I agree completely ... except...
by dachrak - 3/20/07 11:26 AM
In Reply to: CNET car reviews by cool_vaio
I feel that CNet should not be reviewing cars at all. I believe CNet is completely out of touch when it comes to their car reviews. I realize that it is a technology website, but I feel that like most people getting a $1,500 navigation system is the least of many people's concerns. I also thought it was funny that Brian on CNet described the $43,000+ price tag of the '07 Ford Mustang 500 pretty cheap or something similar. Sure, it is a LOT of performance for the money, but cheap is the last word I'd use.
CNet should stick to reviewing household technology such as computers, pdas, mp3 players, etc. The last thing I look for is bluetooth in my car, as pricey options (and not exactly smart options) fall to way-side when more important things are primary, like safety, reliability, cost, power, etc.
I was amazed that even a car that won over so many critics in the compact SUV market, as the RAV4, only recieves a measely 6.4 "Good"; when the car gets rave reviews for what it is (and isn't)-- not to mention Consumer Reports best-bet for a Compact SUV, and CNet is sad because of the lack of technology.
CNet reviewing cars is like looking at Home and Gardening Magazine for tips on how to pick out the right college. Just doesn't work -- CNet's priorities are completely out of whack; and completely out of touch with most Americans.
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