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Alpine SPR-68

Type-R 6"x8" 2-way car speakers — fits 5"x7" and 6"x8" openings

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Exceptional performance, even at high volume

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Like it loud? Alpine designed their Type-R speakers for people who like to turn it up. They'll deliver big, dynamic sound with plenty of bass, and they'll handle lots of volume. They'll work great with your car stereo, but they really come into their own when you power them with an outboard amp.

Fine-tuned for clarity and balance

The Type-R SPR-68 6"x8" speakers feature multi-layer hybrid fiber woofers that deliver really strong bass response. Alpine's adapted the specially ridged surround, originally developed for their subs, to these speakers, so you get consistent, extended cone movement that pushes a lot of air. The silk tweeters use a superior ring-dome design to produce smooth highs that bring out your music's detail and depth with no shrillness, plus they swivel to focus the sound better for your seating position.

Smaller, stronger neodymium magnets

Alpine uses powerful neodymium magnets which are much smaller than traditional magnets, so the SPR-68's high-density polymer frames will fit into more places than most 6"x8" speakers. Type-R speakers have earned their reputation in the past as the masters of "crank it to the max," but Alpine has really kicked the performance factor of the latest models up a notch or two.

Priced per pair

Product Highlights:

  • 5"x7"/6"x8" 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • multi-layer hybrid fiber woofer with Santoprene® rubber surround
  • 1" swiveling silk dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 63-29,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-1/2"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way Speakers
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty information
  • Important Notice sheet
  • Template and specs on box

Awesome sounding speakers. Fit right in to my 2011 Mazda 6. Sounding much better than the factory, especially when I upgraded my radio too.

Andrew, Alpharetta, GA


Alpine SPR-68 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(40 Reviews)

Great sound

Anonymous from South East, MI on 7/7/2017

2008 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speaker and great clarity and sound stage, takes me back to the days i was into car audio big. I do believe these will really shine when i get a amp but do a great job with just the power from my Alpine head unit. They are in a 08 f150 super crew front and rear. I am still doing some fine adjustments with the eq it is making a big diference.

Pros: Great sound and clairity, easy install in f150, adjustable tweeter, power handleing.

Cons: Nothing as of now.

Clearest sounding speakers on the market

Anonymous from Houston, TX on 7/6/2017

2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quality sound in the speakers, clear and crisp at high frequencies. A little pricey but very worth the money especially with a new amplifier. Easy install, only had to look up a YouTube video on how to take the door panel off my f-250. Highly recommend doing a quality job in breaking the speakers in because they only sound better at higher volumes.



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Andrew from Alpharetta, GA on 6/24/2017

2011 Mazda 6
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Awesome sounding speakers. Fit right in to my 2011 Mazda 6. Sounding much better than the factory, especially when I upgraded my radio too.

Pros: Fit wonderfully, easy installation, great sound quality

Cons: N/A

Great product

Scott from Carver, MA on 5/8/2017

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very pleased with the purchase of my spr-68. I had to modify the rear door mount slightly but these speakers are extremely loud with minimal gain on my alpine head unit power pack turned up. Not as much bass as i would like to have but im still breaking them in before i start turning everything up. I would highly recommend these speakers.

Pros: Clean crisp sound


Amazing upgrade!!!

Micheal from La Porte, TX on 4/17/2017

2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

These speakers were an upgrade from my 2002 Ford Explorer sport trac and all I can say is wow!!! The only problem was there was no instructions on how to move the tweeters but no issue I pulled the door panel off and figured out how to move them all you have to do is push gently on the top of the tweeter and move to the desired position.

Pros: Amazing bass and crystal clear highs. And it's Alpine lol

Cons: No instructions on the tweeter movement. But no big deal easy fix.

