October 4, 2000 |
The station wagon, a form of automotive life once thought to be heading for extinction, is staging a comeback these days with versions being offered in the U.S. by a diverse selection of car makers: from budget models by Daewoo and Suzuki to luxury and performance offerings by the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz. And though American shoppers still favor minivans and sport-utility vehicles when they fork over their down payments, the decisions may have more to do with perception than reality.
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.
May 4, 2011 |
Shane Mosley may be nearing the end of his long boxing career as he prepares to fight the dominant Manny Pacquiao on Saturday. At 39, a fighter isn't likely to win against a younger, faster foe, especially one who is considered the world's greatest pound-for-pound fighter. Yet Mosley has accomplished what those close to him say is something far more crucial in his development as a human being. He has come to terms with something that happened 23 years ago, offering perhaps the richest understanding yet of the drive that carried the Pomona fighter to world-title belts in three weight classes.
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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.