When driving an Aston Martin, remember to dress like Bond.

Stepping out of my bed on a Saturday morning, going for a short drive, I didn’t bother to pull over anything more than what was absolutely essential to pass off without being fined for an inappropriate presence in public. And that’s the morning I chose to park the Aston Martin …

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Celebrating 0-100 and beyond

As we complete 100 test drives, I am delighted to tell you about the seven super-special cars coming up to celebrate the occasion. It’s also a good time to share the raison d’être of an automotive site created for those serious about impressive cars and intuitive writing. The first hundred …

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Ambassador of a bygone era

As I stole lessons in driving, like any other teenager in India who had a car parked in his garage, I did it in a Fiat Premier Padmini. A more refined, smoother and more importantly manageable ride than the ubiquitous Ambassador in those days. My big bro, my mother’s sister’s …

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Rainy reflections: Driving tips for a wet day

Dark and heavy clouds stood overbearing as I took to the roads in Dubai this morning. They couldn’t contain themselves for long. A passionate outpouring that brought back memories of home followed, which was simply splendid in many ways, if it weren’t for the scenes that punctuated my drive. Witnessing …

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Post-vacation. Or vacation posts.

For those who have bothered to wonder about a month-long silence on these pages– after all, wheels have been turning as fast and feverishly as ever in the motoring world… So, what took my tiny blip off the radar for the longest time in the brief history of drivemeonline.com? If …

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Choosing the best car deal this season

It has become almost a tradition for buyers to expect the best deals on cars during Ramadan. Hence automakers and dealers are also bound to put their best foot forward in terms of designing competitive price and value packages. But is there something called the best deal? The month of …

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Flagship sedans: Closer rivalry than what numbers show

The Flagship Fridays begin on Drivemeonline.com a week and a day late… on sa Saturday! But it will extend without break covering all the flagship luxury sedans you can afford without OD-ing. The Mercedes S-class has launched worldwide but is yet to hit the Middle East markets. The BMW 7-series …

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Two years and Two hundred stories later

Another year. And still running full steam ahead, to use an old phrase. The featured cars have only got better in badge value, the number of first drives have gone up, and the camera crew, designers and SEO gurus haven’t yet turned their back to us – or have asked …

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DriveME desk: Making it worth the wait…

Who put the Road Test notes in the refrigerator? Why does the Voice Recorder go mute when connected via Blue Tooth? Why isn’t there an automatic signal reader that translates thoughts into flawlessly crafted reviews? Why do you click 246 images when all you need is a dozen? Why do …

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Marvelous March for car buffs

Dubai International Boat Show Highlights: An exclusive selection of luxury supercars is what we will be most interested in but 33 world premieres and regional launches as well as 430 of the finest leisure boats from 49 countries will be a feast to the eyes as well. How does it …

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