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Is the line too long at Starbucks?

Posted by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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The Fiat 500L launch in Turin, Italy, July 3, 2012.   (© Fabio Ferrari/Lapresse/AP)

Fiat peps up its new cars by adding espresso machines

1 hr ago

Guffawing at scalding coffee lawsuits everywhere—as well as a climate of safety-obsessed drivers—Fiat has announced it will put full-blown espresso makers in its subcompact vehicles. In a move that is one part super cool, one part totally ass-minded, the Italian auto manufacturer has equipped its four-door Fiat 500L, due out in October, with an in-car coffee-making machine to give drivers the extra pep they need on the highway. The vehicle will first be available in Italy and then the rest of Europe; however, many doubt it will ever make it to America, where one more driver distraction is unlikely to clear safety regulations. [Source]

by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 16, 2012 at 1:18 AM
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As they're worried cell phones are dangerous while driving...
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Hilarious!

We make our own coffee at home, as well as espresso and cappucino. We recently had to throw out our 10 year old Capresso espresso machine because we could buy the part we need to repair it. = (   We bought a newer, slimmer model! I can't imagine who would actually want to brew coffee in their car.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Jul. 16, 2012 at 1:25 AM

When on the road, I do stop at SBs for to-go meals and coffee. Last Friday I had a venti before work- I think I shook all day long LOL.

collectivecow
by Gold Member on Jul. 16, 2012 at 1:51 AM
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What happens if you hate coffee? Will they install a smoothie blender instead?
Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Jul. 16, 2012 at 1:54 AM

MMMM. Coffee.

ilovecandy
by Bronze Member on Jul. 16, 2012 at 1:55 AM

how would that be safe while driving? people amking coffee instead of driving? hot liquid? dude.

momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Jul. 16, 2012 at 6:21 AM

 I love coffee almost as much as life itself, but this is a stupid idea.  

wickedfiress
by Kellie on Jul. 16, 2012 at 6:24 AM
LMAO!!!
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Piskie
by Bronze Member on Jul. 16, 2012 at 7:37 AM
I need one of those lol. But in a bigger car.
Hubby drives, and I deal with dd and the dog... On a long drive I need my caffine hehe.
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wenchmommy381
by Wenchy on Jul. 16, 2012 at 9:13 AM

I'm not big on straight up espresso... and I'm pretty sure crafting a latte while driving is a bad idea. Maybe it's in a location in the car where it's impossible to operate while driving. 

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