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  • Barack Obama Aims To Drive Gas Guzzlers Off The Road With Greener Laws

    04/03/2010 12:45:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies · 1,319+ views
    London Times ^ | April 03nd 2010 | Giles Whittell
    April 3, 2010 Barack Obama Aims To Drive Gas Guzzlers Off The Road With Greener Laws Giles Whittell, Washington For decades they have thundered along America’s highways and choked up parking lots, a symbol of extravagance unchallenged by politicians, emissions standards or common sense. They are the four-wheel-drive behemoths known to the US Government as “light trucks” and to consumers as SUVs (sport utility vehicles) — but their easy ride as the world’s most conspicuous mobile polluters ended this week. In a coup that achieves something President Clinton promised but never delivered, President Obama has forced the big three US...
  • Chevrolet celebrates Suburban's 75th Anniversary with Diamond Edition

    03/01/2010 3:42:15 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 37 replies · 1,053+ views
    autoblog.com ^ | Michael Harley
    It's a big name for a big truck... deservedly celebrating its impressive lineage. Chevrolet rolled out the 2010 Suburban 75th Anniversary Diamond Edition model at the Chicago Auto Show specially commemorating 75 years of family hauling (making it the longest running nameplate in the industry). The decked-out SUV, limited to just 2,570 units (apparently, GM is limited by the amount of White Diamond paint it can procure), is identified by its White Diamond Tricoat exterior paint and Cashmere interior.
  • GM to wind down Hummer after China sale fails

    02/24/2010 2:12:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 783+ views
    GM to wind down Hummer after China sale fails Photo 4:55pm EST DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co will wind down its Hummer SUV line after failing to complete a deal to sell the brand to China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery, the automaker said on Wednesday. GM had been trying to complete the deal by the end of February after reaching a definitive agreement last year to sell Hummer to Tengzhong, a little-known heavy machinery company based in Sichuan province. But the two companies failed to win approval for the deal from Chinese regulators within the proposed time frame,...
  • Cop Who Shot at SUV Returns to Work (you or I would be in prison)

    02/18/2010 4:35:57 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 80 replies · 1,930+ views
    .nbcmiami.com ^ | 2/18/2010 | Staff
    Eight days after Barbara Henry's SUV was shot at by a Plantation police officer, it was on its way to a repair shop on the back of a flatbed tow truck, it's driver's side window shattered by the cop's bullet. "They're supposed to serve and protect, but this one tried to kill me, " Henry said, still visibly shaken by the incident. "I'm still a wreck, physically, mentally, and emotionally, I'm a wreck, just a wreck." On the night of February 8th, Plantation Police officer Miguel Lopez was assisting Sunrise Police in their search for an armed robber. Lopez reportedly...
  • Super-Sized Mini Cooper SUV Unveiled (Video/Pics) See...

    01/21/2010 8:39:18 AM PST · by wrrock · 8 replies · 1,245+ views
    Car Dealer Review ^ | 1/21/2010 | Car Dealer Review
    * The MINI Countryman will be Mini’s biggest model while retaining the brand’s personality. * The Mini Cooper has been a hit for parent company BMW, but there are still a lot of potential customers out there who can’t quite fit their families into a tiny subcompact. * A small SUV almost 16 inches longer than the Mini Cooper. *The brand’s first four-door model, it will go on sale in the U.S. early next year.
  • Calif. man shoots his way out of sinking SUV

    01/18/2010 12:45:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,101+ views
    breitbart ^ | 1/18/10 | ap
    ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A driver whose SUV plunged into a Northern California creek after he was startled by his hands-free cell phone device escaped the sinking vehicle by blasting out the window with a handgun. The 28-year-old man, whose name wasn't immediately available, is an armed security guard at Thunder Valley Casino, north of Sacramento. He sustained minor injuries in Sunday's accident.
  • GMC Unveils Urban Truck Concept in Detroit [w/ pic. Econopod posing as truck.]

