Phil Edmonston, Canada’s toughest customer, is a former MP and a long-time consumer advocate. For over forty-five years, he has written more than 150 consumer guides in the bestselling Lemon-Aid series. About three decades ago Nissan and Honda sued Phil for five million dollars — and lost.
Lemon-Aid New and Used Cars and Trucks 1990–2016
“Dr. Phil,” Canada’s best-known automotive expert, steers buyers through the new and used car market for one last spin.
After 45 years and almost two million copies sold, this is Phil’s last annual Lemon-Aid — and it’s as tough as ever. Edmonston is a former Member of Parliament, and a board member of Quebec’s Bar Association and Consumers Union. He has won many battles for consumers on picket lines and before the Supreme Court.
The 2016 Lemon-Aid has everything: an encyclopedic lineup of the best and worst cars, trucks, and SUVs sold since 1970; a list of the best and worst automaker presidents Phil has worked with, or been sued by; a collection of the worst auto buys of all time; jurisprudence to get your money back; and new car buying tips that save you tons of mone by using lower fuel prices to get cheaper buys; an essential guide for first-time buyers; and a fun gift to smart-aleck gear-heads who don’t know half as much as they think.
The automotive maven and former Member of Parliament might be the most trusted man in Canada, an inverse relationship to the people he writes about.
Lemon-Aid...is one of the most valuable [guides] of its kind because it includes information on secret warranties and confidential service bulletins that most owners aren't aware of and most automakers want to keep that way.