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Old 25 October 2007, 05:30   #1
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What if the Amiga was a car?

What if the Amiga was a car?

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Old 25 October 2007, 06:43   #2
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Taking the speed of Amiga's into consideration, I'd say a Sinclair C5 is more like it, not that a C5 is really a car, but you get my drift.
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Old 25 October 2007, 07:55   #3
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... the amiga is nothing like that car
.. thats more like a hi-end PC.. ie lots of power, but lots of wastage

I'd say the Lotus Super Seven is more like the Amiga car, fast due to the fact that its optimized for the tracks!
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Old 25 October 2007, 09:47   #4
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The Amiga would be a mid-class luxury model from around 1985.. Most of it's features were out of reach for normal car buying folk back then but have become commonplace in "prices starting with"-models nowadays. Also it's no longer anything special to drive, yet you get used to it very quickly and once you've driven it long enough, you like it a lot. It's a little worn down, the suspension isn't as stiff as when it was new and sometimes you hear a bit of knocking from some worn bushings when you drive over pot holes.

Ok, it doesn't have a GPS navigator integrated in the dash, but it did come with automatic climate control and a cruise control out of the box and back then it was much more powerful than your regular "family sedan".

I'd say the Amiga is a 1985 Saab 9000 turbo, but that's not entirely fair to the Saab 9000.. There aren't any roads that are incompatible with the Saab, but there's plenty of websites that you can't really make full use of with an Amiga, also try opening a Word 2003 document with the Amiga with all features working..

Also when you try a new model, you get the feeling that ok, my old one can do most of this but this new one does a lot more and is much slicker and smoother. :-)

Don't get your underwear in a knot over this, but that's just what I feel when I use the Amiga.. Also what I've come to accept when I drive my 1987 Saab 9000 turbo. :-D
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Old 25 October 2007, 10:10   #5
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I tend to agree with Jope about the Saab

But for me the Amiga is like a Mk2 Golf GTI. It's a bit old now but still great fun to drive and loved by enthusiasts all over the world. You can spend silly amounts of money on upgrades but it's never going to be a Veyron
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Old 25 October 2007, 10:29   #6
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But for me the Amiga is like a Mk2 Golf GTI. It's a bit old now but still great fun to drive and loved by enthusiasts all over the world. You can spend silly amounts of money on upgrades but it's never going to be a Veyron
exactly!
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Old 25 October 2007, 10:46   #7
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Old 25 October 2007, 11:51   #8
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1987 Saab 9000 turbo. :-D
I like the Saab 900 turbo now thats a good car
To me I guess the Amiga is like a Citroen BX, so god dam quirky, so ramed full of stuff nothing else had at the time, yet no one really understands what to do with it (I've owned 30 yes 30 Citroens and still going up), it takes a master to repair to it, a die hard to really appriciate it, and a crap load of cash to keep it
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Great, now we're headed towards the right direction with these car analogies.. :-D

Well maybe not the Skoda van, though. The Amiga doesn't deserve that. :-)
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that Skoda van reminds me A2000 somehow
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Old 25 October 2007, 17:03   #11
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PCs are 10 ton SUVs that overheat when the airconditioning is turned on.
Macs are fancy sports cars that are all show and no go.
Amigas are pedal-powered gyrocopters flying above a world full of traffic jams.

They might not be practical or fancy, but they sure are a lot of fun.

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Let's all hate <non-Amiga platform here>!

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Old 25 October 2007, 17:18   #13
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The point of my post wasn't to hate, but to point out how completely different and left-field Amigas are compared to anything else.
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Old 25 October 2007, 17:25   #14
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Let's all hate <non-Amiga platform here>!

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That could turn into quite a big list if everyone started ranting

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Amigas are pedal-powered gyrocopters flying above a world full of traffic jams.
Like that thing from Mad Max 2.... "Amiga the survivor."
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The "Eliminator", because you can't possibly kick more ass, just like Amiga

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Old 11 November 2007, 09:44   #16
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How about this one?
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Old 11 November 2007, 14:49   #17
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It would be like the Honda Legend Coupe of 1987. MUCH cheaper than the euro cars and yet better (87 BMW and Merc build quality is crap by comparison). Not many options, but craploads as standard. Not the fastest car, but so well built and everything works together so well. I swear, we had one in late 90s in great condition and no-one believed it was a 1987 model. But now it is finally outdated, similar to the amiga.
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Old 12 November 2007, 08:45   #18
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The "Eliminator", because you can't possibly kick more ass, just like Amiga
I'd hit it instead of kicking it!
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Old 12 November 2007, 21:38   #20
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amiga's like.... a SUV 5000 ? ahaha
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