Consumer Guide Automobile Book is published yearly by Consumer Guide, 7373 North Cicero Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL, USA 60646. It is available in Canadian bookstores as a Signet Special paperback.
Consumer Reports is published 11 times a year by Consumers Union of U.S., Inc., a non-profit organization established in 1936. The Annual Auto Issue is published yearly in April. This magazine is available at newsstands and bookstores in Canada, or by writing Consumers Union at 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY, USA 10703- 1057.
Lemon-Aid New Car Buyers Guide is published in January of each year by the Automobile Protection Association (APA) It's available for $5.50, tax and postage included, from the APA. Contact them at 292 St. Joseph Boulevard West, Montreal, Quebec H2V 2N7, tel. (514) 272-5555 fax (514) 273-0797 or at 160 Pears Avenue, Suite 322, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1T2, tel. (416) 964-6774, fax (416) 964-6834.
Lemon-Aid new and used-car guides by Phil Edmonston are published by Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, 34 Lesmill Road, Toronto, Ontario M3B 2T6. These guidebooks are available at most bookstores and libraries in Canada.
The Auto $mart Guide advises motorists on how to reduce the costs, energy consumption and environmental impacts associated with the purchasing, operation and maintenance of a car. It's available by writing Energy Publications, c/o Canada Communications Group, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S9, fax (819) 994- 1498, or calling its automated information line at 1 800 387-2000 (995-2943 in the Ottawa/Hull area).
Transport Canada's Fuel Consumption Guide lists ratings for new cars and light trucks. It's available free by contacting Transport Canada, 330 Sparks Street, Place de Ville, Tower C, 21st Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5. Telephone (613) 990-2309.
For information on which vehicles have the best history of insurance claims, contact the Vehicle Information Centre of Canada, 240 Duncan Mill Road, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M3B 1Z4. Telephone (416) 445-1883.