Website: Autoguide XY
AutoGuide is a website founded in mid-2012 by a group of automobile enthusiasts.Its aim was to be sort of like a British version of Curbside Classics, and an opinion site.The "XY" of "AutoguideXY" is used here due to using different numbers with the domain to distinguish it from other auto-guides.It runs across several webhosts, making it a website mirror.Website is here.
This website provides examples of:
- Ascended Fanboy: Hasn't happened yet, but Word Of God is that the site's competition will invoke this trope.
- Audience Participation: Has got it coming at some point, according to Word Of God.
- Blog: A customised Wordpress theme is used.
- Development Hell: Moving the original HTML files and recovering them to upload, plus finding the best webhost was only part of the problem.
- Fan Fiction: If you consider Photoshops of automobiles to be fanfiction, well, this is it.
- House Pseudonym: The website's authors write under the website's name for all blog articles.
- Legacy Character: One of the names is passed down from the original site owner to its new owner, according to Word Of God.
- Missing Episode: The original autoguide9626 site went missing when the webhost disappeared, and is Lost Forever.
- Ms. Fanservice: Averted. They keep it family-friendly, and this is even a Discussed Trope on the site.
- Name's the Same: There are other Autoguide sites.
- Nostalgia Filter: Deconstructed on the site. They attempt to point out a car's faults as well as its good points, but realize that everything has some degree of bias, with them asking readers to look at the articles critically.note
- Real Life Writes the Plot / Screwed by the Lawyers: Although "Autoguide" is a generic name, they added a road number/Fiat model to distinguish themselves from other Autoguides.
- Troubled Production: Transferring the files and finding good ones.
- Viral Marketing: Occasionally the website's promotion of automobile things veers into this, but they are not intentional, just fans of the product.