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Consumer Reports Magazine

July 2013
July 2013

Cover Story

Best places to buy appliances
23,000 readers rate the best stores for price, selection, and more
Get the kitchen you've always wanted
Create your dream kitchen at a down-to-earth price
Magnificent kitchen makeovers
Before and after: Three kitchen transformations


A doctor’s office that’s all about you
More than 25,000 doctors commit to patient-centered care
Best & worst airlines: Virgin makes a top debut
Virgin America makes its debut at the top of our list


Tesla Model S review
An electric sports car earns our top test score
Car key replacement for less
A dealer replacement and programming will cost $200 or more
Toyota Avalon vs. Lincoln MKZ
Redesigned models with different characters
2014 Subaru Forester SUV review
With a 2014 redesign, this fuel-efficient small SUV now tops its class

Up Front

Claim check: Pluck Yolk Extractor
Do you need to shell out $20 to separate eggs?
Gotcha! You have (not) won $2 million!
Prize promotions claimed an estimated 2.4 million victims in 2011
Best inexpensive wines for summer
Reviews of chardonnays and sweet reds
Best tasting snack bars
We found big differences in flavor, nutrition, and price among the 24 bars we tested
Don't get burned by your sunscreen
We found that you can't always rely on a sunscreen's SPF number

CR Health

Do you need to be treated for low testosterone?
Drugmakers spent more than $100 million advertising the drugs last year, but our experts aren't buying it

CR Money

Don’t buy useless credit scores
Your FICO score isn't what car dealers, mortgage lenders, and others use


This page highlights efforts of Consumers Union to improve the marketplace
From our president: What's the score?

Selling It
A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas

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