How Honda Fought Heather Peters In Small Claims Court

Little guy: 1. Honda: 0. That's the results from Round One of Honda v. Civic Hybrid Owner. Which isn't to say that Honda didn't make a valiant effort. And we've got the 120-page evidence packet they submitted to prove it. So how exactly did Honda try to take down Heather Peters? » 2/02/12 3:30pm 2/02/12 3:30pm

How You Can Sue An Automaker In Small Claims Court And Win

Yesterday, Heather Peters proved one woman can strike a blow against a major automaker when she succeeded in a landmark California case against Honda for making false claims about fuel economy.The key? Take them to small claims court. With her help, we've created this definitive step-by-step guide to how she, like a… » 2/02/12 10:50am 2/02/12 10:50am

Yes, The Check Engine Light Still Needs To Die

Aside from the one commenter who called me a "whiny retard" who hates human joy and another describing a scenario that basically had me killing my mother, my call to ban the check engine light inspired thoughtful and insightful comments. But there were several commonly-occurring threads throughout your comments that I… » 1/19/12 3:00pm 1/19/12 3:00pm

Why The 'Check Engine' Light Must Be Banned

It's pretty easy to dismiss the "check engine" light as just stupid, because, well, it is. I suppose if you thought that the cause of smoke coming from under your hood had something to do with the floor mats, then, sure, the "check engine" light is handy, but beyond that, it's useless. But that's not the real problem. The… » 1/17/12 12:30pm 1/17/12 12:30pm

Meet The Speed Sisters, Palestinian Race Car Drivers Intent On Winning

Pictured above is Noor Daoud. She was born in Texas, likes fast cars, but also was on an Olympic swim team and on the Palestinian national soccer team. Right now, though, she's focused on racing Formula 3. According to reports, Daoud is the first Palestinian, male or female, to participate in and win an Israeli race.… » 1/13/12 3:15pm 1/13/12 3:15pm

The secret danger of safety technology

The chilling transcripts from Air France 447 reveal the central conflict dooming the 228 people aboard the plane was not between two inexperienced pilots, but between a pilot and the technology that was supposed to keep him safe that he didn't understand. » 12/09/11 12:30pm 12/09/11 12:30pm

Disagree with 25-year car import ban? Sign this petition

The U.S. constitution guarantees citizens the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. And who's more aggrieved than people who want to bring cool, gray-market cars into the states? Sign a petition, and we all might get our wish. » 11/15/11 3:00pm 11/15/11 3:00pm

FBI doesn't have to pay for wrecking $750,000 Ferrari F50

Back in February, we reported that an insurance company had sued the U.S. Department of Justice claiming it was stonewalling responsibility for an FBI agent wrecking a stolen Ferrari F50. Turns out the FBI can wreck your sports car — as long as the agents are on the clock. » 10/11/11 12:00pm 10/11/11 12:00pm

California is why you can't get the Boss Mustang TracKey

Ford's Trackey setup for the Mustang Boss 302 promised to unlock the pony car's racing side with special software engaged by a separate key. Yet nearly a year after being announced, Trackey still isn't for sale, thanks to bickering between Ford and California environmental regulators. » 9/22/11 3:30pm 9/22/11 3:30pm