Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jun 2012 09:50 UTC
Microsoft I'm very thankful for Danny Sullivan writing this article, because it touches upon a subject I've increasingly been frustrated with: the inflation of the term 'hands-on'. Hands-on used to mean that a journalist, blogger, or reviewer got to properly use a device to get some sort of first impression, usually guided by some words from the manufacturer. These days, however, it seems as if even merely getting a glance at a device is regarded as a 'hands-on'.
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RE: first drive = road test?
by winter skies on Mon 25th Jun 2012 13:31 UTC in reply to "first drive = road test?"
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It's been going on for years in motoring publications, to be fair. You'll see them taking out the latest Italian rustbucket [...]


OT: If you're talking about Italian supercars, well, you're completely out of this world. They're not competing with German-engineered premium saloons or SUVs. If you're talking about Fiats and modern-day Alfas, they are not even sold in the US and they don't even always get enthusiastic reviews in their motherland. Not that they'd deserve them, anyway.
I can't really see where Italian production (concentrating mainly on the entry-level and exclusive luxury segments) can be compared to German production, excluding Porsche and some really expensive BMWs or Mercs, which can be considered Ferrari and Maserati competitors.
It's Pinifarina, not "Pininferro", BTW.
Anyway, I usually follow sites such as autoblog.com or jalopnik and I've never noticed what you're complaining about.

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