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Lemon-Aid New and Used Cars and Trucks 1990 2015

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Phil Edmonston, Canada's automotive "Dr. Phil," pulls no punches. He says there's never been a better time to buy a new or used

Synopsis:

Lemon-Aid New and Used Cars and Trucks 1990-2015 steers the confused and anxious buyer through the purchase of new and used vehicles unlike any other car-and-truck book on the market. "Dr. Phil," Canada's best-known automotive expert for more than 42 years, pulls no punches.

About the Author

Phil Edmonston, Canada's toughest customer, is a former MP and Consumers Union board member. For over 42 years he has written more than 140 Lemon-Aid bestsellers. About three decades ago Nissan and Honda sued Phil for $5 million - and lost. He regularly gets tossed out of auto shows. Currently, he lives in Panama.

Table of Contents

Key Documents.................................. viii

 

Introduction

 

Better Cars, Bad Deals 1

Part One

“Dream” Cars and Nightmares          10

Buying Strategies................................ 14

Trustworthy Advice.............................. 16

Credible Auto Info................................ 20

When and Where to Buy....................... 24

Buying a New Car, Truck, SUV, or Van.. 28

Leasing without Losing......................... 34

Buying the Right Car or Truck............... 36

Safety and Comfort............................. 37

Safety Features that Kill....................... 44

Vehicles for Older Drivers.................... 48

Other Buying Considerations................ 50

A Cheap, Reliable Vehicle.................... 56

Cutting Costs...................................... 57

“Hidden” Costs.................................... 61

Surviving the Options Jungle................ 64

Smart Options..................................... 65

Unnecessary Options........................... 75

Cutting the Price.................................. 79

Getting a Fair Price.............................. 80

The Contract........................................ 87

Selling Your Trade-In............................ 89

Summary............................................. 92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part Two

The Art of Complaining 94

Refund Rights..................................... 94

Warranties........................................... 98

How Long Should a Part or Repair Last? 105

Nailing Down a Refund....................... 110

Getting Outside Help.......................... 114

Using the Courts................................ 119

Key Court Decisions.......................... 124

 

 

Part Three

Reviews and Ratings.. 154

“Hot” Cars: One Chance in 100............ 157

What Makes a Good Car Good?......... 158

Five Steps to Honest, Accurate Ratings 159

Definitions of Terms........................... 160

 

 

American Vehicles.......... 168

Chrysler/Fiat/Jeep............................ 169

200/Avenger.................................. 172

Challenger, Charger........................ 175

300, 300C, 300S............................. 180

Grand Caravan, Town and Country..... 182

Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 Pickup......... 188

Wrangler........................................ 191

Grand Cherokee............................. 195

Ford................................................. 199

Fiesta............................................ 202

Focus............................................ 205

Fusion, MKZ.................................. 209

Mustang........................................ 213

Escape ......................................... 218

Explorer........................................ 221

F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 Pickup... 225

General Motors............................... 228

Sonic............................................ 231

Cruze............................................. 234

Malibu........................................... 238

Impala, LaCrosse........................... 240

Camaro......................................... 242

Corvette........................................ 245

CTS............................................... 247

Equinox, Terrain............................. 250

Enclave, Traverse, Acadia.............. 253

Escalade, Tahoe, Yukon................. 255

Silverado 1500, 2500, Sierra, HD..... 258

 

 

