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The Lemon-Aid new car magazine has a unique APA point-of-view, with special emphasis on reliability and vehicle value.  Read more »

Vehicle Defects, New Vehicle Dealer Ratings, Class Actions, and Auto Repair Investigations. Read more »

APA’s Lemon-Aid Car Show returns October 21st and airs Wednesdays at 9PM on Rogers TV throughout Southern Ontario. - Check local listings for details.

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2015 Nissan Murano SL

APA's Ron Corbett drives the 2015 Murano and shares his thoughts.
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September 25, 2015: Volkswagen Dieselgate - APA

If you're about to buy a VW, be it gas or diesel, the APA suggests you postpone your purchase. Big rebates from VW are likely in the next month or two...

It is now clear that lab tests need to be validated with real-world monitoring by the regulatory authorities responsible for air quality. That should not come as a big surprise, since the same test equipment and personnel at the car companies have been churning out unrealistic fuel consumption figures for decades. Read the full story and find out what you can do as an owner of one of the affected models .

Sept 22, 2015: Consumers blindsided by Volkswagen's emissions test rigging - CBC

11 million diesel vehicles outfitted with software designed to rig emissions tests. Full Article & More Info

Do you own one of the vehicles affected? If so, the APA wants to hear from you. Please fill out this form .

September 2, 2015: Manitobans shocked by unfixed vehicle safety recalls - CBC

Investigation finds many unrepaired vehicles on the road. Full Article

August 7, 2015: Report Warns Auto Financing Going Overboard - APA

Seven years now the norm for vehicle loans. Full Article

July 27, 2015: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back half a million trucks - CTV

FCA also faces a fine of $105 Million. Full Article

July 2015: The APA at the Concours d'Elegance of America

APA paid a visit to this year's show. Full Article

June 26, 2015: Preview of APA's 2016 Lemon Aid New Car Buyer's Guide

The APA reviews significant new vehicles that will go on sale in late 2015 or early 2015. Full Article

May 19, 2015: Dealer, Toyota kept Montreal widow on the hook for husband's lease - CBC

Situation to be rectified after questions by CBC. Full Article

April 2015. APA's All-Season Tire Reviews

APA's All Season tire reviews are now online for both standard passenger and touring tires. Read the Reviews

March 28, 2015. APA's Annual Review of the Auto Industry on CTV W5

The Real Deal - APA mystery shoppers visit 22 Calgary car dealerships. Read the APA Report

March 3, 2015. Service Alberta scrutinizes vehicle industry watchdog - CBC

Service Alberta Minister calls concerns 'serious' in letter. Full Article

February 9, 2015. Mini Coopers labelled 'junk' as owner hit with $10K repairs - CBC

Ontario woman fights to get Mini Canada to pay $10,200 and repair a blown engine. Full Article

April 2014: CTV W5: APA's Investigation of Used Car Dealers in Toronto

Accompanied by an expert mechanic, APA mysetery shoppers embarked once again on a hair-raising quset for a used car in the GTA.
Read the full report | Visit CTV W5's Website

March 2013: CTV W5 - APA's Investigation of Used Car Dealers in Vancouver

APA mystery shoppers visited 18 used car dealers and two curbsiders in the Greater Vancouver area looking for a good used car.
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April 14, 2012: APA Investigation of Used Car Dealers in the Toronto area

APA mystery shoppers and an expert mechanic visited 13 used car dealers and seven curbsiders in search of a good used car in the GTA.
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April 2011: Shops Unable to Pass the Latest APA Auto Repair Investigation

The APA visited 31 repair shops in Toronto and Calgary for the correction of a simple problem, with mixed results.
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