Which car magazine is this?


jinushaun
11-10-2001, 01:02 AM
Is this the magazine CAR from the UK? Really empty forum.

Chris
11-11-2001, 09:22 AM
Yes it is. It really is quite good, I have a few issues.

jinushaun
11-11-2001, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Chris
Yes it is. It really is quite good, I have a few issues.
Yeah, I consider it my expensive habit--US $8.00 a month! I started about 6 issues ago, IIRC. The articles are excellent and well written, and the photos are beautiful. I think it's worth it.

Chris
11-11-2001, 06:40 PM
Try Top Gear. They are also good. I especially like how they get to the point, they say if the car sucks. Over here, they beat around the bush, and wont come right out and say a car sucks if it does.

jinushaun
11-11-2001, 09:57 PM
According to their website, "Britain's best motoring magazine", eh? I don't think I've ever seen one around here. CAR was hard enough to find--I only know two places. Hmm... I have to get my hands on one of these, but a subscription is too much.

Chris
11-12-2001, 11:06 AM
For me, Top Gear is $250 a year! Or I can buy each issue for $13. I go to Chapters, its a major Canadian bookstore, they have everything there! (unless its not english, so no jap or german stuff)

jinushaun
11-13-2001, 10:19 AM
$250 a year!? $13 an issue?! Ouch, CAR is much cheaper. And I found Top Gear subscriptions online for less. Oops, my bad. You probably talking about Canadian dollars right?

Chris
11-15-2001, 01:43 PM
Yup. But they recently e-mailed me and said I could get it for 70 pounds, or $160 ($100 bucks for you)

jinushaun
11-15-2001, 02:36 PM
I found Top Gear at my local Barnes & Nobles, along with CAR. I'll tell you how I feel about it after I'm finished with it.

I guess I like CAR because it's so well designed and laid out--kind of an artsy-fartsy car magazine. So far, Top Gear looks like a typical magazine with magazine-like layouts.

crayzayjay
11-15-2001, 08:41 PM
I have tons of Top Gear and CAR magazine and all I can say is that these are by no means the best motoring mags in the uk, at least not for me .. i dont know if you have heard of EVO magazine (formerly known as Performance Car)
this mag focuses only on performance cars and the writing and photography are truly exquisite. every issue has a handful of simply awesome cars and the car of the year issues (december/jan.. cant remember) are sublime.. i just bought this months issue of CAR magzine, where they had their performance car of the year, and compared to EVO magazine'sI found it dull and uninformative...
i dont know if you ll be able to find EVO in the states but its a very fast growing mag so they might well export it....
heres the site address

http://www.evo.co.uk

cheers
jay

Chris
11-16-2001, 11:47 AM
I've seen it, so I'll have to buy it now!! It was at chapters also. My mom got me an issue of Fast Car when she was in England, and it was a little bit different than our car mags:D

crayzayjay
11-17-2001, 07:12 PM
let me know what you think of it once you ve read your first issue

cheers
jay

Ssom
07-02-2002, 06:08 AM
Why is TG so expensive in the US???? Here in NZ (Where shipping them would cost more) I can get the July 2002 issue off the rack at any book store for US$8

But I read Top Gear and CAR, great writing, I especially like the way they are VERY witty (Especially good old Mr. Clarkson)

Anyone read What Car? They are also good, less witty, but more down to Earth

edonis
05-14-2003, 12:12 PM
CAR is definetly my fav. car mag. Expensive though, I have to pay $13 for each issue here in Norway though.. unless I subscribe, but I've never really had the time to do that.. Lot of filling in to do, I reckon...

jinushaun
05-16-2003, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Moss1O6GTi
Why is TG so expensive in the US???? Here in NZ (Where shipping them would cost more) I can get the July 2002 issue off the rack at any book store for US$8
$8 US, yeah, that's how much it costs here. What are you talking about, more expensive? Wouldn't it be nearly $16 NZ? That's equivalent.

As for EVO. Yeah I read it. It's similar to CAR--great pics, great articles. I disagree with the typography of the publication however. It's more difficult to read, IMO.

R/T
08-25-2003, 05:29 PM
I love CAR. I live in the U.S., too, and I have to go to the Newstand to find it. Suprizingly, it sells out quite fast else where. I try to read the articles, but all this U.K. humor and words are hard to understand. I picked up an issue recently, and had something on the Enzo:

"The boot is small, and can really only carry a box of fags..."

I seriously when crazy on that one. FAGS?!? Someone told me later it meant cigarettes, and I felt releaved. Then I realized how small of a trunck space that is, and went crazy again.

jinushaun
08-26-2003, 02:21 AM
I love CAR. I live in the U.S., too, and I have to go to the Newstand to find it. Suprizingly, it sells out quite fast else where. I try to read the articles, but all this U.K. humor and words are hard to understand. I picked up an issue recently, and had something on the Enzo:

"The boot is small, and can really only carry a box of fags..."

I seriously when crazy on that one. FAGS?!? Someone told me later it meant cigarettes, and I felt releaved. Then I realized how small of a trunck space that is, and went crazy again.
Hahaha! :rofl: Owned by British slang!

Yeah, they sell out fast. That and EVO.

crayzayjay
08-26-2003, 07:39 AM
EVO rules. Itís a lot more focused on performance cars than CAR, plus the photography and writing are streets ahead, imho

porscheguy9999
01-17-2005, 03:27 PM
yeah, its from the UK. its the best car magazine if you like the european cars too. its 10.00 an issue (without subscription), so im glad it only comes out once a month. the only place around here (suburb of minneapolis), and thats barnes and noble. i think its the most in depth auto magazine out there. its probably my favorite auto magazine.

porscheguy9999
01-17-2005, 03:44 PM
I love CAR. I live in the U.S., too, and I have to go to the Newstand to find it. Suprizingly, it sells out quite fast else where. I try to read the articles, but all this U.K. humor and words are hard to understand. I picked up an issue recently, and had something on the Enzo:

"The boot is small, and can really only carry a box of fags..."

I seriously when crazy on that one. FAGS?!? Someone told me later it meant cigarettes, and I felt releaved. Then I realized how small of a trunck space that is, and went crazy again.

here is a lesson on english(UK)-english(US) translations:
boot=trunk
bonnet=hood
windscreen=windshield
tyre=tire
saloon=sedan
estate=wagon
4X4=suv (of course)
chips=fries
lift=elevator
fags=cigarettes

hopefully this course has improved your use of "the Queen's English". now you dont have to fear going to england and have the minor inconvieniance of using the wrong word.

jonathanwang
09-11-2008, 08:02 AM
L want to get some information about car ,the issue is a very good way to get it . l like to see the picture on the magazine,they are really very beautiful

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09-11-2008, 12:31 PM
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