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Great site! Full of both useful and interesting stuff! Keep it up!
I’m all for mixing it up.. Go for the Honda, it’ll be a nice change.
- 3 February 2015 at 3:03 pm in reply to: If i wanted to live in monochrome Germany i would … #61973
It’s because it’s often seen as a sign of wealth in Britain, if you see a guy driving past in German Car, you’ll think, “Oh, he’s doing well”, if you see someone drive past in a Smart Car, you’ll be significantly less impressed…
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>tegtyper wrote:</div>Having been away and not really being able to vent about the Autocar forum closure on the afore mentioned site, I thought I’d stick my thoughts here. I will try to be as balanced about it all as possible.
Firstly, whilst I don’t think Jim Holder is fully responsible, I don’t think his Editorship at the magazine has been for the good of either the web site or the publication. The magazine is a shadow of its former self and has almost become Auto Express MkII, and the web site has become a place where freelancers, rather than staffers write the pieces.
That said, I think this is because of Haymarket publications, rather than Mr Holder himself. I would guess it is all about market positioning and Autocar is heading in a different direction to where it once was.
These comments are bourn from a read of What Car? where all the familiar staffers can be found. Vicky Parrot, John McIlroy, and several other well known names are all there. Then there is the content, which has gone from being aimed at the real enthusiast, to a publication that is almost for pub BSers. In some ways its almost as if they want rid of Autocar and for What Car to be their leading motoring publication.
I realise magazines such as Top Gear and Evo have changed the way this sort of publication is viewed but it didn’t need to go down this route – read a copy from twenty years ago and see what a good read it still is.
Ultimately, it all about money and profits for the publishers but for us mere mortals who have put a lot of free time and effort in to our using of the site, it stinks that we should have the plug pulled without any real explanation.
So if anyone in power over there at Haymarket or Autocar is looking in then please feel free to come over and talk to us.
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It’s because there are way more pub “BSers” to sell to than “Real Enthusiasts”, although it is still arguably a market where a lot of money can be made.
Well, I’m buying it off my Uncle and he’s a mechanic so it should be fine. Do you know if it has any cool features I might not know about?
Baby Can’t Drive – Slash featuring Alice Cooper?