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Old 09 April 2008, 09:34 AM
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Got mine but got to say not amazed. Anything I say now is purely in the hope that the magazine will improve to a level where I (and I assume others) will want to read and re-read it many times and more importantly keep going for the long term.

I for one would like a few more "product/mod" type reviews maybe a couple of how/to but mainly not just a magazine focusing on classics (excluding the car cleaning,rallying and the hatches)!!!! Don't get me wrong I like reading about the classics but I'm more interested in the newages for obvious reasons and there are plenty of good ones (check this site out) that could be given the magazine room. I just dont find it gripping which considering I re-read banzai many times over suprises me.

The "Products" contained - a pair of boots, an exhaust, a grill (newage woopwoop), sat tracking and three wheels... that is just bloody poor there are loads of parts available and new ones coming online all of the time.

How about drive a classic/bugblobhawk want to improve handling ... try this this this this this etc etc etc ... should you change your panel filter ... etc etc

Dont get me wrong there's some interesting articles and getting a list of scoobie suppliers is always beneficial it's just to sustain the asking price for me it needs some more content. It is however very well presented and in that respect looks like the finished article.
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Old 09 April 2008, 10:00 AM
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got mine yesterday-looks very big will read it today
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Old 09 April 2008, 01:07 PM
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Got mine this morning, will have to read it when i get back from the pub after wrk :-)
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Old 09 April 2008, 05:05 PM
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Received mine today too. Thumbs up for not sending it recorded. It's saved me a few problems.
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Old 09 April 2008, 05:07 PM
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Got mine today, looks good didn't have to sign, so no picking up from the sorting office for a change
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Old 09 April 2008, 07:28 PM
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got mine this morning
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Old 10 April 2008, 08:59 AM
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got mine but after browsing my pages are starting to fall out anyone else having the problems.
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Old 10 April 2008, 09:33 AM
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Got mine yesterday morning (9th) - looks an interesting issue, after briefly thumbing through .

Not had problems with unbound pages though...

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Old 10 April 2008, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by andyseston View Post
got mine but after browsing my pages are starting to fall out anyone else having the problems.
only when I was a plum and bent in back to far ... soon realised that was a bad idea.
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Old 10 April 2008, 07:51 PM
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Mine arrived today, perfect timing so I can take it away with me. Looks like another goodun
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Old 14 April 2008, 08:22 PM
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signed up for the mag at the begining of last week but not received yet :-(
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Old 15 April 2008, 05:03 PM
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pages falling out of mine too.

Content lightweight.

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Old 16 April 2008, 09:06 AM
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pages falling out of mine too,
thought it was gonna be a great issue when i saw the size of t, only to find thicker pages!
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Old 20 April 2008, 05:22 PM
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As above, the pages have started to fall out of mine after only reading it 3 times.
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Old 21 April 2008, 08:36 PM
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Pages are fine with mine. Must have been the binding process that went a bit wrong.
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Old 26 April 2008, 03:07 PM
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pages ok with all issues.
the only problem i have with the mag is....................

there are enough clubs up/down the country(and judging by a lot of people who post on scobynet) alot of fine quality cars about,
without having to resort to feature company/showcase builds .
am getting a bit sick of seeing cars that have had 20k + spent on them.
i have had 5 scoobys from 1999,
and spent probably what ive bought my house for on them .
my current my00 wagon i have spent over 5k on and im just a normal working class lad that hasnt got endless amounts of cash to spend.
PLEASE PLEASE real cars /real owners.
just my opinion u understand .
although any mag etc on scoobys i great.

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Old 26 April 2008, 07:08 PM
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Good job on Issue 3, much more like a magazine but still lacking certain things:

More guides of varying difficulties e.g changing an air-filter (maybe with a review of the common brands) to something like a parallel fuel rail mod.

Also write ups on a few tuning outfits so readers can get an idea of the scooby tuning gods out there and what they offer.

Looking forward to no. 4
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Old 28 April 2008, 09:23 AM
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Have to say I'm rather unimpressed so far. Poor standard of writing, poor images (almost all of them are too dark) and worst of all, very poor content. When you buy a magazine such as this, you want at least some of the content to enlighten you about techniques, products etc that can improve your driving enjoyment/car performance etc. In particular I thought that the 4 pages of Prodive ar$elicking in the last issue were particularly irrelevant
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Old 28 April 2008, 09:28 AM
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I for one hope they start reading the comments on here so they can have long term success with their mag. Someone coming on here and discussing things would also be usefull to if they want to stay in touch with the scooby community.

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Old 28 April 2008, 12:30 PM
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I've not been too impressed in general and I certainly wouldn't susbcribe again. I'd want something I can read over a few times. I'd probably only pick this up in the shops if it looked like a good issue.
What was with the MY08 STI pics?
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Old 28 April 2008, 08:08 PM
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The pages have started falling out of mine too. I've only flicked through it a couple of times.
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Old 29 April 2008, 01:38 PM
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Not the best edition this time, it looks to have got thicker due to adverts rather than reader content.

My main problem with it is that a lot of the features seem outdated already eg. The 2007 tunnel run being reported on in April 2008, the RB320 number 1 exchange (wasn't that already covered in a previous edition? ), there was an advert for a show that was two days later than when I received the mag too.

I did like the cleaning report though!
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Old 02 May 2008, 09:10 PM
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I've just got the first 3 issues, via Ebay. Wish they would leave feedback. I should have subscribed at JAE, though.

Picking faults, I know, but, do the people who write the articles know what they are talking about? Or are they just taking what they are told at face value?

A standout example of this is in the latest issue. The car on the cover supposedly has 22B vents, but they are they ones supplied with a Seibon carbon bonnet. Not 22B, just standard ones. The write up on the blue Zen car was unfactual too, it was AndyF's car. I could go on.

I hope that over the coming months, more "normal" owners cars are featured as opposed to the tuners cars.

Onwards and upwards as the say though.

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Old 02 May 2008, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by mickywrx View Post
I've just got the first 3 issues, via Ebay. Wish they would leave feedback. I should have subscribed at JAE, though.

Picking faults, I know, but, do the people who write the articles know what they are talking about? Or are they just taking what they are told at face value?

A standout example of this is in the latest issue. The car on the cover supposedly has 22B vents, but they are they ones supplied with a Seibon carbon bonnet. Not 22B, just standard ones. The write up on the blue Zen car was unfactual too, it was AndyF's car. I could go on.

I hope that over the coming months, more "normal" owners cars are featured as opposed to the tuners cars.

Onwards and upwards as the say though.

Micky
hopefully teething issues. their communication sint the best either. ive contacted them regards something or another, and had one reply back, with a promise of an editors reply... 6 months later and a couple pm's/emails... nothing. dunno if il be subscribing again unless its improved.
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Old 02 June 2008, 08:31 PM
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anyone know when the next issue is out?
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Old 02 June 2008, 09:12 PM
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Well, I didn't receive 3rd one.
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Old 03 June 2008, 12:39 PM
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Issue #3
Didn't get that copy
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Old 08 June 2008, 06:55 AM
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My old scoob woz in Issue 1.......... so me a bit biased.......
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Old 08 June 2008, 10:18 PM
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i haven't got issue 3 either . . . . .
and mine was in no.2
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Old 11 June 2008, 08:06 AM
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Its going to print at the moment I believe as I believe mine is in it
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