Re: Top Gear
I don't want this to sound like sour grapes or shooting the messenger, but....here goes!<br> <br> Top Gear Magazine is pure rubbish. It is written by vulgar half-wits, high on testosterone. All they value is speed, 'street cred', and roadholding on smooth tarmacadam. They review the cars from the perspective of the barely-pubescent road-rager to whom a fast car with street cred (whatever the hell that is, something peculiar to the British I suppose) are the most important criteria. Comfort? Who needs it? Long-term reliability? The car's gonna be written off in three months in a street race, who cares?<br> <br> I am not arguing for a Consumer Reports approach to car evaluation here, but one must realise the demographic Top Gear is aimed at bears very heavily on their editorial bias. Check out their website if you are in doubt about their target readership, and don't want to waste real money on a magazine.<br> <br> There are far better magazines with more balanced, even explicit, ranking criteria that may actually be useful to those of us who keep their cars longer than 6 months.