Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Feb 2006 19:44 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces I used to really like skinning my desktops to make them look like another operating system. I stopped doing that years ago; and not necessarily because I wanted to do something more useful with my time. I stopped doing it because I somehow saw how utterly pointless it was. Why? I'll explain-- using Aston Martins and Jaguars. Yes, it's time for another car analogy, boys and girls. Note: This is this week's Sunday Eve Column.
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They're both Fords
by lopisaur on Mon 27th Feb 2006 16:15 UTC
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2006-02-27

I guess you're probably forgetting that the Ford Motor Company owns both Jaguar and Aston Martin. To save R&D costs, the new XK probably runs on a very similar chassis (or maybe even the very same platform) as the DB9.
If I'm not mistaken, it's actually the Ford Mondeo platform.
That's why they look so alike.

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RE: They're both Fords
by deadbaby on Tue 28th Feb 2006 12:22 in reply to "They're both Fords"
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2006-02-27

> I guess you're probably forgetting that the Ford Motor Company owns both Jaguar and Aston Martin. To save R&D costs, the new XK probably runs on a very similar chassis (or maybe even the very same platform) as the DB9.

XK and DB9 aren't off the same platform and don't share a chassis.
Cars like the XK and the DB9 aren't playing in the same arena for image, cost or performance as the Volvo V40, European Focus and Mazda 3 which do share a platform (but are all very different cars to look at,to sit in and to drive).
For there to be a "cheap Aston in Jag clothing" could do horrible things to Aston's sales. I don't believe Ford would allow that to happen.

> If I'm not mistaken, it's actually the Ford Mondeo platform.

You are mistaken and it's not.

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