November 1, 2012 |
If anecdotal evidence gleaned from trips through L.A.'s moneyed coastal enclaves like Malibu, Pacific Palisades and Manhattan Beach is any indication, there's a new automotive trend for the outdoorsy yuppie. It's a station wagon. Too culturally sensitive to be caught in an SUV, yet ever mindful of the curbside erratum that is the minivan, those with an active lifestyle or projection thereof clearly seem to be finding solace in the 2013 Audi Allroad. The car is essentially a more rugged yet equally sophisticated cousin of the A4 station wagon (nee Avant)
March 13, 2014 |
Its resume reads like an overachieving supercar. A twin-turbocharged V-8 unleashes 577 horsepower to all four wheels, it takes 3.6 seconds to go from zero to 60 mph, the sticker price passes $100,000 even quicker than that, and it's a station wagon that seats five comfortably. Wait, what was that last part? Yes, for the few buyers who crave a vehicle that can haul the entire family to a night at the movies fast enough to earn them a night in jail instead, Mercedes-Benz would like to offer the E63 S AMG station wagon.
June 10, 1987 |
Six people were killed when their station wagon exploded in flames Tuesday after a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 10, authorities said. A preliminary investigation indicated that the station wagon hit the back of a small trailer being pulled by another vehicle, then veered into the path of a truck.
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December 23, 1985 |
The driver of a station wagon that struck and killed an Orange man was being sought by authorities Sunday. According to the California Highway Patrol, 50-year-old Thomas Mendoza Brito was hit about 10:50 p.m. Saturday as he attempted to run across the eastbound lanes of the Riverside Freeway, east of Imperial Highway. Brito was clipped by a car driven by Charles D. Miller, 46, of Perris and then struck by a white station wagon that did not stop, investigators said.
March 19, 1986 |
Two people injured in an automobile accident were listed in critical condition Tuesday. Seven people died in the Monday crash, which occured when a station wagon heading the wrong way on Interstate 40 collided with another car, police said.
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July 31, 1999 |
A Pacoima man was killed and his wife seriously injured Friday when their station wagon collided head-on with a pickup truck on Sheldon Street near Roscoe Boulevard, police said. Eloy Martinez, 55, was driving his station wagon south on Sheldon when a white pickup driven by Matthew Murray, 28, of Palmdale, crossed the double yellow line, said Officer Gerald Madera of the Los Angeles Police Department.
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September 22, 1989
Two of eight people suspected of being illegal aliens in a car being chased by the California Highway Patrol were thrown onto an Interstate 5 on-ramp and killed late Wednesday, authorities reported. Juan Manuel Cabrera, believed to be 25 and from Tijuana, died at 10:50 p.m. at UC San Diego Medical Center, Deputy Coroner Chuck Bolton said. The other victim, an unidentified man, died at 11:55 p.m. at Mercy Hospital, Bolton said.
February 1, 2014 |
The quest for the perfect car is forever frustrated by compromises. Shopping turns into an endless series of trade-offs: You can have a cushy ride or taut handling, but not both. Interior room or sleek styling. Horsepower or gas mileage. That makes the art of building cars a balancing act -- one that BMW pulls of better than most with the 328d xDrive Sports Wagon. This is a four-wheel-drive station wagon that drives like a sports car and gets 43 mpg on the highway. Yes, there's a catch -- the $49,275 sticker price on our test car. That suggests the 328d is more than $20,000 better than, say, a Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen diesel.