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Woman Sues Car-Maker in Small Claims Court

Got a gripe with the company that made your car? Are you mad enough to sue them? Forget those big class action lawsuits that only line the lawyers' pockets. A California woman is showing us a better way.  She's taken Honda to small claims court.

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Gasoline Prices Down for Holiday Travelers

Texas motorists are getting a small break in gasoline prices heading into Christmas and New Year's. Triple A Texas says gasoline prices are down an average of four cents across the state, and even more in some areas.

So it's not costing quite as much to travel over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house -- and back.

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Sorry Drivers, Hands-Free Devices Aren’t Safer Options to Cell Phones

In response to the National Transportation Safety Board-proposed ban on cellphones while driving, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers tried to defend hands-free devices. They’re “designed to be used in a way that helps drivers keep their eyes on the road,” they said, but now it looks like this defense doesn’t hold water.

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Update: GM Denies CEO Offered Volt “Buy-back”

Officials at General Motors are throwing cold water on remarks their CEO made last week, when he said the company will "buy back" Chevrolet Volts from any customers who are afraid the battery powered car will catch fire.

They say the CEO's comments were taken out of context and misunderstood.

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Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Is There to Help With the Dead-Body Smell In Your SUV

That new-car smell is one of the joys of purchasing a vehicle. It’s hard to define, but one thing is for sure: it isn’t supposed to remind you of a dead body.

Margarita Salais from Michigan says that’s exactly what her SUV smelled like, and she’s now suing the dealership with help from State Farm for her money back.

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Too Many Drivers Eat, Text, Watch Videos and More Behind the Wheel — Survey of the Day

Buckle your seat belts, folks.

According to Harris Poll chairman Humphrey Taylor regarding a new survey, “The number of drivers who engage in potentially dangerous, in some cases extremely dangerous, behaviors while driving is terrifyingly high.”

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GM Offers to Buy Back Chevy Volts

General Motors has announced that it will buy Chevrolet Volts back from any owner who is afraid the electric cars will catch fire.

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Lufkin Sports Car Owner Sued for Insurance Fraud

Remember that Lufkin man who drove his million dollar high performance Bugatti sports car into a lagoon off Galveston Bay two years ago, and claimed it was an accident?

He filed an insurance claim for more than two million dollars, but the insurance company isn't buying his story.  The company has sued him for insurance fraud.

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