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Lexus ES 350 2013 Review: Shifting platform and paradigm

To truly appreciate the Lexus ES 350 drive, you need to detach yourself from the role of a driver, and imagine you are just a passenger like any of the other four – or five; for it is a very spacious and comfortable car. UPSIDE: Excellent ride comfort, Reduced cabin …

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Mini John Cooper Works 2013 Review: 1.6 Calibre Automatic

For those who noticed, the reference to firepower in the title isn’t a coincidence. The Mini John Cooper Works is actually like a bullet, fitted with an automatic transmission for the first time ever. But does that make it bang on for thrill-seekers? Join the Drive. At an age and …

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Range Rover Evoque 2012 Review: Individual traits

‘Practical’ is not a word to be used in the presence of the Range Rover Evoque. Listen for a snigger and you’ll hear it. Every cut or curve is there to impress, stun, mesmerize… not to be ‘useful’ in the traditional sense. Yet, there is a great sense of character …

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Porsche Boxster S 2013: Converting dogmas

When was the last time you met an ardent car enthusiast, especially of the male orientation, who is planning for a Boxster? He might be saving for one, as an instance of the inevitability of compromises in life, but dreaming, aspiring, even craving… when was the last you heard of …

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Fisker Karma Review: Electrifying future

Its formidable presence could snatch the limelight from a Maserati. In its cabin layout, it demands a nod from a Fortune 500 Chief Executive. But it is in the way it engages an imaginative mind in fantasies of the future that the Fisker Karma commands its half a million dirhams’ …

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Ford Escape 2013 review: Hitting the curves

Of all the revamps of last year, if any is worthy of the prefix “all new” to its design, it is indeed the 2013 Ford Escape. In fact, they could have got away with calling this the “Ford Getaway” or something like that. The new Ford Escape has traded its …

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Toyota 86: Geared for great handling

The intuitive handling capability of the Toyota 86 is not just a myth. It comes from carefully put together figures and features that bestow a ‘freedom attitude’ upon the car, leaving the driver in real control. The Toyota 86 seats you in a position where speed is felt the fastest, …

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Toyota 86 Review: The return of the driver

The ultimate test of a sports coupe like the Toyota 86 – that can delight you on the track – is its ability to keep you engaged even when you shrug your cape off and join the ranks of lesser mortals on the carriageway… Drifting. It is impossible to get …

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Golf GTI 2012 Review: Cult is a three letter word!

Golf GTI is perhaps not the fastest or the torquiest hot hatch in town. The Golf R could pitch in for that title. But the GTI is a strong contender for the most popular hot hatch in Dubai – or elsewhere in the region. There should be a reason. Like, …

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Infiniti JX 35 review: High-tech comfort for the family

When Infiniti introduced the JX35 Crossover earlier this year, it had the Audi Q7 as well as family men, and moms, in mind. Whether (or not) you get a kick out of the design or the drive, it stuns with sophistication and a surprising price. The Drive In the new …

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