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Old 17th December 2008, 21:41   #286
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Voted for Autocar which I have been reading since the first issue. Same with Overdrive, but discontinued my subscription a few year ago. I do admit that Autocar has a slick presentation style, but sometimes the down to earth style of Overdrive is more informative.
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Old 16th February 2009, 10:41   #287
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Vow its ACI and ACI all over. Its my favourite too! But they must start with something about Vintage and Classic Cars.And also reduce those mostly unread Sports /Rally / Formula 1 pages.
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Recently overdrive has been coming up with some good issues,but their phtography sucks.I still love the mag and would chose it over ACI or topgear anyday.
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Old 24th February 2009, 12:32   #289
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Yes, their Fabia ICOTY aside, I have to admit that ODs test drive quality is improving. Very detailed & upfront.
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Old 24th February 2009, 13:47   #290
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I prefer Autocar because:
- Autocar has claissifieds for Vintage and Exotic cars/bikes
- Autocar doesnt exaggerate as Overdrive does.
- Autocar has more info and comparisons
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I prefer Autocar because:
- Autocar has claissifieds for Vintage and Exotic cars/bikes
- Autocar doesnt exaggerate as Overdrive does.
- Autocar has more info and comparisons
i second you on that, its Autocar for me too, the details and information is more specific and better as compared to other.
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Old 25th February 2009, 17:40   #292
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My vote goes for Autocar. As many here have mentioned, Autocar has more Vintage and Classic coverage, which I love. I also find that the new car test drives are very unbiased and independent. On a more personal note, Hormazd Sorabjee gave me my first break as an amateur Vintage and Classic Car journalist, so I always have a soft corner for the magazine.
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Old 25th February 2009, 20:14   #293
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TIME Magazine dated 2.3.09 has an article by Walter Isaacson here:

How to Save Your Newspaper - TIME

A very relevant para is here which says something about where I think these rags have been long gone (bolds are mine)

Henry Luce, a co-founder of TIME, disdained the notion of giveaway publications that relied solely on ad revenue. He called that formula "morally abhorrent" and also "economically self-defeating." That was because he believed that good journalism required that a publication's primary duty be to its readers, not to its advertisers. In an advertising-only revenue model, the incentive is perverse. It is also self-defeating, because eventually you will weaken your bond with your readers if you do not feel directly dependent on them for your revenue.
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Old 6th March 2009, 01:12   #294
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Well my vote goes for Autocar India Since its launch im buying it ,because this magazine got all the information which any car afficiandos like me would love to read it !
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Old 9th March 2009, 12:56   #295
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Of the lot, Autocar India anyday.

Also another worthy contender should have been Top Gear (both International and Indian)
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Old 17th April 2009, 08:57   #296
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Nothing comes close to Autocar-india. It is a very well thought magazine and is improving day by day. Their work is really commendable.
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OD should serioulsy work on the quality of their snaps, specially the postprocessing that goes into it. Still lags behind ACI, i feel.
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Nothing comes close to Autocar-india. It is a very well thought magazine and is improving day by day. Their work is really commendable.
Quality of pics in autocar is pretty good but top gear walks away with the best images award. Overdrive reply's on stunts for the drool factor. my subscription ended and i never got it renewed. It was good initially.
I don't see anybody talk bout CAR India and the still running Auto India.
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Old 8th June 2009, 00:01   #299
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Autocar! but i used to buy both autocar and overdrive
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OD should serioulsy work on the quality of their snaps, specially the postprocessing that goes into it. Still lags behind ACI, i feel.
You're right. ACI easily has the best photographers in the biz. And it really is important cos you can tell a lot about the looks and interiors from the pics
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