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Why Kia Just May Be the Best Car to Buy — Dollars and Sense

Kelley Blue Book’s first-ever ‘Total Cost of Ownership Award Winners‘ considered factors like purchase price, fuel expenditures and expected maintenance and depreciation to come up with the cars it says have the lowest-projected overall cost of ownership.

The big winner in the brand category? South Korean automaker Kia.

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US Government Agency Begs to End Cell Phone Use While Driving — Health Check

Studies about the dangers of using a cell device while driving have produced mixed results — some say talking or texting behind the wheel can increase the odds of a crash exponentially, while others say the perils are few.

Regardless, the National Transportation Safety Board is so convinced of the dangers of “distracted driving” that it’s now called for a nationwide ban on non-emergency cell phone use while driving. Even hands-free devices are not excluded.

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Could the Dangers of Driving and Using a Cell Phone Be a Bunch of Baloney? — Health Check

In recent years, study after study has raised the alarm about the dangers of talking on the phone while driving, with some saying you could be four times as likely to have a crash if you’re using a phone behind the wheel.

But new research indicates it may have been much ado about nothing.

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What’s the Most Stolen Car on the Road Today?

New data from the Highway Loss Data Institute, which uses auto insurance claims to track the cars most likely to be stolen or broken into, says the most popular car with thieves is the Cadillac Escalade.

It’s the fourth year in a row the luxury SUV has topped the list, with about 10 of every 1,000 Escalades on the road falling victim to criminals. In a statement, Escalade maker GM said a number of theft-deterrent systems, such as sensors and better steering column locks, have been added to newer Escalades to combat the problem.

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Geyser Erupts From Manhole, Lifts Car Into the Air [VIDEO]

Earlier in the week, a massive storm dumped almost 12 inches of rain in less than hour on Montreal, causing the city’s sewer system to swell. In this amateur video shown on ‘Today,’ a cameraman filmed as a geyser of water blew off a manhole cover and lifted a parked car into the air.

The geyser started slowly at first, lifting the car only inches off the ground. But eventually, a massive torrent of water exploded from the sewer system and hoisted the backend of the vehicle several feet off the ground.

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Man Returns Lemon Van; Takes Out Six Other Vehicles

Ever bought a car that turned out to be a lemon?  One gentleman did and when they wouldn't take it back he took the law in his own hands.

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Woman Drives Car Into Water, GPS to Blame [VIDEO]

In many cases, your GPS can be a life saver. In others, it’ll lead your car into a scary neighborhood, the wrong way on a one-way road or worse — into a body of water.

A woman who was using the GPS in her rental car while in Bellevue, Washington learned the hard way that you can’t always trust your GPS.

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The Last Text Documentary – Stories Of People Who Lost Their Lives Due To Texting & Driving [VIDEO]

Texting and driving is becoming more and more dangerous with the amount of people doing. Remember, that text message might be the last message you ever read.

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Motocross Star Illegally Pulls Over Police Car

Nobody likes being pulled over by the cops, so imagine the surprise on one police officer's face when he was pulled to the side of the road -- by a civilian.

That happened this week after Motocross champ James 'Bubba' Stewart flipped on his faux red-and-blue police lights, signaling the undercover Chevy Silverado in front of him to pull over.

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FREE Car Washes Courtesy Of Suddenlink

Is your car as filthy as mine from the recent snow storms? Well, you're in luck!

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