Peugeot RCZ Review: The double-bubble Peugeot can bank on!

In the Pug of War with the Audi TT, the stunning Peugeot RCZ pulls sporty minds towards design aesthetics.  If an Audi TT can turn half the heads on Sheikh Zayed Road, what does it take to make the driver of the Audi roadster to turn his or, quite often, …

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Compacts, Crossovers and Cabriolets: So, what car is it anyway?

It seems long ago – the seventies or eighties to be precise – when it was easy to name a car by its category. All cars were either a saloon or a station wagon, or as the Grease generation would readily point out, a convertible. In the following two decades …

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Meet the top 10: Ward’s 10 best engines of 2011

Now in its 17th year, the Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition is designed to recognize powertrains that set new benchmarks in their respective vehicle segments. Everyday performance: The vehicles were driven in the routine daily commutes around metro Detroit and were scored based on power, technology, observed fuel economy and …

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Ford Escape: The first taste of adventure

 On the transmission path from a sedan to an SUV, this Ford affords a quick escape into the realm of fun and adventure. With its boxy design that has survived several summers, the Escape is Ford’s closest contender to the fabled 4 x 4 archetype. On and off the road, …

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Mazda 6 Ultra: Mazda’s best kept secret

The day I drove the Mazda Ultra for the first time, I excitedly called up 8 of my friends. To my surprise, only 3 acknowledged the existence of this car. Mazda’s lineup of sedans for most of them seemed to stop with the Mazda 6, and this indeed seems to …

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Skoda Octavia RS: Pleasure drives to Sporty capers

“How much does a 90 kg man weigh in Czechoslovakia?” “How much is 200 BHP by Czech standards?” The first one is a trick question. The second one isn’t. If you’ve ever driven the new Skoda Octavia RS, you’ll know what I mean. You simply can’t relate the rather unpretentious …

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5 year Warranty and Service soon mandatory

Extended peace of mind now comes as standard! While various automobile brands have been trying to play one-up by offering a longer Warranty and Service than their competitors, the government has just leveled the playground for all. NOW, ALL CARS SOLD IN THE UAE WILL COME WITH A MANDATORY 5-YEAR …

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Lexus ES 350: Don’t drive… cruise!

If you ever wanted to buy a yacht but were worried of getting seasick, go for a Lexus ES 350 instead… Read the 2013 Lexus ES 350 review now or continue reading the 2011 ES 350 story It is true that the ES 350 can take you from zero to …

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MG 750: Grandeur is back

 “It doesn’t just make you feel good. MG 750 makes your every dirham feel distinguished.” Morris Garages or Mind-blowing Grandeur? My childhood neighbour used to be visited by an Uncle who chugged along in a Morris Minor – thinking of which gives those wonderful years the innocent charm of “once …

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Subaru Legacy: Staying Different

 It was with trepid anticipation amply fed by legend and rarity on the road, that I approached the Subaru Legacy. The car offered me a choice of 2 celebrated engines. But then if you are choosing a Subaru for its legendary drive, you might as well drive the 2.5 GT, …

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