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Consumer Reports Magazine

December 2017
December 2017

Cover Story

The Art of the Online Discount
CR helps you save money for the holidays and year-round

Why Do I Have to Put an Item in My Online Shopping Cart to See the Price?
No, it's not a trick. It's usually a way to get a lower price.

Special Report

Cars That Go the Distance: Consumer Reports Car Reliability Survey 2017
CR reveals the cars you can and can’t count on. Plus, why buying a new or newly redesigned model might be a bad idea.

Car Brands Reliability: How They Stack Up
Ranking the brands and showing their most and least reliable cars


Why a Lower Car Payment Can Be a Costly Mistake
Longer loans might seem like a great deal, but a closer look reveals expensive downsides
Home Care: How to Give Your Parents the Help They Need
Caregiving is hard work for adult children, and hiring help is costly. These smart strategies can make your tasks easier.

Save Money and Still Get Photo Prints You Love
Before you place your order, here are a few tips to help you get what you really want
Help With Home-Care Bills
Here are some often overlooked ways to ease the financial burden

Product Updates

How Not to Strip a Screw With a Cordless Drill
The 5 critical steps you need to learn to properly sink any screw

Road Report

2018 Toyota Camry Review: Faster, Sleeker, Sharper
This all-new sedan sticks to its winning formula while improving its fuel economy

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review: Bred to Thrill
This Italian stallion proves to be a one-trick pony focused on high performance over daily livability


From Our President: 'Tis the Season for Stress-Free Shopping
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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