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raydouble
06-30-2005, 05:52 PM
I picture a typical Mac person driving a Jetta (classic liberals car), Infiniti FX, MR2 Spyder, Isuzu VehiCROSS, in other words, something unique.

What do you drive?

MBHockey
06-30-2005, 07:17 PM
Heh, i drive a Jetta (not by choice!)

The other day i saw a beautiful z4 convertible, and the guy had the white apple sticker (the one that comes with your new Mac) on back.

CAlvarez
06-30-2005, 07:32 PM
The stereotype I see is a VW bug or a hybrid electric.

vancenase
06-30-2005, 07:56 PM
this was my FIRST car! (http://www.automobilemag.com/features/0409_olds_98.jpg) (a hand-me-down; thanks, dad!) :)

Alex281
06-30-2005, 08:17 PM
Mazda 3 here! seems to be popular with the Apple crowd...

kawliga
06-30-2005, 08:18 PM
Bicycle, or, when forced, a 4-wheel drive Nissan pickup.

voldenuit
06-30-2005, 09:14 PM
I'd have a hard time to come up with a car coming anywhere near the cult status of passionate innovation the Mac stands for.

Last time that happened in my opinion, it was the CitroŽn DS:

http://www.citroen-ca.com/IMAGES/DS23Prt.jpg

Last car planned under the direction of Andrť CitroŽn, way ahead of its time, stuffed with daring innovations.

djhayn
06-30-2005, 09:22 PM
my mac sticker is on the back of an 2 door blazer, sorry not unique (well 2 doors aren't that popular)

saint.duo
06-30-2005, 10:12 PM
I would drive an MR2 or a BMW Z8 if I could afford it.

That said, I'm in college, and driving a 2005 Ford Focus.

nkuvu
06-30-2005, 10:35 PM
Toyota Echo when I have to, Moto Guzzi Breva (http://motoguzzi-us.com/bikes/breva/index.html) when I can.

xlax999999
06-30-2005, 11:38 PM
1990 Volvo 240 Sedan, Maroon, Tan Interior.

On loan from my parents since I recently became of age (I'm a youngling I know). Just put in a nice sound system and I am working on waterproofing the trunk (don't ask) so I can install 2 subwoofers that my brother gave me :cool: Hope it doesn't get stolen when I move to Richmond in August.

styrafome
07-01-2005, 01:40 AM
Some people have a Mac because it's "different" or rebellious, but some have one because its easy. Probably cuts across all kinds of people, religions, etc.

I picture a typical Mac person driving a Jetta (classic liberals car

Rush Limbaugh loves the Mac.

Caius
07-01-2005, 03:29 AM
When I learn to drive I'll be buying a land rover, until then i'm on my trusty Scott (very decent bycyle).

ArcticStones
07-01-2005, 04:14 AM
I'd have a hard time to come up with a car coming anywhere near the cult status of passionate innovation the Mac stands for.

Last time that happened in my opinion, it was the CitroŽn DS. Last car planned under the direction of Andrť CitroŽn, way ahead of its time, stuffed with daring innovations.

As a child I thought this one of the most beautiful cars on the road. My friendís parents used to drive us to the movies in a CitroŽn DS, a rare treat when I was a kid. I almost get nostalgic tears in my eyes seeing those drawings. This automobile still looks timeless. A true classic!

yellow
07-01-2005, 06:28 AM
Jeep Liberty

lerkfish
07-01-2005, 08:36 AM
a Honda Accord, black with leather interior.
and a Mercury Villager minivan.

:)

Phil St. Romain
07-01-2005, 09:04 AM
A G5 . . . er . . . GM make. :)

Nissan pickup, Toyota Echo (43 mpg).

schwartze
07-01-2005, 10:39 AM
The subway - been car free since the summer of 2002

jeffo
07-01-2005, 10:43 AM
i currently own three (yeah i know it is a bit excessive for being a single guy)

-2001 Ranger XLT 4.0L 4x4 5spd 31x10.5x16 (73K, Blue)
-1993 Taurus SHO 3.0L 5spd (157K, White)
-1991 Accord LX 2.2L Auto (204K, Tan)

cameranerd74
07-01-2005, 01:11 PM
Here's my car history:

1977 Buick LeSabre SC
1985 Mercury Cougar XR7 Turbo
1990 Hyundai Excel
2001 Ford Focus
2004 Hyundai Elantra

From the biggest boat to the smallest subcompact... I've had quite a variety or autos. I'm planning on keeping the Elantra for a while (after all it has a 10 year warranty) so I'm toying with the idea of a Mac mini car install. ;)

yellow
07-01-2005, 01:54 PM
1977 Buick LeSabre SC

Nice. I drove a '78 LeSabre (battleship grey, of course) in the early 90s.

