Lemon-Aid Used Cars and Trucks 2009-2010 Paperback – Feb. 16 2009
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- Item Weight : 909 g
- Paperback : 528 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1554884047
- Product Dimensions : 19.05 x 2.54 x 23.5 cm
- ISBN-13 : 978-1554884049
- Publisher : Dundurn (Feb. 16 2009)
- Language: : English
- Customer Reviews:
Best-sellers for over thirty years, Lemon-Aid guides are unlike any other auto books on the market. Their main objective is to inform and protect consumers in an industry known for its dishonesty, where exaggerated claims remain unchanged. This brand new edition - the first in the series that covers used cars, trucks, and SUVs - is packed with insider tips to help you select a used vehicle that is as safe and as cheap as you want.
It covers everything from the latest GM cutbacks, "secret warranties," to average seller markups. Plus, there are tons of useful tips on when you should buy, sell, or hold, and which models make the best $1,000-$3,000 "beaters." Filled with summaries of memos and service bulletins, this book is an easy-read guaranteed to teach you a thing or two (or three, or four …) and more about used vehicles in Canada.
About the Author
Phil Edmontson is a former Member of Parliament, a Consumers Union board member, and the founder of the Automobile Protection Association. He has successfully battled automakers on the streets, on the Internet, and before the Supreme Court. During the past 35 years Phil has researched and written over 125 Lemon-Aid guides and other books on consumer rights.
Top reviews from Canada
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This edition had the same regurgitated buyer beware shtick from previous editions and didn't seem like anything new was added.
When it came to comparing, this edition fell uselessly short. It almost seems like he took the previous version, slapped some new years on the label and called it a day.
I was looking at SUV crossover vehicles and of the 3 top ones I was looking for (Dodge Journey, Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe) as well as a host of others were missing from the list. If there was a different version for just crossovers, it made no mention of it nor could I find it on Amazon.
The fact that this franchise refuses to put anything up on the web so he can continue to sell books has become outdated and clumsy to compare. With so many vehicles missing from the list, I would give this a miss. The Car Connection website ended up being WAY more helpful, comprehensive and easy to navigate and compare.
Sorry Phil, this edition was a Lemon!
From far the best car guide I ever read.
Basically: the information is still fantastic, but it will take readers a lot longer to make the comparisons they need - a rather large failing, given that that's the primary purpose of the book.
Top reviews from other countries
Alas ... this book has HUGE HUGE HUGE holes in it ... there are at least a 100+ missing vehicle descriptions, some, from majour manufactures, example - Nissan, no mention of the Pathfinder or Xterra.
Previous versions of the Lemon Aid series were very in-depth & covered every majour detail one could possibly think of.
Over the years however, it seems the author has chosen to go down the cut & past route with little or no detail on previous points which used to be covered.
So, if your looking for a in-deapth analysis of all the majour manufactures & their vehicles, you will NOT find them here in the 2010 edition.
You may need to look for previous editions, like 2009 or 2008 etc, which maybe futile especially if a manufacture has drastically changed a model line up.