Favorite Car Magazine
Although the web is a great source of car information, I find I still like to read car magazines. An annual subscription is generally inexpensive, but I'm subscribing to four magazines and it adds up! I'm trying to whittle down my choices and was wondering what forum members like to read.
Here's what I read and my impressions:
1. Road&Track - I like the technical nature of their articles. One piece described what a driver meant by "turn in". Columnist Peter Egan is enjoyable to read, while Sam Mitani covers car culture in Asia. I don't follow racing much, so the "Track" part of Road&Track is lost on me.
2. MotorTrend - Good coverage of various cars with long term tests. I liked their coverage of the Fisker Karma better than R&T's version. The columnists, however, are a bit generic and not memorable.
3. Automobile - Overall writing style is tops. I always look forward to reading columnist Robert CumberFord. He worked at GM as a designer and deconstructs the looks of a car each month. I also like Jamie Kitman who shares his insights with wit regarding the auto business. Automobile looks at cars more as lifestyle so they don't do deep technical pieces. They also cover older cars and the auction scene which doesn't interest me.
4. Grassroots Motorsports - I'm out of my league here! It's for tuners, but I wanted to learn a bit about what's underneath the hood and chassis. It could make me a better driver, and at minimum, allow me to appreciate cars more.
5. Car And Driver - I bought a couple of issues, but didn't subscribe. It's ok, but I'm not really their target audience. They write for adolescents and juveniles.
What do you all like to read?