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    3-1/2 years later?!?!?!?

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The price was all wrong for one contestant on "The Price Is Right," who claims the TV game show and its authorized auto dealership tried to pass off a rehabilitated wreck as a new car she won.

    Donna Tillman said she won the 2004 Pontiac GTO Coupe during her June 28, 2004, appearance on the game show. But she was told after she paid the taxes and license fees that the vehicle that appeared on the stage had mechanical problems, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday in Los Angeles.

    When the car was delivered about eight weeks later, it was not the model that had been displayed on the show and it had more miles on the odometer than the car she had been promised.

    Several months later when Tillman took her prize for a service at a dealership in her hometown of Puyallup, Washington, she learned the car had major damage to its frame that had been repaired and concealed, the lawsuit said.

    Tom George, the owner of Pontiac dealership Thorson Motor Center, said Tillman received "a brand new car" and only claimed it had been previously damaged after she wrecked it herself.

    "There is no record of it being in a wreck," George said.

    A spokesman for Tillman said her minor fender bender led to discovery of the previous damage.

    "It had been reconstructed underneath to look like a new vehicle but it was not," said law firm spokesman Geoff Dulebohn. "What is clear is that she did not receive a new car."

    A spokeswoman for "The Price Is Right" had no comment.

    "The Price is Right," which airs on the CBS television network, ranks as America's longest-running game show and was hosted for 35 years by Bob Barker.

    Actor-comedian Drew Carey took over as host of the show, in which contestants win prizes by guessing the cost of consumer goods, after Barker's retirement in June.
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    I've had a chance to catch a little of this show now with Drew Carey hosting it and I can't believe how much has been lost without Bob Barker. Same games but far from the same show. I certainly didn't expect it to be the same without Barker but I didn't expect it to be this uninteresting. But I'm not even blaming Carey, it's not his fault. The show just can't work without Barker.
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    Agreed... They'd seriously be better off closing shop in honor of Bob...
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    Growing up, I never missed this show during the summer months and can even remember when Bob Barker was the host of Truth or Consequences. I've seen it a couple of times since Drew Carrey took over and it's kind of hard to watch. Carrey seems uncomfortable most of the time and I've even seem him kind of halfway make fun of some of the games and even some of the contestants. I don't think this version of the show will last long.

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    without barker, the price is WRONG, bitch!
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    Roger that sir. They should put the show to rest. It'll never be the same.

    And why the heck is this lady coming forward now after 3 years??
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    And why the heck is this lady coming forward now after 3 years??
    There's no longer that fear of the Bob Barker S&N Mafia making a visit...
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    i thought there weren't that many options available on a '04 GTO...how can they claim it's a different model...not like she got a 4 door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twonabomber View Post
    i thought there weren't that many options available on a '04 GTO...how can they claim it's a different model...not like she got a 4 door.
    The only option on the 04 GTO was the 6 speed manual transmission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by godisEd View Post
    Growing up, I never missed this show during the summer months and can even remember when Bob Barker was the host of Truth or Consequences. I've seen it a couple of times since Drew Carrey took over and it's kind of hard to watch. Carrey seems uncomfortable most of the time and I've even seem him kind of halfway make fun of some of the games and even some of the contestants. I don't think this version of the show will last long.
    i watched the Price is Right featuring Drew for the first time today. Drew is one of my favourite comedians but man, I've never seen anyone seem less interested in doing something. He just came off as completely disinterested and some of his comments came off as almost rude...thought I thought they were damn funny myself, I don't think a lot of other people would. Seems like he wants to make fun of the contestants more than he is...which I think would make the show hysterical...very few people are as good at making fun of people than he is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisca View Post
    without barker, the price is WRONG, bitch!

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    Two words... Rosie O'donnell

    Here's hoping Drew has a nice, long run as host. O'donnell would have probably gotten her own lawyers to settle the car mishap and drug it through the media for all it was worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post

    And why the heck is this lady coming forward now after 3 years??
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    A spokesman for Tillman said her minor fender bender led to discovery of the previous damage.

 

 

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