Miscellaneous Thoughts: First woman drove across U.S. 100 years ago, Hyundai pays you to buy a car, kind of

It’s that miscellaneous time of the day again. We’re going to take a little break and gather up some random things we’ve found on the internet on June 3, 2009.

Alice Ramsey became the first woman to drive cross-country 100 years ago: 100 years ago, Alice Ramsey became the first woman to drive from New York City to San Francisco. The idea was given to Ramsey by Cadwallader Kelsey, a sales manager for the Maxwell-Briscoe automobile company. The company produced a special DA model that was powered by a 4-cylinder engine making 30-hp allowing for a top speed of 40 mph. Ramsey completed her trip in 59 days. – Detroit News

Hyundai is paying you for 6 months to buy their cars – well, sort of: So by now you pretty much know about the Hyundai Assurance plan that allows you to return your new Hyundai without hurting your credit if you lose your job. Recently, you’ve probably seen a new Hyundai commercial that tells consumers that if they buy a vehicle between now and June 30, Hyundai will send them cash for six months. If you lose your job and return the car – you can still keep the money. Well, that’s not entirely true. Hyundai is simply repackaging existing customer rebates. So, instead of giving you $4,000 cash back on a new Veracruz SUV right away, Hyundai will send it to you in six monthly payments. Check out the commercial below – NYT (via KickingTires)

Sony releases Gran Turismo 5 Trailer: Check it out after the jump.

– By: Omar Rana