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Monday, April 7, 2008

The new issue of 'Car and Driver' and my magazine addiction..

Hello. My name is simply J. And I'm a magazine addict.
It started loooong ago in my youth working in my parent's corner store I got to read all the magazines for free. My parents don't own a store any more but I still feel the call of those glossy periodicals that have the latest and greatest news on everything from cars to home decor. I know,.. sad.

I recently discovered the cost effectiveness of subscriptions. But really, with news and reading material so readily available especially with the all-encompassing reach of the internet plus the decreasing amount of free time that I have as I grow older, magazines seem to be a luxury I can live without.

I've been clean and sober for the last 4 months. I was at the grocery store earlier today and a magazine cover caught my eye. Alas, the temptation was just too great and I fell off the porverbial wagon. Voila! I'm the proud owner of the current edition of 'Car and Driver'.

"The last E46 M3 we tested [September 2005] hit 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The 135i does it in 4.7. That $48,995 M3 chewed through the quarter-mile in 13.3 seconds at 108 mph. This 135i does it in 13.3 seconds at 106 mph, also about identical to the M3’s then-competitors, the Audi RS 4 and Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG."

Of course, on the way home I got that slight remorseful feeling that anyone would get after indulging in an impulse buy that violates a self mandated rule of behavior. What added to that feeling was that the article would probably show up eventually on the 'Car and Driver' website. .. possibly sooner than later...

Voila! I'm an idiot.
websites are a lot more current than i thought :p

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