    01/11/2010 8:40:14 PM PST · by matt1234 · 50 replies · 2,178+ views
    ABC ^ | January 11, 2010 | Unknown
    If its new concept truck is any indication, General Motors Co. may enter the hip urban mini-truck fray against the Kia Soul and Nissan Cube. GM's GMC brand unveiled the short, wide Granite at the Detroit auto show Monday. It's a cross between a panel truck and a minivan. GM says it's loaded with electronics and features that appeal to young professionals. The Granite's sides open like French doors, and its rear seats flip or fold to the side, creating enough space for a mountain bike, even with the tailgate closed. If GM decides to build the Granite, it would...
  • Couple Stuck in Oregon Snow for 3 Days After GPS Leads Them Astray

    12/28/2009 12:21:51 PM PST · by msrngtp2002 · 60 replies · 2,243+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 12/28/09 | Associated Press
    KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Nevada couple letting their SUV's navigation system guide them through the high desert of Eastern Oregon got stuck in snow for three days when the GPS unit sent them down a remote forest road.
  • Tom Brokaw Involved in Multi-Car Accident that Leaves 28 Year-Old Woman Dead - Video 12/4/09

    12/04/2009 4:29:13 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 3,153+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 4, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video from the local Fox affiliate in New York reporting on a multi-car accident involving former NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw and his wife. The Brokaws were unhurt, but a 28 year-old woman was thrown from an SUV as a result of the accident and died. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Statement from Tom Brokaw on fatal accident

    12/04/2009 2:41:38 PM PST · by Gun142 · 50 replies · 3,546+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec 4, 2009 | MSNBC News
    NBC News updated 10 minutes ago Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw issued the following statement Friday after his car collided with a sport utility vehicle in New York. The driver of the second vehicle was killed: Tom and Meredith Brokaw, at around 1 p.m. today, were in a three vehicle accident on the Bruckner Expressway. The Brokaws were in the far left lane when they noticed a spool of cable bouncing along the far right lane. Just then, a green SUV in the right lane came up fast and tried to avoid the cable. The driver lost control of...
  • BREAKING: SUV Runs Into Indianapolis Day Care Center

    12/03/2009 10:09:55 AM PST · by JennysCool · 31 replies · 1,193+ views
    ABC / AP ^ | 12/03/09 | AP
    Officials say a sport utility vehicle that may have been involved in a police chase has crashed into an Indianapolis day care center. It's unclear whether any children were injured. According to television reports, multiple ambulances were called to the scene of Stepping Stones Child Care on the city's north side around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police Sgt. Matthew Mount says it appears that the SUV was involved in an armed robbery and was part of a police chase before crashing into the day care center.
  • Shutdown Nearing For General Motors Spring Hill (Tennessee) Plant

    11/11/2009 9:13:36 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 21 replies · 932+ views
    Nashville Channel 5 ^ | 11/11/2009 | Nashville News Ch. 5
    SPRING HILL, Tenn. - General Motors will shut down its' production of the Chevy Traverse at the Spring Hill plant on Wednesday, November 24; the day before Thanksgiving.About 1,000 of the remaining 1,800 GM workers will lose their job. "A lot of them was hoping that they was going to get their time out, you know, here and be able to retire and it hasn't happened," said Spring Hill barber Diane Colley. Colley said some of her clients have chosen the option to transfer to another GM plant. "They really didn't want to leave it, but they've got to work,"...
  • (DC)Mayor uses federal SUVs for recreational purposes

    11/10/2009 8:10:03 PM PST · by greatdefender · 12 replies · 540+ views
    WTOP.com ^ | Nov 10th, 2009 | Mark Segraves
    WASHINGTON - D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty's use of government resources to facilitate his recreational activities isn't limited to a police escort while he trains with his bike team. The mayor has used a federal Homeland Security vehicle to transport himself and his bike to at least 14 races in the past two years. The District's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency has two large SUVs, which are detailed to the city from the U.S. Government Services Administration. According to records obtained by WTOP through the Freedom of Information Act, the mayor's Executive Protection Unit has signed out one or both...
  • `You hit a what?' SUV nearly slams into elephant (Should the SUV keep GOP tusk prize?)

    11/05/2009 8:48:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 588+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/06/09 | SEAN MURPHY
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY – It's not unusual to see a deer or a cow crossing Oklahoma's rural highways. But an elephant? A couple driving home from church nearly slammed into a giant pachyderm that had escaped from a nearby circus late Wednesday.</p>
  • Dog's eco-footprint a Hummer, study says (Barf Alert!...What then, eat your dog?)

