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Back when i was a kid, i totally bought into the motoring mags as back then it was my own version of porn. I now see these publications in the same light as Top Gear. They're not that factual, often have mistakes & are full of individuals opinions, however seeing piccies of top drawer motors being driven like they're stolen & general motoring gossip is worth £3 of my money.
 

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Magazines bills are paid by advertisers. The cover price might take care of printing and distribution costs. With very few exceptions the biggest advertisers get the best coverage. It's call life.
Hardly true with car mags.

How many times do you see Ferrari, Porsche or Lambo place an advert? I don't recall ever seeing one, but their cars appear in virtually every issue of Evo or Car.

All the adverts are from the people who have to try to sell their cars, which are usually the ones that don't win tests.
 

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Absolutely, what a dull world it would be if we all liked the same thing. My main gripe with Chris Harris is the fact he cannot write any article without comparing the car he's reviewing with a 911. It's almost as though it's in his contract to mention 911 in each article. Beyond that, not a bad writer really.
Oh (as I have said in other posts) he writes beautifully and is obviously very passionate and seems a very decent chap indeed on You Tube tests etc. But his is as wedded to his 911 and does get in the way of his journalism.
 

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There was a very similar thread a couple of month's back, which also turned to Chris Harris

Rog's comment on that one made me laugh!!

Given the choice between a night of baby oil and no questions asked in the Playboy mansion he would choose stroking a 911.
 

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I hate reading Japanese performance magazines, they say the most typical stuff.
I had a civic of mine featured by Banzai last year, they litteraly know nothing.
 
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