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Lemon-Aid New Cars and Trucks 2012 [Paperback]

Phil Edmonston
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Dec 3 2011 Lemon-Aid: New Cars & Trucks

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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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. Currently, he lives in Panama.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Bible of Used Cars Dec 24 2013
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I have been using this book for about 20 years! Love It. It has been right on down knowing when your car will squeak.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Cars and Trucks 2012 Dec 31 2011
By Kirspin
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It's another Great Book from the editor Phil Edmonston, its hard to do a review in the Fall months before the new vehicles are out there, then I agree with the editor that people should hold off purchasing a new vehicle until well into the new Year, just like yesterday it was announced that the New GM Car the "Sonic" had no Brake Pads installed! Is this what got General motors into the Mess they were in before they had to be rescured? Ahh just like old times I expect and not good for the Consumer, the old adage should apply "Buyer beware"
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good content, crappy presentation Sept. 4 2012
By NauticalNeilP - Published on Amazon.com
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Lemon Aid has a good reputation for no-nonsense information about cars and trucks in Canada, and this issue is no different. Unfortunately, the presentation (the lack of a good index is the biggest issue) detracts from the content and makes this e-book difficult to navigate. In addition, the text references "better recommendations" for vehicles that don't even appear in the book (e.g. Toyota Matrix). C'mon Phil, get your act together and stop giving us a half-baked guide.
5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate as usual Dec 14 2012
By hospital cop 612 - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been a Lemon Aid fan since 1984 when I had the misfortune of buying a new Plymouth Horizon from the dealership. It was a lemon from the moment I drove it off the lot. In frustration, I went to the library and checked out the Lemon Aid book. The author told me every single thing that was wrong with my new car. The book was 100% dead on. I became a fan instantly. All these years later I am still a fan. With every subsequent vehicle purchase, Lemon Aid has warned me about potential problems with my vehicle. It may not be 100% right now, but it is over 90% for sure. Only a fool would not at least skim the book for an unbiased take on a vehicle that had their interest. Excellent information on how to force the dealer to fix defects for free and the book gives a fair and honest price for each car listed. Please read this book before going car shopping!
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Source April 22 2012
By Steven C Peeters - Published on Amazon.com
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Written by a Canadian who knows the auto industry very well. Informative and unbiased reviews of car makes and models. This book can save you a lot of grief.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too pratical June 29 2012
By R. B. Lonning - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is great if you do not care which car you want or anything else personal about the car. I also think it is geared towards a Canadian audience and a lot of the issues may not apply to Americans. If you are out to get the best deal and do not care what car you end up with this book is for you.
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