Consumer Reports Used Car Buying Guide [2005]

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Consumer Reports Books, 2005 - Reference - 240 pages
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The experts at Consumer Reports help take the risk out of buying a used car.
Buying a used car is a greater risk than buying a new one, but can also be the best automotive deal around if the proper homework is done. The 2005 edition of Used Car Buying Guide helps minimize risks by steering readers toward the better-performing and more reliable models and away from those with a troubled past or substandard performance. It is best to be armed with as much information as possible before stepping onto a used car lot, and this book will provide everything needed, including:
oHow to navigate the entire buying process, from selection to shopping
strategies, negotiation techniques and more
oDetails about all the checks necessary to perform on a car, whether or not a mechanic is
involved
oLists of the best and the worst vehicles and how to avoid a lemon
oMaking sense of safety information
A major part of this book is devoted to the profiles of 256 cars and trucks, presenting all major 1997-2004 models. Each profile contains a photo from the representative year, a write-up of the vehicle, reliability history, crash-test data, and the model years when key safety gear was added and when a major redesign was made.

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The Right Car at the Right Price
11
Safety
25
Finance Insurance
37
Copyright

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Consumer Reports is located in Yonkers, NY and for more than 70 years has tested and reported on products of every form, size and shape, including consumer electronics, autos, appliances, baby products, and health and financial services. Consumer Reports is trusted for its expert unbiased testing and reporting, and for the fact that it does not take advertising and is beholden to no commercial interest.

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