I Read Every Issue Of That Rag. However, Had I Used All Of Their Car Buying Information I Would Have Missed Out On Many Totally Wonderful, Comfortable, Reliable, Economical And Inexpensive To Own Cars.
I do appreciate some of their Asian Car Myth support. It helps keep the price and availability of the American brands that I purchase at a very reasonable level. I have to laugh at some of the data on cars that I have owned over many years.
I will say though, that I do some homework before I buy, probably more than the typical owner. I have been known to pick and choose certain engine or transmission options, for instance, based on information and recommendations from mechanics in the field.
Does the mag do a good job informing people of the extra expense involved in avoiding choosing car models with timing belts, premium fuel required, cars with poor dealer support, cars that need tires replaced in sets of 4, cars with expensive or hard to get parts, or cars that need “winter tires” just to make them usable ?
From the discussions on this site, many “typical” owners have big surprises in store after selecting highly recommended cars.