    11/02/2009 2:33:46 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies · 393+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 11/02/09 | Mark Rahner
    Thanks for killing the planet, dog owners. Well, that's a rough paraphrase of a New Zealand study that claims a medium-size dog leaves a larger ecological footprint than an SUV. In "Time to Eat the Dog? The Real Guide to Sustainable Living," authors Robert and Brenda Vale argue that resources required to feed a dog — including the amount of land needed to feed the animals that go into its food — give it about twice the eco-footprint of, say, building and fueling a Toyota Land Cruiser. Noting that a cat's pawprint was roughly equivalent to a Volkswagen Golf's, "New...
  • Carbon Pawprints (Save The Earth -Eat Your Pet)

    10/23/2009 4:42:51 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies · 2,753+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Ocyober 23, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Environmentalism: As polls show belief in global warming is dropping, a new study suggests that dogs and cats, like people, are a plague upon the earth. They say people should have edible pets. Here, kitty, kitty. A new Pew Research Center study conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 4 says the number of Americans who think there's solid evidence the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades has plummeted from 71% in April 2008 to 57% today. Over the same period, there's been a comparable decline in the proportion of Americans who say global temperatures are rising...
  • Grapevine Police Stop SUV Clocked at 150 mph (2008 Buick Enclave)

    10/23/2009 11:40:40 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 163 replies · 3,649+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | 10/23/2009 | Star Telegram
    Speeds of 150 mph were clocked early Friday by Grapevine police as they tried to stop a sports utility vehicle on Texas 114, according to reports. The driver of the 2008 Buick Enclave, Ismael Esparza, 37, of Southlake, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, said Lt. Todd Dearing, spokesman for Grapevine police. An officer was sent at 2:18 a.m. to check on a report of an intoxicated driver on Texas 121, north of DFW Airport, Dearing said. It was unclear if the Enclave was the same vehicle, but it passed the officer's patrol car at a very high speed,...
  • Stop thief: California carjacking suspect nabbed after GM's OnStar halts fleeing SUV

    10/21/2009 7:38:25 PM PDT · by Gondring · 39 replies · 2,051+ views
    AP via Fox13now ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer
    <p>When two Visalia, Calif., police officers swung their cruisers behind a sport utility vehicle that had been carjacked at gunpoint early Sunday, they prepared for a dangerous high-speed chase.</p> <p>The 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe roared away with officers in pursuit, but shortly after the suspect made a right turn, operators at General Motors Co.'s OnStar service sent a command that electronically disabled the gas pedal and the SUV gradually came to a halt.</p>
  • Iconic Hummer brand sold to Chinese manufacturer

    10/09/2009 6:31:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies · 2,183+ views
    yahio ap ^ | 8:30 pm EDT, Friday October 9, 2009 | Tom Krisher
    Hummer, the off-road vehicle that once epitomized America's love for hulking trucks, is now in the hands of a Chinese heavy equipment maker. General Motors Co. and Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Corp. finally signed the much-anticipated deal for GM to sell the brand on Friday. Tengzhong will get an 80 percent stake in the company, while Hong Kong investor Suolang Duoji, who indirectly owns a big stake in Tengzhong through an investment company, will get 20 percent. The investors will also get Hummer's nationwide dealer network. Financial terms were not disclosed, although a person briefed on the deal said...
  • Couple shocked to find their ‘clunker’ is for sale

    09/21/2009 6:24:52 PM PDT · by South40 · 65 replies · 3,271+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | September 21, 2009 | Teri Sforza
    The sapphire blue 2001 Nissan X-Terra was still in pretty fine shape - but, getting only 17 miles or so a gallon, it had “Cash for Clunkers“ written all over it. So in August, Dan Hoang and girlfriend Tara Bui gathered up all the paperwork required by “Cash for Clunkers” - registration, title, proof of insurance - and went to Volkswagen of Garden Grove to ditch the gas guzzler and replace it with a more environmentally friendly VW Jetta. They wanted the clean diesel Jetta - which would have qualified for the maximum $4,500 credit - but alas, the dealer...
  • Big-car dealer vandalized, FBI stepping in (OR)

