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    Posted: 01 March 2012 11:48 PM #91

    Burgess - 01 March 2012 11:53 PM

    I know this thread is labelled “OT” for Off Topic, but perhaps its not going to be off topic for too much longer…

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/03/01/apple_reportedly_hiring_automotive_engineers_in_china.html

    Why does everything Apple does look so obvious after they do it?

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  • Posted: 03 March 2012 07:56 PM #92

    Gregg Thurman - 01 March 2012 07:03 AM

    Seller agreed to my offer today for Shirley’s Buick.  :!:  Contracts being FedEx’d now.  Deposit made through VISA.

    I did well in the negotiations.  You can see it here:

    http://tinyurl.com/Shirley-Temple-Buick

                    grin        :smilesanta:        :-D         tongue laugh         8-)

    Congrats.  It sounds like a special car.  And I know one thing:  Your depreciation will be less than mine.

         
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    Posted: 03 March 2012 09:05 PM #93

    How would you like an iPad in the dashboard of your car?

    http://www.cultofmac.com/150160/why-your-next-car-will-have-an-apple-idash/

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    Posted: 03 March 2012 09:26 PM #94

    A little context for the Apple and car engineering deal:  iMac enclosures are stamped kinda like sheet metal for cars.  http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/07/08/09/design_details_and_teardown_photos_of_apples_new_imacs.html

    These job listings, if true, could just as easily be about process or enclosure fabrication innovation.  Big ‘ol HDTVs might need bigger aluminum stamping/CNC/whatever methods, right? wink

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  • Posted: 03 March 2012 10:29 PM #95

    afterglow - 04 March 2012 01:05 AM

    How would you like an iPad in the dashboard of your car?

    http://www.cultofmac.com/150160/why-your-next-car-will-have-an-apple-idash/

    That is, bar none, the most offensive looking dashboard I’ve seen.

         
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    Posted: 05 March 2012 08:54 PM #96

    I could be OK with a Siri-compatible car like this one. smile  Wonder if the A-class will make it to the States this iteration.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/05/mercedes-benz-a-class-reveal-geneva-2012-video/

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    Posted: 14 March 2012 05:44 PM #97

    Bueller ain’t joyriding in a CR-V.  Maybe something more along these lines?

    (/Super Bowl commercial)

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  • Posted: 14 March 2012 05:46 PM #98

    Mav - 14 March 2012 08:44 PM

    Bueller ain’t joyriding in a CR-V.  Maybe something more along these lines?

    (/Super Bowl commercial)

    HAHAHAHA!

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    Posted: 14 March 2012 06:06 PM #99

    Context, since it was moved!

    Phoebear was wondering where Gregg was:  “Bueller, Bueller…”

    And since he’s gone parabolic LOL, I just ran with the CR-V joke.

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    Posted: 27 March 2012 08:11 PM #100

    Sorry to bump this thread. It has been quiet for about one week but a neighbor just had one of these delivered today.

    Mcleran 12C

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  • Posted: 27 March 2012 08:29 PM #101

    mightydog - 27 March 2012 11:11 PM

    Sorry to bump this thread. It has been quiet for about one week but a neighbor just had one of these delivered today.

    Mcleran 12C

    Very exotic.  But a tad slower than my favorite ride (#2 on this list of super cars (from fastest to “slowest”).

    http://www.vehix.com/articles/top-10-list/5-fastest-0-60-cars-you-can-legally-drive-on-the-road/5

         
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    Posted: 27 March 2012 08:32 PM #102

    Yes I am a fan of #2 as well.

         
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    Posted: 27 March 2012 09:39 PM #103

    Obvious bias there.  rolleyes  LOL

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  • Posted: 27 March 2012 09:58 PM #104

    Mav - 28 March 2012 12:39 AM

    Obvious bias there.  rolleyes  LOL

    Subtlety is overrated.  :wink:

         
  • Posted: 27 March 2012 09:58 PM #105

    I like the Crossfox, and they sell it where we are moving next year