The epidemic of unskilled motorscribes: Part 2

Not many auto journos can tell the number of cylinders in an engine, without the manufacturer sharing the information!

Overdrive April 17, 2016 12:30:54 IST
The epidemic of unskilled motorscribes: Part 2

Last month I wrote about most Indian auto journalists not being good at evaluating cars. This evoked a huge response, from both readers and automobile manufacturers. One chap, a surgeon by profession, said he bought a car based on reviews from ‘self appointed auto experts’ and found his family’s driving experience differed a lot.
Many manufacturers wrote in saying the number of evaluators wanting cars for test drives has multiplied, especially from those representing online media. They say the cars are often misused and abused and...

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