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Microsoft, Oldsmobile team up on new Vista Cruiser

April Fools!

After dipping its toe in the MP3 player waters with the Zune, Microsoft now has its sights set on getting really mobile.

Vista Cruiser: Now with more Vista

The tech giant is teaming up with Oldsmobile to bring back the Vista Cruiser. This time, Oldsmobile's classic station wagon won't just run on gas; it'll also be powered by Windows Vista.

"Including the door locks, the in-car entertainment, the automatic name it," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "It all runs on Vista."

CNET Car Tech editors Wayne Cunningham and Kevin Massy have taken the new Vista Cruiser for a spin, but early returns suggest a few kinks still need to be worked out.

"It's really buggy," said Cunningham, pointing out the dead-insect-covered windshield. "And I kept crashing."

Kevin Massy also had problems during his road test of the car.

"At one point, the steering wheel, gas pedal, and brakes weren't even responding," Massy said. "Everything worked OK after we all got out of the car and got back in again."