Synopses & Reviews
As U.S. and Canadian automakers and dealers face bankruptcy and/or unprecedented downsizing, Lemon-Aid guides steer the confused and anxious buyer through the economic meltdown unlike any other car and truck books on the market. Phil Edmonston, Canadas automotive Dr. Phil for more than 35 years, pulls no punches. This compendium of everything thats new in cars and trucks is packed with feedback from Canadian drivers, insider tips, internal service bulletins, and confidential memos to help the consumer select whats safe, reliable, and fuel-frugal. Know all about profit margins, rebates, and safety defects. And when things go wrong, fight back! Lemon-Aids complaint tactics, sample letters, Internet gripe sites, and winning jurisprudence will get you attention and a refund!
Launched 35 years ago, the 2007 edition of the New Cars and Minivans has been restyled to present more current information in a user-friendly manner. This guide tells you when to buy, sell, or hold onto a vehicle and why price rarely guarantees reliability (beware of 'luxury lemons'). Hard-nosed ratings, true fuel-consumption figures, and which safety features are unsafe, are all found in this year_s guide, as well as: Dealer markups for each model; cutting the freight fee The best and worst options; whose warranty is the best Which 2006s are butter buys than a 2007 Sample compliant letters that work
This compendium of everything thats new in cars and trucks is packed with feedback from Canadian drivers, insider tips, internal service bulletins, and confidential memos to help the consumer select whats safe, reliable, and fuel-frugal.
About the Author
Phil Edmonston, Canadas toughest customer, is a former MP and a long-time consumer advocate. For over forty-two years, he has written more than 140 consumer guides in the bestselling Lemon-Aid series. About three decades ago Nissan and Honda sued Phil for five million dollars -- and lost. He regularly gets tossed out of auto shows. He lives in Panama.