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MORE PROFIT, LESS CAR
“HOT” WHEELS AND GOOD DEALS
Best Buy Tips
Whom Can You Trust?
Credible Auto Info
When and Where to Buy
Buying a New Car, Truck, SUV, or Van
Leasing without Losing
Buying the Right Car or Truck
Safety and Comfort
Safety Features That Kill
Vehicles for Older Drivers
Other Buying Considerations
Choosing a Reliable, Cheap Vehicle
Cutting Costs
“Hidden” Costs
Surviving the Options Jungle
Smart Options
Unnecessary Options
Cutting the Price
Getting a Fair Price
Cash versus Financing
The Contract
ADDITIONAL CONTRACT CLAUSES
Selling Your Trade-In
Summary
“I WANT MY MONEY BACK”
Four Roads to a Refund
Warranties
Getting Outside Help
Paint and Body Defects
Safety-Related Failures
Using the Courts
SMALL CLAIMS COURT LIMITS
Key Court Decisions
THE BEST FOR LESS
What Makes a Good Car or Truck?
Definitions of Terms
2011 and 2012 Winners and Losers
AMERICAN VEHICLES
Chrysler/Fiat
CHALLENGER, CHARGER HH
GRAND CARAVAN, TOWN & COUNTRY HHH
RAM 1500, 2500, 3500 PICKUP HHH
Ford
F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 PICKUP HHHH
General Motors
IMPALA, LACROSSE HH
EQUINOX, TERRAIN HHHH
ENCLAVE, TRAVERSE, ACADIA HHHH
ESCALADE, TAHOE, YUKON HHH
ASIAN VEHICLES
Acura
Honda
INSIGHT H
Hyundai
GENESIS COUPE, SEDAN HHHH
Infiniti
OPTIMA (MAGENTIS) HH
Lexus
GS 350, GS 450H, GS 460 HHHH
Mazda
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Nissan/Suzuki
Subaru
FORESTER, IMPREZA, WRX, STI HHHH/HHH/HH
Suzuki
Toyota
CAMRY, CAMRY HYBRID HH
HIGHLANDER HHHH
EUROPEAN VEHICLES
Audi
Jaguar
Mercedes-Benz
Volkswagen
MINI-REVIEWS AND 2013 PREVIEWS
2012–13 Model Changes
2011–13 Models
Mazda2
Some Final Precautions
INTERNET INFO
Getting the Lowest Price
Real Trade-in Values
Confidential Reliability Info
CROSS-BORDER SHOPPING
MODEL INDEX
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Lemon-Aid New Cars and Trucks 2012

Lemon-Aid New Cars and Trucks 2012

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Phil Edmonston, Canada's automotive "Dr. Phil," pulls no punches. He says there's never been a better time to buy a new car or truck, thanks to a stronger Canadian dollar and an auto industry offering reduced prices, more cash rebates, low financing rates, bargain leases, and free auto maintenance programs. In this all-new guide he says:

Audis are beautiful to behold but hell to own (biodegradable transmissions, "rodent snack" wiring, and mind-boggling depreciation Many 2011-12 automobiles have "chin-to-chest head restraints, blinding dash reflections, and dash gauges that can't be seen in sunlight, not to mention painful wind-tunnel roar if the rear windows are opened while underway Ethanol and hybrid fuel-saving claims have more in common with Harry Potter than the Society of Automotive Engineers GM's 2012 Volt electric car is a mixture of hype and hypocrisy from the car company that "killed" its own electric car more than a decade ago You can save $2,000 by cutting freight fees and "administrative" charges Diesel annual urea fill-up scams cancost you $300, including an $80 "handling" charge for $25 worth of urea Lemon-Aid's 2011-12 Endangered Species List: the Chinese Volvo, the Indian Jaguar and Land Rover, the Mercedes-Benz Smart Car, Mitsubishi, and Suzuki

Phil Edmonston, Canada's automotive "Dr. Phil," pulls no punches. He says there's never been a better time to buy a new car or truck, thanks to a stronger Canadian dollar and an auto industry offering reduced prices, more cash rebates, low financing rates, bargain leases, and free auto maintenance programs. In this all-new guide he says:

Audis are beautiful to behold but hell to own (biodegradable transmissions, "rodent snack" wiring, and mind-boggling depreciation Many 2011-12 automobiles have "chin-to-chest head restraints, blinding dash reflections, and dash gauges that can't be seen in sunlight, not to mention painful wind-tunnel roar if the rear windows are opened while underway Ethanol and hybrid fuel-saving claims have more in common with Harry Potter than the Society of Automotive Engineers GM's 2012 Volt electric car is a mixture of hype and hypocrisy from the car company that "killed" its own electric car more than a decade ago You can save $2,000 by cutting freight fees and "administrative" charges Diesel annual urea fill-up scams cancost you $300, including an $80 "handling" charge for $25 worth of urea Lemon-Aid's 2011-12 Endangered Species List: the Chinese Volvo, the Indian Jaguar and Land Rover, the Mercedes-Benz Smart Car, Mitsubishi, and Suzuki

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