America gets the new-generation Volkswagen Golf for 2022. But only in two high-performance variants. The standard Golf, the TSI, will be available in Europe but won’t be coming here. Blame poor stateside sales of the TSI.

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Three months ago, I wrote about the planned Almond Avenue two-way cycle track – also known as a protected bike lane – with some skepticism and wondered if it was a recipe for disaster.

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For as long as there have been Miatas – 31 years now – people have wondered if there should be a dedicated Miata coupe to go with the convertible.

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For all the discussion about Tesla founder Elon Musk’s recent appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” I haven’t heard this possible theory: Elon needed a laugh.

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The Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering Californians the option to receive driver’s license renewal notices by email as part of its ongoing efforts to expand digital services and reduce its carbon footprint.

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Some people like to think journalists – automotive and otherwise – play favorites, excusing missteps in the people, policies or cars they love and savaging the ones they don’t.

Four or five years ago, I wrote about working on a 1972 Volkswagen air-cooled Beetle. When I sat in the car, the smell of fuel and the noise from the engine threw me back 20 years.

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Last month a customer brought in a 2013 Audi S7 with three problems: The automatic suspension system and automatic radar control headlights were not working properly, and he was also having an intermittent problem with his start-stop switch.

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There is some serious strategic thinking going on these days at Ford. I covered one example of that in my March review of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E. Now comes the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks 4X4.

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I have written before about the proposed two-way “cycle track” planned for the north side of Almond Avenue – the Los Altos High School side – surmising that it was perhaps the least-bad alternative to providing a safe route for students. However, Jennifer Granath’s letter to the editor in th…

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Eleven years ago – when to most people Tesla was just the name of a rock band or the guy whom Edison ripped off – Nissan took a big leap with one of the earliest mass-produced electric vehicles of the modern age: the 2010 Leaf.

From 1949 to 2016, the Defender was the Land Rover that conquered the world by being able to go just about anywhere. Safaris, expeditions, rescue missions – if you needed to get somewhere virtually unreachable, you wanted a Defender.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the California DMV is increasing the number of transactions that can be completed without a visit to a field office, according to department officials. The DMV has several methods to serve customers, including online self-service options, through DMV Now k…

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the California DMV is increasing the number of transactions that can be completed without a visit to a field office, according to department officials. The DMV has several methods to serve customers, including online self-service options, through DMV Now k…

Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town CrierThe new Honda Accord Hybrid comes with a 21-horsepower engine that takes the car from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. Fuel economy estimates are 44 mpg city and 41 highway.

In light of a text message phishing scam related to REAL ID, the California DMV recently sent out a reminder that it will never ask customers for personal information related to driver’s license number, Social Security number or financial information via email, text or over the phone.

Courtesy of Mike HagertyThe 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC comes with a 4-liter biturbo V8 engine, which packs 550 horsepower, and a nine-speed automatic transmission.