Books & Reports

The Car Book 2017

The 2017 Car Book is better than ever – and it’s loaded with all the latest information for you about …
…crash tests,
…rollover ratings
…maintenance costs,
…fuel economy, insurance costs, and
…lemon ratings & reliability by make and model.
… insights on the best new electronic safety features to order.
… update reviews of the newest electric vehicles.

Foreword
2017 Car Book “Best Bets”

NEWS
Latest Vehicle Rankings Put a Surprise at Top of List
These cars earn 2017 “Best Bet” ratings

Which cars are the safest? It’s hard to tell from the government’s ratings

Check out our updated and expanded guide to buying a new 2017 model — car, van, truck or SUV.

The Car Book presents the latest safety ratings, dealer prices, fuel economy, insurance premiums, maintenance costs, tires, as well as a chart of state lemon laws. $29.00 (Canada & Overseas: $39.00)

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The Car Book 2016

Foreword by Clarence Ditlow

2016 Car Book “Best Bets”

Which cars are the safest? It’s hard to tell from the government’s ratings

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Sudden Acceleration

You get in your car, turn on the engine put it into gear, and suddenly, without warning, the car takes off at full throttle and you crash. This book, “Sudden Acceleration,” tells you about this serious defect, how the auto companies covered up what they knew and how the government failed to find this defect in repeated investigations. (2003) $25.00 The Center processes all publication orders through the Independent Charities of America secure Give2Charity program. To purchase a publication, click the Give2Charity logo below and enter the name of the publication and the number you want in the comment box.


The Car Book 2015

Foreword by Clarence Ditlow

2015 Car Book “Best Bets”

Which cars are the safest? It’s hard to tell from the government’s ratings

The updated and expanded guide to buying a new 2015 model — car, van, truck or SUV. The Car Book presents the latest safety ratings, dealer prices, fuel economy, insurance premiums, maintenance costs, tires, as well as a chart of state lemon laws. $29.00 (Canada & Overseas: $39.00)

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The Lemon Book

by Ralph Nader and Clarence Ditlow. This A to Z handbook for auto owners and buyers tells you how to avoid getting ripped off when buying a car and gives advice on what to do if you wind up with a lemon in spite of all precautions. (1990) $20.The Center processes Lemon Book orders through the Independent Charities of America secure Give2Charity program. To purchase Lemon Books, click the Give2Charity logo below and enter the number you want in the Comment Box and the total price in the Amount in US Dollars box. You may have the Lemon Book shipped to a different address or person using the Comment Box.



Little Secrets of the Auto Industry

by Clarence Ditlow and Ray Gold. This book gives the inside story on “secret warranties” and tells consumers step by step how to protect themselves. Learn how the auto industry secures profits at your expense. (1994) $20.

 

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The Lemon Times is a quarterly newsletter for CAS members highlighting consumer actions and findings of CAS. The Times alerts members to secret warranties, recalls, safety defects and includes advice on airbag safety, salvage cars sold as new, lemon laws and much, much more. $20 for US members and $25 outside the US. For recent sample articles, click here. Acrobat Reader users click here for a full issue sample. To receive the Lemon Times, become a member of CAS.




An introduction to CAS’ Safety Research Library

CAS’ Safety Research Library compiles in-depth reports on the following vehicle safety topics. Report indices are provided below in PDF format. If you do not have a PDF viewer, click here.


Airbag Defects & Safety


Airbags & Crashworthiness


All Terrain Vehicles


Automatic Seat Belt Failure


Ford Park-To-Reverse


GM X-Car Rear Brake Lockup


Light Truck/Van Crashworthiness


Post-Collision Fuel Fed Fires


Side Impact Protection


Seat Belts & Crashworthiness

Utility Vehicle Rollover


Ford Bronco II Rollover


Suzuki Samurai Rollover


Jeep CJ Rollover


GM Sudden Acceleration


Ford Sudden Acceleration


VW/Audi Sudden Acceleration


European Sudden Acceleration


Japanese Sudden Accleration


Chrysler/Jeep Sudden Acceleration

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