If you're an auto fan you will love this website review of autoblog.com
It is 6:30AM EST, the stock market does not open for another three hours and Matt Drudge is still asleep in his submarine off the coast of Key Biscayne. But the crew over at autoblog.com are revving up their latest coverage of auto industry news, gossip and reviews. Autoblog’s refrain is “We Obsessively Cover the Auto Industry” and rarely are obsessions so well executed. With a blogging style that embraces irreverence and irony, their industry coverage goes beyond other popular Internet sites like Edmunds, AutoSpy or Zag.com. Autoblog is tailored to readers whose interests include performance and racing, design, car related movie gossip, executive management decisions and shake ups, international auto commercials not seen in the U.S. and literally everything else that touches upon the auto industry.
It is difficult not to make comparisons when writing website reviews especially in the areas of design and navigation. Overall, you will find the look of the site clean and uncluttered with pull down menus for reviews and auto show information. The design almost has a kinetic feeling that is more pleasant to read than many of the more staid industry alternatives. Featured reviews and news are highlighted at the top of the page. Registration is required to post comments or receive feedback when others have replied to a comment you have made. Reader comments run the gamut from interesting to inane, there is constant disagreement between lovers of imported cars and haters of everything not made in America. G.M., referred to in its full name as Government Motors gets a fair amount of thrashing, along with Korean manufacturers and any innovative or new design language that is derivative of the Pontiac Aztek, the sites benchmark for bad design.
On any particular day there are approximately ten stories or features accompanied by videos and a podcast link. New vehicle introductions, $1.5 million supercars, video teasers from upcoming movies, spy shots of 2013 models being cold weather tested in Norway or hot weather tested in Middle Eastern deserts and the newest iPad auto integration gadgets abound.
Whether you are looking for something entertaining or doing research on an upcoming purchase, Autoblog’s staff of 15 top-notch automotive journalists will keep you and their one million plus monthly visitors constantly up to date. Advertising on the site is kept to a minimum and does not interfere or distract from the content. Links to its former Weblog Inc. family members stretch across the bottom of the page and are worth visiting now and then, especially the ever-popular Engadget.
Just to touch upon a bit of history in this website review, Autoblog was originally part of Weblogs Inc. In 2005 the AOL-Time Warner empire absorbed Autoblog and its sister sites, Engadget, Joystick, Luxist and a host of others for a reported $25-$40 million.
You will like the multiple updates throughout the day, commentary that shows independence regardless of advertising implications, reviews, first rides, spy shots, racing team and auto show coverage.