Over at BlueOvalNews, they have an interesting piece about the bias of the press, primarilly newspaper, against the domestic auto makers. And it's something that has always bothered me. So click the header and read what they have to say.
As far as the Auto Rags, magazines that we all grew up reading, I've long believed that they all woship at the altars of BMW and Honda, and lost their objectivity long ago.
It's impossible for an American car to do well, even if they win a comparison test, the writer will still criticize the car and maker, saying that it should have been better.
One glaring example in my mind was the recent award to Honda of "Truck of the Year" to the Ridgeline. Hell, it's not even a truck, and not even an original idea.
But what about the Chevy Cobalt? It's hands down better than a Civic, yet the Civic is the holy grail to them. And god forbid you try and compete with the BMW 3 series, there will always be "something indescribable" about the BMW that tips the competition in their favor.
I say Horse Sh*t, the American auto makers have gotten quality to the point where it's no longer an issue, and it's time for a level playing field in the "Automotive Press." You can't crap all over Ford, GM and Chryser, saying that their plastics seem cheap, and then praise Honda's interiors, that are no better. I've driven Civics and Cobalts side by side, and I don't see the vast difference that the press does.
Auto magazine for the most part are becoming obsolete, being squeezed out by the Internet. For years I subscribed to Motor Trend, Car and Driver and AutoWeek, but today, the only one I read regularally is AutoWeek. I prefer to get my automotive news and information online, sometimes directly from the manufacturer's web page.