What are they thinking? 1/5
By Papa Tony in SD
This is an app created by lazy people. I have been a subscriber to at least six car magazine simultaneously for decades.
This “magazine” just makes me angry, every single time that I attempt to use it. I have gone from an iPhone 6+, to a 7+, to an X. In all of this time, this so-called “magazine” app has possibly gotten WORSE.
I am old. My eyes aren’t good. I would like to have the delightful experience that I get from Car and Driver on the iPhone:
I would like to have the ability to view the text as a scrollable option. I do NOT like to have to pinch-and-zoom-and-scroll. So tedious.
I would like it to REMEMBER where I left off. Is that so hard? After the first fifty times, having to flip through pages to get to my last viewed page is a chore.
What is wrong here? Does nobody on staff care about subscriber satisfaction?
Not to mention: I subscribed for a year. Got one edition, and now it refuses to show me my newest, next edition, because it thinks that I am a stranger.
Even though my email informs me otherwise.
This app is trash.
Good content, lousy app 2/5
The app freezes, frequently doesn't display properly, and is hard to navigate. As others have said, this is really just a PDF reader for scans of the magazines.
Huge disappointment with the new app 1/5
The app is garbage, they should fire their IT team, who developed this crap. It requires constant log off, reinstallation, and god knows what else. The tokenization doesn’t work properly. And old app had lots of great content, which this one does not. Going back to print, cheaper and more reliable
iOS 11 fail 1/5
Well, it doesn’t work. Read a review with the same issue and the response was it will go live in 48 hours. 96 hours later, nada. Looks like I’ll be cancelling my subscription. Had plenty of time to prepare and test with the betas floating out there.
Update: they updated the app on 10/1, however it fails at “restore purchases” as it doesn’t recognize your transaction. Great job QA’ing the app. Still useless. And still cancelling.
Update 2: that's your response? It's working for others? Nice customer service.
Not compatible with iOS 11 (updated) 2/5
By Otola Photography
That’s my only complaint. The app wasn’t updated for compatibility with the latest software. Ironically, some of the sister magazines (namely Truck Trend) HAVE been updated.
I don’t want to be paying for a subscription I can’t access on my devices because of fault on their end.
UPDATE 10/1/2017: I see the app has been updated, yet ‘Restore Purchases’ STILL gives me problems. I purchased my subscription via iTunes...yet when I click Restore Purchases-AND LEAVE MY IPAD OPEN OVERNIGHT TO DO SO - nothing happened. It says may take “a few minutes” but after seven-plus hours no downloads? That’s not cool.
I’ll give you another chance to resolve the issue. These are the SAME problems I was having with the Truck Trend app. I can only imagine if this is happening with RoadKill. I’ve already deleted the Truck Trend app (and went with the actual Zinio app which so far hasn’t been a problem); I hope I won’t be doing the same with this app.
Should’ve left well enough alone. The previous app worked PERFECTLY.
A giant leap forward! Thanks, Motor Trend! 5/5
I’m a digital subscriber since 2013 and one of those who complained the most when in 2015 (?) the app became a simple PDF reader. Before that, the app was one of the best on the market, with proper digital contents, pictures and videos in full screen mode, sliders for the technical info, etc... it was, in my opinion, second only to the National Geographic iPad app which is fully interactive.
Now, with this just released version (finally also iOS 11 compatible), we’re back to a responsive design that’s easier to read, pictures that can be zoomed to full page... it’s still not as good as the 2013 version, but I’m happy with this giant step forward. I can finally enjoy MT on the iPad again, thanks!!!
Update app 1/5
By Kill Ka Bob
Please update this app so I can continue reading my favorite car magazine.
Now works with iOS 11! 4/5
Overall, this new version is an improvement. It works with iOS 11, and the new features are helpful. If you’re a print or digital (not iTunes) subscriber, you can recreate your library by signing in at Settings & Help, then download each issue one at a time. Yes, it’s a little inconvenient but at least I can read Motor Trend on my iPad again.
App crashes 1/5
App does not function under iOS 11 at all. When it functioned at iOS 10 it was only a scan. Cancelled my auto renew subscription.
The response below is a week old.
Won’t work with iOS 11 1/5
By no garlic please
You said the app would be fixed by now and it still isn’t. No surprise. Also not a surprise that no one is responding how we can get our money back.
Don’t work iOS 11 1/5
Don’t work, they offer a digital option for the magazine and don’t work at all
Planning on updating anytime soon? 2/5
Doesn’t work with iOS 11. Why? Fix this or refund my subscription, please, because right now I’m paying for something I can’t access.
Response to reply: Good to know. Thank you for responding. My concern is this, though: iOS11 SDK has been available since June. Why is the update happening now, well after final iOS11 release, instead of BEFORE? Intended or not, it gives the impression subscriptions (and subscribers) are unimportant and we all know that isn’t true.
Not working 1/5
By KD7ZIC Pat
Hey guys, it’s not working with iOS 11! I can’t read my mags and it won’t load!
Does not work with iOS 11 1/5
By Direct Junk
Does not work with iOS 11 so your digital subscription becomes worthless.
Does not work with IOS 11 1/5
By Hoping for better
How do I get a refund?
Doesn’t work with iOS 11 1/5
By Ricky D
Please update the app. Payed for a subscription and app doesn’t even work with iOS 11.
IOS 11 1/5
I just updated to IOS 11 and lost the entire app. My iPad is telling me that the app needs to be updated to be compatible. No other app of mine is telling me this. Way to drop the ball, guys.
Please update for iOS 11 does not work 1/5
After updating this app it no longer works
Doesn’t work with iOS 11 1/5
Can’t access my paid subscription. Please update.
