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2.Autocar India 576 65.31%
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Old 13th October 2009, 15:24   #361
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Voted for Autocar India. But all the magazines has an easy way to fill the last 10+ pages with the car/bike prices - mostly with in accurate, wrong and lack of details.

If they are true to themselves and value the customers who spend Rs.100 for their magazine they should make it once in 3 months - or limit that section to new car prices only.

A normal car buyer do not need such magazine, and the Magazine buyer do not buy these magazines to check prices. In Most cases.

In fact they can maintain the prices online (can do frequent changes too)and ask readers of the magazines to check their site for pricing related.
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Voted for Autocar India. But all the magazines has an easy way to fill the last 10+ pages with the car/bike prices - mostly with in accurate, wrong and lack of details.
Amen to that. The latest issue of Top Gear claims the Versa DX1 is more expensive than the twin-AC DX2, and that the Gypsy soft top is pricier than the hard top. Incidentally, how do Car India, Top Gear and Auto Bild stack up against the three mags in this thread's poll?
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Here is an interesting episode from Autocar show in UTV. It was also published in their 10th anniversary issue & it was the most interesting articel in it from me.

Awesome compilation & job by Renuka! Seeing the different generations of the S-Class was a sight for sore eyes, and comes as such a breath of fresh air amongst the usual fare that these shows dish out. Sure, it'd have been great to have some more info on the unique aspects / differentiators of each generation, but overall, and considering the show's varied audience, excellent show! Look forward to more enthusiast-oriented coverage.
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I am a regular subscriber of Overdrive. When I visited Concorde Motors, Bangalore, on 6 October 2009 for pre-delivery inspection of my Fiat Linea, I had an oppurtunity to go through the recent issue of Autocar India. Immediately, I became a fan of that magazine. After coming home, I subscribed to it online getting triple benefit of discounted subscription, 1:18 radio controlled Ferrari model and 3 car perfumes. Of course, I watch the four auto shows on TV channels on Saturdays. There also, Autocar India scores more than the others, IMO.
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I voted for BS Motoring. Its style of writing, interesting anecdotes and a different way of portraying the automotive world. Yes, their issues come late to the market, at least here in Bangalore but that's ok with me. Team BHP is always there for "Hot News"
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Anyone reads Zigwheels regularly? I hardly see them in shops.
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Awesome compilation & job by Renuka! Seeing the different generations of the S-Class was a sight for sore eyes, and comes as such a breath of fresh air amongst the usual fare that these shows dish out. Sure, it'd have been great to have some more info on the unique aspects / differentiators of each generation, but overall, and considering the show's varied audience, excellent show! Look forward to more enthusiast-oriented coverage.
Yes this report by Autocar was a very interesting one indeed. Did not have the rubbish Top-Gear wannabe mumbo jumbo on some of the other news channels.

Need to get that copy now to see how it looks on paper.
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Need to mention since last few months not buying any magazine saving of almost more than 200 per month.
But teambhp is too addictive.As soon as i reach home am hooked to this forum.And if the internt is down then am logging on bhp on my nokia 6275 with poera mini,this is real addiction.
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Anyone reads Zigwheels regularly? I hardly see them in shops.
I thought it only appeared as a newspaper supplement/pullout & that too in the mumbai edition, though I cannot recall which paper.
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I thought it only appeared as a newspaper supplement/pullout & that too in the mumbai edition, though I cannot recall which paper.
In our region it comes with Economic Times.
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I thought it only appeared as a newspaper supplement/pullout & that too in the mumbai edition, though I cannot recall which paper.

Am sure it will be Mumbai Mirror or Bombay Times as Zigwheels is own by Times group.
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In our region it comes with Economic Times.
OK, then it must be TOI in Navi Mumbai as I do not buy ET there.
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I do not watch much about Cars/wheels on TV after 90s. I used watch BBC TOPGEAR during 91-95.
Is there any shows that I miss? Timings, Channel Etc?
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I saw new ZigWheels magazine first with my neighbour who is an elderly person & has least interest in autos. But he told he brought it because of its price & quality! Surprised to see the first issue; it's in A3 paper layout with class paper & printing quality @ a shocking price tag of Rs.10/-. But there is no subscribtion form in it. Hope Adil will retail the price tag as well as paper & printing quality. Or will it come in newsprint in future issue !

ZigWheels is being online & TV for quite a while ago, here is the u Buy New Cars, Selling a Car, Auto Car Reviews, Car News, Zigwheels & the cover page of the 1st issue.
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ZigWheels is being online & TV for quite a while ago, here is the u
OT: I wondered what was so funny and then I realised you must have typed "url" followed by a colon, and it got transformed into a smiley. Probably "rl" is a smiley code for "rolling laughter".

I wonder if "accidental smileys" such as these will get us a warning/infraction if they take our total count to more than two? One other example involves the serial number 8 turning into a cool dude with glares.
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