Asian Vehicles................... 264

Acura............................................... 266

TSX............................................... 267

TL................................................. 269

ZDX.............................................. 270

RDX.............................................. 272

MDX............................................. 274

Honda............................................... 275

Fit................................................. 276

Civic.............................................. 279

Insight........................................... 285

CR-V............................................. 286

Accord, Crosstour.......................... 290

Odyssey........................................ 295

Pilot.............................................. 299

Ridgeline....................................... 302

Hyundai............................................. 304

Accent........................................... 307

Elantra, Touring.............................. 309

Sonata.......................................... 313

Genesis Coupe, Sedan................... 318

Tucson.......................................... 321

Santa Fe........................................ 324

Veracruz........................................ 326

Infiniti............................................... 327

G25, G37....................................... 328

EX35............................................. 331

FX35, FX50................................... 333

M37, M56, Hybrid........................... 335

QX (QX56)..................................... 337

Kia..................................................... 339

Rio, Rio5....................................... 340

Soul.............................................. 342

Forte, Forte Koup.......................... 344

Optima.......................................... 346

Sportage....................................... 349

Sorento......................................... 351

Lexus................................................ 354

ES 350, ES 300H (Hybrid).............. 356

IS 250, IS 350, IS F........................ 358

GS 350, GS 450h, GS 460.............. 360

RX 350, RX 450h............................ 362

Mazda............................................... 364

Mazda3......................................... 365

Mazda5......................................... 368

Mazda6......................................... 370

MX-5............................................. 371

CX-7, CX-9.................................... 373

Mitsubishi.......................................... 376

Nissan............................................... 379

Versa............................................ 380

Sentra........................................... 382

Altima............................................ 384

Maxima......................................... 387

Murano.......................................... 389

Rogue........................................... 391

Frontier.......................................... 394

Subaru.............................................. 396

Forester, Impreza, WRX, STI........... 396

Legacy, Outback............................ 399

Suzuki............................................... 403

SX4............................................... 404

Toyota.............................................. 406

Yaris............................................. 412

Corolla.......................................... 414

Camry, Camry Hybrid..................... 416

Prius, Prius C................................. 421

Avalon........................................... 425

Sienna........................................... 428

RAV4............................................ 432

Venza............................................ 434

Highlander..................................... 437

Tacoma......................................... 439

 

 

European Vehicles.......... 442

Audi................................................... 449

A3................................................. 450

A6, S6, R8..................................... 457

TT, TTS, TT RS Coupe.................... 459

BMW................................................... 461

3 Series......................................... 463

X3, X5, X6..................................... 467

Mercedes-Benz.................................. 472

B-Class......................................... 474

C-Class......................................... 476

E-Class......................................... 479

Volkswagen..................................... 482

Golf, Jetta, CC............................... 484

Passat, Passat CC......................... 491

 

Appendix I

Mini-Reviews and 2013 Previews    496

Best Vehicles for Students................ 499

Best Vehicles for Families and Seniors 499

2013-14 Model Changes.................... 500

Acura ILX....................................... 500

Acura RL....................................... 500

Acura RLX (2014)........................... 500

Acura NSX (2014)........................... 500

Audi A4 Allroad.............................. 501

Audi Q5......................................... 501

Audi Q7......................................... 501

BMW ActiveHybrid3....................... 502

BMW I Series................................. 502

BMW i3 (2014)............................... 502

BMW X1........................................ 502

BMW X4 (2014).............................. 502

BMW 5 Series GT........................... 503

BMW X6........................................ 503

Buick Encore................................. 503

Buick Verano................................. 503

Cadillac CTS (2014)........................ 503

Cadillac SRX................................. 503

Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon... 504

Chevrolet Express, Savana............. 504

Chevrolet Orlando.......................... 504

Chevolet Spark.............................. 505

Chevrolet SS (2014)....................... 505

Chevrolet Volt............................... 505

Chrysler 100 (2014)......................... 506

Chrysler 200 (2014)......................... 506

Dodge Grand Caravan,  Chrysler Town and Country (2014)         506

Dodge Dart................................... 506

Fiat 500......................................... 506

Ford C-MAX Hybrid Energi............ 507

Ford Econoline E-Series................. 507

Ford Edge/Lincoln MKX................. 507

Ford Expedition............................. 508

Ford Flex....................................... 509

Ford Taurus................................... 509

Ford Transit Connect...................... 510

Honda Insight................................ 510

Hyundai Veloster............................ 510

Jaguar F-Type Roadster (2014)....... 511

Jeep Liberty (2014)......................... 511

Lexus CT 200h............................... 511

Mercedes-Benz R-Class.................. 511

Mini Cooper................................... 511

Nissan Titan.................................. 511

Subaru Tribeca............................... 512

Smart Fortwo................................. 512

Volkswagen Eos ........................... 512

Volkswagen Tiguan........................ 512

 

Appendix II

Internet Info................... 514

 

Appendix III

Cross-Border Shopping 516

 

Model Index......................... 518

Product Details

ISBN:
9781459719408
Author:
Edmonston, Phil
Publisher:
Dundurn
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Automotive - Buyer's Guides
Subject:
Automotive - General
Subject:
Buy
Subject:
sell
Subject:
Lease.
Subject:
Contract
Subject:
Trade-in
Subject:
Cars
Subject:
Trucks
Subject:
Warrenty
Subject:
Courts
Subject:
Chrysler
Subject:
Ford
Subject:
Museums & museology
Subject:
Acura
Subject:
Honda
Subject:
Hyundai
Subject:
Infiniti
Subject:
Kia
Subject:
Lexus
Subject:
Mazda
Subject:
Mitsubishi
Subject:
Nissan
Subject:
Subaru
Subject:
Suzuki,
Subject:
Toyota
Subject:
Audi
Subject:
Bmw
Subject:
Mercedes-Benz
Subject:
Volkswagon
Subject:
SUV
Subject:
Dealership
Subject:
Buy Sell Lease Contract Trade-in Cars Trucks Warrenty Courts Chrysler Ford GM Acura Honda Hyundai Infiniti Kia Lexus Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Audi BMW Mercedes-Benz Volkswagon SUV Dealership
Subject:
North America
Subject:
TRANSPORTATION / Automotive/General
Subject:
Transportation - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20131130
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
568
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 x 1 in

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