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    Thread: Looking for a C&D (?) magazine scan: Review of French sedans

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      04-26-2012 09:30 PM #1
      Not modern French sedans like a Renault, but the old school 18th century human powered sedans. It was more of a spoof article that I remember LOL'ing to as a kid, and now I need it for a project I'm working on. Anyone remember this from either C&D or MT and have a scan for me?

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      04-26-2012 09:58 PM #2
      I think you want the April 1983 Road & Track, with the road test of the sedan chair. I might have it in my basement if no one else does.

      edit-->I looked, and I don't have this issue. I have almost every issue from 1984 when the Honda CRX was introduced, I have the 1965 issue of R&T with the first road test of the Porsche 911...but not the April 1983 issue. I throw away a bunch of magazines on a regular basis so I don't drown in them.

      If you do a google search, you will see the sedan chair was the "inexpensive 1-door luxury sedan" that they mention on the cover.

      Last edited by PhilHVW; 04-26-2012 at 10:26 PM.

    3. 04-26-2012 11:52 PM #3
      There also was a C/D article in 1992-ish times; IIRC the first Dodge Intrepid was on the cover or tested. April 92?
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      04-27-2012 12:44 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      There also was a C/D article in 1992-ish times; IIRC the first Dodge Intrepid was on the cover or tested. April 92?
      Yeah, it was early to mid-90s ... that's probably it.

      This issue?

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      04-27-2012 12:55 PM #5
      Looks like a decent issue, it has the M5 and S4 in it, along with the Prelude etc, so I might have kept it. If you still need it, I'll try to remember to look for it tonight.

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      04-27-2012 01:01 PM #6
      Cool article.


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      04-27-2012 01:18 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by PhilHVW View Post
      Looks like a decent issue, it has the M5 and S4 in it, along with the Prelude etc, so I might have kept it. If you still need it, I'll try to remember to look for it tonight.
      Yeah, if you could scan it or take digital pics, that would be most helpful. Posting it here would be fine.
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      04-27-2012 08:02 PM #8
      Easy to find this issue. Went down to the basement, opened the first box of old C&Ds I could see, and the April 1992 issue was right there. Of course, it took a little longer to scan the article...






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      04-27-2012 08:31 PM #9
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      04-27-2012 09:15 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by PhilHVW View Post
      If you do a google search, you will see the sedan chair was the "inexpensive 1-door luxury sedan" that they mention on the cover.

      I definitely have this issue and I remember the artilce. Didn't realize Car & Driver copied it in the 90s .
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    11. 04-27-2012 10:18 PM #11
      I miss old school CAR AND DRIVER I used to water at the mouth for every issue as i was about 11-12-13 years old

      Now it seems a bit simplified, and ive always hated the new rating rating system implemented in the early 00's

    12. 04-28-2012 01:32 AM #12
      How the hell did I remember what issue; I was 10 at the time. Scary.

      Maybe a mod can change the title to match the JD Archives?
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      04-28-2012 01:38 AM #13
      My favorite part of these spoof tests was always the bogus specifications in the chart. Hilarious.
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      04-28-2012 07:12 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      Maybe a mod can change the title to match the JD Archives?

      I'll add it to the archive thread next time I update it!

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