Hyundai Santa Fe Review: One wholesome package

Amidst a flurry of fast cars and limo-sized luxury, it took me a while to warm up to my calling of sharing with the family men in the world, the merits and maladies of a substantially uplifted family SUV from Hyundai. Well I finally did, and it would leave me …

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Subaru Legacy GT Review: In a class of its own

Subaru Legacy GT was the first ever Review on drivemeonline.com. More than 20 months later, much remains the same and that includes the season’s price. However, there is a remarkable uplift inside the cabin. UPSIDE: Great value in the sports sedan segment, All wheel drive, Sport mode driving, Class-leading spaciousness …

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Mazda CX 5 Review: Right considerations

The CX-5 is the first of the new generation Mazda vehicles to incorporate their new KODO Soul of Motion design language and SKYACTIV technology. Apparently, the concept takes design cues from abstractions like ‘wings in flight’ and ‘the stare of a cheetah’. Pretty deep, so we’d rather stick to the …

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Toyota RAV 4 2013 Review: The weekender

Stepping behind the wheel of the new RAV-4, I hit 0 – 100 in 4 minutes. Woah! Did I make a mistake or what’s so great about that one? Well… When I slip into a test car for the first time, usually, I give the both of us time to …

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Nissan Sentra Review 2013: Stretch your legs and budget

Stretch in the rear seat of the Nissan Sentra and you will know why I call it the ‘limousine among compact sedans’. Roughly the same size as a Toyota Corolla or a Honda Civic, a bit longer in fact – the Nissan Sentra digs up space from nowhere, be it …

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Volkswagen CC 2012 Review: More premium. More value.

Memories of a long drive last year in the Passat CC, or simply the CC as the rear badge declared, still remain as sharp as its handling, when I find myself at the wheel of yet another of its kind. The CC has undergone some significant cosmetic changes in these …

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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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