February 2012

Consumers Union Statement on Department of Transportation Decision to Delay Rear-Visibility Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ami Gadhia, the Senior Policy Counsel for Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, made the following statement today about the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s decision to postpone a final rule by the...

Movie-Theater Food - from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports tests for the March '12 issue of movie-theater food found it can be a nutritional nightmare on Elm Street! Movie-Theater Food - CR Podcast

Consumer Reports Automaker Report Cards 2012: Subaru Drives Into Top Spot as Honda Slips
Mazda’s score improves most while Ford’s falls the farthest YONKERS, NY — Riding a wave of impressive redesigned models in the last few years, Subaru for the first time has earned the top score in Consumer Reports automaker report cards...

Five Toyota Models Named Consumer Reports’ Top Picks; First Time in Nearly A Decade One Brand Has Dominated
New Camry Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata, and Subaru Impreza make top picks list debut YONKERS, NY — As the competition grows stronger with each passing year, it has been increasingly difficult for a single automaker to dominate Consumer Reports’ annual Top...

Consumer Reports: Buying A Used Car May Be A Better Deal Than Ever
Improving reliability among manufacturers make the gamble of buying used less risky; Many automakers are closing in on Honda & Toyota’s lead YONKERS, NY — With every passing year, buying a used car becomes less of a gamble according to...

Headlight Lens Cleaners - from Consumer Reports
Replacing your car's headlight lenses, or having them professionally cleaned, can cost hundreds of dollars. For a fraction of that, you can use a headlight lens cleaning kit. For the March '12 issue, Consumer Reports sampled four such kits. Headlight-Lens...

One-Stop Shopping - from Consumer Reports
To help you decide where to spend your hard-earned dollars, Consumer Reports surveyed subscribers who told us about some 55,000 shopping experiences at the nation's major chain stores. From the March '12 issue. One-Stop Shopping - CR Podcast

Detergent Confusion - from Consumer Reports
If manufacturers really wanted to lighten our load on wash day, they'd make it crystal-clear how much detergent is needed to get the job done. From Consumer Reports' March '12 issue. Detergent Confusion - CR Podcast

Consumer Reports Rolls out The Best Tires in Nine Categories
Ratings reveal tires continue to improve but new vehicle tires could give cause for concern YONKERS, NY — Choosing good tires is critical – they can bring out the best in a car’s braking and handling capabilities and keep occupants...

Low-Cost Tablets - from Consumer Reports
If you've been waiting for a lower-priced tablet computer, your strategy worked! A look at two worthy competitors to Apple's iPad from Consumer Reports February '12 issue. Low-Cost Tablets - CR Podcast

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