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January 2009

January consumer news quiz

Tackle our January consumer news quiz to see how in touch you are with the consumer issues hitting the headlines in January.

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Toyota recalls 1.3 million Yaris vehicles

Toyota is to issue a worldwide recall of 1.3 million Yaris superminis due to a seatbelt fault – including 45,000 cars in the UK.

Bagging a bonus

Should you be tempted by banks' bonus offers on savings accounts?

Sky cuts cost of HD set-top box

Sky has announced it is reducing the price of the Sky+ HD box to £49. Sky hopes more consumers will take up its high definition service.

Audi increases prices but adds value

This is a strange time to be upping the price for prestige cars, but Audi claims its hand has been forced by the falling value of the Pound against the Euro.

Philips showcases the Cinema 21:9 LCD TV

Philips has unveiled the Cinema 21:9 LCD TV to the press, with an aspect ratio that Philips claims perfectly matches the cinema experience

Pig welfare on the menu

The Good Food Guide, published by Which?, backs the RSPCA's pig welfare campaign

Victory for Which? on payment protection

The Competition Commission has announced lenders can no longer sell PPI when they grant a loan. Sales of single premium PPI policies have been banned altogether

New Nissan 370Z prices

Nissan has announced the pricing and specification details for its new 370Z sports car, the all-new replacement for the 350Z.

Car dealers taking customers for a ride

Car dealers’ reputation for sharp practices could be justified, despite new consumer protection rules designed to stamp out misleading sales tactics.

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