Audi A1: One for fun

Audi calls it “the next big Audi”. It is an utterly impressive 2-door hatch created using the same platform that gives rise to the more mundane, and half-as-pricey, Ibiza and Polo. Whether it will shape a cult like the TT could be a matter of debate. But then, Audi itself …

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Kia Cadenza. The power to aspire.

When the Kia Cadenza was launched in Manila, they had tigers guarding the car in a glass case. The tigers were supposed to symbolize the power, aggression and the stately attitude of the car.   The Drive With 290 bhp at its mercy, the output of the Cadenza is what …

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Jaguar XF: The double-stitch luxury of classic and contemporary

How much ever you change its design, and wrap it with stunning curves and sporty lines, or equip it with absolutely mind-blowing technological titbits, the Jaguar XF will still remain what it has always been – a true classic. The Jaguar XF is designed to inspire awe in the insider …

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Peugeot RCZ Review: The double-bubble Peugeot can bank on!

In the Pug of War with the Audi TT, the stunning Peugeot RCZ pulls sporty minds towards design aesthetics.  If an Audi TT can turn half the heads on Sheikh Zayed Road, what does it take to make the driver of the Audi roadster to turn his or, quite often, …

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Ford Escape: The first taste of adventure

 On the transmission path from a sedan to an SUV, this Ford affords a quick escape into the realm of fun and adventure. With its boxy design that has survived several summers, the Escape is Ford’s closest contender to the fabled 4 x 4 archetype. On and off the road, …

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Mazda 6 Ultra: Mazda’s best kept secret

The day I drove the Mazda Ultra for the first time, I excitedly called up 8 of my friends. To my surprise, only 3 acknowledged the existence of this car. Mazda’s lineup of sedans for most of them seemed to stop with the Mazda 6, and this indeed seems to …

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Skoda Octavia RS: Pleasure drives to Sporty capers

“How much does a 90 kg man weigh in Czechoslovakia?” “How much is 200 BHP by Czech standards?” The first one is a trick question. The second one isn’t. If you’ve ever driven the new Skoda Octavia RS, you’ll know what I mean. You simply can’t relate the rather unpretentious …

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Lexus ES 350: Don’t drive… cruise!

If you ever wanted to buy a yacht but were worried of getting seasick, go for a Lexus ES 350 instead… Read the 2013 Lexus ES 350 review now or continue reading the 2011 ES 350 story It is true that the ES 350 can take you from zero to …

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MG 750: Grandeur is back

 “It doesn’t just make you feel good. MG 750 makes your every dirham feel distinguished.” Morris Garages or Mind-blowing Grandeur? My childhood neighbour used to be visited by an Uncle who chugged along in a Morris Minor – thinking of which gives those wonderful years the innocent charm of “once …

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Subaru Legacy: Staying Different

 It was with trepid anticipation amply fed by legend and rarity on the road, that I approached the Subaru Legacy. The car offered me a choice of 2 celebrated engines. But then if you are choosing a Subaru for its legendary drive, you might as well drive the 2.5 GT, …

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