Re: Your perfect car magazine (gtivr4)
Good post-made me think for second there, something I don't do.
Writing-First and foremost. And I while I want creative writing especially on reviews of cars that are truly crap, I am more interested in how the car performs. What are the key elements in the driving experience that stand out as being good or bad. I don't really dig on reading about a trip to the Wine Country or to fantasy land, so much as reading about handling characteristics and powertrain strengths and weaknesses.
Pictures are good. However, while a picture might be worth a thousand words, it by no means articulates what I want to know about a car.
More and more, many of the European Magazines are beaming with bright colorful images of the car. However, when you get down to the nitty gritty of the "article" you find nothing but fluff.
I recently read an article which was an attempt to detail the Aston Martin Vantage Vanquish. The article had some of the most beautiful pictures I have seen in some time. The beauty of the car was discussed in great detail, while the driving experience was barely never really covered, other than " this car has the most beautiful sounding motor in a long time"
There's a lot of those Boutique Car mags out there now.
[Modified by lip, 2:53 PM 2-13-2002]