    09/14/2009 5:51:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies · 2,101+ views
    KATU News ^ | September 14, 2009 | Jeff Jaeger
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Vandals in Portland targeted some pretty pricey cars over night, throwing acid or paint stripper all over them. No one has claimed responsibility, and there's no telling just how many people were involved. The damage to as many as 15 cars is expensive. Here's one, a Hummer from the besieged Vic Alfonso Cadillac Dealership in Northeast Portland. You can see a number of spots where the paint is now peeling off the car. A sociology professor at Portland State University said there are plenty of reasons that could have motivated the vandals to do all of...
  • Child Driver Caught Driving SUV He Took While on Bathroom Break at School

    09/11/2009 7:22:13 AM PDT · by wrrock · 6 replies · 286+ views
    Car Dealer Reviews ^ | 9/11/2009 | Car Dealer Reviews
    An 8-year-old Texas boy—in a sling—asked to use the bathroom at school, slipped out a door and drove away in an SUV parked in the schools parking lot with the keys still in the ignition. The boy proceeded to a gas station, where customers called the police. The 8-year-old will not be charged with a crime. However, some parents are raising questions about how the boy was able to slip out of the school. Watch video: http://www.cardealerreviews.org/?p=118384
  • The future of car buying: Don't supersize me

    09/10/2009 12:39:45 PM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 38 replies · 1,700+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 09-10-09 | Tom Krisher,
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Big cars and trucks are out. Smaller ones that offer more for your dollar are in. And many drivers will hang onto the new cars they buy longer. We've seen some of this before -- in the 1970s. But there's reason to believe that this time, American car-buying habits have changed forever. Scarred by the worst financial crisis since the 1930s and still leery of high gas prices, people are walking into showrooms intent on spending less. The trend is strongest among baby boomers, who are 44 to 63 years old and make up a...
  • Cops: Drunk driver goes flying, crashes into Long Island house's second floor

    09/07/2009 6:58:35 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 24 replies · 2,044+ views
    Like a scene out of the "Dukes of Hazzard," a driver launched his SUV from the road into the second-floor of a Long Island home early Saturday. "All hell broke loose," said homeowner John Sarli, 58, who was sleeping at the far end of his E. Moriches house when the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed through the front. "I was kind of in shock." Suffolk County cops said Adam Clark, 20, was driving drunk when he hit a dirt berm 20 feet off E. Moriches Blvd. about 12:20 a.m. The Jeep flew 65 feet into the grand foyer of Sarli's...
  • Megyn Kelly Shows Video of Cyclist Miraculously OK After Being Hit by SUV that Ran a Red-Light

    09/02/2009 10:25:23 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 1,054+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a cyclist being hit by an SUV in Wisconsin that ran a red-light. The SUV was driven by a Wisconsin state lawmaker. Miraculously, the cyclist was not seriously injured. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Video Shows Lawmaker Hitting Cyclist (Democrat)

    09/02/2009 8:52:45 AM PDT · by OneVike · 25 replies · 1,696+ views
    AP ^ | 9/2/09 | Unknown
    Video taken from inside a city bus shows a Wisconsin state lawmaker running a red light and smashing into a bicyclist. Rep. Fred Clark, a Democrat, was ticketed by Madison police for running a red light on Aug. 18. The video was released this week by Madison Metro.
  • List: Top 10 Cheapest SUVs and Crossovers of 2009

    08/25/2009 8:53:28 PM PDT · by wrrock · 2 replies · 1,781+ views
    cars ^ | 8/25/2009 | cars
    Ranking is based on the base model MSRP. You should be able to negotiate a lower price for the base model. Also, remember if you add additional features, you’ll could pay more. Top 10: http://www.cardealerreviews.org/?p=116813
  • O-BAM-AHH! Energy Stix...LOL!

