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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.

Fuel consumption

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:

an evaluation;

a note on reliability;

What check;

places conducive to rust;

the positive and negative points,

recommendations to attention certain points;

campaigns reminders.

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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