple in car industry. They have great and nice looking cars and they care about their customers. Any white or black Civic and CRV match my apple product and share the philosopy of apple.

    What do you think ?
     
  2. br.avery macrumors regular

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    Honda = Dell
    Mercedes = Apple

    although Apple is slowly becoming BMW
     
  3. StvenH90 macrumors regular

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    What ever (classic) car I decide to drive will match my Apple product, if it don't, tough luck.
     
  4. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    How the heck is Honda like Dell?
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Lol, perhaps someone could tell me which shoe brand is Apple like?
     
  6. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I would have said Mini. Just going to the showroom screams apple.
     
  7. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    Curious to this as well.
     
  8. Big D 51 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm like others.

    Mercedes but possibly BMW in future.
     
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  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Lada.

    Because there is always something better coming down the road, later.
     
  11. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    I will say Aston Martin.

    You pay a huge lump of money for the brand and it is stunning to look at and all the models look pretty much the same. Everyone wants it because it is the very definition of cool, but you can buy a similar car with similar horsepower for less. ;)
     
  12. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    What about Saab? I always liked them, a classy outfit, a little bit different, very technologically advanced in their day, seriously cool and very nicely designed (until GM got their mitts on the company; perhaps with Spyker some sort of renaissance may yet occur......let us dream on).

    Cheers
     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i don't find car companies and computer companies to be analogous.
     
  14. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    My Civic is super reliable and maintenance is minimal - even though I have over 200,000 miles on it.
    Dell is nothing like that.
     
  15. Fatal1ty macrumors newbie

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    Bimmer!!

    I would probably go with a German automaker because of the consistently different experience.

    I'm leaning on BMW. I say BMW because of the influence on the total "experience" and the continuous statements that its products are the way they should be ("The Ultimate Driving Machine"). For the most part BMW has focused on a sporty luxury vehicle, and done it better than anyone else in the industry, forcing other automakers to create competing models (á la the 3-series' competition in the Audi A4, Infiniti G, etc). This very much echos Apple's dominance in the past decade with the iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, and iPad all essentially creating markets for themselves or revolutionizing their incumbent competition.

    I'd like to hear other perspectives, though. :)
     
  16. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Yeah. otoh, all my old VW beetles did "just work."
     
  17. avro707 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe Pagani, very high quality products that are quite expensive - and very artfully designed. (like my Mac Pro).
     
  18. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I'm going to say mercedes-benz. They are good at selling expensive luxury items and can still make and sell something that no one really wants (Smart car)
     
  19. ldburroughs macrumors 6502

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    Dell is like GM.
     
  20. ldburroughs macrumors 6502

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    I've heard of Mercedes being used as fleet cars for taxis in Europe. What about Tesla?
     
  21. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    if i was pushed i'd also have to say VW tbh. simple. clean lines, not much interior fluff but a nice outside look. etc. and like you said "just works".
     
  22. flipster macrumors 6502a

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    Mercedes, but turning into Honda due to their crappy quality control.

    1st iPhone 4 = broken home button out of the box
    2nd iPhone 4 = yellow screen out of the box
    replacement iPhone 4 = yellow screen out of the black box

    Maybe number 4 will be a good replacement? Let's hope so. This never used to happen with Apple. Oh, and don't tell me it's just a fluke, because the yellow tinge on iMac's and iPhone 4's are the norm these days.
     
  23. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Alfa.

    The most gorgeous cars on the market, but for what you're paying, you could probably get better specs. ;)
     
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