    08/22/2009 3:50:27 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 6 replies · 592+ views
    Internet ^ | 08/22/2009 | Internet
    For your amusement ... Would Bammy approve of the Hummer?
  • GM Cancels Buick SUV One Week After Announcing It

    08/19/2009 1:47:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies · 2,415+ views
    Bloomberg and Associated Press | August 19, 2009
    Can't post an excerpt due to copyright restrictions from Bloomberg, but the gist of the story is that Government Motors announced a new Buick SUV and then pulled it off the market within the week because, to quote a similar article from AP: "The Buick crossover we showed received consistent feedback from large parts of all the audiences that it didn't fit the premium characteristics that customers have come to expect from Buick," Stephens wrote. "We were all struck by the consistency of the criticism of the compact crossover." In other words, it was a dog. You can read...
  • List: SUVs Dominate the List of the 15 Safest Cars of 2009

    08/18/2009 7:38:02 AM PDT · by wrrock · 14 replies · 1,710+ views
    List: SUVs dominate the list of vehicles that topped the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration highest crash-test ratings. View the Rankings: http://www.cardealerreviews.org/?p=116407
  • Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game (Edmund's List differs substantially from Fed's)

    08/09/2009 8:13:26 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 33 replies · 1,191+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 8/9/09 | Mikey_1962
    Because of distorted sales figures, Ford's Escape cross-over SUV, not the Focus small car, tops the list for most popular 'clunker' buy. What are people trading their clunkers in for? It depends on who you ask. The government's results showed small cars as the top choice for shoppers looking for Cash for Clunker deals. But an independent analysis by Edmunds.com disputed those results, and showed that two full-size trucks and a small crossover SUV were actually among the top-ten buys. The discrepancy is a result of the methods used. Edmunds.com uses traditional sales measurements, tallying sales by make and model....
  • Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game (suprise Feds distort actual pruchases)

    08/07/2009 7:35:58 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 11 replies · 596+ views
    CNN Money ^ | Aug 7, 2009 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    ...an independent analysis by Edmunds.com disputed those results, and showed that two full-size trucks and a small crossover SUV were actually among the top-ten buys. The discrepancy is a result of the methods used. Edmunds.com uses traditional sales measurements, tallying sales by make and model. The government uses a more arcane measurement method that subdivides models according to engine and transmission types, counting them as separate models.
  • Calif. Man Pulls Girl From Burning SUV On Freeway

    07/23/2009 9:15:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,127+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 23rd 2009
    Calif. man pulls girl from burning SUV on freeway The Associated Press Jul. 23, 2009 LOS ANGELES -- The California Highway Patrol is calling a Southern California man a hero for rescuing a 3-year-old girl from a burning vehicle on a Los Angeles-area freeway. John McDonald of West Covina was driving on Interstate 10 in El Monte Wednesday when he saw an overturned sports utility vehicle engulfed in flames. Video footage shows him running to help as three people who escaped the burning SUV ran away. The CHP says the driver of the SUV shouted that her granddaughter was still...
  • Mayor restricts idling, but his SUVs do it, report finds

    07/22/2009 4:10:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 366+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2009
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has pushed an ambitious green agenda and cast himself as a national environmental leader, routinely runs afoul of his own anti-pollution policy by letting his official SUVs idle, sometimes for more than an hour. In spot checks over the past week, The Associated Press timed idling periods for the mayor's city-owned SUVs, which shuttle him around the city or trail him when he takes the subway. The parked vehicles idled at least eight times for periods of 10 minutes to over an hour. The mayor earlier this year strengthened the city's anti-idling law -- which allows...
  • NYC mayor restricts idling, but his SUVs do it (Hypocrite PING!)

    07/22/2009 8:11:50 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 14 replies · 433+ views
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | 22 July 2009 | SARA KUGLER
    NEW YORK – Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has pushed an ambitious green agenda and cast himself as a national environmental leader, routinely runs afoul of his own anti-pollution policy by letting his official SUVs idle, sometimes for more than an hour. In spot checks over the past week, The Associated Press timed idling periods for the mayor's city-owned SUVs, which shuttle him around the city or trail him when he takes the subway. The parked vehicles idled at least eight times for periods of 10 minutes to over an hour. The mayor earlier this year strengthened the city's anti-idling law...
  • Rescuers save 3 people from burning SUV (Wisconsin)

