Buying one for the team

Courtesy of Mazda
The new Mazda CX9 features a turbocharged engine that produces 250 horsepower.

With summer events now on the calendar, families often find themselves needing a big vehicle that can haul a group and its gear or maybe even pull a trailer to a distant vacation spot.

For such occasions, an SUV with room for six to eight people and good towing capacity is the only answer. But how much to spend on such a vehicle?

Now, for something completely different

Courtesy of Volvo
Volvo’s V90 T6 Inscription has a base price of $58,945.

If you sometimes get tired of seeing automobiles just like yours in and around Los Altos and pride yourself on your innate sense of style, consider whispering in the ear of the local Volvo dealer to request the 2018 Volvo V90 T6 Inscription.

Foothill and bicycles, Part 3

My last two columns addressed proposed changes to Foothill Expressway and roadblocks to bicycle safety in the planning process. I have been busy following up for the past month.

Working under pressure to solve Subaru Forester's shut-off problem

Last month we had a relatively new customer tow in his 2008 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 Turbo. He said the car shut off while he was driving it.

Track time in a BMW M3

Gary Anderson/Special to the Town Crier
A driver learns to break properly in wet conditions at the BMW Performance Center West in Thermal.

For more than three decades, BMW has set the mark in high-performance sports sedans with its M3. Nearly every other automobile manufacturer has aspired to match it, and most have failed.

Split decision on new Lexus GS F

Courtesy of Lexus
The Lexus GS F has a base price of $84,350, which includes ample safety and convenience features.

The new-for-2018 Lexus GS F is the Japanese luxury automaker’s entry into the crowded and competitive high-performance sports sedan marketplace, already populated by well-known cars from Mercedes-AMG, Audi and BMW. The Andersons had a split judgment on this automobile.

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