Photek
07-01-2005, 02:17 PM
Audi S3. Big alloys.

I am such a boy racer :D

sao
07-01-2005, 03:12 PM
old Mercedes-Benz...

afb
07-01-2005, 03:25 PM
I've been happy with these (http://TBL.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pTBL-1386975dt.jpg) for some time now, but a Mac sticker wouldn't fit very well ...

robJ
07-01-2005, 08:45 PM
Purchased last week, minus the moonroof.

http://automobiles.honda.com/images/2006/ridgeline/customize/base_car/WH_RTLnav_34FRONT.jpg
2006 Honda Ridgeline

vancenase
07-01-2005, 09:03 PM
the magic 8-ball forsees a nice, new shiny Jetta in my future ... as soon as the house is built and i have the diploma in hand ... :)

miklb
07-02-2005, 03:00 AM
hmmm.
first car, '72 camaro (this was the mid to late 80's, Commodore 64 days, don'tcha know)

Public transport....(this was the late 80s)

'72 VW Beetle, '72 VW Van (odd that year kept coming available car wise)

public transport (afb, I'm much more a Doc Marten type - first Mac, performa)

marry a fine lady with a VW Golf

sell, Golf, buy Jetta (somewhere inbetween, get the imac)

somewhere inbetween, I settle into a mid 80's Blazer, covet Honda Element (really covet decent public transport) wife getting ready to buy Passat. (throw in an ibook, covet the powerbook)

Fun thread.

tjj
07-02-2005, 01:46 PM
very old Mercedes-Benz (W123, 280E, 1981)
it replaced a Fiat :)

sao
07-02-2005, 02:06 PM
tjj,

I owned a MB 280SE while I was living in Germany during the 80's, it was a great car...

.

guardian34
07-02-2005, 05:44 PM
I bought a Ď91 Plymouth Sundance from a friend.

tjj
07-03-2005, 04:21 AM
sao,
It still is :D

stetner
07-03-2005, 05:15 AM
1961 Ford Falcon
1968 Plymoth Fury II
1972 Chevy Nova
1978 Lincon Town Car
1978 Buick LeSabre
1975 Mercury Bobcat Wagon
1993 Ford Falcon
1996 Ford Falcon
1999 Ford Fairlane
2001 Toyota Avalon

bedouin
07-03-2005, 10:20 AM
Honda Accord /w Apple sticker.

Carl Stawicki
07-05-2005, 07:00 AM
'03 Toyota Matrix XRS w/sticker, of course.

pattimc
07-05-2005, 07:38 AM
Jeep Grande Cherokee - having switched from 12 years of Ford Explorers - around the same time I switched from Windows to Mac. ;)

dappy
07-05-2005, 09:14 AM
20th Anniversary VW GTI (North American - its the 25th in Europe) :D

Raven
07-05-2005, 09:27 AM
Chevy Lumina (Van ! Yes I have kids, but its real roomy too whne you go get tons of computer parts and monitors !)
Chevy Optra 5 (Canada only and such a better model than the regular Optra)

Previously owned
Huynday Accent (very nice little car but its no good at getting rammed by trucks while being parked :D )
Asuna Sunrunner (gotta please the gf sometimes !)
Ford Escort (actually had 4 of those kept on switching parts all over)

Raven
07-05-2005, 09:27 AM
Chevy Lumina (Van ! Yes I have kids, but its real roomy too when you go get tons of computer parts and monitors !)
Chevy Optra 5 (Canada only and such a better model than the regular Optra)

Previously owned
Huynday Accent (very nice little car but its no good at getting rammed by trucks while being parked :D )
Asuna Sunrunner (gotta please the gf sometimes !)
Ford Escort (actually had 4 of those kept on switching parts all over)

jeffo
07-05-2005, 09:29 AM
Purchased last week, minus the moonroof.

http://automobiles.honda.com/images/2006/ridgeline/customize/base_car/WH_RTLnav_34FRONT.jpg
2006 Honda Ridgeline


Now i like hondas, but this one made me cringe when i saw it in real life.

