December 17, 1989 |
Ever look longingly at those fun cars other people drive? Those sports cars and convertibles and snazzy GTs? Ever find yourself wishing there was enough money in the family budget to allow you that sort of hedonism? Well, maybe there is. Maybe there is a way for you to drive a sexy, hot- driving coupe, sedan or ragtop for the same bucks you would spend on a boring, new family car. The venue for that kind of affordable fun is the used-car lot. For the price of a brand-new econobox, you can put yourself behind the wheel of a previously owned chariot that was born to run, something wild and beautiful that will get the juices flowing when it's just marking time in the driveway.
December 4, 2011 |
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a hot-rod variation on Jeep's superb new premium SUV. You could think of the SRT8 as the domestic answer to the Porsche Cayenne S or the alphanumeric-happy BMW X5 xDrive 35i. You could also regard this good-looking beastie boy, with its 460-horsepower Hemi V-8 and Brembo racing brakes the diameter of the earth's orbit, as the sport ute counterpart to the 556-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon. Just as the CTS-V was the most fun I ever had in a wagon, the SRT8 gave me the best rush I ever experienced in an SUV. The SRT8 gets its considerable 2.5-ton self from zero to 60 in about 4.5 seconds.
September 9, 1988 |
Gloucester County Prosecutor Richard E. Hickey 3d cruises around town in a gray 1984 Porsche 928 that once belonged to a drug dealer. "It's a way to get the bad guy to pay for some of the costs of law enforcement," Hickey said of his use of the confiscated car. But Attorney General Cary Edwards doesn't think a prosecutor in a Porsche is such a good idea. "A Porsche or a Mercedes that costs $30,000 should be converted to cash and should not be used for official transportation for government personnel," Edwards said.
September 25, 2011 |
Rolls-Royce, which offers cars like the $447,000 Phantom convertible, enjoyed a record first half in 2011, with U.S. sales soaring 40 percent over the first six months of 2010. Bentley, purveyor of transit like the $193,270 Continental Flying Spur, was up 36 percent. High-ender Porsche's year-to-date sales here went up 30 percent. Luxury automaker Audi has set a U.S. sales record every month of this year, and probably could sell more here if it had enough cars. These national numbers are echoed in the experience of F.C. Kerbeck & Sons, an ultra-luxury and exotic-car dealer in Palmyra, Burlington County.
March 17, 1987 |
Police have obtained a detailed description of a man seen trying to get into Center City psychologist Randall Weiss' sports car shortly after Weiss was stabbed to death in his rented townhouse early Sunday. Police said the man apparently had been trying to get into Weiss' 1985 Porsche 944, parked in front of the townhouse on Rodman Street near 19th, when the car alarm went off at about 1:45 a.m. Neighbors saw the man standing by the car with what looked like keys, police said.
November 17, 1997 |
Tickled by thrill and delighted by danger, Joanna Siefert was more than just a reckless teen, a Bucks County judge said yesterday. When she struck and killed a pedestrian last summer, then sped away in her grandfather's Porsche, she was more than just an irresponsible youth. "The nature of this act of delinquency was unspeakable," Judge Isaac S. Garb told her Friday as he ordered the 17-year-old Quakertown girl to an inpatient counseling and rehabilitation center for juvenile delinquents.
August 10, 2010
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - In the context of world events, DeSean Jackson's first real comments at Eagles training camp rank somewhere in between Lindsay Lohan's recent stay in the pokey and Brett Favre's umpteenth retirement. (Is he back yet?) But on the 15th day of camp - the 12th since the star wide receiver arrived at Lehigh - Jackson briefly broke his vow of silence to reveal how much longer he would remain, well, silent. "I'll talk with y'all closer to the regular season," Jackson said as he got into his black, four-door Porsche following Monday afternoon practice.
March 29, 2002 |
Porsche and Heineken are well-known German imports, but be on the lookout for Fauna Flash. A bit of an anomaly - Roland Appel and Christian Prommer are from Munich, not from drum-and-bass hub England - Fauna Flash has contributed engaging material since its debut in 1998. But it is the duo's Fusion - take the title literally - that showcases thinking out of the box. The duo slows the classic drum-and-bass tempo and works with live musicians to incorporate influences of Latin jazz, house and hip-hop.
January 31, 1988 |
The two sides are about $1 million apart in negotiations for a Mike Tyson- Michael Spinks heavyweight title fight, Spinks' promoter and adviser, Butch Lewis, said yesterday. "We're close," Lewis said by telephone from his home in Delaware. "Negotiations will go on into next week. " Lewis has been dealing with Shelley Finkel, a fight manager, who is a friend of Tyson's co-managers, Jim Jacobs and Bill Cayton. "I'm optimistic," Finkel said. "I expect to have a deal signed by early next week.
February 1, 1988 |
Martin Brundle, John Nielsen and Raul Boesel won the 24 Hours of Daytona in a Jaguar at Daytona Beach, Fla., stopping a string of 11 straight wins by Porsche-powered cars in the race for International Motor Sports Association cars. Porsche 962 drivers Bob Wollek, Mauro Baldi and Brian Redman finished second, one lap behind. In third place was the second of three Jaguar entries, the team of Eddie Cheever, Johnny Dumfries and John Watson. It was the first victory ever for Jaguar in the race.