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2009 Volkswagen Passat | new car review

The long-lived Passat (33 years this year and counting!) received its most recent makeover in 2005, so don’t expect any surprises this year. Those with long memories will realise that this is the sixth generation Passat – and unquestionably the best, carving out a serious niche for the company in…

2007 Subaru legacy | new car review

The Subaru brand is quite strong in some Middle Eastern countries like Oman, Lebanon and Syria while still struggling to make its presence felt in other countries. The Legacy was given the once over last year and for the 2007MY, the Legacy carries on in much the same vein. With…

2007 Mazda6 | new car review

The ‘upgraded’ Mazda6 model range for 2007 benefits from much more than a mere facelift and builds on the many virtues that made the original Mazda6 the brand’s top-selling model. Beneath the stylish exteriors of Mazda’s immensely popular sedan are a host of major technical innovations and enhancements which demand…

2009 Skoda Superb 1 | new car review

This largest and most luxurious Skoda model line is proud of its state-of-the-art technology, original-design, user-friendly comfort and a broad assortment of added equipment, along with a choice of two modern petrol engines. Its foremost advantage, however, is space. It’s extremely comfortable interior, both for passengers in the front and…

2007 Peugeot 607 | new car review

The 607 is the French manufacturer Peugeot’s flagship model. It features premium levels of refinement and equipment, while also enjoying outstanding value for money. The 607 was restyled in 2004, and further improvements to the standard equipment levels were introduced. For 2007, the same model is mainly carried over with…

2009 Opel signum | new car review

Introduced to the Middle East market in 2004, the Opel Signum is a large family car based on the Opel Vectra and uses the long-wheelbase version of the GM Epsilon platform. The car is based on an unusual concept of a very large hatchback with a nearly vertical tailgate. Its…

2008 Nissan Altima | new car review

The Nissan Altima quickly became one of the most popular sedans in the market since its introduction in 2004. The next generation 2007MY Altima takes the model to even greater heights with a strikingly sleek, sculpted form with graceful yet boldly modern lines that immediately inspire passion. The sportiness of…

2007 Kia Optima | new car review

Built in Kia’s Hwasung manufacturing facility in South Korea, this second-generation Optima sits on a unique platform, no longer shared with Hyundai’s Sonata. Kia says it took cues from European styling and lengthened the Optima’s wheelbase, although the increase is less than an inch. A sleeker design lends a more…

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