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Old 7th September 2009, 14:01   #1
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As per the ads in the latest issue of Overdrive magazine,DRIVEODD - a magazine for tuning and performance modifications was to be launched on 5 th september.Has any one read it ? please share your comments.
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As per the ads in the latest issue of Overdrive magazine,DRIVEODD - a magazine for tuning and performance modifications was to be launched on 5 th september.Has any one read it ? please share your comments.
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Yes, I heard its a mag for all of us performance & modifications enthusiasts. i believe it should be out soon.

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guys, updates on the magazine? i heard it hit the stands..???
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I had a quick look at this magazine in Landmark. I think it features a modified Honda civic in the cover. Had a quick glance and was not very impressed.
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i happened to take a look @ it too, nothing much in it that added any value , there was nothing much in it that I could find useful , needless to say very disappointed - magazine layout and organization also looked very confused !
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very less indian content. most of the stuff featured can be accessed through google. hoping that they'll improve soon.
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don't bother. I ve wasted 75 bucks on it. Not worth it in its current state.
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don't bother. I ve wasted 75 bucks on it. Not worth it in its current state.
C'mon guys, I think we should be a little more appreciative about the effort . Ok, we have access to TBHP but how many like us here. What about those who want to know all this but dont know how? Just my two cents though.

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C'mon guys, I think we should be a little more appreciative about the effort .
I could have appreciated it if it were free - If I pay Rs75, I'd expect my money's worth ! Good = appreciation , bad = criticism I hope the magazine folks are reading this - it looked more of a copy paste job from the internet for most of the magazine, wonder what the journalists(?!) were smoking
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Saw the new magazine on the stands. Thought of trying it out.

Initial impressions-
+ Good pictures & Print quality. Similar to OVERDRIVE.
+ Dedicated to performance and modifications. They claim to be India's first performance and modification magazine.

- India specific content seems to very less!
- Havent read in depth yet, but i am not happy at first glance. Content does not seem worth the Rs 75 price tag! I expected more India specific content.
- Anyone else thinks the name is rather odd? DriveODD?

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true... They do need to get their focus right. really hope they do more research in their next issue. Too many good indian modders to ignore them like this.
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most of the mags have the same problem.They keep reviewing sports cars , sport bikes , or cars which cost more than a crore . I always felt the auto journalists as a bunch of window shoppers .. just keep oogling and drip salivas and then write about an elegant car or bike which would be of no use to a majority of the indians .
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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.
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).
  • Detailed features on various stages of modding, in detail.
  • Information like how to import an engine, how to source auto parts from various sources, etc.
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Not bad for a first issue. They must cover some tuners in India and concentrate on Indian cars, which should be good enough as everything else is pretty much okay.
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Read this, rather saw through this magazine. Very haphazard way of presentation. Maybe it is trying to be cool, but seems a little overboard. Like somebody said, most of it seems to be copy-paste from internet. Also sweeping generalized statements throughout the book in many articles, which gives an impression that they (the magazine team) is really dumbing down the readers. 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 ?

And bloody hell, what is Paris Hilton doing in a tuner's magazine ?

Seriously it needs a overhaul, or better call itself a gadget magazine with some pimped rides thrown in for a auto factor !!!

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