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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...