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Peugeot 208 GT Line Review: One for the ramp

Last year, when the 208 GTI broke into ice (as literally as the commercial depicted) on an undisclosed location in Eastern Europe, it never made inroads into the UAE hot hatch arena. While it is still unclear when any of those challenger GTI models from Peugeot will hit the market, …

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FJ Cruiser TRD Review: With or Without

If there is a Toyota worth the TRD badge it wears, it has to be the FJ Cruiser. The able adventurer makes TRD an uplifting experience, quite literally. THE SPECS: 17” TRD black allow wheels, TRD front skid plate protector, TRD coil springs and shock absorbers, Dress up muffler, Black …

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Revisiting the Volkswagen CC 2015

The Porsche is for a guy going through a mid-life crisis? The Volkswagen CC is for a family going through it. You suddenly want to move into a sports car but there’s a whole family looking up like lost sheep. Well, that’s why there is the CC. SPECS: 3.6L V6, …

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Honda Odyssey J Review: Family suite

My familiarity with Minivans has been rather err… fleeting. Much of it was made up by airport transfers in a Mercedes Viano, which incidentally, have made me feel both comfortable and important. No wonder they go for the three-pointed star, whether the hotel was rated five-star or three. So, choosing …

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Lexus LX 570 First Drive: Villa 570

Outside the high walls of a luxury bungalow, somewhere in the Jumeirah district, a board announced ‘Villa 570’ for journalists seeking the launchpad of the new Lexus SUV. Inside, amidst merry musicians and classic fare, a line of Lexus LX 2016 were awaiting their first drive. The new Lexus LX …

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Toyota Land Cruiser 2016: First impression

The Land Cruiser is fresh and new; here in time for the greater outdoor season. The legendary dune basher that boasts Toyota reliability is keeping pace with time through a brand new 8-speed transmission, a wireless charging pad, a highly practical interior configuration that Toyota calls a ‘life control layout’ …

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The Ferrari FF: Family or Ferrari first?

FF, in Maranello speak, stands for Four Seat or Four Wheel Drive. To me, it simply stands for the Family Ferrari because this is the only Fezza which can actually make space for a family of four. The Drive The FF isn’t a meek family carrier. While many of the …

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All new Nissan Maxima 2016: First Drive

Making a comeback isn’t easy. Even if you are a legend, whose ferocious nail-marks are still gleaming on these desert highways… Only an all-encompassing change can mend the gap of a dull decade and move the minds that have witnessed the emergence of an entire category that melds power and …

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Land Rover Defender 110: The 20 inch edge

The Defender 110, or Land Rover One Ten as it was called in 1983, came one year before the 90 did. The numbers marked the length of the wheelbase in inches. The name Defender was heralded by the entry of the Discovery by the turn of the decade. So much …

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Land Rover Defender 90: The original thrill

I just did the unthinkable. I spent a weekend reviewing a car without describing bends and corners, testing the top speed or even bothering with its 0-100 capability. Because none of these makes the Defender 90 stand out. Instead I was imagining things inside the original Land Rover. That I …

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