NovaScotian
07-05-2005, 09:37 AM
1952 1934 Ford Coupe
1955 1951 Ford Sedan
1961 1952 Morris Oxford
1963 1957 Volkswagon Beatle

And then I finished Grad School and
got a real job!

1969 1966 Plymouth Satellite Sta. Wgn.
1972 1972 Toyota Corolla
1978 1978 Datsun 3-door
1983 1983 Toyota Tercel 3-door
1990 1990 Mazda 1/4 ton truck, & Honda Accord
1999 1998 Honda CRV & Honda Accord

And then I retired...

2004 2003 Honda Pilot & Honda Accord

sw33t
07-05-2005, 11:13 AM
Jeep! Jeep!
http://www.myjeeprocks.com/jeeps/mojavedesert/IMG_1377.jpg

:)

robJ
07-05-2005, 12:06 PM
Now i like hondas, but this one made me cringe when i saw it in real life.

Yeah, it seems that people either love or hate the way they look. :)

-- Rob

K3lso
07-05-2005, 12:54 PM
http://www.km77.com/marcas/peugeot/307_03/cc/0primera/med/12.jpg

I love my Peugeot :)

Jacques
07-06-2005, 08:08 AM
My first was a '67 VW split-window bus, I'll never forget that car. I paid $400 and it ran so swimmingly, until I accidently set it ablaze by amateur tinkering! THIS car is what taught me to ENJOY taking it easy on the road, it took over a minute it seemed to get to 55 - and it didn't go much faster than that!

My current car, an answer to prayer - a great little '94 Volvo wagon, with rear-facing third row for two of my three beauts..

..see pic here, second row! (PS - that taxi next to it is gorgeous, ain't it?)

http://homepage.mac.com/jacques_tosha/PhotoAlbum17.html

cheers, Jacques

PS - my brother's car plate in VA is 'MAC ONLY', he's quite the Mac character..

CAlvarez
07-06-2005, 11:48 AM
until I accidently set it ablaze by amateur tinkering!
Funny, my first car was a '61 VW bus which caught fire spontaneously somewhere near Victorville, CA. It was an electrical fire. It was towed to Victorville and dropped off in a parking lot shared by a Checker Auto and a motel. In the morning I rewired it all and it ran fine from then. We had originally paid $100 for it, but rebuilt the motor.

Jacques
07-06-2005, 12:48 PM
Funny, my first car was a '61 VW bus which caught fire..

Sorta like some of those early Powerbooks! :P

I so love those old buses, just too slow for NYC driving tho!

JP

fat elvis
07-06-2005, 01:52 PM
20th Anniversary VW GTI (North American - its the 25th in Europe) :D

me too...well I have a similar car. I have the 337. still fun after 2-years + :D

CAlvarez
07-06-2005, 02:16 PM
I so love those old buses, just too slow for NYC driving tho!
When we rebuilt the motor we made it larger, 1600 or 1800cc. Not speedy, but would easily hold 80 or so.

This is the only car I've driven on two wheels, also. You could give it a quick turn, bring it up on two wheels, then straighten up and drive. I wasn't very good at it, managing maybe a block or so at most. It was an impressive way to park though; just drop it from two wheels into the space.

lostduck
07-07-2005, 06:52 AM
Well, I have to admit I drive a Prius, which is like driving a computer - Mac of course- more than a car.
Amazing vehicle, love every moment of it; bought it initially because of my deep love of the houses of Saud and Bush, wish there were more of them around so that they could respectively pound sand and/or Texas dirt.

Having driven it for a while now, I like it very much for what it is, and with the oil at $60 feels pretty smart too.

I don't have a sticker, never liked them. Are you talking about the one that comes with the OS or another one?

hombre
07-07-2005, 09:58 PM
Audi A4 3.0 manual transmission. I was real happy with it till I read this thread. Now I need a CitroŽn DS.

lostduck
07-08-2005, 05:22 AM
I grew up in Europe before moving here, and the DS it's THE unforgettable car, it was a thing of beauty. There was another Citroen that I loved, the Diane. Convertible, 600cc engine, amazing lines. You just didn't want to have an accident in it, but the design was 20 years ahead of its time, just like the DS.

