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Old 02-22-2022, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Noticed Something About Car Action Mag.

Has anyone else noticed or am I imagining things that "Car Action Magazine" only does articles and features on companies that run adds? Ex, when was the last time you saw a new Holmes or Vanquish product reviewed? For me this is not what a magazine should be. I have emailed them multiple times and asked about a Vanquish Phoenix review. Nothing at all in return!
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Old 02-22-2022, 01:46 PM   #2
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Pretty much anything in printed and/or legacy media of all types these days is paid for by advertisers. Make of that what you will and read between the lines where a magazine review is concerned.
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Old 02-22-2022, 02:50 PM   #3
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As above, itís a dying body of art. Very few magazines today to start and auto and models were slim picks anyways.


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Old 02-22-2022, 04:40 PM   #4
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So I am not mistaken. Wanted to make sure it was just not me. Gone are the days of an honest review or a review of a product that is not paying the reviewer.
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Old 02-22-2022, 05:46 PM   #5
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So I am not mistaken. Wanted to make sure it was just not me. Gone are the days of an honest review or a review of a product that is not paying the reviewer.
Gone are the days of an honest anything for the most part.
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Old 02-22-2022, 06:33 PM   #6
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Um, it’s been like that for decades, a lot of the Peterson magazines were like that and when Sport Compact Car decided to do a test of more “scammy” products advertised and gave honest results, those advertisers walked away and it killed the magazine.
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Old 02-22-2022, 10:50 PM   #7
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NOT an RC site, but a couple of the best Jalopnik writers have joined up with another massive car fanatic to come up with a new type of automobile enthusiast website:

https://www.theautopian.com/car-news...or-the-people/

I've been a huge fan of the guys articles on their old site, and this looks VERY promising...
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Old 02-23-2022, 11:38 AM   #8
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Gone are the days of an honest anything for the most part.
Can't argue that, even YouTubers give high reviews on crap to keep the freebe's coming.
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