The Car Book, 1998: The Definitive Buyer's Guide to New Automobiles

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Harpercollins, Nov 27, 1997 - Transportation - 224 pages
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Long known as the most consumer-oriented car buyer's guide, "The Car Book 1998" has maintained the classic simplicity that for 18 years has led hundreds of thousands of car buyers to the best choices in new cars. While other car guides offer only manufacturers' specifications, "The Car Book 1998" sifts through the claims, the facts, the specifications and, with unique performance measurements, evaluates this year's new cars and minivans. With the 1998 edition of "The Car Book, " Jack Gillis once again proves why he is America's most sought after consumer expert on cars.

One-page reviews tell you how a vehicle performs in areas you care about and how the car stacks up against the competition.

Easy-To-Read ratings provide overall value, crash test, fuel economy, preventive maintenance, insurance costs, consumer satisfaction and more.

Safety features is an at-a-glance listing of today's key safety features, including airbags, ABS, built-in-child seats and daytime running lights.

Narrative summaries for each model highlight what's new and offer you insightful advice.

Jack Gillis' "Best Bets": America's favorite list of top-rated cars.

Special advice on showroom strategies, avoiding lemons, the best warranties, selecting the best child safety seat, saving on insurance, and more.

Foreword by Clarence M. Ditlow, Executive Director, Center for Auto Safety

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Gillis is Director of Public Affairs for the Consumer Federation of America. Previously, he spent three years with the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he was responsible for developing the government's automotive information program.

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