Jacques
07-08-2005, 08:18 AM
I grew up in Europe before moving here, and the DS it's THE unforgettable car, it was a thing of beauty.

I knew nothing of this car until I read these last two posts. I think I may have seen one before, but..

http://www.citroen.mb.ca/citroenet/html/d/ds-1.htm

Wow! Nice cars, I love the wagon 7/9 seater!

Jacques

PS - I found a few of them for sale on eBay..

voldenuit
07-08-2005, 11:38 AM
Glad to see so much shared passion about the CitroŽns.

Look at the attached image and try to have an honest guess before you look it up on the web:

In what year was the DS presented at the "Salon de l'Automobile" in Paris ?

And not to leave you with an error I made: Andrť CitroŽn unfortunately died well before the DS project started.
It was Andrť Lefebvre who led the DS team.
With that out of the way, the image lostduck posted is a 2CV, the Diane, while not very different is another car altogether and came out a lot later.

The 2CV has probably gone about as far as it gets in minimalistic genius. It was delivered until the end of the production in 1990 with a crank to start the 2-cylinder aircooled boxer engine manually. But don't panic, it also had an electrical starter...

Raven
07-11-2005, 11:34 AM
Your lucky... those nice european models are rare and expensive over here (welll the new models) as European constructors (outside of the luxury ones like BMW, Mercedez, Audi, etc) are not very present in Canada... I'd love to be able to get a Peugeot or Citroen... But even if I can find a company that imports them, there is always an extra tax on non-northamerican cars... :(

schneb
07-11-2005, 04:24 PM
A 1967 Glas 1700 GT that I inherited from my father two years ago.

cudaboy_71
07-12-2005, 03:35 PM
my not-so-liberal ride (http://homepage.mac.com/cudaboy_71/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2002%2D06%2D16%2018.44.29%20%2D0700/ImageIMG_4773.jpg)

4mpg on a good day!!! w00t :D

BigDave
07-13-2005, 01:55 AM
Land Rover Discovery.
And yes, I most definitely DO go offroad with it!

Plus a VW Golf for Mrs Dave.

rgray
07-13-2005, 05:48 AM
1995 Accord Wagon (http://sundog.ca/images/car1.jpg)

mudfrog
07-13-2005, 06:09 AM
Subaru Impreza Vroom Vroom!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

fuzzywells
08-24-2005, 01:02 AM
So I would be the one with the Vehicross (http://www.movesinstitute.org/~wdwells/VXatNPS2.jpg). Although I haven't made the switch just yet.

paulstorey
08-24-2005, 05:59 AM
I got an E36 BMW 328i Coupe and a 1990 Lancia Delta HF Integrale which is the most fun drive ever. In the past Ive owned a peugeot (never again!) and a VW Corrado G60. (and yes I do drive fast!)

metaphyzx
08-24-2005, 07:13 AM
V dubs. Only V dubs.

86 Golf, 91 Jetta, 98 Jetta.

ShavenYak
08-24-2005, 09:53 AM
I have an Echo now... going to buy a Prius next year and cash in on the tax credit! My wife drives a Civic, and computes on a Dell. :rolleyes: We also have a new Town&Country minivan, but don't drive it unless absolutely necessary.

Lornettah
08-24-2005, 09:59 AM
The fact that Macs deliver a high quality product, are more stable, dependable than PC's is why I'm a loyal Mac person. It doesn't hurt that they're also user friendlly and innovative. For the same reasons I love my Nissan Ultima 3.5 liter ....Bose sound system, leather seats, great thermostat controls, etc. It provides a quality drive and I can count on it!

stukdog
09-02-2005, 07:48 PM
I picture a typical Mac person driving a Jetta (classic liberals car), Infiniti FX, MR2 Spyder, Isuzu VehiCROSS, in other words, something unique.

What do you drive?

My sister drives a Chevy Equinox. She doesn't have a Mac, but she has an iPod and is SO SO SO proud about the Apple sticker that she put on her back window.

G4Man
09-04-2005, 03:14 PM
Cars we've had during our Mac years....

'83 Saab 900 for me. Two different Mazda 626s for Mrs. G4Man.

