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QUOTE (Peter_Harvey @ 30 Jul 2007, 08:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It is a growing situation that the Internet Forums are becoming the last place that individuals can speak there mind as the vast majority of the magazines are basically run by the company's that advertise in them ...

Pete, this is not a UK magazine exclusive. On German magazines, when they review a model, and even if it is the worst POS ever produced, you really have to read between the lines to get the hint of an idea that this very model may have issues.

On internet forums, people who bought the model will usually post their impressions in a very down-to-earth (if not explicit) way. This seems more honest to me, as I can see whether I can live with a certain issue, or not. And if a model disintegrates on the test track, like the Heris DE2500, then this fact will be issued as a warning to others before any magazine can distribute their candy-coated version of the truth according to them and their balance sheet. From this, we all imho benefit, as bad news travels fast, and no manufacturer can attempt to cover up issues or major problems any more.
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