The colourful and outspoken car buyers’ Dog & Lemon Guide, is twenty years old today.
First published on November 30, 1996, as a paperback guide to car buying, The Dog & Lemon Guide has always caused controversy.
The first issue pointed out that many popular models of car had failed international crashtests. This provoked an aggressive backlash from the motor industry.
However, despite almost universally negative response from the motor industry’s supporters in the news media, the guide prospered, growing with each edition.