Little Toyota Yaris 38.9 mpg, $19k price

Little Toyota Yaris 38.9 mpg, $19k price

The automotive mix continues. Toyota has returned a hatchback to the Yaris subcompact lineup for 2020, after a year’s absence; it is a version of the Mazda2 and produced in a Mazda plant in Salamanca, Mexico. Pricing falls below $20,000….

VW Golf GTI finishes a mile short

VW Golf GTI finishes a mile short

Right around 350 bucks is all that separated sticker prices on two new cars I drove back-to-back for review in The Post. The 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn rolled in at $37,415; almost matching that is the ’20 Mini…

$233,000 McLaren shines on Father’s Day

$233,000 McLaren shines on Father’s Day

Roars from my garage on numerous startups during Father’s Day weekend were from the English-built 2020 McLaren 570S Spider. What an absolute treat for this old dad. This beautifully structured superperformer drew admiring stares and waves almost everywhere, from backing…

Back then . . . . . 1980 Porsche 924

Back then . . . . . 1980 Porsche 924

(Forty years ago last month, in May 1980, I drove for a week a new ’80 Porsche 924 including an afternoon to Pueblo Motorsports Park where I joined the late, famed Porsche race driver Bob Hagestad, who also owned and…