The layout of the magazine never caused me any grief and never before did I have any problems finding information. But the recent total revamp of the magazine's layout left me sorely disappointed, and apparently many others agree. In the latest issue, the ever-present Ed. acknowledges in the Backfire section that of the readers who bothered to make their feelings known, they are opposed to the new look by a 164 to 13 margin. Sure, 177 responses isn't a huge sample, but that's still almost 93% of those who responded that don't like it. Despite that fact, Ed. says "...we paid big bucks for this redesign, and we ain't going back."
That's a pretty harsh comeback for a paying audience that's just being honest, especially considering that it seems like Motor Trend's been continually tweaking its layout for over a year now in order to arrive at a look that resonates with readers.
[Source: Winding Road]