South Carolina

Dealership's 'Closing Fees' Ruled Illegal In South Carolina, Court Hands Down $2.8 Million Judgment
Dealership's 'Closing Fees' Ruled Illegal In South Carolina, Court Hands Down $2.8 Million Judgment

South Carolina's Supreme Court has handed down a hefty win for auto shoppers. In a 3-2 ruling, justices found that Hendrick Honda of Easley shouldn't have been charging customers a $299 "closing fee" between 2002 and 2006. The decision will cost Hendrick some $2.8 million in actual (not punitive)...Read More»

2015 Volvo S60
From Chengdu To Charleston: Volvo Sets Up Shop In South Carolina

Last month, we talked about an interesting trend in auto manufacturing -- namely, the fact that many foreign car companies are building factories in the American South. Today, we can add another automaker to the list: Volvo, which is setting up shop in South Carolina. According to a press release...Read More»

Electronic licence plate from Compliance Innovations
California Could Be The First State To Get Electronic License Plates

Several months ago, news feeds were buzzing about Compliance Innovations, a South Carolina startup hoping to bring electronic licence plates to cars across the country. According to ArsTechnica, such plates will soon be a reality, but they'll probably appear in California first. If you've not heard...Read More»

LGBT equality license plate from Indiana, sponsored by the Indiana Youth Group
Indiana, South Carolina Offer License Plates For LGBT Equality: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below Specialty license plates can raise big bucks for schools and advocacy organizations, but they can also raise a good bit of controversy -- just think of the anti-abortion license plate recently proposed in North Carolina or the religious plate approved by Texas' Department of...Read More»

South Carolina crashes Jeep into church
15-Year Old Teen Girl Steals Jeep, Crashes Into Church: Video

Just a couple of days after we reported about teen drivers needing more training behind the wheel, a new video has surfaced showing the extraordinary situation of a teenage girl in a Jeep being chased by police and ultimately ending up crashing into a church last Friday night. The teenage girl...Read More»

2000 Chevrolet Impala Police Car
For Slight Speeders, State Considers 'Pointless' $150 Warning Tickets

Verify the speed limit, add a few miles per hour, and set the cruise control. It's a routine that many long-distance drivers are conditioned to, and in most states you're ignored if you're close to the speed limit. But in South Carolina you could soon be seen as a moving bankroll by cash-strapped...Read More»

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