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It was easy to carry bicycles on top of my last car, a VW Jetta Sportwagen, but the Taos is too tall for me to carry bicycles on top, particularly my wife’s E bike which is a hefty 60+ lbs. So I needed to install a trailer hitch receiver. First I checked with my dealer to ensure VW wouldn’t assume I was using the hitch to tow a trailer and thus deny any warranty claims (not a problem). Then I found the proper Curt hitch #13496, listed for $350 on their website. Kinda pricey, so a search for a better price led me to Napa online at $198. Sweet. Before I could complete the transaction, a message popped up to apply a code for an additional 20% discount. Thanks Napa! That brought the price down to $158 which included free shipping. Great price. I knew I couldn’t mount the hitch myself, so I tried a few shops in Denver and settled on Lampert Hitch in Arvada. They installed it quickly and cleanly for $145. If you are in Denver, I recommend them. They said the Curt #13496 fit perfectly on my 2022 Taos AWD and they only had to trim a small part of the underside of the bumper, which is completely out-of-sight. Now, when the hell is that Tour de France, anyway.