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2009-03-23 01:36:36 PM  
"We're introduced to the car by it's designer Christophe Grozs, the car's supposed designer"

The Redundant Department of Redundancy called... yada yada

/also, "its" not "it's"
//grammar nazi
 
2009-03-23 01:38:26 PM  
stuffy: What are these extra parts?

Those are option parts required by the TÜV if you're going to drive the car in Germany. Otherwise they're not needed.

..But those two are vital parts of the CV joints, without them you front wheels will (Clunk-CRASH) ...fall off.
 
2009-03-23 01:45:06 PM  
bsteele: radio_silence: I hope it's a racecar bed.

that way you can lie in frontwards or backwards


img340.imageshack.us
 
2009-03-23 01:50:39 PM  
Well, if you were to put it together with an allen wrench, that puts it higher than a Lotus. >_>


/go go fiberglass and epoxy
//which is why they farking disintegrate when you wreck them
 
2009-03-23 01:51:03 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Approves of the headline.
 
2009-03-23 01:51:16 PM  
What, the Volvo 245 not boxy enough?
 
2009-03-23 01:58:51 PM  
I wonder what unpronounceable name they are going to give it, the Klapfglug?
 
2009-03-23 01:59:25 PM  
probesport:
I don't like anyone touching my stuff!!! Any of you touch my stuff... ikea.

Lighten up, Ingmar.
 
2009-03-23 02:04:55 PM  
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2009-03-23 02:14:37 PM  
i163.photobucket.com

Like everyone else, I had become a
slave to the IKEA nesting instinct.
If I saw something like clever coffee
table sin the shape of a yin and yang,
I had to have it. I would flip through
catalogs and wonder, "What kind of dining
set defines me as a person?" We used to
read pornography. Now it was the Horchow
Collection. I had it all. Even the glass
dishes with tiny bubbles and imperfections,
proof they were crafted by the honest,
simple, hard-working indigenous peoples of
wherever."
 
2009-03-23 02:20:33 PM  
tehotherbilly: I know this is a joke, but along with that Nike car from a previous PS contest it does raise an interesting question. Who will the new automakers be?
If US automakers go bust someone is going to have to step up and start producing to fill the void left by Ford, GM etc.

/can't wait for April 1st
//always a fun time with the filters around here


Ummm.... You mean like Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mitsubishi? You know, the companies that can actually produce a quality car.
 
2009-03-23 03:08:12 PM  
Daroc: tehotherbilly: I know this is a joke, but along with that Nike car from a previous PS contest it does raise an interesting question. Who will the new automakers be?
If US automakers go bust someone is going to have to step up and start producing to fill the void left by Ford, GM etc.

/can't wait for April 1st
//always a fun time with the filters around here

Ummm.... You mean like Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mitsubishi? You know, the companies that can actually produce a quality car.


Ummm.... all four of those companies are having problems. Mitsubishi is even considering getting out of the passenger car business altogether.
 
2009-03-23 03:23:02 PM  
Yeah, right. Like we'll ever actually see an IKEA car.
(IKEA, Swedish for "Out of Stock")
 
2009-03-23 03:25:54 PM  
i48.photobucket.com
"Did you know IKEA sells 17 kinds of home shelving. I can only pronounce 2 of them though..."

"It never fits together" = "I'm to stupid to understand instructions"
"It's so difficult to put together" = "I have no patience"
"There's always pieces missing." = "Those tiny bits are difficult to keep track of"
"But there is a lot of these screws I don't need" = "I misunderstood the instructions.

It's like furniture and an IQ-test at the same time...

/Swedish - Getting a kick out of... etc.
 
2009-03-23 03:33:20 PM  
DrForrester: Noah's Arcade: I'm still waiting for the Adobe.


/obscure?


I'd rather drive a Chameleon XLE
 
2009-03-23 03:40:39 PM  
RandomSwede: It's like furniture and an IQ-test at the same time...

About 5 years ago there must've been a real slip in quality control, because I was getting a lot of utter crap. Things with the holes drilled on the wrong side (necessitating packing all the crap back into the car and driving back to Ikea), metal screws that broke when tightened, etc. Not "I farked up" but "hey, do you still have the barcode from that? We think the whole shipment is screwed up like this".
 
