2017

Long Term Test — 2017 Honda CR-V

Week 6: It’s time to bid goodbye to our long-term 2017 Honda CR-V and while it is pretty  capable and reliable, there are some drawbacks. Text and Images: Amit Benjamin  Over the past six weeks our long-term 2017 Honda CR-V hasn’t put a foot wrong when it comes to everyday usability and reliability. It’s comfortable, reasonably spacious…

Long Term Test — 2017 Honda CR-V

Week 5: Our long-term 2017 Honda CR-V hasn’t been able to sway opinion when it comes to its personality, but it does have its upsides. Text and Images: Amit Benjamin It’s nearly time to bid goodbye to our long-term 2017 Honda CR-V and admittedly my opinion of it hasn’t changed drastically. I still feel…

Long-Term Test —2017 Honda CR-V

Week 3: Our long-term 2017 Honda CR-V continues to impress, however, some exterior design cues have us scratching our heads. Text and Images: Amit Benjamin With another 500-plus kilometres trod under its wheels, our long-term 2017 Honda CR-V is going strong with nary a complaint when it comes to dependability,…

Long-term test — 2017 Honda CR-V

Week 2: The 2017 Honda CR-V is economical and practical, but it does have a couple of odd design choices in the cabin. Text and Images: Amit Benjamin Another week (or so) has passed and I am still as ambivalent about our long-term 2017 Honda CR-V as I was on…

Long-term test — 2017 Honda CR-V

Week 1: The 2017 Honda CR-V arrives at AutoMiddleEast long-term garage. Here are our first impressions. Text and Image: Amit Benjamin With the departure of our long-term Audi A5 40 TFSI, it’s now time to welcome a new arrival at AutoMiddleEast.com towers. Ladies and gents, say hello to the 2017…

2017 Lincoln Continental — Road Test

Lincoln’s latest crack at the luxury saloon market is a strong comeback effort, but is it enough to unseat the Germans? Text: Amit Benjamin. Images: Amit Benjamin and supplied So, this is the sedan that’s supposed to bring back Lincoln’s glory days? Is it up to the task? To be honest,…

Long-Term Test — 2017 Audi A5 40 TFSI – Week 4

Week 4: Our Audi A5 long-term tester leaves AME HQ. It’s time for the obligatory round-up of how it’s behaved over the past month or so. Text and images: Amit Benjamin After more than four weeks of humble service our long-term Audi A5 40 TFSI S line Coupe — to give…

Long-Term Test — 2017 Audi A5 40 TFSI – Week 3

Week 3: Despite a couple of niggles and a choppy ride quality, the Audi A5 40 TFSi is proving to be good value for money over our long-term test. Text and images: Amit Benjamin Even by Neptunean calendar it has been substantially more than a week since I updated the progress with our…

Long-Term Test — 2017 Audi A5 40 TFSI – Week 2

Week 2: Compared to its main rivals from the likes of Cadillac, BMW and Lexus, the Audi A5 won’t set your world on fire with its driving dynamics, but it does seem to excel at the more real-life day-to-day stuff… Text and images: Amit Benjamin The Audi A5 has always been…

Long-Term Test — 2017 Audi A5 40 TFSI

Week 1: It wasn’t the first coupe to spring to mind in the German two-door segment, but this new model hopes to change that, and given its recipe, the new A5 most likely will. BMW 4 Series, you’ve been warned. Text and images: Amit Benjamin It’s been a while since…

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