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View Poll Results: Which magazine will you subscribe to this year?
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 9th November 2009, 18:00   #166
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Its time TBHP got a magazine. We have so many gurus around here and EVERY section is covered. All we need is an editor. We can begin with an e-magazine with tbhp members for a nominal fees and based on the response can next open up for public and finally go to print.

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Old 9th November 2009, 21:05   #167
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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.
Sure I will post, what i read from the ACI Magazine,but i need some time to find the book

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Old 9th November 2009, 21:54   #168
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My preference: 1. Auto bild (Right price, useful tips section on maintenance Eg. Tyre care)
2. Autocar India (Very nice presentation, scoops. Against: Price section coming each month wasting pages)
3. Overdrive
4. Nothing else.
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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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Same question here too.
BTW does anyone know is it fortnightly of monthly ?
Revenue from advertisements + Others are definetly taking us for a ride at 100rupees.
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Not entirely correct. I definately think ZigWheels is losing money in this and are trying to shake up the market. Market penetration 101.

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Revenue from advertisements + Others are definetly taking us for a ride at 100rupees.
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Not entirely correct. I definately think ZigWheels is losing money in this and are trying to shake up the market. Market penetration 101.

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I prefer autocar for the accuracy of the articles, the road tests. For me, after tbhp, that is the definitive for facts. I try to read thru their opinions and look at the facts. I love the writing style of Top Gear. Some of their features make for brilliant reading.

Zig wheels can sold at such a low price because it comes from the Times house. Over the times, i have noticed all or most of the times products are brought into the market with a very low price and very aggressive marketing and then over time, once the customer based is more established, the price of the magazine/newpaper increases.

Another example is the new crest that they have started giving out with the wknd paper which is priced at rs. 6. It essentially aims at India Today/RD but with a lower pricing per week/issue.


Many a moon ago, I did my Journalism from delhi. For my final paper, my thesis focused on the opening wars between Hindustan Times and TOI. It was during that research that I realized and knew that i would never read or subscribe to the opinions published in TOI or any of the times publications. The alleged selling of newspaper space and a site called Medianet were very big arguments against the times.
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Old 10th November 2009, 14:34   #172
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I already have Autocar India and Topgear.
Top gear has good exotics and well write up but the only dissapointment is photograpy IMHO. Pictures should be more detailed, as such they click smaller size pics/dark images.
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I subscribe none. But religiously buy Autocar india and BS Motoring every month.
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Old 10th November 2009, 16:10   #174
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After spending tons of moolah on every new magazine that comes up, i've stopped buying them altogether. Even the annual issues. They are too overpriced for the same old content presented in different formats. If nothing new, bring on a comparo without really declaring a clear verdict!! Got bored of such antics and stopped buying. Now dont spend money at all cause its all available on TBHP and the net for free.

Bought zigwheels last weekend and found that it was reasonably priced. Again, old wine but atleast at a less-than-reasonable price. Even if it goes up to Rs.30 in 6 months time, i'm ok. Thats what they did with the new weekly India Today. Priced at 10bucks and then taken straight up to 20!

An automag should not be priced more than 60bucks! Hell i dont need the centre spread!
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Old 10th November 2009, 16:13   #175
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Not entirely correct. I definately think ZigWheels is losing money in this and are trying to shake up the market. Market penetration 101.

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Here is the trick for sure. The magazine has no information about subscription - means after loosing some money it will be priced to Rs.100 +. But they should remember, we compare the magazine, not just the prices!.
So if the increase the price we will expect even more quality. :-)
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I buy Autobild. Its a pretty good magazine for the price it is being offered at. The reviews and articles are good and pretty much ad-less.
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Not entirely correct. I definately think ZigWheels is losing money in this and are trying to shake up the market. Market penetration 101.

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Umm i wudnt say that!
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Guys, one more emagzine from Motorids. Here is the link to download the latest edition. For previous issues, you have to register before downloading.

Motoroids 2 November 2009
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Lightbulb Team-Bhp online Magazine


Why can't T-Bhp start a Free online magazine here. I know there are lots of talent here .

Just built up a dedicated magazine team with Editor,column writer,photographers etc... and it will be nice.
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