Thinking about buying a car? There's no limit to the amount of information you can get online or in your local newspaper about models, option packages, and prices. And cars are a lot more sophisticated than they used to be, with the new technology for electric-gas hybrids and clean diesel vehicles, and with the fully electric car on the near horizon.
But some things never change. You want a car, minivan, SUV, pickup or crossover that meets your performance needs and budget; is safe and reliable; and will hold its value for years to come. Where do you find the car of your dreams? On the internet? At a local dealer? Through private sale? And what about leasing vs. owning? What consumer protection do you have if the vehicle has been misrepresented?
Zack Spencer, automotive journalist and host of the popular show Driving Television, will be your guide through your car-buying experience. For each model you'll find specifications, quality and dependability scores, safety features, and pricing, as well as Zack's "Top Picks" in each category. He shares purchasing strategies and lessons learned from people's adventures in car buying, some with happy endings and others not-so-happy.
Zack has personally road-tested almost every model in the book-some on public roads and some on the track-to give you the lowdown on handling characteristics and performance.
Go prepared when you buy your car. Don't get stuck with a lemon. Take Motormouth-written by Canada's #1 car expert-along for the ride.
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Book Description Wiley, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0470160268