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1997 Nissan 240SX SE

1997 Nissan 240SX SE

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The latest estimates on the auto-industry bailouts are in--and GM shares would have to be priced above $133 for us to get back all our $49.5-billion investment in the automaker. [Wall Street Journal]

Nissan won't build you a new 240SX, but would you be interested in something like a Sentra coupe instead? [Autoblog]

What if texting and driving just displaces other distractions--and doesn't cause more accidents after all? [Jalopnik]

In Britain, researchers think that new drivers should be barred from driving at night, in the name of public safety. [Automotive News Europe]

If you think women get lower car insurance rates, you're wrong--except in the great state of Iowa, where they actually pay more. [KickingTires]

That jazzy new Renault electric car your European cousins are ogling will come with tracking tools so Renault can shut it down if it doesn't like what you're doing with it. [AutoblogGreen]

Cats get held up at gunpoint all the time, which is why one company wants your garage door to close automatically after 15 minutes. [Consumerist]

Finally today, treat yourself to a fun weekend in the big D: head to the Walter P. Chrysler Museum and see under the hood of 33 of its classics vehicles. [PRNewswire]

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