Anyone else read this mag?


Morpheus XIII
02-03-2002, 01:56 AM
I know it's a British rag, but I always find myself reading this magazine more than our domestic magazines. It's refreshing to see the automotive industry from a different standpoint. I don't know if many of you in the U.S. have noticed, but it seems like many of our magazines such as Sport Compact Car and Road & Track, are based in Southern California. It's nice and all, especially for me being from this area, but it's easy to forget that Southern Cal isn't some sort of automotive capital. EVO seems to get the news early and intricately, particularily news from Europe (duh) and Japan. Check them out if you haven't already.

EVO's website. (http://www.evo.co.uk/)

cracker196
03-20-2002, 07:54 PM
evo is the best car mag there is bar none. who cares if I'll never see half the cars they write about, that's the fun of it. check it out. they sell it at Borders books, that' s about the only place I can find it. it is expensive but worth it. much better than any US mag.

tmathew
06-29-2002, 10:46 AM
I pick up EVO every once in a while, and I agree that it is an excellent car mag, clever and informative. The photography is great, and they concentrate on sports/exotic cars. Even if a lot of the cars are out of reach financially, who cares? If I have to read one more SUV comparo in our US mags, I'm gonna hurl.
However, I would criticize EVO in that they have a definite bias toward English marques. They do not hesitate to nitpick about US and Japanese cars, while overlooking major flaws in British cars (eg, seen any of the butt-ugly Caterham models lately? EVO seems to love this company)

Morpheus XIII
08-25-2002, 09:12 PM
I'm beginning to get your drift on that remark. I guess it's safe to say that each nation has their publications praising their domestic icons. (Then again, more than once do I remember our U.S. magazines ranking M3s over 'vettes.)

AFSilverstar
09-18-2002, 12:54 AM
u have to be in the UK to subscribe?

Tetsuo
11-10-2002, 03:23 AM
evo is an excellent magazine that covers a pretty broad amount of cars around the world. Though I must agree that there is not much coverage on American automobiles but that comes with good reason. If readers want to read more on the Corvette or the Mustang then don't read evo because it will be rare. There is no market for these cars that is primarily for the UK enthusiast since they have different tastes in vehicles. I do think the Corvette is the only true American muscle car that is sold in the UK and is not used to compare with other cars since there are other vehicles with more appeal. About this bias for British might be true, but the editors are human and will lean with towards them. That goes without saying that these editors are very honest and on the most part open minded. Such as the articles with a Murcielago being picked number one and Porsche Turbo X50 picked number two out of a four car comparison where one of the other cars is Italian and the other being British. When the Porsche GT3 was named evo car of the year in 1999 over the 360 Modena and many other marques.

evo has subscriptions for US readers, in which the price is a pretty penny. I actually subscribe to the magazine along with other top UK publications.

crayzayjay
05-27-2003, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by tmathew
However, I would criticize EVO in that they have a definite bias toward English marques. They do not hesitate to nitpick about US and Japanese cars, while overlooking major flaws in British cars (eg, seen any of the butt-ugly Caterham models lately? EVO seems to love this company)

Ive read english, french, and american mags and I think evo is far and away the best mag out there. They focus on the thrill of driving, what more could you ask for? And that is why you are incorrect in your statement, my friend. the Caterham 7 may not be to your liking looks-wise, but it is arguably the finest damn road-car to drive on this planet... still wondering why they "like it"?

AnsisK
08-22-2003, 10:16 AM
I have to say that evo is the bet car mag. out there. I don't care what a stupid Civic HB can do a 1/4 mile in! Where's the thrill in that? The photography, the articles, all amazing in evo. As for the Caterham 7, it is one of the best damn track cars you can buy, it doesn't matter what it looks like! It was designed in the 50's! No Corvettes? Well look around in England for a Corvette. There is no market for them. Did anyone read this year's Car of the Year? The one where the NSXT won it? Amazing article. Somewhere around 40 pages long, just absolutely incredible.

crayzayjay
08-22-2003, 10:21 AM
Did anyone read this year's Car of the Year? The one where the NSXT won it? Amazing article. Somewhere around 40 pages long, just absolutely incredible.

Yeah, read that one, eCOTY issues are great… im only missing one, 2000 I think when the 996 T won it… im looking forward to this year’s one already…. 360 Challenge Stradale vs 911GT3 RS vs Gallardo, plus the supporting cast of course… it’s gonna be the best one yet!

