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Old 9th November 2009, 12:34   #16
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I agree with Bullfrog.

Bought the magazine, very eagerly, since the cover says Performance. I was really disappointed, Very amatur magazine, and the worst thing is it doesn't cover anything on Performance or modification except two pages abotu filter, exhausts etc.

Need much planning, knowledge etc for bringing magazines to the market. Not just varnished papers and pictures.

Another magazine that disappointed me is Zigwheels - reason - all old aand late news. Other magazines covered them last month.

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'Read' through the magazine. Emphasis on 'read' because, to be frank, i didnt read it full. There were sections that were interesting, sections that were difficult to finish, sections that i completly ignored as well.

It is the first edition, hence I'm not mentioning the obvious errors in the magazine, just my suggestions. (Hope someone at driveodd will drop by)
Originally Posted by ashutoshb View Post
They had features which would have suited any other automag, but not a tuning mag.
What this issue had and they can avoid in the future:
  • Articles on Cadillac CTS coupe 2010, Rolls Royce Ghost, Range Rover 2009. Upcoming factory models, with no mods.
  • F1, WRC news, driver standings. Leave that to regular auto mags.
  • New Car Prices. Again leave that to regular auto mags.
  • Paris Hilton's pink Bentley.
Here is the stuff i found out of place in a performance and modification magazine- Cadillac CTS coupe, RR Ghost, F1, WRC, games and gadjets, RR Sport, New car & bike prices, & Girls Zone (Its all pink. Pink cars, pink colour pages)!
Believe it or not, thats 60 pages excluding the ads!

Also, the fonts are arrangement of stuff leave a lot to be desired. For example, white font on a picture with white sky. It was not an easy read!
Originally Posted by ashutoshb View Post
What I would like to see:
  • More domestic content, as I said earlier. They can feature two-three tuned cars in an issue. They go through tbhp if they want.
  • No production factory models. Features on upcoming models from the tuning arms of manufacturers like Abarth etc are welcome.
  • Domestic, International Tuning shows.
  • Prices of aftermarket performance parts (atleast an approximate price).
  • Information like how to import an engine, how to source auto parts from various sources, etc.
+1. And please show latest news. The MMR25 concept was shown in early 2008! Have seen it countless times, even in office chain mails! Was SHOCKED seeing it in my newly bought magazine!

Liked the body kits section, interiors section is a good idea (but had only an introduction- no contents or cars covered), 'under hood' section where performance modification is explained in a rather simple way.

There was a feature on turbochargers which was a welcome read. More of such content is also welcome!
Originally Posted by Bullfrog View Post
There are 'n' number of statements through out stating x bhp (numerical) increase with this so and so mod. On which engine is it measured and will not driver skill over-ride such a minor increase in bhp of a competitor's machine ?
Infact, they mention in one article, swap engine 'preferrably B16A' on a general article on performance mods. Mo mention of which car, why B16A! Also, i was left totally clueless as to how swapping to iridium wires will 'minimally affect performance and handling'. Seemed like they didnt get time to review the articles.

Overall: Not worth the price tag in its current form. However, I do appreciate the intention behind bring out a performance and modification magazine. Hopefully, the quality of content will get better with future editions.

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I like the article that they covered on Paris Hilton's PINK BENTLEY. I had tears in my eyes when i saw the kind of "Atyachar" done to the poor Bentley. Especially glittering up the logo from a wonderful B to PH. This is what happens when ppl have too much money and have no idea about cars.
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Haven't really seen their second issue. Dead already? lol
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