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Land Rover LR4 Review: At home, anywhere

The LR4 isn’t a car. It is not even an SUV. It is a motor home. And it’s not just because you can take it anywhere you want, because the LR4 is made for multi-terrain adventure. It’s largely the space and layout of the LR4 that qualifies it for a …

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Audi Q7 Review: For big families and bigger egos

Stationary in the parking lot, I looked at the typically Audi sort of instrument panel to take the trip reading before I drove off with the Audi Q7 3.0L Supercharged. The steering felt quite the right size, perfect for a racing style facing grip even in this 5.09 m long …

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Review: Love me for a reason

(Find Giulietta Quick brief and prices after the jump) It does take a few dreams about the Nubergring, Le Mans and Balocco to develop the proclivity to drive the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Not that those dreams are going to get you anywhere with the Giulietta or the Giulietta is going …

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Maserati Quattroporte S First Drive: Six-pack sizzles

Thursday morning surfaced with a couple of firsts. One, my first ever helicopter ride and two, the first time anyone had tested the Quattroporte S on UAE roads. The adventure had an unforgettable quality right from the start as we set out on a coast-to-coast drive of the new Masearti …

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Honda Accord 2013 Review: Still looking good

UPSIDE: Right camera for overtaking view, Family friendly ride and spacing, Refreshed design, Unexpected element of fun FLIPSIDE: Meagre cabin controls, Thirsty fuel figures for the V6, Somewhat lacks in grip and feedback PRICE: 2.4 L engine from AED 95,000 onwards / 3.5 L engine from AED 134,000 and 140,000 …

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Lexus LS 2014 Review: Business class cocktail

In a segment marked by ego massages and megalomania, the Lexus LS offers a powerful 4.6 L engine, dramatic comfort features and handling skills surprisingly agile for a 2.4 tonne leviathan. The engine is unchanged but there is a lot more refinement in the cabin, and the stylishly aggressive LS …

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Infiniti G37 and G25 Review: A sports car doesn’t need a sports button

The Infiniti G sedan makes no pretensions. Its intentions are pretty clear in those exhaust notes that crackle like a pot of boiling water when driving up ramps or tunnels. Spiraling down a flyover or challenging a narrowing curve, the rear wheel drive sedan allows you the feeling that you …

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Volvo XC 70 Polestar: Romancing a station wagon

The first time I came across the term Station Wagon was in a Hardy Boys flick. At that time, it came across as something inherently unromantic and unadventurous that I couldn’t help wonder how could these flambouyant teenage detective blokes be driving around something as functional as that. We didn’t …

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Jaguar XJL 5.0 L Portfolio: Luxury Supercharged

When our family house was renovated, it was my desire to have the grain cellar converted into a modern study. The dark, ageless wood paneling that enclosed the cold, heartless flooring would now be transformed into polished wooden trims to offset audiophile speakers, glistening gadgetry and classy leather furniture. Ghosts …

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BMW 750 Li Review: Fire the chauffeur

Once upon a time, as kids, we used to watch a majestic Impala roll into the driveway with an imperial chauffeur at the wheel, and our imperious uncle in the rear. This day and age, he would have chosen the BMW 7-series for its sheer majestic presence. But I have …

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