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Gregory from Fort Washington Md on 4/11/2017

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The best speakers I have ever had

Pros: The best

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Chattanooga, TN on 3/19/2017

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Awesome, now I need door speakers to go with them



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Anonymous from Leesburg FL on 3/19/2017

2003 Ford Mustang
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Less than a year ago I had purchased some kickers for my mustang. They blew out completely in no time. So I got these. They are amazing. I have them paired with a INEW-957HD head unit and a PDX-V9 amp. With the type r 10" slim sub. All I can say is wow!!!!



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Anonymous from Middletown, DE on 12/31/2016

2011 Ford Escape
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Top notch. Awesome replacement and serious upgrade to my factory speakers.



Great sounding speaker

Rick from Brighton, MI on 7/7/2016

2007 Ford F-150
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Great bass and treble. One of the best speaker options if you don't want to go to component speakers. I'm running 75w rms through them and they sound fantastic. I have them in the front and rear of my F-150.

Pros: Can handle a lot of power for a smaller speaker.

Cons: None

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GSSjr from Livonia, MI on 6/26/2016

2001 Lincoln LS
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These speakers sound crystal clear with my new pioneer head unit. Thank-you.

Pros: great sound .

Cons: none


C from lincolnton, NC on 2/24/2016

Running off a head unit at 22w rms and excellent mids and highs, don't go low. Sound is very clear and crisp

Pros: Mids and highs, clear

Cons: No lows

Quality, excellent sound

Creedman from tampa, FL on 2/14/2016

2011 Ford Mustang
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Excellent speakers, high quality materials. Sound reproduction is spot on.

Pros: Crystal clear, tight mid bass and descent lows.

Cons: A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

The best sound ever

Rolex from Dallas Tx on 1/31/2016

2000 Ford F-350
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This speakers are worth the money they have a beautiful sound easy to install and lots of power I will buy it again if I needed

Pros: Nice looking very good sound

Cons: None

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Marcos from Eagle Pass, TX on 8/19/2015

2002 Ford Explorer
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Was amazed how clear they sound a 100% difference from the stock speakers. Installation was a breeze, having everything you need makes it that much easier.


Cons: None

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Mike from roseville, MI on 6/20/2015

Excellent quality once agagain from alpine. Smooth as silk clarity is phenomenal.

Pros: Exceptional quality


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Dan from South Dakota on 3/21/2015

2013 Ford F-150 XLT
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100% improvement over factory speakers

Pros: Excellent directions for easy installation. First Alpine product I've purchased--very pleased--a quality product.

Cons: none


Patrick W from Secane, PA on 3/17/2015

2014 Ford Taurus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The best speakers bar none.

Pros: Clear, loud, powerful.

Cons: None

Very Nice Mids

AudioPhilo from Oregon on 3/15/2015

One of the factory mids in my 04 Explorer (Eddie Bauer) went out, so I figured I would replace all 4 door speakers the same day. I initially bought 4 Fosgate T-1682's, installed the front set no problem (Crutchfield says they won't fit up front but they did fit in my rig). However the Fosgates will not fit in the rear doors, so I returned one set and got a pair of Alpine SPR-68's for the rear. The head unit is an Alpine CDA-117, and it will run these OK at 18w RMS, however with an Alpine SWR-12D4 running off a 500w mono-block in the rear it became obvious real quick that these were going to need more juice to keep up. So I went back to the stereo store and picked up an Alpine PDR-V75 amplifier (they didn't carry the 4 channel PDR-F50). A few hours later I had it all installed and, wow these puppies came ALIVE! Took ~20 minutes to get everything dialed in just right, but once done it sounds amazing. My system used to have a dead spot between about 90-180Hz, not anymore. These mids put out clean, LOUD audio when supplied with the proper power. With the mid amp gain set at half way it gets uncomfortably loud way before it distorts. These do not pump lower tones as well as the Fosgates, but they do a really nice job for where they need to fit (head unit is set for 80Hz cutoff to the mids). Have tested with Bass305, Rammstein, Enya, new popular music everything sounds awesome!

