Consumer Groups Petition FTC to Investigate CarMax

CarMax might just be our favorite dealership for shopping out-of-warranty and notoriously expensive European hardware. The dealership chain is known for their friendly no-hassle sales and excellent warranties. But not all is well in CarMax country...11 consumer groups are asking the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to… » 6/25/14 1:50pm 6/25/14 1:50pm

Automakers Oppose Pennsylvania Tesla Bill

Tesla's battle to either open or maintain dealerships in certain states has been, for the most part, met with resistance from dealership groups. Now a new bill introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature on Monday has the automakers pushing back. The legislation proposed by Republican state Sen. John Rafferty Jr. , the… » 6/10/14 10:19am 6/10/14 10:19am

Bill Introduced To Protect The Blind From Hybrids

Despite how ridiculous it sounds, the above headline is absolutely true. A bill is being introduced in Congress that will establish some kind of safety standards to protect the walking blind from hybrids. Hybrids and other electric cars pose risks to the blind because they are too quiet. The blind listen for cars when… » 4/10/08 1:00pm 4/10/08 1:00pm

Cohorts of Count Grishnackh May Ban Norwegian Gas-Power'd Car Sales

Some Norwegian politicos seem to have let all of those Burzum records go to their head and are intent on killing the gasoline internal-combustion engine as dead as Mayhem frontman Euronymous. Ruling Labor, Socialist Left and Center party wonks are checking to see if a ban on gasoline-powered vehicle sales would be… » 5/24/07 11:45pm 5/24/07 11:45pm

Lemon-Scented Laundry: Consumers' Group Accuses Automakers of Reselling…

Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety and Democratic Senator Ellen Corbett of San Leandro are hopping mad that automakers are dodging California's Lemon Law by not covering military personnel transferred to the Golden State, as well as sending vehicles declared lemons to other states under the guise of "customer… » 3/07/07 5:15pm 3/07/07 5:15pm