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Tim

CAR Mag October

I wish I'd had a browse through this before I actually paid money for it.
It's a bit of a VW Group love-in this month.

TT-RS vs Cayman - not interested
Bentley Bent Gayer going up a hill - not interested
Bugatti Chiron - not interested
Porsche buying guide - not interested
Electric vs Hydrogen - not interested at the moment although it did provide a bit of non-German coverage
Most of the short tests near the front are German stuff too and there's a several page look at Porsches plans plus some stuff on future tech from them as well.

I'm sure there's another VW Group article I've missed!!

At least the Fiat 126 thing might provide a bit of light relief.

That's not a good return for 4.50
Frank Bullitt

Agreed, this months is a bit weak.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

I thought it was an excellent issue, especially as evo have been "phoning it in" a bit in the last few months. I always enjoy Car's drive stories, so the 126 from Naples, and the Bentayga to ... er ... Bentayga, were excellent reads. They just need to employ a decent sub-editor to correct the howler that seems to appear every month, e.g. BMW's "2.0 litre" F1 engine.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Just got the new issue - not a bad read, even the group test of supercars that you can't buy any more. Best bit is a retrospective on 40 years of the Golf GTI, with a test of nearly all the current performance models.
Tim

I wondered if the Golf feature was 'sponsored content', not quite sure why they have it on smaller pages.

The car of the year test features the 911R for the 3rd time in their pages - surely too many times for a car that you can't actually buy?
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Tim wrote:
The car of the year test features the 911R for the 3rd time in their pages - surely too many times for a car that you can't actually buy?

This is a problem of all these "best of the year" tests - good luck getting hold of a 675LT as well! For me, the 488 is always the moral victor, as the best car on sale.
PhilD

Tim wrote:
I wondered if the Golf feature was 'sponsored content', not quite sure why they have it on smaller pages.

The car of the year test features the 911R for the 3rd time in their pages - surely too many times for a car that you can't actually buy?


I'm worried about your blood pressure Tim. Do you have nightmares about Porsches?
Tim

PhilD wrote:
Tim wrote:
I wondered if the Golf feature was 'sponsored content', not quite sure why they have it on smaller pages.

The car of the year test features the 911R for the 3rd time in their pages - surely too many times for a car that you can't actually buy?


I'm worried about your blood pressure Tim. Do you have nightmares about Porsches?


 My blood pressure's fine, I got it checked 2 weeks ago at my annual checkup. The tablets have certainly helped with that!

I only see sporty Porsches in magazines, all the ones on the road round here are the 2 tonnes+ versions driven by appropriately pushy types who annoy me no matter what marque they're driving.

Maybe I need to go and have an extended drive in one of these fantastic machines to see if the fuss is caused by some massive improvement since I last drove one.
Frank Bullitt

I get the brace of Porsche's in the super test, and even the 911 Turbo S in the DB11 group test but the Boxster (718!) in the short group test and the Cayman for people who wear driving shoes when not in adidas samba's is a bit OTT
Twelfth Monkey

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
Tim wrote:
The car of the year test features the 911R for the 3rd time in their pages - surely too many times for a car that you can't actually buy?

This is a problem of all these "best of the year" tests - good luck getting hold of a 675LT as well! For me, the 488 is always the moral victor, as the best car on sale.


Autocar did - the LT, that is.  I find it the most interesting of the modern nutjob cars, and after getting it a bit too safe with the 12C, I think the LT is also the best-looking of the current crop.
Tim

Frank Bullitt wrote:
I get the brace of Porsche's in the super test, and even the 911 Turbo S in the DB11 group test but the Boxster (718!) in the short group test and the Cayman for people who wear driving shoes when not in adidas samba's is a bit OTT


I'd forgotten about those!
The short group test irritated me - why are they comparing a Mazda MX5 with cars costing at least double - there are more relevant competitors on the market.
It's slightly lazy journoism and one of the recurring aspects of CAR that occasionally grates (along with Georg Kacher's inability to like anything that isn't from the Fatherland).

Actually I think one of the articles attributed to GK in this issue was clearly written by someone a lot younger  
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Autocar did - the LT, that is.

I meant being able to buy one as a regular punter. I'd be interested to know how many 650s McLaren have sold since they unveiled the 675 - it takes some chutzpah to fob you off with an inferior car to the one you really want.

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