February 2008

Automaker Report Cards: Honda Tops Again; Ford and GM Improve
YONKERS, NY — Overall, the best cars sold in the U.S. are still made by Honda, according to the Automaker Report Cards published in Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Issue on sale March 4. Honda also led the pack last year,...

Consumer Reports New Top Car Picks for 2008
First time a South Korean automaker represented in Top Picks First time since 2005 a U.S. model makes list for pickup truck YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports has named four new models to its Top Picks list for 2008—the Hyundai...

Consumer Reports: Extended Auto Warranties are a High-Priced Gamble
YONKERS, NY — Pricey new-car extended warranties are usually poor deals, according to a recent survey and in-depth report published in Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Issue, on sale March 4. Sixty-five percent of more than 8,000 Consumer Reports readers surveyed...

Cheaper Cars May Cost More to Own Than Higher-Priced Alternatives
Annual April Auto issue introduces new owner-cost estimates to help consumers find good deals on their next car YONKERS, NY — A cheaper car can cost consumers more in the long run compared with a more expensive alternative, according to...

Consumer Reports Names Best Used Cars for Every Budget
CR identifies “Good Choices” and “Used Cars to Avoid” to help guide used-car buying decisions YONKERS, NY — Finding a reliable car for a reasonable price may seem difficult, but consumers willing to consider buying a used car may be...

Consumer Reports March '08 Health News
Welcome to Consumer Reports Health News for health and medical journalists. Consumer Reports and ConsumerReportsHealth.org cover issues pertaining to the efficacy and safety of prescription and non-prescription drugs (including natural medicines), mental health, diet and nutrition, food safety, and fitness....

Affinity Credit Cards Can Help Consumers Support Worthy Causes
GIVE WHILE SPENDING Affinity Credit Cards can help consumers support worthy causes, but watch out for high rates and tiny donations While it may seem painless for people to donate to their favorite charities using an affinity credit card —cards...

Vacuum Testing Uncovers New Features, But Lack of Cleaning
CR's latest tests show several brands should pay more attention to the product’s purpose YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports' latest tests of more than 60 upright and canister vacuums reveal that several brands have included innovative features in new models—including...

Cadillac CTS Outscores Mercedes C300, BMW 328i, in Consumer Reports' Tests of Sports Sedans
Separately, CR ranks new Chevrolet Malibu among the best family sedans; V6 Malibu achieves “Excellent” overall score YONKERS, NY — The redesigned 2008 Cadillac CTS beat out the BMW 328i and the redesigned Mercedes-Benz C300 in Consumer Reports' testing of...

Consumer Reports' Latest Tests of HDTVs Show Quality Up, Prices Down
CR's March report includes Ratings of 101 TVs, buying and repairing advice and annual costs of running a big-screen TV YONKERS, NY — There’s no need to wait any longer to buy an HDTV. That’s the advice from Consumer Reports....

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