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zwei Biere bitte
03-03-2005, 08:50 PM
Wow... just got the April issue and it seems MT is actually improving. I like the new layout and design and more editorials. I think this Angus McKensize from CAR is actually helping turn around the magazine. I liked the new review of the E90, and everything seems do be better than what is was 6 months ago. Also noticed that they're not putting black MT plates on cars in photographs, they're actually just letting the reader see the real plates. Anyone else notice this stuff and what do you think? <p>MT is <i>actually</i> turning into a somewhat decent magazine.

Player4
03-03-2005, 08:56 PM
Yea i feel ya!! Ive had MT for like 3 years and like the last couple mags i have seen like nice changes and the pictures and everything is very neat and well done!! April 05 front cover is really nice!

Soul Man
03-03-2005, 08:59 PM
yeah i noticed it too, although i still am not incredibly impressed, yes it helps the magazine but really it still has nothing really going for it strongly, but best of luck to them, and took them long enough to figure out whoever it was in angus mckenzie's current job, wasnt helping and they needed soemone new. <p>by the way there was a design in there by a guy named hussein something, that looked just like hussein(design)'s style (this was in the design contest thign they have), if it is husseins (which i asusme it is) good job, and i think you and the other guy in your categories designs were so much better than the winners, oh well still agreat job and congrats

JBlair
03-03-2005, 09:06 PM
I quickly glanced through the issue, and I was incredibly impressed with the changes they have made. I didn't get a chance to read the content, but the graphic design is far and away the best of any american auto magazine. (automobile is a close second)

Naga Royal Guard
03-03-2005, 09:29 PM
MT rocked back in the 90s

syclone
03-04-2005, 09:50 PM
wow.. motortrend not sucking... the apocalypse is nigh

SV
03-05-2005, 10:28 AM
i got the new issue and was really impressed too. the influence of angus mckenzie is obvious, and that's good thing. CAR is my favorite car magazine out there, and now motor trend has many of the things that made me like CAR (and one of those things was the graphic design). and motor trend's design is IMO now the best of the american magazines. the pictures are better now too, and alot like CAR, which i think has some of the best pictures out of all the car magazines i've seen.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by SV at 11:33 AM 3/5/2005</i>

Charger
03-05-2005, 10:39 AM
Im also really impressed with the new design. Looks more like Automobile Mag

NorthPoint
03-05-2005, 11:19 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">wow.. motortrend not sucking... the apocalypse is nigh</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would tend to agree...

Naga Royal Guard
03-05-2005, 02:21 PM
is that Chris Walton character still there?

syclone
03-05-2005, 04:06 PM
wow i might actually have to check this out. c&d has been going a bit downhill for a while now and the latest 10best pissed me off to no end - might be time for a different subscription

SV
03-08-2005, 03:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">c&d has been going a bit downhill for a while now and the latest 10best pissed me off to no end - might be time for a different subscription</TD></TR></TABLE><p>what ticks me off about car & driver is that they seem to be somewhat biased against toyota. the current sienna lost to the <I>previous-generation</I> odyssey because they tested the base sienna and a loaded odyssey (so they gave the honda high marks for features and gave the sienna a low score, basically giving first place to honda). also, the SUV comparison in the latest issue has me irritated. the 4runner got in 5th place out of 6 cars, apparently because the hood scoop is a little big and the brakes are jerky (it might have been a comparison mainly to see how they do offroad; in which case, that's ok). to me, motor trend seems a little less biased that C&D, which is why i'm starting to prefer motor trend lately.

ToronadoGT
03-08-2005, 04:20 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">wow i might actually have to check this out. c&d has been going a bit downhill for a while now and the latest 10best pissed me off to no end - might be time for a different subscription</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same here. C&D can't really seem to hand out magazines on time, either. I've been wating for the April issue for 3 effin' weeks now! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0">

SV
03-08-2005, 04:53 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>anorexorcist</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Same here. C&D can't really seem to hand out magazines on time, either. I've been wating for the April issue for 3 effin' weeks now! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>i just got mine today. i was starting to think that my subscription might have run out. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

Krypton
03-08-2005, 05:55 PM
I got mine 2 weeks ago and for some reason ive been getting EGM 2 months early