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R & R: Resources and Recreation
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Take a Test Drive

-- by Donna Tapellini

When it's time to purchase a car, Consumer Reports Cars: The Essential Guide will ease the decision-making process. Along with its database of cars both new and used, the CD-ROM provides information on safety, price, reliability, test results and fuel economy. A lease/loan calculator helps you figure out which payment method will work best for you. As you'd expect, there's plenty of safety information, including a utility that lets you search a database of recalls. There are also tons of tips-buying tips, car-care tips, tips on making sure your lease agreement is fair. If negotiation isn't your strong point, practice with the Interactive Car Dealer. For just $19.99, this CD is a great way to do some tire-kicking.

$19.99. Creative Multimedia, 800-331-1369, 503-241-4351. Circle #865

Windows Magazine, April 1997, page 303.

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