Mercedes A 250 Sport Review: For sport’s sake

Just a few kilometers down my test road, the Mercedes A 250 gave the initial impression that confirmed what the bling-laden large grille made a point of. The low firm ride, tight manoeuvring, a delayed yet strong pick up – all of it gave a full clearance to its Sport …

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Volkswagen Golf GTI 2014 review: Torque Shark

I held the power of the cult in my hand, handed down through six generations. It was hard for me to restrain myself from going overboard but the GTI seemed to be more composed than ever. Even though what began as a mere 110 hp in the first generation has …

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Volkswagen Golf 2013: Steady Seven

I might have as well written this review even before I started driving the new Golf. I mean, the Golf MK7 is a predictable car and that is what four decades years and six generations of faith does to its seventh iteration. You come to know that if you turn …

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Review: Love me for a reason

(Find Giulietta Quick brief and prices after the jump) It does take a few dreams about the Nubergring, Le Mans and Balocco to develop the proclivity to drive the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Not that those dreams are going to get you anywhere with the Giulietta or the Giulietta is going …

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Volvo XC 70 Polestar: Romancing a station wagon

The first time I came across the term Station Wagon was in a Hardy Boys flick. At that time, it came across as something inherently unromantic and unadventurous that I couldn’t help wonder how could these flambouyant teenage detective blokes be driving around something as functional as that. We didn’t …

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Peugeot 208 Review: Finer points

The French claim to the fashion throne isn’t all hype. They do have the power to turn heads when something new steps out of a designer’s workshop, and if automobiles were to be an exception, a veritable canvas of art would be lost! Thankfully, the new Peugeot 208 has enough …

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Mini John Cooper Works 2013 Review: 1.6 Calibre Automatic

For those who noticed, the reference to firepower in the title isn’t a coincidence. The Mini John Cooper Works is actually like a bullet, fitted with an automatic transmission for the first time ever. But does that make it bang on for thrill-seekers? Join the Drive. At an age and …

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Golf GTI 2012 Review: Cult is a three letter word!

Golf GTI is perhaps not the fastest or the torquiest hot hatch in town. The Golf R could pitch in for that title. But the GTI is a strong contender for the most popular hot hatch in Dubai – or elsewhere in the region. There should be a reason. Like, …

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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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