'89 Acura Integra (the car my daughter couldn't kill)

'96 Integra the color of my Alubook (still have this one)

2003 Jetta Wagon (Mrs. G4Man's dream car, judging by the time it took for her to pick it out)

Next up (I hope): Mini Cooper S for G4Man

raydouble
09-05-2005, 06:19 AM
The fact that Macs deliver a high quality product, are more stable, dependable than PC's is why I'm a loyal Mac person. It doesn't hurt that they're also user friendlly and innovative. For the same reasons I love my Nissan Ultima 3.5 liter ....Bose sound system, leather seats, great thermostat controls, etc. It provides a quality drive and I can count on it!
And if you got the stick shift, its the fastest front wheel drive sedan you can buy 0-60.

MacMartigan
09-05-2005, 07:28 AM
Car free since 5 month.... :D

before that 10 years VW Golf

sighup9
09-05-2005, 07:47 AM
1965 Corvair Monza Coupe 140 4-speed

http://www.radix.net/~ewagner/corvair/65driverside2.jpg

lilrabbit129
09-05-2005, 05:16 PM
1998 Honda Accord 4-door. Still loving the shape, unfortunately age is strarting to catcch up to it.

Parents just got a new 2005 Nissan Frontier, that thing can haul a$$.

Caius
09-06-2005, 11:12 AM
Glad to see so much shared passion about the CitroŽns.

Look at the attached image and try to have an honest guess before you look it up on the web:

In what year was the DS presented at the "Salon de l'Automobile" in Paris ?

And not to leave you with an error I made: Andrť CitroŽn unfortunately died well before the DS project started.
It was Andrť Lefebvre who led the DS team.
With that out of the way, the image lostduck posted is a 2CV, the Diane, while not very different is another car altogether and came out a lot later.

The 2CV has probably gone about as far as it gets in minimalistic genius. It was delivered until the end of the production in 1990 with a crank to start the 2-cylinder aircooled boxer engine manually. But don't panic, it also had an electrical starter...

I grew up strapped in the back of a 2CV (mothers car), dad had a 2.9L Sierra XR4x4. That thing was bloody brilliant. G reg, flew and guzzled fuel at about 15mpg in town. Would accelerate with subaru impretza's in its later years though, and they were new!

Michiel
09-06-2005, 12:47 PM
I drive a Mercedes 190D

Not unique I hear you say. Well I can bet you this is a one of a kind car! Some idiot broke off the mercedes star, so the whole had to be replaced.

I'm a Belgian and 'Makkeke Pis' is a famous belgian statue. Link:
http://membres.lycos.fr/bogarfield/hpbimg/Mannekepis%202.jpg
Its just a little naked boy doing #1.

I found a little thing you put on a bottle and then you can poor true his ...manhood. So now there is a 'manneke-pis' instead of the Mercedes-Star. Best thing about it is that it can really do #1 ! (it can pee!)

Always good fun!

Michiel

lostduck
10-09-2005, 01:48 PM
In this thread we spoke of the old wonderful DS, and am glad that many still remember that wonderful car

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4324668.stm

voldenuit
10-09-2005, 02:38 PM
In this thread we spoke of the old wonderful DS, and am glad that many still remember that wonderful car

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4324668.stm
Well that kind of solves the riddle how old the DS is.

But would you believe that such a car was made fifty years ago, with hydropneumatic suspension and headlights moving around the corner ?

Here's yet another one, pretty rare, a cabriolet built by the french carossier Chapron for CitroŽn:

http://ix8.net/img/citroen_ds_cabrio_chapron.jpg

pure_panic
10-13-2005, 01:54 PM
'98 VW mobile home transporter.. addicted to those transporters ;)

Raven
10-14-2005, 09:05 AM
Hum... Crashed the Lumina Van three weeks ago... So now I'm down fromt aht space shuttle style monster to a golden '92 Protege with extra rust on it :(... Quite a bad change !

Photek
10-14-2005, 09:17 AM
I didn't think we called them 'crashes' anymore....

dont you mean you 'kernal panicked' your car?




(sorry I know thats deeply unfunny) :D

Raven
10-14-2005, 09:24 AM
Well... I admit, could have said it went belly up since those vans also remind me a of a beached whale ! (also possibly unfunny :D)
But in my case it was not a kernel panic but a hardware issue. I smashed it into a rail on the highway when I lost control under very heavy rain with fog and all... Lucky I was alone and didn't get hurt !