2009-03-23 04:38:52 PM  
Daroc: Ummm.... You mean like Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mitsubishi? You know, the companies that can actually produce a quality car.

Umm, yeah, show me a 41 year old Japanese car that still is on the road.
www.arkansascamaro.com
Hot like my own, just a little cleaner.
Bite me rice burner lover.
 
2009-03-23 04:41:25 PM  
The car's somnabatchin' designer.

1.bp.blogspot.com

/He was deported to Sweden.
//Fargin' iceholes
 
2009-03-23 04:46:56 PM  
interluder: Umm, yeah, show me a 41 year old Japanese car that still is on the road.

Link (new window)

Ok, it's only 39, but close enough.
 
2009-03-23 04:57:39 PM  
Savage Belief: interluder: Umm, yeah, show me a 41 year old Japanese car that still is on the road.

Link (new window)

Ok, it's only 39, but close enough.


So... you link to a Japanese car with an American engine?

I'm so confused.
 
2009-03-23 04:58:55 PM  
Savage Belief: interluder: Umm, yeah, show me a 41 year old Japanese car that still is on the road.

Link (new window)

Ok, it's only 39, but close enough.

With a Chevy engine.
Thanks for proving my point.
 
2009-03-23 05:55:38 PM  
As an adult who buys furniture fully assembled (and made of solid wood), I mock you children who have to put your own furniture together and still fail miserably at it.
 
2009-03-23 06:05:06 PM  
interluder
Umm, yeah, show me a 41 year old Japanese car that still is on the road.
Hot like my own, just a little cleaner.
Bite me rice burner lover.


Perhaps you can clear something up for me, as I'm not what one would call a gearhead. Don't many cars from that era that are now being driven around have to be rebuilt first? By this I mean replacing a large number of parts and doing a complete overhaul on the vehicle? I think the reason you don't see many imports from that era on the road is because they were initially designed and sold to people who wanted a vehicle for transportation, not recreation. You mainly get rebuilt cars from enthusiasts who focus on the hobby aspect.

Besides, I understand that Daroc was referring more to the recent generations of cars (within the last two decades, perhaps) that have shown a disparity in efficiency and reliability between the American and import vehicles.
 
2009-03-23 06:37:34 PM  
Play the Ikea game with a car.

Link (new window)
 
2009-03-23 08:37:42 PM  
labman: Does it come with the Allen wrench?

I don't need the allen wrench; I've got a toolbox full of them!

The funny thing is Tata has been talking about flat-packing the Nano for shipping and having it partially assembled by its dealers or a third party.
 
2009-03-23 10:33:18 PM  
I have an '86 Volvo 244, and so far I've not managed to destroy it...no idea the miles on it. its said 145,xxx since I got it, so apparently the odometer hasn't worked in some time. I will say, it is pretty much an IKEA car...all the corners are smashed in from bumping it into stuff in transit, it comes apart in sections that can be replaced, and the instructions are a disaster.


on a side note to those who were arguing earlier, I've got two American cars that are over 40 years old that haven't been rebuilt and still run/drive usefully. So, yes, they can last that long. But, in the defence of the Japanese cars, I do know of a couple that are over 20 years old and still going, but none around the 40 year old mark - but then I don't think there were many sold here until at least the mid 70s.

#1 - 1968 Plymouth Valiant, slant six engine. 362,000 miles. Still going with little work done outside of regular maintenance up until around 357,000 miles, then I had to rebuild the engine. Still...357k. Thats a lot.

#2 - 1961 Plymouth Fury, but its only got 73,000 on it. All original, runs and drives, but I will admit the floorpans are about rusted to death.
 
2009-03-24 09:51:00 AM  
The Icelander: As an adult who buys furniture fully assembled (and made of solid wood), I mock you children who have to put your own furniture together and still fail miserably at it.

Meh, I use both. IKEA is good for storage and all, but fancy show stuff in the house, yeah, we buy real hardwood furniture for that
/still kicking ourselves for buying that computer desk from officemax!
 
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