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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Renault Duster 2012 Review: Basic Upgrade!

Sociology tells us that the basic needs of man are food, water and shelter. The Duster just added an SUV to the list. Yet again, driver psychology tells us that the basic expectations in an SUV are a high driving position, a secure feeling and crossing the occasional sandy patch …

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Audi A7 Review 2012: Executive playboy

I know of a pretty well off family with five siblings, each a chip off the old block and considered by the entire town to be pretty cool in their own way. All of them made their millions but there was one that thought he could do it on his …

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2012 Chrysler 300C Review: Grand Value

My grand uncle had a couch that he had commissioned to be built after the great floods brought mighty teak trunks floating his way – trunks on which families of squirrels, skunks, and humans, sat and survived the deluge. Elegantly carved and made to look stately with cushions and leather, …

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Volkswagen Phaeton 2012 Review: The chariot of the unassuming

Volkswagen has a very fascinating naming strategy that picks up cues from around the world. They have harnessed many a trade wind in their stables that have rode their fame to wherever the winds blow: Passat and Bora for instance. Or the nomadic Touareg. But Phaeton is a peculiar choice …

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