Less than a hundred years ago, driving a car was as much a novelty as shopping for one. In fact, you didn't even need a driver's license to purchase a car. So, it's not surprising consumer protection was as shaky as a new driver. "Buyers beware" was the phrase of the day. Today, sellers have to abide by laws that protect those consumers purchasing vehicles. For example, all product warranties must be disclosed before consumer purchase. Buyers who feel misled can sue the seller, and buyers who win have the right to recover attorney fees.