PLEASE update soon 3/5
I travel a lot and this app keeps me sane on my long flights! iOS 11 is COMING!!
Basically just a PDF reader app 2/5
They had a former version of the app that linked to additional Internet content for video, pictures, etc. but the current version is nothing more than taking the current print publication and essentially turning it into a PDF. This is ok, but not enough by itself to purchase an online subscription. Since you get this "online" edition free with your print subscription, it is worth a download if you want to take your print library with you when you travel.
Also, this is a 32-bit app that hasn't been updated since 2014 and will no longer work once iOS11 is released later this year. So, if you like this app, don't upgrade to iOS11 when it comes out until you see an update released.
No updates 1/5
By Marc G.E.
This app hasn't been updated in nearly 3 years. And it shows.
Why the bad rep?? 5/5
been an apple user for 5+years, FIRST review I've ever written and only because i read so many bad reviews !! This app has zero to NO ADS, sooooo many new car articles uploaded weekly and daily, videos etc. great in-depth articles and the app works pretty much flawlessly. Can't complain. Download it 😁😁
This app has turned to crap 1/5
Newest versions will not even load on my iPhone 7. They just crash as soon as opened.
Do these guys do any quality testing whatsoever?
Went from 5 stars to 0 real quick 1/5
Why does an app that was once so amazingly put together with interactive videos and pictures and amazing formatting have to go to being a PDF copy of the actual magazine. I and many others like me would be happy to pay much more for the quality, interactive version. Make this a thing and this review will go to 5 stars.
Difinitely awfull 1/5
By Adel zizo
I love it so much when it has a useful line out of a magazine
Love this magazine 5/5
Let me start by saying that I have never taken the time to write a review, but after reading so many negative reviews about this app I felt compelled to take the time to give my opinion.
I have to say that I really don't understand what these other people are talking about with all the issues. I have been reading this digital magazine for 3 years now on my iPad and never had any problems at all.
Not a good website, not good support.
Day 1 5/5
Just installed app and already they're asking for a review. Liking it so far.
It's digital not print 4/5
Why after all these years in digital form, that when you read the magazine in landscape orientation, does it have a divider on the page as if it was a paper magazine spine?
Also pics used to be interactive, you could click and zoom, now no longer.
Love Motor Trend, hate this app 1/5
It took me about 12 seconds once I downloaded this app to realize that I don't want it anymore. Now I have to go figure out how to turn off my subscription. Publishers have to realize that the National Geographic app is the gold standard, and any serious Magazine app has to provide equal or better features than NG. I would gladly pay $20/yr for a MT iPad magazine that was more than simply the hardcopy magazine scanned in and showing on my screen. It's pathetic and frustrating. My hardcopy subscription to Motor Trend has lapsed, that's why I was at the App Store and find out if they had a suitable electronic replacement. They don't. So I guess, motor trend won't be getting any of my money until they figure out how to "wow" their audience with a digital product.
Oh, and one more thing- going to the App Store and finding three distinct motor trend apps was another very confusing experience. There should be one app for motor trend, not three. Roll all content into a kick-butt single app.
Not bad 4/5
I love that I can have this issue right at my fingertips. I'm sure this is only the beginning.
This app begs for reviews 1/5
By PT Solutions
I hate apps that beg for reviews. Well here you go, one star for wasting my time
If you are impatient for your copy of Motor Trend to come in the mail this is a great alternative.
I like. 3/5
I like that this app gives me access to media sooner.
Awesome app! 5/5
Works very well!!
The instructions and app don't match 1/5
1 Says download app.
2 Tap red button in upper right hand corner. ??? no red button???
3 Log in.??? No login either???
A paper magazine works much better than this app.
Rating App reminder while resetting password 1/5
Really!!! This has caused me to redo my password 3 times, since it crashes the app when it asks to rate app when I have to enter my new password...
I used to love it, now I can't download a single issue. Please fix.
Performance issues 1/5
With the latest issue, the app suddenly refuses to restore purchases, download new issue, or recognize subscription. Tried removing and reinstalling, now I can't even get previous issues.
Total Trash 1/5
By Charlie G719
Got the app bought the subscription, and that's as far as it went. No problem charging my credit card immediately, but still unable to view anything I've tried updates reinstalling the app nothing works tried restore purchases. Total waste of time and money nothing but garbage !!!!
So far, VERY Frustrating 1/5
Downloaded the app, did a year subscription, but can't access any issues. Help says to "restore purchases" but that displays the error "failed".
Excellent way to enjoy my favorite magazine
Keeping my fingers crossed 4/5
Looks like the app is working again. Hoping it stays that way....
Awful Interface 1/5
MT has touted that paper subscribers get free internet downloads of current issues. However, TEN has had problems with an internal server for over a month, as a result, nothing can be downloaded. They will still gladly sell you the current issue for digital download.
Great when it works 3/5
Magazines are arguably better to read on the iPad than print. Pictures look amazing and there is interactive links. However recently it's stopped allowing me to download issues.
Keep getting error message! 1/5
I cannot download the new issue! For the last 2 weeks it has been saying error try you download again later. I have deleted and reinstalled multiple times. So frustrating!
Horrible, not working. 1/5
Cannot log in, let alone download issues on the iPad anymore. I'm a subscriber and have been getting "download error" for weeks. Tried resetting password, etc., to no avail. Many recent AppStore reviews mention this issue as well, so I know I'm not the only one.... Have reached out to MT (and Automobile Mag another TEN brand which is having the same issues) and they have not responded at all. Very frustrating. Zero stars.