Maserati GranCabrio MC 2014 Review: Dolce Suono

It was in Venice, almost two hundred kms from Modena, the home of Maserati, that I watched Verdi’s masterpiece La Traviata. Driving the Maserati GranCabrio MC Sportline through Dubai airport tunnel, it appeared as though the entire repertoire of emotions in that opera had been captured by its sound. It …

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Nissan Altima 2014 review: Family fuelled

The first time I gave chase to an Altima was in 2007. Just as it cruised down the Sheikh Zayed Road smoothly, too smoothly, with me holding onto its steering – leaving me clueless if its CVT transmission was ever going to stabilize into a steady drive. From that time, …

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Peugeot 2008 Review: Hatching dreams, grow up!

In the parking lot, stood this cute yet weird animal and as I clicked the unlock button on my remote, like a happy, excited pet welcoming you, started wagging its tail or rather blinking its headlamps excitedly. I reciprocated the excitement by waking up my family that was already in …

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Toyota Corolla 2014 Review: Hot cake sans the raisins

The Toyota Corolla is perhaps the most important car in the history of automobiles – if only because it is driven by more people than any other car ever. So it was time well spent when I got behind the wheel of the tenth generation Corolla once again, for a …

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Nissan Tiida 1.8SV Review: Tadaa!

Much as the headline would sound silly, that would be the way to present the new Tiida hatchback. Nissan has once again played magician in inventing space from nowhere, just as it has done with the Sentra Sedan. After all they are complementing cars. UPSIDE: Stability at high speeds, Upscale …

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First Drive of Infiniti Q50 2014: Indulging Techno Treat

In those days of my motorcycle diaries, I was mostly riding pillion to a brother whose name if it weren’t to be Alex, famously coming to mean ‘instinctive driving’ among friends and family, would certainly have been Harley! Once as I wavered a little before a parked bus, not knowing …

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2014 Peugeot 301 review: As good as basic gets

In the beginning – and in the end – there are three S factors that make up an essential family car – Safety, Space and Storage. In an ideal world, everything else would be just frills. However, times are such that value is often perceived in how much is packed …

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Land Rover LR2 Review: Earth, water and wind

“The mountain rose in front of me, and all around. The wind kept lashing out at the tent laid over a rough patch among bushes of cacti in which I was comfortably cuddled, lost in adventurous dreams – the challenges to conquer the following day; the paths to break.” If …

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Lincoln MKZ 2014 Review: Return of the original rival

If you haven’t driven a Lincoln before, the Lincoln MKZ is a good place to start. Without the baggage of ups and downs that the company has gone through, the executive sedan from the American luxury brand vouches for the remarkable effort that has gone into redefining the marque and …

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Audi Q5 2014 Review: As big As small

Flushed in the face of approval and appreciation from passersby, the Audi Q5 S line awaited me in the parking lot looking as hot as it was meant to be in Volcano red. A red lost in childhood crayon boxes where it stood closer to brown and not far from …

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