Road Tests

2007 Toyota Camry | road test

When I first started working in the UAE, the first car I tested for the magazine I then worked for was the Toyota Camry. I still remember the joys of driving this car which was as anonymous as the hordes with special colours plying the roads of Dubai. Yes, I…

2007 Chevrolet Corvette | road test

    The Corvette has been America’s most revered and respected home-grown sports car for sometime, and was last evolved in 1997. The C6 meanwhile, looks significantly refreshing and for the first time since 1962, does not sport pop-up headlights. It however retains trademark Corvette styling cues. The C6’s exposed…

2007 Hummer H3 | road test

  In this day and age of being socially correct where doing everything the correct way is the norm, the Hummer H3 tries its best to fall into the realms of society. You know, kind of like warm and cuddly – or think of it like having lite butter instead…

2007 Jeep Commander | road test

  That’s what we thought when taking the Jeep Commander out for a stroll, only to find out that true to its name, this new seven-seater showed just who the boss really is. Read on… Car manufacturers are constantly looking at ways and means to develop new models. While most…

2007 Nissan Pathfinder | road test

  One of the few global manufacturers to offer a complete range of SUVs throughout major markets worldwide, Nissan introduced the all-new Pathfinder in the Middle East region at last year’s 8th Middle East International Motor Show in Dubai with sales beginning in April this year. The new Pathfinder arrives…

2007 Porsche Cayenne S Turbo | road test

  TRACTION! IT WAS ALL ABOUT traction and I hadn’t even sat in the damned car as yet. When the call had come to hotfoot it to Dubai to drive the latest breathed on version of Porsche’s much reviled but highly successful SUV, I was wondering what the hell the…

2007 Skoda Octavia | road test

Overall, the 2007 Skoda Octavia is an impressive car, offering a combination of good design, performance, comfort and practicality at very attractive price.…

2006 Kia Rio | road test

Is this really a Kia product? This was the very first thought that came to my mind about the new 2006 Kia Rio.…

2006 Honda Jazz | road test

2006 Honda Jazz | road test

  “By and large, jazz has always been like the kind of a man you wouldn’t want your daughter to associate with”, said Duke Ellington, American jazz composer, pianist and bandleader in the mid seventies. That was then, until Honda decided to play a different note and change that! A…

2007 Renault Megane CC | road test

In a market segment in which fashion is all-important, the smart-looking 2007 Renault Megane CC will find favour with some; until something fresher comes along.…