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Old 08-28-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default How Edmunds.com tests automobiles

Here's an in-depth explanation of how the Edmunds' testing team puts vehicles through their paces. Enjoy!

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=130988

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Old 08-28-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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I dont even need to read that sh t...I just know they test their cars very slowly.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:33 PM   #3
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I dont even need to read that sh t...I just know they test their cars very slowly.
Wow, you must wake up every morning and pee in your own cornflakes to be this pissed off about an article...

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Old 08-29-2008, 07:54 AM   #4
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I dont even need to read that sh t...I just know they test their cars very slowly.
You do realize that they're in 'merica, right? It's not like you to hate something 'merican.
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:47 PM   #5
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I think he is just in a funk today cause he bashed the Challenger in another thread....I almost ran home crying 'The world is ending!'

I am KIDDING SRT!! sort of

Actually it was a good read and explains how some magazines can have VERY different numbers from the same car.

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Old 08-29-2008, 01:02 PM   #6
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I think he is just in a funk today cause he bashed the Challenger in another thread....I almost ran home crying 'The world is ending!'

I am KIDDING SRT!! sort of

Actually it was a good read and explains how some magazines can have VERY different numbers from the same car.

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Exactly, plus article shows how tedious it could be and not a walk in the park.
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:39 PM   #7
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I think he is just in a funk today cause he bashed the Challenger in another thread....I almost ran home crying 'The world is ending!'

I am KIDDING SRT!! sort of

Actually it was a good read and explains how some magazines can have VERY different numbers from the same car.

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Yah I am, but in all seriousness Edmunds has some slower times compared to other sources. I did read the article, I just felt like leaving an ignorant comment because I really dont enjoy reading Edmunds.
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If you do not read you do not know what you are missing.

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Old 08-29-2008, 01:13 PM   #9
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It's a good article and its why I like Edmunds reviews and times more than the other mags. They don't need to sell print mags so they don't need to cheat any which wouldn't surprise me if C&D and M&T did.
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Exactly, plus article shows how tedious it could be and not a walk in the park.
I have spent many a day standing around for hours testing cars, it is like watching paint dry

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It's a good article and its why I like Edmunds reviews and times more than the other mags. They don't need to sell print mags so they don't need to cheat any which wouldn't surprise me if C&D and M&T did.

Huh? they still need to sell ad revenue just the same as the magazines, it's no different

And for the most part, how Edmunds tests is not much different than what other mags do.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:46 PM   #11
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Good read good to know they r legit as they come b/c I always look forward to reading their first drives on vehs
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Details, Morgan? What do other mags do?
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:41 PM   #13
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Pretty much the same thing. The procedures are mostly the same, but some do slalom, some don't, some do a figure 8, some include roll out, some don't etc.
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I want names!
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:53 PM   #15
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Pick any name you want, the answer remains the same.

Remember, most of the people that work for Edmunds learned how to test at other magazines
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I just want an idea of who uses roll-out (I imagine they all do), whether 1/4-mile speeds are momentary or averaged over the last few feet per NHRA standards, what SAE correction methods are being used, etc.
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:37 PM   #17
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Well, I don't have that answer for you, your man Walton probably knows better
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:15 PM   #18
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I'm sure you can spill some beans such as everything C/D does.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:20 PM   #19
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nope

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t_cars_feature (though it is from 6 years ago)


Edit: it appears that C/D updated the article this month, I have had the story bookmarked for a couple of years so I did not look at it before posting, the original that I thought I was posting was from 2002.

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