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Autocar India 371 63.97%
BS Motoring 76 13.10%
BIKE India 16 2.76%
CAR India 27 4.66%
Top Gear 147 25.34%
Overdrive 129 22.24%
Indian Auto 11 1.90%
Any other (Please name) 33 5.69%
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Old 3rd November 2009, 12:13   #151
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Just got hold of Zigwheels magazine a few days back. Its huge (as in the page size). Content is OK, paper quality is superb.

Costs only Rs 10.
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I do not subscribe as suc, but buy interesting issues from the stands. My choice is Top Gear. I like the format, and the readability of the articles.
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Old 5th November 2009, 18:37   #153
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I was buying ACI but now I have stopped it after reading JAZZ review and their justification for price which felt like they do as per the company.one more reason was I could find most of the stuffs online before they publish and why reading the same stuff by spending RS.100
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I think the days of the long essay type articles are over. Today's person is not a reader but a scanner, i.e., he scans through the magazine and reads only what interests him. And this interest has to be held and this cannot be done by lengthy essays but through presentation: photos, graphics, charts, tables -- all easy to grasp. In view of this, I like:

1. Autocar India
2. AutoBild
3. WhatCar/Top Gear

But I feel that except for WhatCar, all of them are over-priced, particularly when they are loaded with advertisements!
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Old 6th November 2009, 17:25   #155
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For me, it would be Autocar for the Indian content and TopGear for international content.
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Inspite of the leading magazines mentioned here, I would also subscribe ZigWheels if they start their subscribtion.
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Old 6th November 2009, 17:56   #157
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I have been buying car magazines for a long time since the Indian Auto Journal in 1988. But i have always been selective and buying issues which had articles of interest to me. Overall i feel Auto Car has been the best......but Team-BHP is even better
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I was buying ACI but now I have stopped it after reading JAZZ review and their justification for price which felt like they do as per the company.one more reason was I could find most of the stuffs online before they publish and why reading the same stuff by spending RS.100
Your above statement surprises me. ACI in fact has clearly criticised the Jazz's Pricing.
Here are some select quotes from the Magazine.

July 2009:


Editorial Page: "The Jazz is particularly expensive for a hatchback.

August 2009:

Editorial Page: "The Jazz is more expensive than many saloons and that's esentially the problem. The Indian mindset that hatchbacks have to be cheaper than saloons hasn't changed."Page 97: AUTOCAR VERDICT
"That the JAzz also takes the hatchback game forward there is no question. But at Rs 8 lakh, it is way too expensive. And still Honda shortchanges you - You don't get essentials such as alloys, seat height adjusters or even a parcel tray."

It would be nice if you could point out any reference where ACI has justified the Pricing......or were you refering to some other Magazine.
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Saw a new magazine yesterday 'WHEELSODD'. It claims to be a 'tuner' magazine. Has anyone subscribed to it or read it??
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Saw a new magazine yesterday 'WHEELSODD'. It claims to be a 'tuner' magazine. Has anyone subscribed to it or read it??
Its DRIVEODD. We have a thread running on it-

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-magazine.html (DRIVEODD-magazine)
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Sorry. My bad. I got confused with the name.
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teambhp provides me more then sufficient news, facts and all things i need to know, so not buying any auto mags since one year or more.
If to select one, autocarindia and bikesindia mags are good to read.
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picked up Zigwheels this weekend- while it doesnt really take the game forward in therms of content in any manner, what flummoxed me hpw they can sell it for 10 buck? the print quality is at par with the other mags and the ads are also pretty much similar in number to the other? what is their secret? or are the others taking us for a ride with their 100 rupee price tags.
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picked up Zigwheels this weekend- while it doesnt really take the game forward in therms of content in any manner, what flummoxed me hpw they can sell it for 10 buck? the print quality is at par with the other mags and the ads are also pretty much similar in number to the other? what is their secret? or are the others taking us for a ride with their 100 rupee price tags.
Same question here too.
BTW does anyone know is it fortnightly of monthly ?
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My vote goes for ACI, Top Gear and OD.
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