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      01-14-2020, 10:59 AM   #1
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Just got a letter that it has been discontinued. Maybe changing the size of the magazine was the final nail in the coffin. I do think it ranked 4th out of the 4 car magazine subscriptions I have.
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Just got a letter that it has been discontinued. Maybe changing the size of the magazine was the final nail in the coffin. I do think it ranked 4th out of the 4 car magazine subscriptions I have.
For content, it has been the worst of the big car mags for decades.
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Used to read Car and Driver, Road and Track back in the high school days.

Automobile magazine was good back then when David E Davis ran it.
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Exactly. Was good with DED Jr, and still pretty good when Jean (Lindamood) Jennings was there, but the second they pushed her out I stopped getting it and haven't missed it.

Ezra Dyer coming over to C&D was all I really needed from them.
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it seems like most of the car mags who remain successful jumped to youtube to reach their audience. nobody wants to read anymore.
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Hate to see that...I like to read all three of Car and Driver,, R&T and Automobile.
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I cancelled Automobile about a year ago. They were getting a little too political for me. It was great back in the day.
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it seems like most of the car mags who remain successful jumped to youtube to reach their audience. nobody wants to read anymore.
I assumed everyone had the same reading room.
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It was always my 4th choice, behind R&T, MT & C&D, but I hate to see it go. End of an era for sure.
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LOL. I'm so old, I remember when the the first volume was issued and all the drama about DED Jr. leaving C&D to start it...
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Anyone remember Bimmer magazine?
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Anyone remember Bimmer magazine?
yes, there were a bunch of great magazines back in the day
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I cancelled Automobile about a year ago. They were getting a little too political for me. It was great back in the day.
I agree that Automobile magazine was much better during the first few years. Oh well - the only constant is change.
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