Read What is a Lemon at AutoGuide.com to learn more about avoiding faulty and unreliable cars.
If you think a car is extraordinarily unreliable, then maybe you have a lemon.
Specifically, a car can be labeled as a lemon if it is proven to be defective, with reoccurring problems that happen in a short period of time.
Lemons can be the result of an anomaly during the manufacturing process, like a worn out tool that couldnít apply the right torque, or a missed item during quality inspection. One small imperfection can compromise a whole car, itís like the butterfly effect, but for vehicles.
Although lemons are rare, they do happen, and the problem was big enough that the government got involved by passing legislation to help protect consumers.
ďMost states deem a vehicle a lemon when it has been out of service more than three or four times,Ē explained Steve Lehto, a Lemon Law Attorney based in Michigan. He also points out that a car can be deemed a lemon if its been in service for 25 to 35 days. Lehto is the author of The New Lemon Law Bible, and has plenty of experience helping consumers with lemons.
ďAs you approach either one of those criteria, it would be a good idea to consult a lawyer to see what your stateís guidelines are. Too many people wait too long, and time is not on your side,Ē he said.
In front of the driver are two options for different gauge clusters: a low-end one that seems plucked out of the brandís ATS sedan ('boo!'), and a high-end digital dash that looks like itís borrowed from the new CT6 flagship sedan ('whoa!'). A color head-up display is also available.
'Whoa.' That one-word statement uttered while testing the new Cadillac XT5 just couldnít be uttered while driving the old and now retired SRX.
While the SRX was the American luxury brandís best-selling vehicle, it wasnít inspiring or interesting. It was just decently sized and well priced. The XT5, the all-new replacement for the SRX, is also well sized and priced, but thatís all it shares with the old car, and thatís a good thing.
With its clean, modern look and high-end materials and trim, youíll likely say 'whoa' when you step inside the new XT5. The dash is beautifully bare, lacking unnecessary creases and angles. Higher end Platinum models have tasteful art deco trim elements that demonstrate Cadillacís design expertise. Depending on the trim level, youíll find carbon fiber accents
, two different types of aluminum and three types of genuine wood
. And genuine is the key word here, with each panel in the car covered in cut and sewn materials, rather than molded surfaces.
Unlike some of the competition, the XT5ís infotainment screen is embedded in the dash, providing a flush look that contrasts the trend of displays that are often described as 'an iPad
Read more about the 2017 Cadillac XT5 Review at AutoGuide.com.
[youtube]L9j2iEAcmi0[/youtube] The Geneva Motor Show might as well be called The Supercar Show or The You Canít Afford This Show because if a car is expensive, exclusive, has more than 1,000 horsepower or all of the above, this is probably the place youíll find it.
And this yearís show didnít disappoint, because all the high-end brands we know and love and even bunch of random boutique supercar makers weíve never heard of and canít pronounce all debuted their latest cars here.
Here are our picks for the 5 most significant and buzzworthy debuts of the show.
Read more about the Top 5 Most Buzzworthy Debuts from the 2016 Geneva Motor Show at AutoGuide.com.
Read more about the Top 10 Most Anticipated 2016 Geneva Motor Show Debuts at AutoGuide.com. The 2016 Geneva Motor Show will kick off next week and thereís a lot to be excited about.
Often home to debuts of some of the worldís craziest and most exotic supercars, the Geneva Motor Show is also one of the largest auto shows in the world. Unfortunately, we now live in an age where the Internet plays a bigger role in car unveilings than actual auto shows, so many automakers now take advantage by unveiling their debuts ahead of time.
But that doesnít mean there arenít some that are still kept under wraps. We may have already seen photos for many of the debuts heading to the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, but thereís nothing like checking them out in the flesh.
Read more about the Top 10 Worst Automakers of 2016: Consumer Reports at AutoGuide.com. If you shouldnít judge a book by its cover, why should you judge an automaker by a single car?
Consumer Reports has tested thousands of vehicles in its history and with all that data, the publication has collected enough information to judge automakers by their entire lineup, ranking them based on their combined road test scores, predicted reliability, safety information and owner satisfaction.
As a result, Consumer Reports
has released a list ranking automakers based on their consistency in delivering vehicles that serve consumers well, as well as automakers that consistently release vehicles that perform poorly in all aspects.
Find out the top 10 worst automakers of 2016 according to Consumer Reports here