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(AutoBlog)   Steve Jobs can fix American automakers, but the new cars will cost twice as much as Japanese ones, and come only in white   (autoblog.com) divider line
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2008-11-12 10:00:23 PM  
I come in only in white.

Try the veal.
 
2008-11-12 10:03:59 PM  
nice headline.
 
2008-11-12 10:20:50 PM  
If it runs like my Macbook Pro (or, better yet, my old beloved Pismo) I'd be happy to pay twice as much for it.

The old original Saturns were the closest we've come to an iCar. That and they were microwave-safe.

/the old Saturns were speed governed at 107mph.
 
2008-11-12 10:21:32 PM  
And the engine compartment will only be accessible via a can opener and some Astroglide.
 
2008-11-12 10:40:45 PM  

crypticsatellite: I come in only in white.

Try the veal.


DAMN!!! I was so close.
 
2008-11-12 11:14:13 PM  
but if this happens i have to buy a new icar every year to keep up.
 
2008-11-12 11:14:43 PM  

crypticsatellite: I come in only in white.


Racist fark. Its all pink on the inside you know.
 
2008-11-12 11:22:46 PM  
You are all iSheep.

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2008-11-12 11:27:55 PM  
I look forward to putting only being able to put Chevrolet brand gasoline in my new iVette.
 
2008-11-12 11:28:46 PM  
...and it seems that my keyboard is possessed tonight.
 
2008-11-12 11:42:11 PM  
Please, subby.

Comes in silver too

/but it'll cost twice as much as the white one
 
2008-11-12 11:54:20 PM  
Why is this not in the Geek tab?
 
2008-11-12 11:55:33 PM  
It'll only come with one pedal so you'll have to hold down a command button while pressing the gas pedal in order to apply brakes.
 
2008-11-12 11:57:57 PM  
They will suck and only use a special gas, but everyone who drives them will be oddly serene.
 
2008-11-13 12:06:43 AM  
Well you can always buy CarVista, but it will look like a Homers bubble car, run like a pinto, and have a tendency to crash... But hey think of all the money you'll save!

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They See Me Rollin', They Hatin'
 
2008-11-13 12:21:03 AM  

i ate my crayon: It'll only come with one pedal so you'll have to hold down a command button while pressing the gas pedal in order to apply brakes.


and then they'll get rid of the pedal altogether, so you'll have to tap your foot on a glass surface. Also they'll replace the steering wheel with an ipod scrollwheel and the climate controls will all be located in a dock on the dashboard.
 
2008-11-13 12:35:17 AM  

michaeld5: You are all iSheep.


Could be, but I have that computer and it's sweet.

Weird thing, in Japan in the mid-80's most cars were in fact white, turns out that insurance was cheaper for white cars, or so I heard. My family didn't have a car at all anyway (no point, in Tokyo).

I do wonder what the next "hot" color for computers will be, though. Macs were white for quite a while while generic PCs went from beige to black to finally silver, my mac laptop is black (was on sale), I see the new MacBook is silver, I think PCs are still pretty much silver, but...

Maybe pink aluminum, like my first walkman? :)
 
2008-11-13 01:32:35 AM  
All you kids are silly. I was driving my Car //e back in the day and it was awesome... AND it came in 4 color options. The Car //GS was even more awesome. I had the candy apple #FF0000 one.
 
2008-11-13 02:02:18 AM  
iMacs came in all sorts of colors. apple just lost the color palette
 
2008-11-13 02:50:57 AM  
Don't forget subby, you'll have to buy proprietary gas, proprietary tires, and if you want to drive it on common higways with other cars, you'll have to figure out some way of making it compatible.
 
2008-11-13 04:08:03 AM  

bhcompy: iMacs came in all sorts of colors. apple just lost the color palette


The iPods all do now too.

And the macbooks until recently had black and white.

/red nano
//Blackbook
///love my 500gb hd upgrade
 
2008-11-13 04:18:51 AM  
American cars already cost twice as much as Asian cars of similar quality. What's new?
 
2008-11-13 10:59:00 AM  
submitter: Steve Jobs can fix American automakers, but the new cars will cost twice as much as Japanese ones, and come only in white

Yes, but think how farking fly they will look! Anybody remember the PowerMac G4?

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I don't care what anyone says, those things were pretty sweet looking. Like it belonged in a museum or something.
 
2008-11-13 11:54:55 AM  
you'll have to send the car back to apple to replace the car battery?
 
2008-11-13 02:50:37 PM  
When the tire goes flat you just toss the car and buy a new one.
 
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