Pros: Fits in tight spaces and sounds good. Purely awesome audio at anything above ~ 140Hz.

Cons: Little weak between ~ 80 to 120Hz. Spendy.

great buy

Robert H from maryland on 3/10/2015

2014 Ford F-150 STX
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These were my 2nd aftermarket speaker i installed in my 14' f150 and compared to the stock and the kickers i had in there the are in my opinion one of the best speakers all around with out goin true compatition. Highly recommended

Pros: Easy installation, great sound.

Cons: None

Much Better

Alex E. from Stuttgart, Germany on 2/22/2015

2006 Lincoln LS
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I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for. There are better speakers out there, but for this price range I am very happy with them. Upgraded my 2006 Lincoln LS door speakers to these from stock. Difference is night and day. Almost sounds like I have a sub at times. I run them with a Pioneer 7000 NEX. Planning on adding a sub and amps later. As for the construction of the speakers they are definitely good quality.

Pros: Good looking and sounding speakers for a decent price, especially with the current deal.

Cons: Component speakers are better

Very Nice!

Karl S from West Bend, Wisconsin on 1/27/2015

2002 Ford Explorer
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I wouldn't call myself an audiophile, but I enjoy good music. These speakers sound great and handle all the power/volume my ears can take! Installation was very easy in the rear doors of my SUV.

Pros: Great fidelity, great power handling, easy install

Cons: No cons.

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M Byrd from Anchorage, AK on 1/24/2015

2006 Ford F-350
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Great sounding speakers. I own a 2006 Ford F-350 and these speakers fit in the front and rear of my truck. Even though Crutchfield says they only fit in the rear locations.

Pros: Speakers sound great with my Alpine digital media head unit and Alpine power pack.

Cons: No cons. Awesome speakers.

Great speakers

Kevin from Chicago, il on 10/11/2014

2011 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers sound amazing! They are very powerful and such a crisp sound. They are very loud but they don't seems to to pick up the lower frequency for very low bass as well.

Pros: Great quality, very loud, high efficiency

Cons: Doesn't pick up very low bass

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Anonymous from Waynesboro, Va on 8/8/2014

Really crisp and clear!



Clean and clear at all volume levels

dnut from Ann Arbor, MI on 6/14/2014

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In the end, I went with these for the front door on the new 2014 Mustang instead of component speakers because I did not feel like the extra step of making holes for the tweeter mounts on an already complex install - I put in a whole new audio system along with these speakers. So far, I am not disappointed - these give clear, clean sound no matter what I throw at them - Metal, pop, symphonic metal or opera style vocals. I matched them with an Alpine PDX-V9 - it is a good match for power and quality.

Pros: - Clean, clear sound at all levels. - Highs are awesome - not sorry I skipped the component system.

Cons: - There was an extra screw tab that had to be cut off to fit in the Ford OEM enclosure in the door. No problem, other than I felt I was keeping them even before I heard them after going "snip"!

Great sound quality

JT from Kansas on 4/4/2014

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
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Good sound quality feels like your in a wall of sound with very little gain in the volume control in my Ford F150 super crew stock head unit, very simple straight forward install. Find myself being able to pick out individual instruments due to clarity. Only compliant twice now after being installed for a few weeks the driver side speaker cut out. It came on a few minutes later but I have no idea why it happened. All connections are tight. Pervious speakers did not have same issue.

Pros: Great sound quality

Cons: Long term reliability unknown

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captrivers from Louisiana on 3/6/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are a great upgrade from the stock speakers. Exact fit and easy to install with the supplied crossover wires.

