Finding pleasure in being a passenger

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

I am not the world’s happiest passenger. I don’t believe I cause a driver or other passengers any discomfort. I’d bet they’re not even aware that – most of the time – I’d rather be the guy who’s at the wheel. I just love to drive. The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC could change that.

Feeling not-so-good vibrations

In the past month, we have had two cars – a 2008 Honda CR S2000 and a 2007 Subaru Outback i 2.5-liter – come in with similar problems. Both customers complained about a rolling vibration.

Genesis GV80 is a stunner

Genesis GV80
Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town Crier
The Genesis GV80, the first SUV from Hyundai’s luxury brand, offers ample power, comfort and style – all for approximately $70,000.

Three months after my review of the remarkable Genesis G90 sedan (Dec. 2 Town Crier), we now have more evidence that the luxury division of Hyundai means business, and absolutely no one – including Lexus, Land Rover, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley – is safe (yes, even Bentley).

How to defrost an electric car

As you walk to your car on a winter morning, you notice there is frost on the front windshield. This isn’t a big deal for most car owners – just start the car, let the engine heat up the coolant and turn on the defroster.

Don’t mock the Mustang Mach-E

Ford Mustang Mach-E
Mike Hagerty/Special to the Town Crier
The new Ford Mustang Mach-E is not only fast, it also boasts a driving range of more than 200 miles.

The faithful howled when they heard the news.

Keep these rules in mind when riding with traffic

cyclists
Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier File Photo
Town Crier columnist Chris Hoeber encourages cyclists to wear bright clothing so they stand out to motor vehicles.

I have been writing this column for three years, and my topics have moved from advice on how an expert cyclist can blend with traffic safely and without antagonizing drivers to discussions of state-of-the-art accommodation of riders of all skill levels and training for novice cyclists.


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