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TrustedReviews Launches Car Survey


TrustedReviews Launches Car Survey

Petrol vs Diesel. Hatchback vs MPV. Sat-nav vs map. Has Greenpeace killed off the 4x4 or is a mud-plugging V8 essential for your daily work? Is the credit crunch killing off the car industry? The battle lines have been drawn.

Following the opening of our new Car Tech channel last week, today we are launching the TrustedReviews Car Survey. Your answers to this quick questionnaire will help us bust a few myths when it comes to car technology in the 21st century.

To spice up the action a little, one lucky reader will be chosen at random and will win a Panasonic DVD-LS86 portable DVD player worth £300 for their car. Featuring a 13-hour battery life, this DivX-capable player has an 8.5in screen and has enough juice to last a journey from York to Torquay and back!

For a chance to win, head over to our Car Survey now.

John Dann

March 31, 2009, 5:20 pm

The question about accessories needs rethinking. I wouldn't think of buying another car without satnav built-in for example, but am I thinking of buying satnav as an add-on accessory? Definitely not. So I'm very interested in satnav, but just not as an accessory.


March 31, 2009, 5:58 pm

mobile phone can also be used as sat-nav nowadays.

I dont wanna be picky, but it is ture.

Geoff Richards

March 31, 2009, 6:27 pm

Fair point, John. In your case, I would expect you would select "Essential" for the Technology and / or ICE options for your future car. Alternatively, when it asks "what brand(s) would you consider when buying a Sat-nav, you could tick "Other" and write in the box "factory fitted".

Now that the survey is live, it's not possible to hack in a proper "Factory Fitted" option unfortunately, so that's my fault really. If you are interested, over 80% of people so far have external sat-nav.

There's certainly an interesting debate between the slickness of an integrated system vs cost and upgradability of a windscreen-mounted model. I believe Renault is aiming for the best of both worlds by providing an integrated mount for portable TomTom units.

Hamish Campbell

March 31, 2009, 6:31 pm

I wonder if I'm the only one who filled out the survey to say I don't have a car.


March 31, 2009, 7:22 pm

@haim, there's at least one other person sitting right here! *raises hand*

Matthew Bunton

March 31, 2009, 7:53 pm

Call me cynical but this appears to be more of a marketing opportunity survey, rather than simply trying to bust so called industry myths.


March 31, 2009, 9:34 pm


www.ipcmedia.com published by IPC Media Ltd (IPC), will collect your personal information to process your entry. Would you like to receive emails from www.ipcmedia.com and IPC containing news, special offers and product and service information and take part in our magazine research via email? {b}If yes, please tick here.{/b}

www.ipcmedia.com and IPC would like to contact you by post or telephone to promote and ask your opinion on our magazines and services. Tick here if you prefer {b}not{/b} to hear from us.

IPC may occasionally pass your details to carefully selected organisations so they can contact you by telephone or post with regards to promoting and researching their products and services. Tick here if you prefer {b}not{/b} to be contacted.

No, yes, yes.

Sneaky Sneaky TR! And a warning to others to be careful what they do with your details.

Geoff Richards

April 1, 2009, 3:19 am

Sadly it's not our form - I'll see what I can do about getting it changed. I'm not aware of it being intentionally sneaky. Of course, we would always encourage people to read such things carefully regardless.


April 1, 2009, 3:33 am

@ Kebab - In my experience 90% of online forms use this format to take advantage of people that read the first one and then assume the rest. To be perfectly honest, if you're so lazy you can't spare the 3 seconds to read each one then you deserve whatever is coming to from them giving your details to all and sundry. ALWAYS READ THE SMALL PRINT, you've got to be stupid not to, whatever the situation.


April 1, 2009, 4:16 am

Is the competition open to the readers outside the UK?

Geoff Richards

April 1, 2009, 4:47 pm

It certainly is, though the prize is a UK model, so it presumably will be Region 2 DVD and certainly a 240V AC adapter. There is no cash alternative for non-UK residents.


April 1, 2009, 9:06 pm

Oh, that's OK :) I'm from Poland, we have the same DVD region and AC voltage. Only the plug is different ;)

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