Pros: Sound great.



gsxr from 15668 on 3/5/2014

Great sound not anuff bass

Pros: Great highs and mids

Cons: No bass

Nice speakers

Morris from Liberty, KY on 1/16/2014

2007 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought two sets of these for my 2007 Ford F150 Super Crew. These fit the front and rear doors, but you will have to modify the front set to get them into their enclosure. The two tabs will have to be cut off of each speaker before they will fit. It's not necessary to do this to the rear set, as they are mounted flush. The harnesses that Crutchfield sends with these are a little tricky to connect and will push out the wires if you are not careful. I bent the pins in a little after pushing them out of the bottom twice and they connected properly after that. They are a big improvement over the stock speakers and the music comes out crisp and clear. Very happy with these speakers so far.

Pros: Build quality, sound clarity.

Cons: Unexpected modification.

Thumbs Up!!!!!!

PaulS from Semmes, Al on 1/3/2014

2005 Ford F-150
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Great sound for the money....much better than the Boston Acoustics I bought several years ago. Overall very pleased. Thanks Crutchfield for the easy DIY install.. Had no problems.... Highly recommend buying anything from Crutchfield over Bestbuy any day! Much better customer service! Kudos to Crutchfield!

Pros: Best service hands down!

Cons: None

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klus from tamaqua pa on 12/17/2013

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great sound

Pros: none

Cons: none

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Rob from Rio Rancho NM on 8/7/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wow what a difference. Installed into a 2013 F-150 in the front and 5 1/4's in the back with a 4/300 Rockford amp and stock deck. The type R's are amazing. Dollar for dollar best speakers on the market 4 sure. If u want added bass then drop in a type R 10" woofer all u need is 1 of these bad boys with the right amp and the Pro's at Crutchfied make it simple, including hardware for no cost w/ purchase. Thanks again Crutchfied.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Great in 2006 Ford Freestar

DavidF from MD on 3/21/2013

2006 Ford Freestar

Great sound for just popping in to existing 6x8 factory speaker mounts in front doors, rear panels. Sometimes the mid-range vocals sound a bit boomy, probably due to the lack of a decent enclosure. Powering these via a 4-way Alpine MRX-F65 (4x110WRMS D amp) under the front seat and StreetWires ZeroNoise 5 ZN5K-04 speaker wires and a 4AWG power cable kit. Using new head unit Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS (6x 4V RCA). The wires are probably a bit of overkill for 100Wx4, but this way I ensure they are not a weak link. Got this as a combined Christmas 2012 gift; headed for a combined spring birthday gift of a Kicker PES10C sealed/powered sub. Will be able to unplug/remove the sub whenever I need the space or don't want to have it in the car; the system will still sound good without it. Not sure I found it documented anywhere, but the tweeter angle can be adjusted a bit on these. Crutchfield "fits with alteration" flag on these for this car, but I needed no mods, unless you count needing to use the free Crutchfield-supplied wire harness/adapter (I connected directly from amp to speaker with heavy wire & spades).

Pros: Good quality speakers, tweeters can be directed, good power handling for 6x8, good flat freqency range.

Cons: Pricey

Fantastic speakers!

Dave A from Zion Grove, PA on 9/16/2012

2007 Ford Edge
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Was looking for a new set of speakers to replace the originals in my Edge, as the sound quality was quite poor. I decided on the SR68 as the specs sounded good and the price was reasonable. The sound difference is unbelievable! These speakers are simply awesome. My music has come alive and I've got the stereo on every time I'm in the car now. Installation was a snap, they fit perfectly into the stock mounting holes. Crutchfield included everything I needed to install them, and the instructions were simple step by step, and very easy to follow.

Pros: Ease of installation, sound quality, good price

Cons: none at this time

They're okay

DRobinson784 from Wells, Me on 8/9/2012

Installed 4 of these in my 2012 F150 Super Cab amped with the rockford fosgate pbr300x4, pushes 84 watts per speaker. I had 6x9's years ago in a car and loved them, thought 6x8's couldnt be much different...These dont have near the bass as the 6x9's did. People thought I had a sub with the 6x9's. These sound a step above the stock but still lack even decent bass response. My wifes maxima has the bose system, id be happy with the sound of that, but you wont get it with these. Def going to add a small sub under the rear seat to pick up the slack. Dont get me wrong these sound very clear, but for me adding a small sub would have done the trick.

