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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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Toyota Aurion Grande Review 2012: Half a step ahead of the Camry

The idea that shaped the Aurion should have stemmed from a Camry – or the rejection of it. Does the 2012 version live up to the demand of staying above the ordinary – read Camry? The Camry ride is perhaps one of the most familiar ones in this region. Simply …

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Range Rover Sport 2012 Review: Showing off substance

Even as the all-new Range Rover 2013 creates a sensation across the luxury SUV world after a decade-long constancy, the younger sibling Range Rover Sport promises to hold its stead for three more years. So, what keeps the mid-size luxury SUV current as we indulge in the Range Rover evolution, …

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LONG DRIVE Volkswagen Phaeton 2012: Driving business class

We had to catch a flight from Muscat to Salalah, the refreshing Oasis of the gulf, but it was the prelude to it – a journey by road in business class till Muscat – that enticed us to the long-haul with our toddler, strapped up in the rear! The Eid …

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Range Rover Supercharged Review: Dual Personality

The most important thing to remember when you are interviewing Al Paccino is that you are NOT face to face with the Godfather. Well, what I am trying to say is when reviewing an awe-wrapped icon like the Land Rover Range Rover, it is vital to think of it as …

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Audi Q3 review: The Smart-sized SUV

You can create a perfect cube with 8 blocks. Or 27 (think the Rubik’s cube), or 64… on goes the series – different in size, but always a perfect cube. Well, Audi has been taking the cue, or Q to be precise, to create perfect SUVs for everyone – with …

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All-new BMW 335i review: Dashing!

The road to Kalba is a long and winding one: Cliché, borrowed from a thousand travelogues, of various length and bent. Like saying the BMW 3-series is a nice and sporty drive. But some clichés are there to be repeated, over thousands of long and short drives.As for the long …

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