A Globe and Mail bestseller! • “Dr. Phil,” Canada’s best-known automotive expert, and George Iny walk you through another year of car buying. After almost fifty years and two million copies sold, Phil Edmonston has a co-pilot for the Lemon-Aid Guide – George Iny, along with the editors of the Automobile Protection Association. The 2018 Lemon-Aid features comprehensive reviews of the best and worst vehicles sold since 2007. You’ll find tips on the “art of complaining” to resolve your vehicular woes and strategies to ensure you don’t get squeezed in the dealer’s business office after you’ve agreed on a price and let your guard down. And to make sure you receive compensation where it’s due, Lemon-Aid ’s unique secret warranties round-up covers manufacturer extended warranties for performance defects. Lemon-Aid is an essential guide for careful buyers and long-time gearheads (who may not know as much as they think).
“Dr. Phil,” Canada’s best-known automotive expert, invites another driver to come aboard. After forty-six years and almost two million copies sold, Phil Edmonston is joined by a co-pilot for the Lemon-Aid Guide – George Iny, along with the editors of the Automobile Protection Association. The 2017 Lemon-Aid has everything: an encyclopedic lineup of the best and worst cars, trucks, and SUVs sold since 2007; secret warranties and tips on the “art of complaining” to help you get your money back; and new-car buying tips that will save you tons of money by revealing the inflated cost of fancy and frivolous add-ons. Lemon-Aid is an essential guide for careful buyers and long-time gear-heads who don't know as much as they think.
Canada’s automotive «Dr. Phil» says there’s never been a better time to buy a new car or truck. For deals on wheels, 2013 will be a «perfect storm.» There’s never been a better time to buy a new car or truck, thanks to a stronger Canadian dollar, a worldwide recession driving prices downward, and a more competitive Japanese auto industry that’s still reeling from a series of natural disasters. In addition to lower prices and more choices, 2013 car buyers will see more generous cash rebates, low financing rates, bargain leases, and free auto maintenance programs. Buy, sell, or hold?Which cars and trucks are «wallet-friendly» and can easily last 15 years?Which vehicles offer the most features to best accommodate senior drivers?Do ethanol and hybrid fuel-saving claims have more in common with Harry Potter than the Society of Automotive Engineers?Is GM’s 2013 Volt electric car destined to become an electric Edsel?These questions and more are answered in this informative guide.
Lemon-Aid guides steer the confused and anxious buyer through the economic meltdown unlike any other car-and-truck books on the market. U.S. automakers are suddenly awash in profits, and South Koreans and Europeans have gained market shares, while Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have curtailed production following the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Shortages of Japanese new cars and supplier disruptions will likely push used car prices through the roof well into 2012, so what should a savvy buyer do? The all-new Lemon-Aid Used Cars and Trucks 2012-2013 has the answers, including: More vehicles rated, with some redesigned models that don’t perform as well as previous iterations downrated.More roof crash-worthiness ratings along with an expanded cross-border shopping guide.A revised summary of safety- and performance-related defects that are likely to affect rated models.More helpful websites listed in the appendix as well as an updated list of the best and worst «beaters» on the market.More «secret» warranties taken from automaker internal service bulletins and memos than ever.
Defective cars, contaminated food, insurance company abuses, botched vacations, or government errors and indifference. The Art of Complaining evens the playing field. Most people hate to complain and so they will put up with defective cars, contaminated food, insurance company abuses, botched vacations, and government errors and indifference. The Art of Complaining evens the playing field. The Art of Complaining gives readers an arsenal of successful complaint tactics and claim letters compiled by Phil Edmonston, Canada’s best-known consumer advocate and the author of the best-selling Lemon-Aid car guides. The Art of Complaining takes readers on a 45-year journey of consumer advocacy seen through the eyes of this former Member of Parliament, Ralph Nader Associate, and former member of the boards of Consumer Reports and The Quebec Bar Association. Edmonston has battled carmakers, dealers, insurance companies, lawyers, and government officials, both in the courts and in the streets. Indeed, Phil is Canada’s toughest customer.