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Consumer Reports Buying and Leasing Tips and Information


Consumer Reports Magazine announced the publication of its 1997 automotive issue. The magazine offered consumers a taste of what they can expect in the issue when they published a series of press releases that provide consumers with important information on a range of topics:

Consumer Reports Survey: Comfort, Convenience, and Cupholders
Consumer Reports' Top Auto Picks
Consumer Reports Lists Best and Worst Used Cars
Consumer Reports Survey: How Often is it in the Shop?
Consumer Reports Tips: Save on Trade-Ins
Consumer Reports Explains New Car Price Service
Consumer Reports Tips: Getting a Good Deal on New or Used Cars
Consumer Reports Car-Leasing Quiz
Consumer Reports Used Car Selling or Buying Quiz

The magazine says its auto issue provides:

-profiles of nearly 186 new passenger cars, minivans, SUVs, and pickup
-easy-to-read charts for comparing ratings and reliability of 123 new
 models, based on recent history
-detailed reliability data on 222 models covering model-years 1989 to
-a look at how Consumer Reports tests cars
-information on crash-test evaluations, what they signify, and safety
 equipment to buy
-how to buy or lease a car

Here's the plug the magazine sent out:

The April issue of Consumer Reports will be available March 25
wherever magazines are sold.  For information on subscribing, call
1-800- 234-1645.  Copies of the full report covered in this release
will also be available by fax or mail starting March 25, under code
number 9559 for The 1997 Cars, via Consumer Reports by Request,
1-800-419-9824, at a cost of $7.75 per report.

Paul Dever -- The Auto Channel