What We Drove
Apple is running a brilliant TV spot starring nerdy John Hodgman and geeky Justin Long in the lead roles of “PC” and “Mac.” PC is a meek, troubled soul while Mac is a confident smooth talker. The takeaway is that PCs are half-heartedly engineered, high-maintenance, and undesirable. The automotive corollary might be the Saturn VUE Green Line in the role of PC and the Toyota Prius as Mac. We drove a Saturn Vue Green Line around Los Angeles for a week, and can't think of many reasons to recommend what comes across as a slapped-together patch designed to deflect criticism for GM's tardiness to the hybrid game.