    07/19/2009 10:49:13 PM PDT · by MediaMole · 3 replies · 462+ views
    JSonline ^ | July 19, 2009 | Ryan Haggerty
    A group of people including two off-duty firefighters and an off-duty police lieutenant rescued a woman and her two children from a burning SUV that crashed on Milwaukee's south side Sunday afternoon. Most of the rescue was filmed by a bystander. The video shows the 1992 Chevrolet Blazer on its left side near S. 22nd Place and W. Layton Ave., its back half engulfed in flames and black smoke. Two men eventually use metal pipes to break through the windshield, freeing the woman, who is a 32-year-old Tennessee resident, and her 2-year-old daughter.
  • The Cap-And-Trade Bill Is An Economic Disaster

    06/26/2009 9:07:27 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 21 replies · 1,255+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | June 26, 2009 | IBD Editorials
    Fiscal Policy: The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump.Not since a misguided piece of legislation imposed tariffs that turned a recession into a depression has there been a piece of legislation as bad as Waxman-Markey.The 1,000-plus-page American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) is being rushed to a vote by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before anyone can seriously object to this economic suicide pact.
  • Dealers facing tight supply of SUVs, trucks

    06/17/2009 4:27:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 734+ views
    Dallas Morn. News ^ | 6/17/09 | Terry Box
    If you've got your eye on a new SUV, don't blink. It might be gone. Even with the auto industry mired in depression – sales are down nationally 36.5 percent – big vehicles such as the Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe are in tight supply because of drastic production cuts that automakers imposed last year as sales began to plummet. Now, a year after $4-a-gallon gas nearly killed SUVs, some dealers in this market are selling them for window-sticker prices. Moreover, most late-model used pickups and SUVs have regained all of the thousands of dollars in trade-in value they lost...
  • AZ: 10 killed in SUV crash near Sonoita ( Suv with illegals )

    06/07/2009 8:49:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies · 1,245+ views
    KVOA ^ | June 7,2009 | AP
    Ten people "stacked like wood" in the back of a sports-utility vehicle were killed when the driver lost control on a remote southeastern Arizona highway, a spokeswoman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Sunday.DPS Officer Joy Craig said at least 27 men and women were in the vehicle traveling on State Route 82 about four miles east of Sonoita when the vehicle rolled for an unknown reason shortly before midnight Saturday.Most of the vehicle's passengers were ejected.Authorities said all the victims are believed to be illegal immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Equador and perhaps Mexico."There was no...
  • 10 People Killed in SUV Rollover in Arizona

    06/07/2009 5:29:58 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 53 replies · 2,380+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sunday, June 07, 2009 | Associated Press
    <p>SONOITA, Ariz. — Ten undocumented immigrants "stacked like wood" in the back of a sports utility vehicle crammed with at least 22 people were killed when the driver lost control and rolled over on a remote southern Arizona highway, authorities said Sunday.</p>
  • Obama's new rules will transform US auto fleet

    05/20/2009 7:32:53 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 92 replies · 2,165+ views
    apnews.myway.com ^ | May 20, 2009 | TOM KRISHER
    <p>DETROIT (AP) - Some soccer moms will have to give up hulking SUVs. Carpenters will still haul materials around in pickup trucks, but they will cost more. Nearly everybody else will drive smaller cars, and more of them will run on electricity. The higher mileage and emissions standards set by the Obama administration on Tuesday, which begin to take effect in 2012 and are to be achieved by 2016, will transform the American car and truck fleet.</p>
  • Girl, 17, run over by her own SUV during 'ghost ride' stunt

    05/09/2009 12:57:03 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 49 replies · 1,776+ views
    BRENTWOOD — A 17-year-old girl had to be airlifted to a local hospital Tuesday evening after she was run over by her own car while trying to "ghost ride," a car stunt popularized in the East Bay, police said. "Ghost riding" typically entails a car owner walking or dancing alongside or on top of a vehicle that is idling forward without a driver. The stunt has local origins, particularly in the Bay Area rap scene radiating from Oakland and Vallejo. The injured girl was "performing a horseplay maneuver" as her 1980s-model Chevrolet Blazer idled along about 6 p.m. near San...
  • Ford plant dumps SUVs, goes small