Pros: Good clear sound

Cons: lack bass, pricey


Tim from MA on 5/13/2012

2005 Ford F-150
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Paired these with the Alpine PDX-F4, what a great combo. So much louder and clearer than factory speakers. I left the factory sub in but what a difference in bass. These will be recommended to anyone I know looking for speakers.

Pros: Slim design, perfect fit, and killer sound.



Vdog from Eaglerock on 2/11/2012

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything they claimed to be. The louder they got the better they sounded. only problem is now I need an amp.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing


ewm234 from Richland, WA on 8/1/2011

These speakers are the best! they are comparable to Bose and at a budget friendly price. the crisp, clean sound they produce I didn't know what i was missing. The best thing is they mount shallower than the stock Ford speakers!



Fit front doors no problem

Bsquared from Pueblo CO on 7/16/2011

These fit in the front door of my 2004 F250 Crewcab with no modification. (website said rear only) Sound great. Can't wait to amp them.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size 6X8
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Multi-Layer Hybrid Fiber
Woofer Surround Santoprene Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 89
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 63 - 29k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

Product Research


Woofers: The Alpine Type-R series coaxial speakers feature multi-layered hybrid fiber woofer cones. For durability and superior linearity, the woofers use rubber surrounds.

HAMR Surround: Type-R speakers use Alpine's multi roll HAMR surround (patent pending), a technology developed for Alpine subwoofers that maintains control and stability at higher volume levels. HAMR surround combines increased cone area and long linear cone excursion for deep, powerful bass response.

Swiveling Tweeters: The speakers are equipped with 1" (25mm) silk dome tweeters. Alpine's EQ Ring improves the tweeter's dispersion characteristics, providing excellent off-axis response. You can also tilt the tweeters up to 15° to focus the sound where it should be, not pointed at your feet.

Neodymium Magnet: The new smaller neodymium magnet on the Type-R series allows the speaker dimensions to be smaller, making them easier to install in a wide variety of vehicles. They are also lighter than designs using standard magnet technology.

HD Polymer Frame: The new Type-R speakers use a revolutionary HD Polymer frame, making the speaker stronger, lighter, and easier to install.

Mounting: The SPR-68 speakers fit both 6x8 and 5x7 applications. Please confirm fit using the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector.

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5 questions already asked

This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what fits and what you will need for an installation. [ Kenny  Apr 01, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes, and they will sound great. I have 4 of them running on an Alpine pdr-f50 getting 90 watts a piece and these speakers sound AMAZING !! If you decide later on to put some real wattage to them they will not disappoint. [ Scott  Nov 28, 2016 ]
I believe it would if you match the impedance from your amp to these speakers. Is that 17W per channel? [ Skylar  Nov 22, 2016 ]
Hi I am running 4 of these off my Pioneer FH-X830BHS CD Receiver in a 2001 Lincoln LS and they sound great. [ Gene  Nov 22, 2016 ]
Yes they work but I recommend this with amplifier to get the real sound [ ROLANDO  Nov 22, 2016 ]
Thanks for answering every one [ Ryan  Jun 25, 2016 ]
I replaced my stock 2006 F150 with these. Much, much better quality than stock. Bass?, if you want bass, then add a sub. These don't bump the truck, but the bump way better than the stock one. [ Michael  Jun 24, 2016 ]
I find the bass to be good on these speakers -and definitely better than stock (2002 Explorer with factory sub-woofer) [ KARL T  Jun 23, 2016 ]
MUCH better than OEM speakers. No comparison. For real bass, a subwoofer is the solution - but for plenty loud, full frequency range and response I've been more than happy with the four speakers I put into my '95 T-bird. [ Jon  Jun 23, 2016 ]
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Mar 01, 2016 ]  Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Mar 30, 2015 ]  Staff