Golf R 2012 Review: Going beyond the GTI

In the second review in the First Anniversary month, DriveME brings you a car that betters its sibling that is already become an icon yet falling short of its promise in a peculiar way. Still, Golf R is a car that made me want to own it – and that’s …

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Fabia Montecarlo 2012 Review: Badge of amour

I know some people who are unstoppable fans of races and rallies. Many of them are good drivers themselves, but not rally drivers. Decked up in colour-coded caps, T-shirts and even goggles, they lean on fences or hang off trees, wearing their racing spirit on their sleeves, literally! They are …

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UAE Launch: Infiniti JX 2013

Comfortably seated in the world’s largest Infiniti showroom, I listened to their ambitious plans. By 2016, Infiniti aims to garner 10% of the luxury market around the world. Now, that doesn’t just mean the 500,000 units they have chalked out in figures. More significantly, it means they need to not …

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All-new Passat 2012: First Drive Report

Jordan has a long stretch of the Dead Sea and a longer stretch of roads that seem to come alive at every bend and every crest. Just the perfect terrain to experience the all-new Passat 2012, a laid-back family sedan that belies its capabilities to live up to challenges, when …

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2012 Volvo S 80 review: Safe and sober

The Volvo S80 is a solid car. There is no denying it from the first sight to the first touch, and the first time you drive it – the Volvo S80 stays true to its legendary attributes of “solid and safe”. Whether it is as exciting to drive in comparison …

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Toyota 86: The people’s sports car

On Tuesday last, the Toyota 86 made a spectacular entry at the Yas Marina, with the world’s first synchronised 3-D mapping unveil. And with it comes the hibernating sporty spirit of Toyota back into our world. But amidst all the fanfare and great expectations of Toyota, the 86 faced its …

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Peugeot 508 review: Bon Jour, Gentlemen!

Peugeot’s range in the Middle East was getting to be slightly jaded in variety, especially after the withdrawal of 407 and the continuing absence of an SUV – like the globally available 4008. But as the spirited RCZ earlier suggested, change is underway. And this year, the elegant new 508 reiterates …

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Review: Everybody loves the Tiguan

For a brief moment, in the parking lot where I met the Tiguan for the first time, it looked like an overgrown Golf. Quickly getting over the illusion, I realized that, it is one extremely roomy passenger cabin fitted with a sporty engine, and a styling that renders boot space …

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2012 Lexus GS Review: If sport is the spice of luxury…

…then the redesigned Lexus GS is the recipe you are looking for. It saves you the bother of choosing among luxury, looks and a sporty drive. As we cross the milestone of our 100th post, we bring you the new line of Lexus: essentially designed for a sporty experience with a …

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2012 Mercedes C 350 Review: Live for today. Think for tomorrow.

Crossing over to the 300 hp club for the first time; sipping sparingly on the planet’s fossil fizz; and pinching the whole stock of those awesome features from its larger siblings; the C class almost steals the limelight from the E class – at least for this year. So much …

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