April 18, 2016 |
For Subaru, what couldn't be helped has turned into a rendezvous with history - and a gift that keeps on giving. Back in the '90's, when truck-based SUVs had become all the rage, Subaru wanted to get into this lucrative act. But alas, while the little Japanese automaker had the yen to field an SUV, its R&D piggy bank didn't contain enough yen to develop one. The solution was brilliant. The designers took an existing all-wheel-drive Subaru Legacy station wagon, jacked it up a bit, and adorned it with macho SUV styling cues, notably hefty bumpers.
April 16, 2016 |
Police have found the SUV that was involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash Wednesday night in Philadelphia's Kensington section. The victim, identified Thursday as 36-year-old Thomas Dunbar, was riding a scooter shortly before 9:30 p.m. at Aramingo and Lehigh Avenues when he was struck by Pontiac Aztek with New York tags that was turning right onto westbound Lehigh from Aramingo, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The scooter operator was dragged about 200 feet under the Pontiac, which left the scene without stopping, Small said.
March 20, 2016 |
Police are looking for an SUV that possibly struck a man after he had been stabbed in Northeast Philadelphia. The man, in his 20s, died at Temple University Hospital a short time after the incident Thursday night in the Frankford section, police said. Police said the man was stabbed several times in the chest around 8:30 p.m. on the 4700 block of Oxford Avenue and ran away. About a block away, on the 1500 block of Foulkrod Street, the wounded man either ran into, or was his hit by, a white SUV that drove off, police said.
February 20, 2016 |
The streets around City Hall turned into a demolition derby Thursday when a school bus, a SEPTA bus, a taxi cab, an SUV and a parked SEPTA van were involved in crashes that left a bank branch's window shattered. Police estimated that about 14 people suffered injuries in the crashes, which occurred around noon near 15th Street and JFK Boulevard. Officials said no students were on the school bus, but SEPTA said 13 passengers, including two children, on the Route 17 bus were taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out. "Nothing life-threatening, no fatalities," said Philadelphia police Capt.
January 3, 2016
Question : I recently reserved a midsize rental car in Shannon, Ireland, for myself, my wife, and another couple through Hertz. At the airport, a Hertz representative upgraded us to an SUV, which sounded bigger, but was not. We were given the keys to an Opel Mokka, which was so small we could not fit our bags into it without putting two of them on our laps. I have driven stick-shift cars for 53 years, but when I started driving this car, I had trouble getting it into gear. I must say I was a bit frazzled, as the car was so small and there were four of us in it. I did get it going, but noticed a smell coming from the car right away, so I drove it around the airport block back to Hertz.
December 18, 2015 |
A Lawnside woman who left her children in the backseat of her SUV with the engine running was charged with neglect Wednesday, four days after a thief stole the vehicle and crashed it while the frightened children were inside, police said. Kyna C. Garnett, 32, also was charged with one count of fourth-degree abuse, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo announced in a news release Wednesday. The thief stole the vehicle about 30 seconds after Garnett went inside Colombo Liquors in Magnolia around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.
December 16, 2015 |
The mother who left two children in an SUV that a thief stole and then crashed two minutes later - while she was inside a Magnolia liquor store just before midnight Saturday - has not been charged, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Monday. "No charges have been filed against her at this time, but we are continuing the investigation," Andy McNeil said. Authorities are withholding the identify of the 32-year-old Lawnside woman, to whom the 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were returned after they were treated for minor injuries at Cooper University Hospital, he said.
December 15, 2015 |
A Gloucester County man was charged with kidnapping for stealing an SUV - in which two children were left alone as backseat passengers - from the parking lot of a Camden County liquor store about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police said. Christopher Dumas, 38, of Paulsboro, was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and theft. Magnolia police say he crashed the stolen Trailblazer into another vehicle during his getaway, causing it to flip over. The children, an 8-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl from Lawnside, suffered minor scrapes and were treated and released from Cooper University Hospital in Camden, police said.
November 16, 2015 |
2015 BMW X6M: The M is for mmm-mmm. Price: $115,150 as tested. The test model started at a far more modest $102,100, but a few add-ons broke the bank - including $1,900 for the Driver Assistance Plus package. More options are detailed below. Marketer's pitch: "Meet the new extravagance. " That's what the company declares for those looking at El Cheapo X6 sports activity coupé, which costs mere pocket change at $59,800. I'm sure a quick sweep of the couch cushions will uncover that, plus enough for a few options.
November 11, 2015 |
THE LAST TIME Taylor saw her big brother, he was being his usual goofy self. Shakoor Arline had dropped the 17-year-old off outside her high school in Montgomery County, and she ran to get inside, darting up the steps. But as she neared the door, Shakoor called out: "You're not going to give me a hug?" So Taylor ran back to the car to oblige her older brother, her protector, who left her with one final message: "Good luck on your test today. I love you. " Carla, their aunt, choked back tears last night as she recounted the exchange, the last between the siblings.