Protect yourself and have the APA guide AUTOS 2012
The same morning or liter of gasoline reached the magic number of $ 1.44, Protect-You and the association for the protection of motorists (APA) presented their 2012 Autos guide who always makes reference to more than 300 vehicles, which half of them are used cars.
True to tradition, the 2012 edition of the guide has a couple of very relevant issues, which deal with very hot topics that may come to change the habits of a large number of motorists.
Among them, we find a special folder on gasoline and an editorial signed by Mr. Iny, president of the APA, who says NO to mandatory emission inspection.
In this section divided into two distinct parts, it gives several tips for reducing your fuel bill and the websites of the organizations directly affected by increases in gasoline prices.
The authors also take advantage of the opportunity to inform us on the Fuel Consumption Guide Natural Resources Canada whose dimensions are much more realistic commencing in the edition 2014. Moreover, the new protocol uses will be consistent with that of the United States.
NOT a mandatory emission inspection
The APA recognizes the well-founded want the legislature reduce emissions of CO?, Among others, the mandatory inspection of vehicles eight years and older. However, the organization asks all specially on the costs of such an operation, in proportion to the decrease in real vehicles too pollutants.
To support his figures, Mr. Iny and his colleagues take the example of Ontario, which has a similar program since 1999.
Place the recommended vehicles
Each year, the guide-Protect You and APA on the way to a vehicle is very popular list by many people who are about to get their first vehicle or exchange for a new model, more recent or used.
New Vehicles - Best by category
Subcompact Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris
Compact: Honda Civic and Toyota Matrix
Sports: Ford Mustang, Mazda MX-5 and Volkswagen Golf GTI
Intermediate: Kia Optima, Toyota Camry and Toyota Prius
Luxury: BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G Series and Lexus ES 350
Compact vans Kia Rondo and Mazda5
Intermediate Vans: Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna
Compact SUVs: Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and VW Tiguan
Intermediate SUV: Toyota Highlander
Luxury SUV: Acura MDX and Nissan Murano
All-terrain SUV: Toyota 4RUNNER
Used Car - Best:
In this section, the 62 models listed are divided into six slices price range between $ 4,000 and $ 18,000. Vehicles of the year-2005 models found until 2010.
The mileage, condition of vehicle and equipment are the main elements that were used to determine what price range they find themselves.
For each model described use include:
a note on reliability;
places conducive to rust;
the positive and negative points,
recommendations to attention certain points;
The models has avoided
To this list is added the forty vehicles regarded as models to avoid.
Here, there are several americaines and news from Mercedes-Benz brand.
A convincing demonstration
After the speeches, we pass to the practical part. For the occasion, Mr. Iny informs us that modern pollution control systems are more reliable and accurate, without being perfect.
We also recalled that each car has a warning derangement engine specifically attributed to emission circuit.
When this light turns on, you better take it seriously and proceed as quickly as possible to repairs ahead.
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