Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
6/24/22 4:37 p.m.

In my mind, comparison tests form the backbone of any car magazine. These pieces teach readers about the pluses and minuses of each offering and help people make buying decisions. It’s info you can actually use. 

While I love these tests, I admit that they’re challenging to assemb…

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hauckr1111
hauckr1111 New Reader
6/25/22 1:23 p.m.

In answer to your question:  are the comparison articles "worth it".  Yes, these and your "how too" ones are great. Thanks. 

sfisher71
sfisher71 New Reader
6/28/22 4:43 p.m.

Well, considering I've owned three of the cars in the photo, still have two (though the NA has been replaced by an NC), and have extensive time driving the fourth, you GOTTA know I'll read the comparo.

Seriously, though, I *love* comparison articles. My wife was clearing up a stack of magazines recently and waved the May CM at me: "Porsche versus BMW?" she asked. "Which one won?"

She got my typical-for-me 500-word answer to a yes or no question, how the article really captured the characters of these two classics and highlighted the differences, etc. etc. etc. In the case of that one, I loved it because I've never owned either of those cars (a couple of 4-cylinder Porsches and an E24 Shark are as close as I've come), but it came across as a nicely balanced comparison between two distinct icons.

So keep 'em coming. And I love how, in your profile pieces for various classics, you have experts in the respective vehicles give their opinions on parts availability, things to look for, and the like. Having Keith Tanner or Norm Garrett chime in on the Miata is always worth while. 

Pokitren
Pokitren New Reader
6/30/22 3:49 a.m.
hauckr1111 said:

In answer to your question:  are the comparison articles "worth it".  Yes, these and your "how too" ones are great. Thanks. 

Yes, it's true! I thoroughly enjoyed reading the article about the Ferrari 330 GTC here https://classicmotorsports.com/forum/classic-cars/the-ferrari-330-gtc-a-lifesty/196146/page1/betpokies
Although there is no comparison with other cars as in this article, but it is written in a very good style, easy to read and nice to learn something new.

 

Nred
Nred New Reader
6/30/22 5:27 p.m.

Only you can truly determine if the comparos are worth the hassle or not. 

Reading the accounts of your hassles is worthwhile reading from our standpoint, actually. Having been through similar hassles as you vindicates us. 

Perhaps I should not have been speaking for everyone. I'll try again,...

... I wrecked my car on the track back in 2014. No injuries, just a messed-up car. I felt different after the crash. I felt like I understood more about what my heroes felt like after they had done the same thing. I got the car back together and started running it again with that feeling ingrained in me.

It's the struggles and setbacks that make us better. 

Makes for good stories, too. 

Keep up the good work.

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