    05/06/2009 8:39:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies · 2,404+ views
    CNN.com ^ | May 6, 2009 | By Ben Rooney
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Ford Motor said Wednesday it will spend $550 million to convert a plant, which previously produced trucks and SUVs, into a "green" manufacturing complex building small fuel-efficient and electric cars. [snip] "We're changing from a company focused mainly on trucks and SUVs to a company with a balanced product lineup that includes even more high-quality, fuel-efficient small cars, hybrids and all-electric vehicles," said Mark Fields, Ford's president of The Americas, in a statement.
  • SUV's for conservatives

    05/03/2009 11:58:01 AM PDT · by mfnorman · 9 replies · 977+ views
    Introducing Subaru's new line of SUV's for conservatives.
  • ELECTRIC H3 HUMMER UNVEILED

    04/25/2009 1:36:34 PM PDT · by SouthernmostFreeper · 27 replies · 1,158+ views
    Raser Technologies ^ | Sunday, April 19, 2009 | Raser Tecnologies
    Read Full Article Here: http://www.rasertech.com/media/videos/the-electric-h3 Watch Video: http://www.rasertech.com/media/videos/electric-h3-hummer-unveiled Raser Technologies, Inc. unveiled a 100+ mpg Hummer H3 powered by Raser’s plug-in hybrid E-REV (Extended-Range Electric Vehicle) at the 2009 SAE International World Congress, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI. ...
  • The new GM will discontinue SUV's and focus on wind hybrids

    04/13/2009 11:08:03 AM PDT · by chordmaster · 53 replies · 2,066+ views
    DETROIT, MI - General Motors intends to create a new auto division as part of its plan to avoid Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to sources inside the company. The division will focus on the production of wind hybrids - a new, yet unproven technology that combines wind power, battery operated electrical motors and conventional gasoline engines. Executives believe the move will satisfy consumer demand for environmentally friendly cars and fulfill government requirements for continued public funding...
  • The SUV is dead — long live the SUV

    04/11/2009 9:39:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 56 replies · 4,578+ views
    MSNBC ^ | April 10, 2009 | Dan Carney
    SUVs, crossovers dominate at 2009 New York auto show ___ The smart set here in New York has long declared the SUV dead. That gas-guzzling, pollutant-spewing darling of suburban and rural America is a passé relic of a bygone era, according to the book editors, fashion photographers, literary critics, Broadway choreographers and other practitioners of the bedrock industries that built this country. They’d better stay away from the New York auto show this week because there they will see car manufacturers showing off their latest off-road contenders, and the majority of the new models unveiled at the show’s press preview...
  • Chrysler rolls out SUV after government scolding

    04/08/2009 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 75 replies · 2,193+ views
    Yahoo Finance News ^ | 04/08/09 | Dan Strumpf
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It sounds crazy: Just a week after the White House scolded Chrysler LLC for relying too much on gas guzzlers, the company is heading to a marquee auto show Wednesday to unveil a new SUV. Chrysler insists the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which clocks in at 20 mpg in its two-wheel-drive version and 19 in four-wheel-drive, is a crowd favorite and a crucial part of its lineup.
  • Family survives deer landing inside SUV (Not the SUV's fault)

    04/01/2009 2:58:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 671+ views
    Pocono Record ^ | 4/01/09
    Family survives deer landing inside SUVApril 01, 2009 COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) -- Five people riding in an SUV escaped with minor cuts and scratches after a deer hurtled through their windshield and landed in the vehicle's cargo area. Heather Sherman says she and her boyfriend, her two daughters and her mother were driving Saturday night on Route 32 in the town of Coeymans (KWEE'-mihnz) when an oncoming car hit the deer, sending it into their windshield. Sherman says she and her boyfriend were covered in blood after the impact. They pulled over, and when she went to the back of...
  • No More Hummer Nation

    04/01/2009 7:34:58 AM PDT · by steve-b · 60 replies · 1,461+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/31/09 | Maureen Dowd
    You know you're in trouble when Old Europe chastises you for being too socialist. But, hey, nobody's perfect — except maybe Michelle Obama, who landed in London with a huge Obama entourage, wearing a daffodil yellow dress and looking like a confident ray of U.S.A. sunshine. As President Obama renegotiates the terms of American leadership this week in Europe, those of us left at home struggle to get over our affluenza. That condition, the bane of the middle class, is defined in a book of the same name as "a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and...