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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2012 Ford Fiesta Review: A class above

With its level of refinement and ride quality, the Ford Fiesta could bid for the next category. But the penny-pinching subcompact segment would be left poorer for it.     I settled down, shifted, and settled down again in the refined cabin of the Fiesta – but the air of …

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Toyota Yaris 2012 Review: Safety scores over style

Celebrated as the miniature embodiment of Toyota’s legendary reliability and residual value, the Yaris has enjoyed walkovers when it comes to accolades. But at a time when compact cars compete to stack up their space with more, is it a hands-down victory?   Overheard between the Yaris and a reviewer… …

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Kia Rio 2012 Review: When first car demands a second thought

Every car in the compact segment seems to be obsessively attempting something or the other to stand out in design while, ideally, they should be focusing more on the extra inch they can spare and the extra mile they can reach. Kia has done an impressive job here with its …

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Chevrolet Sonic 2012 Review: A sound drive

If you were to define what a city car should be, the Sonic would tick most of the boxes. Easy to handle, equipped with a dash of everyday convenience (even USB and Bluetooth connectivity is a part of that list these days), a design that gets your peers talking, and …

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Hyundai Veloster Review: Weirdness comes as standard

“Weird” in Veloster terms is a compliment rather than a complaint! The new coupe from Hyundai has all the makings of a fun car – all it takes is a push in the pistons.     Every family has one. Nissan has the Juke. Volkswagen has the Scirocco. Honda has …

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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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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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