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    Report: GM ignition recall customers offered free rental cars with insurance
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    General Motors is gearing up to begin recalling 1.6-million cars for faulty ignition switches, and in preparation, it has struck deals with rental car agencies Enterprise, Avis and Hertz to reserve thousands of loaner vehicles to serve affected customers. The company has even dropped its policy ...

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    Study: These are the most- and least-expensive states for car insurance
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    When it comes to owning cars, we all have to – or should, anyway – pay for auto insurance, but just like many laws vary state to state, so too do insurance rates. Insure.com broke down all 50 states and Washington, D.C. based on rates supplied by the nation's six major insurance ...

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    Report: One Million Moms says Geico car insurance ad promotes bestiality [w/video]
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    The last time the group One Million Moms got upset about a commercial promoting bestiality was seven months ago. The offensive ad that time was a Skittles commercial that began and ended with a girl making out with a CGI walrus. Just in case you didn't get that, a real live human girl was making ...

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    Followup: Even more images of the airport full of 15,000 flood-damaged Sandy cars
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    The damage from a major natural disaster can be harrowing – loss to life and limb combined with property damage, environmental, economic and psychological impact make picking up the pieces difficult. But long after the crisis ebbs, the damage lingers, becoming ever more pernicious and ...

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    Official: EU auto insurers can no longer use gender to calculate premiums
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    The European Union's Gender Directive is officially in effect. Last year, the EU Court of Justice ruled that "differences in insurance pricing based purely on a person's sex are discriminatory." That means that insurance companies can't factor gender into their premium tables, so as of December ...

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    Report: UK to use gas station cameras to automatically stop fueling of uninsured cars? [w/poll]
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    The British sure love their surveillance cameras, don't they? As if living in the police state that is modern Great Britain isn't bad enough for motorists, what with all the speed cameras and the like, there's a new plan afoot: Keep the uninsured from pumping gas. According to The Mirror, a new ...

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    Video: Watch an auto shop commit insurance fraud
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    We won't say it's human nature to cheat, but humans and cheating go together often enough to make us consider it. In another example of trying to make crime pay, Castilla y León television captured an auto shop in Spain that it says was intentionally damaging cars in order to get ...

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    Study: You think being a teen driver in the U.S. is costly? Try $18k/year in UK
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    If numbers compiled by the Institute of Advanced Motorists are accurate, you better start a successful Internet business as a teenager in the UK if you want to afford your first year of driving. In the guise of the "average" 17-year-old male driving a 2007 ("57-plate" in UK parlance) Kia Picanto ...

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    Study: More women lie on car insurance applications than men
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    There is a debate that's been raging for decades now, and it revolves around the extremely exciting world of car insurance. The discussion is centered on the topic of gender, and its relationship to insurance premiums. It seems that men, on average, have higher premiums compared to the ones ...

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    Study: Cheaters claiming luxury cars as farm equipment for cheaper insurance
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    Perhaps it's time that insurance companies start taking a closer look the policies they dole out. San Francisco-based Quality Planning agrees, and that's why the company works with insurers to help cut down on some of the fraud found throughout the industry. One area that's a bit surprising? The ...

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    Official: GM offering free insurance with new vehicle purchase - in Oregon and Washington
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    Those in the market for a 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon might not worry about insurance costs, but that doesn't mean other folks shopping in the General Motors catalog of vehicles aren't concerned about their premiums. GM has decided to lend a helping hand on that front, by offering one free ...

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    Report: Cost to insure a new UK driver? Nearly $10,000/year
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    According to The Daily Telegraph, young drivers in Britain can pay as much as £546 per month for auto insurance. That's around $890/month at current conversion rates. The report indicates that UK drivers between the ages of 17 and 22 years old pay an average of £5,957 – around ...

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    Infographic: Why is your car insurance so high?
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    Car insurance rates are determined with a host of factors in mind. Objective items like a motorist's age and driving record are the most-weighted factors insurers consider, but those items among a couple of dozens of things used to figure out what your premiums will be. Included in the ...

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    Study: Average lifetime car insurance costs estimated at $84,000
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    Unless you live in New Hampshire, here in the States, you're required to have some form of car insurance covering your vehicle. The annual cost to insure a car depends on an array of factors ranging from the type of vehicle to where you live to your driving record. You undoubtedly know what you ...

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    UK drivers favor an end to lower insurance premiums for women
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    According to a study done by InsWeb earlier this year, car insurance premiums for women in the U.S. are nine percent lower than those for men. Things are much the same in the UK, where insurance companies will offer the fairer sex lower rates than those given to men. Companies like Sheila's ...

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    Ford: Aftermarket replacement parts can be inferior, possible safety hazards
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    Today's autos are chock-full of safety equipment that vastly improves your chances of survival in the event of a crash. And if an automaker wants to achieve the best crash test scores, it has to ensure that parts like bumper beams, air bag sensors and radiator supports perform properly during a ...

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    Video: Confused.com wraps accident-prone UK street in bubblewrap. Hope they recycle.
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    Confused.com wraps an entire street in bubble wrap – Click above to watch video
    UK site Confused.com exists to answer questions about things, especially things that cost car owners a lot of money – like insurance, for instance. To make the point about how car accidents can utterly ...

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    VW Bus stolen 35 years ago returned in mint condition... to Allstate
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    In 1974, this 1965 Volkswagen Type 2 (a.k.a. 'Bus') was stolen from Washington State. Fast-forward to October 19 of this year and custom agents at the Port of Los Angeles open up a container bound for Europe only to rediscover said van. Somehow, the Bus's VIN was still in the LAPD's stolen ...

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    REPORT: One week after announcing GM departure, Mark LaNeve surfaces at Allstate
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    When word got out that Mark LaNeve (right) was leaving General Motors effective October 15, we weren't at all sure where the soon-to-be-former exec was heading. The Wall Street Journal has finally let the cat out of the bag, reporting that LaNeve is leaving the auto business for a marketing gig ...

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    Barrett-Jackson debuts collector car insurance
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    Barrett-Jackson, the well-known purveyor of collector car events and auctions, have decided to roll themselves into the world of custom and collector car insurance. Unlike "mass market" insurance, the type most carry on their daily driver vehicles, custom car insurance addresses the specific needs ...

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