AnsisK
08-22-2003, 09:35 PM
That's if they have enough time to find a Gallardo to use in COTY. Can't forget EvoVIIFQ500. Looking forward to it. Who won this year's TCOTY?

crayzayjay
08-27-2003, 07:25 PM
The Radical SR3-LM Tracksport won TCOTY, Caterham R400 a narrow second..

Black Dak
10-13-2003, 10:22 PM
Believe it or not, I found it in a small local drug store, for the low price of $6.99 Canadian. :iceslolan

crayzayjay
10-14-2003, 04:49 AM
Cool. Is it the latest issue with the Enzo on the cover? picked mine up yesterday :D

12CylinderSymphony
10-23-2003, 03:17 PM
The Enzo vs Koenigsegg vs Zonda article was brilliant. And in the uk the mag is no dearer than others. And Caterhams are not really meant to be pretty. They are bare bones, thrill machines. :icon16:

Also in that Enzo article it said of all the cars the enzo had the least steering feel with the least feedback. Most other magazines have said it had the best handling.

crayzayjay
10-24-2003, 04:27 AM
Actually I think quite a few testers have hinted at that by saying the Carrera GT is a lot more communicative. Still, when evo says it, its official :)

Hu_Dat?
11-21-2003, 04:17 AM
top reasons why EVO is simply the best mag out there

-pictures - you have to really search long and hard to find a picture that is even marginally bad. average picture takes up 1 to 2 of the huge 9" by 11" pages. There is also a great variety of photos; engine bay, cockpit, side, rear and front exterior (unlike most mags that have 10 different shots of the exterior).

-editors and writers know what there taking about - I would put them on level with Car & Driver type. they don't bullshit you by going on and on about how great a car for two pages. they let you know the faults are no mater how expensive it is. Additionally, all of there reviews are nice and long.

-choice of cars - I know it was the "super car" issue but com'on - where else are you going to find a Carrera GT, Enzo, Pagani Zonda C125, Koenigsegg CC8S, and Ford GT reviewed IN DETAIL all in the same mag

-ads - or lack of anyway. I counted the # of ads in the enzo nov issue: about 55 or so, which is extremely good considering that there is 195 pages in the mag and the majority (a good 20 of them) are in the last 25 pages of the mag

top reasons why EVO is simply the worst mag out there

-$8.25 It's a tad expensive if you ask me

-kind of a Funny name for a car mag [does it have something to do with the mitsu or something?]

-Sorry that's all I got

crayzayjay
11-21-2003, 05:25 AM
i think evo's quite a cool name for a mag actually

what i really like about evo is that they know what to focus on when reviewing a car. CAR magazine will drive a Carrera GT (for example) and moan about the lack of luggage space... they often seem to miss the point of a car

AnsisK
11-21-2003, 08:28 AM
The name of the magazine is evo, for evolution. Nothing to do with any Mitsubishi, it is just using the same abreviation.

What I like about evo as well:

-as mentioned, they pick out the bad things... They tested cars such as the Invicta S1 and the Farboud GT, on both notes they didn't really say too much good about the car. They pointed out that the car is in a development stage, but they also suggested that it is in a more early stage than claimed. There are still a lot of bugs (and they mention them too).

-they don't base their car tests on anything except "evoness". They judge this by "the thrill of driving". Every car in this worl has a bit of evoness in it, some more than others. The editors and writiers are seeking out the purest car, with the most "thrill of driving". I love that, they don't judge on statistics... I hate that.

Evo - The BEST automotive magazine avaliable.

GKR
12-20-2003, 10:09 PM
Absolutely: evo is the best out there. And yes when the say something about a car it can be taken as said. The editors JB and RM are very good drivers (and writers too).

Side Note: Does anyone know a website or can someone post the ECOTY articles from 98 and 99?
I've been searching desperately for a link or something (those articles have got to be on the web somewhere) I'm just not very good at using the internet.

Can anyone help please?

crayzayjay
12-22-2003, 04:33 AM
I have ecoty 99 but not 98. Old evo mags are often available on ebay for very reasonable money

Jimster
06-08-2004, 09:33 AM
Ummm......Put me down as a regular reader of Evo, I should probably subscribe, but the bookshop is closer than the post office :D

Jaguar D-Type
08-05-2005, 05:38 PM
No Corvettes? Well look around in England for a Corvette. There is no market for them.

Obviously, your post was in 2003, but the new Corvette C6 has been selling a lot better than the C5 and the new Z06 will be sold there too.

GreyGoose006
01-20-2007, 07:10 PM
evo is the best mag ever.
its just so well written.
just too expensive.

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