Written on: 27/07/2006 by jonathan kelly (108 reviews written)
Very up market dream worldly
Hi. I have been reading this magazine for over 30 years. I am sure you have noticed Car magazine on the shelves. It was once the only intelligent conversation one could have about Cars or anything else when I was young.
I do not buy every months issues nowadays but did in the past. So I decided it was a good time to take a look to read a copy. I noticed on the cover the cars to be tested are excellent once upon a time it was the only way to get up to date on the dream car market . I know nowadays this is the only market most magazines and TV shows care about. It is the dream car world that bigs up the normal car market.
The contents page confirms it Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Morgan, Rolls Royce all the big hitters in the dream car world but also Ford Focus, and Vauxhall Astra! The most expensive car was a 218.39mph Maybach Insane a very expensive machine that can not be bought it is some years to go before it is offered to the most fashionable end of the market with a car harking back to the glory days of 1930's Germany! I know the Furer would like it!? Hence, I am sure you want to know about this fantasy world magazine.
It's has a shiny paper a magazine of colour on every page all pictures are fantasy of dreams loving life living the life of the richest man in the world you could not have so many cars and clearly it's got over 240 pages of this.
The pictures make every extra a feature that the machine itself does not have seem like it has it all. It's also got zoom photos of all most every dream machine in the world.
Even watches are all well catered for Aston Martin has its own watch a snip at $100000 it has menu, set up, lap timing features. This is very useful not only do you control the most expensive car from your seat but you have added control of a wrist watch that times you movements to the micro second. It can be a stretch to think robots are to do with cars but a robot has been tested as well and compared to other movie robots.
The extra big feature is the back pages that feature on the good the bad and the ugly of real cars and are they slated especially Rover that city Rover was sold in India for 1/2 the price it went for in the UK The Good Bad and Ugly is every thing it comports to address it is itself good bad and ugly. It is all up to date has tables that look good.
The fact is the average car buyer is mocked laughed at and ignored on almost all of its pages. It's a dream a million miles from the everyday.
About the price at £3.90 it is expensive. I got it as it is to me like a catalogue of dream machines.
Usefulness of information
It's has a very simple to use car selection guide. That's is all up to date and magnificent. It has Parkers.co.uk as a provider of info on the normal cars I have never used it but it looks accurate.
Another point is the ease finding out what is good and what bad. The ratings of cars go up to 5 all Ferrari's get 5*.
Its picture quality and features are excellent for my limited needs not being a car owner a high life and dream world orientated made to be useful or to pass the time it seems to me either will do.
As it does not record that there is any problem it glosses over all problems over cars Porsche is always praised!
I am strongly recommending this product as a dream world magazine as I found that this is not the best way to buy a car or find the best in the market but because it has served my needs well.