TTAC Wants YOU – To Be Part Of Our Reader Review Program

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
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Less than a month after our “Reader Review” program began (with Bark M taking TTAC reader Gene’s Chevrolet SS for a spin), the program is picking up momentum: we have now chalked up our fourth review, and we’d like to take the chance to formally extend this opportunity to all of our readers.

Thanks to our busy travel schedules, myself, Jack and Bark M are frequently criss-crossing the continent, and taking time to meet with readers along the way. Recently, we’ve also been either a) driving their cars or b) riding along with them and helping them write their own reviews. In the past month alone, we’ve taken some cool rides out aside from the SS. Among them are a new WRX premium, Davefromcalgary’s Buick Verano and a brand new Ram 1500 V6.

And we’re looking to do more. We want to break the monotony of manufacturer-supplied press cars. We want to get an understanding of why you bought your car. And most of all, we want to hang out with our readers. We’ll even buy you dinner for your troubles.

If you want to sign up, send an email to editors at ttac dot com and let us know where you live, what you drive and whether you’d like us to drive the car or if you just want to send in a review. We can’t promise that we’ll be able to make it out, or that we’ll select your review, but we will do our best.

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  • Frank Galvin Frank Galvin on Jun 04, 2014

    I'd love to write up my 2013 Fusion 1.6 with the stick. 28,000 miles it in a little under one year of ownership. Had to go to Vermont to find it. Wanted the Focus ST, the wife pleaded for a sedan.

  • Will in MKE Will in MKE on Jun 05, 2014

    I like the concept of reviewing readers' cars. Sorry, I have nothing new enough that fits the bill. I would love to see a MK7 Golf reviewed if there are any on offer to TTAC later this summer when they come out. (Side note pet peeve: Derek, please stop misusing the word 'myself' - its proper use is as a reflexive pronoun. 'I' is proper use in this case.)

  • 3Deuce27 3Deuce27 on Jun 05, 2014

    This could be interesting, but we would have to arrange for track time to review the vehicles that I and owners 'might' offer up. None have more then 6-pds. per Hp and a couple have just 3-pds. But you would have to find the phantom state of Jefferson's only track... Thunder Hill. No 'Cup Holder' reviews... please, and bring a current 'SA' helmet and sign a hold harmless release. And catch me while you can, this is a bucket list year for me. After the last build leaves the shop, sailing this Summer from Seattle to SF, then SD, on to Cabo, Panama, Chile, and Tahiti. Tahiti is the bucket list goal. Been to the rest when I round The Horn some thirty years ago, now. Hard to believe, seems like last year. Hey! How about an offshore review of a Nauticat 42' pilothouse ketch.

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    • 3Deuce27 3Deuce27 on Jun 05, 2014

      @Stumpaster COL! Well that is one way to describe a boat, not exactly marine architecture terms, but works to a degree, Stumpmaster. The Gunboat '55' is a hell of a boat, but all cats have some serious drawbacks when passage making. I have turtled my share of cats, and doing that in the open ocean in one you can't right, is to be avoided when one can. In a bad blow with breaking seas it is hard to control a cats speed, and that spells big trouble. And we won't even get into windage and the tendency to lift into the air. Nigel has done a commendable job in addressing some of these in the purpose built '55' design, making it a serious contender for a fast Blue water passage maker. The plus of a cat is of course, plenty of room, relatively flat sailing in a cruiser, and speed for running away from trouble/storms, unless it is overburdened as most cruising cats are. Great boats, though, for the Caribe, Aegean, Baltics, and Med, too bad they are so expensive to build and buy. We occasionally charter a cat in the Caribe, if we have a large party. Starting tomorrow, we begin a 3-4 day raft trip down the Wild and Scenic Rogue, so there is a boat for every type of use.

  • Fromes Fromes on Jun 16, 2014

    I have a 2004 C5 Z06 with 14k on the odo. You're more than welcome to come to upstate new york and have a rip