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Old 4th December 2009, 21:45   #31
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Because it is part of Times Group, this kind of predatory pricing is possible as they would be aiming to take on the biggies and get advertising as well. Need to see how the market responds.

Will get my copy tomorrow.
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You are a bit late.
It was released last month. Reviews are already there in the
"Great auto mag war" thread.
I saw 'Vol 1 , Issue 1' printed on its cover so , I presumed its the first one. My apologies for wrong information.
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im not a big fan of the stuff they publish in the paper. and how many pages do you get for 10 bucks?
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im not a big fan of the stuff they publish in the paper. and how many pages do you get for 10 bucks?
Total of 106 pages out of which 45 are adds but the quality of print is way better than Auto India. I have just started reading through. I will mention about the quality of articles soon.
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@maxbhp - How do you find the quality of the articles?
Quality of Print : On par with Autocar or maybe a marginally lower
Quality of Articles
  • Layout : Average . Compared to Auto Car , its below par.
  • Write up : Average
  • Photo quality : Average
  • News updates : Hyundai Sonata looks like a cut copy job from Autocar india including the picture.
To sum it up , its just an average mag. Not at all meant for hardcore auto freaks rather for casual readers.

Imagine , in the price section they have only prices of car ranging from 6 to 8 lacs.


One thing I have learnt from this is that , Auto Car India is really taking readers for a ride , pricing it at Rs.100 a copy. Its simply ridiculously over priced.
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Wow, 10 bucks for 106 pages . Will get a copy tomorrow and check it out. I am sure this would be a introductory price.
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I was shocked to see the price of the magazine.

Trust Adil Darukhanawala who set up Overdrive is notching up a second success.

This is going to be the begining of a price war among Auto Magazines.

One of the main reasons you shouldn't bite the bait for a 3 year magazine subscription for a hefty discount is you might lose out on opportunitistic purchases
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I saw 'Vol 1 , Issue 1' printed on its cover so , I presumed its the first one. My apologies for wrong information.
Whats that Zigexclusive?

Bajaj KTM? Any good news for us, or just for the international markets?
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ZigWheels , A supplement thats been issued along with The Economic Times has released a monthly magazine. Will be posting a short review soon.
i already have purchased the 1st 2 issues. it's great compared to the rubbish TG & ACI is offering at that huge price.

no frills, only automotive news, less ads and the 'nano' price. EXCELLENT
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I was not a fan of the zig wheels news paper edition- some articles were average and some were out right crap. I will try this one though- cant be all that bad for 10 bucks' worth.
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When T-BHP is there, who needs zigwheels?
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Guys,
Searched in couple of areas today (Malleswaram and Rajajinagar) and could not get a copy of it. I regularly buy the AC from one of the known vendor and he has not got any supply of it .
Any one from bangalore were able to get a copy of this.
Curious to see how would be the write up and print quality of 10 bucks 106 pages magazine.
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Guys,
Searched in couple of areas today (Malleswaram and Rajajinagar) and could not get a copy of it. I regularly buy the AC from one of the known vendor and he has not got any supply of it .
Any one from bangalore were able to get a copy of this.
Curious to see how would be the write up and print quality of 10 bucks 106 pages magazine.
try vendors who have ET or TOI in circulation. They might have it.
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i already have purchased the 1st 2 issues. it's great compared to the rubbish TG & ACI is offering at that huge price.

no frills, only automotive news, less ads and the 'nano' price. EXCELLENT

Thats a great news cause Adil is back into mainstream, and we all know Adil is an great person when its Auto journalism.
The ads will be there ofcourse, but the price is realy too good to believe though i guess its an introductry pricing which would be corrected.
I wish the magazine will immedietly find a place below ACI, OD, and above rest.
and for all of us one more mag to buy.........
for me it's an addition to ACI, OD, BSM, AB, Bike India, TG.
what about fellow Bhpien ??.....will it be option or addition ??
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is the Rs 10 Zigwheels available for subscription ?
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