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Consumer Reports 1999 new car buying guide
Consumer Reports Books.
Publication Information:
Yonkers, N.Y. : Consumer Reports, 1999.
Physical Description:
252 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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"Consumer Reports car guide" --cover.
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Featuring the latest reviews and ratings from the renowned auto-test program of Consumer Reports, this guide covers the 1999 model year cars, trucks, minivans, and SUVs, and includes the Consumer Reports recommended models.

Author Notes

Consumer Reports Magazine Consumer Reports distributes its unbiased and independently tested information in several different forms. They have monthly newsletters, special publications, telephone information and television and radio programs. The monthly newsletters cover health and travel and the special publications cover a wide variety of topics from automobiles to baby products. The telephone service helps the consumer get the best deal on new and used cars. Consumer Reports covers the standard subjects of automobiles to household items and also includes information on subjects that range from food chains, traveling to mutual funds.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
Chapter 1 The 1999 Cars
What's new this yearp. 9
Top picks for 1999p. 12
Chapter 2 Who Makes What
Guide to the makesp. 13
Guide to related modelsp. 18
Chapter 3 Buying and Insuring
Shopping basicsp. 21
How to buy a carp. 24
Should you buy or lease?p. 26
Warranties comparedp. 27
Buying auto insurancep. 27
Chapter 4 Equipping A Car
New equipment and designsp. 35
Getting a gripp. 37
Auto sound systemsp. 40
Auto alarmsp. 41
Chapter 5 The Safety Story
Getting there safelyp. 43
The special problems of sport-utility vehiclesp. 45
Child safety seatsp. 46
Handling emergenciesp. 50
Chapter 6 The Profiles
Behind the testsp. 51
A guide to the profilesp. 53
Reliabilityp. 54
Ratingsp. 58
The 1999 carsp. 60
Car Indexp. 251