19 November 2006
Where the yellow went
I had reason to consult Gwendolyn's manual last night, and while I was at it, I thought I'd take a look at the obligatory "Custom Care & Lemon Law Information" booklet that came with it. (There is a third booklet, which contains warranty information.)
There is a Lemon Law entry for each state, which reflects the substantial differences among state lemon laws. And one of those differences became instantly obvious: the pages for Maine and Massachusetts were printed on yellow paper. (This took some doing, since the states are in alphabetical order, and Maryland, which falls between, got a prosaic white page.)
Apparently this tint was indeed part of those state laws in 2000. I still have the manuals from my previous car, also a 2000 model, and sure enough, Maine and Massachusetts are on yellow paper.
Okay, fine. Still unclear to me, though, is why these two states would make such a requirement. Three possibilities suggest themselves:
None of these, incidentally, casts a favorable light, yellow or otherwise, on said legislators.Posted at 9:30 AM to Driver's Seat