Long-term update: Jaguar XK — the dealer is the best option sometimes

2008-Jaguar-XK-in-the-UAE-600x450 Long-term update: Jaguar XK -- the dealer is the best option sometimes  There are a few obvious things you should know about owning a luxury car. One is dealer maintenance and repair can be ridiculously expensive. The other is that most non-dealer garages don’t know how to maintain or repair a modern luxury car beyond the mechanical basics. Read More >>

Long-term update: Nissan Patrol dealer service costs in Dubai

2014-Nissan-Patrol-LE-in-the-UAE-600x450 Long-term update: Nissan Patrol dealer service costs in Dubai  Six months had passed since the first free service at 1000 km, so we took in our 2014 Nissan Patrol LE for its first paid service at the Dubai dealer. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Honda S2000 gets Batt-Mobile battery replacement on the spot

batt-mobile-battery-dubai Long-term update: Our Honda S2000 gets Batt-Mobile battery replacement on the spot  Our Honda S2000’s battery wasn’t holding charge as well as it should, so when it finally died after just over a year, we called in our buddies at Batt-Mobile to replace the battery right down in our parking lot. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Toyota FJ Cruiser gets puked on

toyota-fj-cruiser-manual-dubai-uae-600x450 Long-term update: Our Toyota FJ Cruiser gets puked on  Our manual Toyota FJ Cruiser has been chugging along trouble-free. There’s absolutely nothing to report except the cost of the latest service as well as someone puking in it. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Nissan Patrol visits the dealer accessories shop

2014-Nissan-Patrol-in-the-UAE-12-600x450 Long-term update: Our Nissan Patrol visits the dealer accessories shop  Our Nissan Patrol LE went in for its first “free” service recently, after the 1000 km break-in period. While we were booking the dealer appointment in Dubai, the lady on the phone started upselling certain accessories to us. Read More >>

Long-term wrap-up: Omar says goodbye to his BMW 135i

2012-BMW-M135i-in-Qatar-600x450 Long-term wrap-up: Omar says goodbye to his BMW 135i  It is said that all good things must come to an end. My time with the BMW came to an end when I accepted a new job in Kuwait. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Honda S2000 goes in for major service

honda-s2000-dubai-uae-600x450 Long-term update: Our Honda S2000 goes in for major service  Our 2007 Honda S2000 went in for “40k” major service last week. Our car has less than 25,000 km on the clock, but a year had passed since the last service. Read More >>

Long-term wrap-up: Our Alfa Romeo 156 goes to a better home

2003-Alfa-Romeo-156-V6-in-the-UAE-3-600x450 Long-term wrap-up: Our Alfa Romeo 156 goes to a better home  Our Alfa Romeo left us a few months ago. After all, while it was registered under my name, I was sharing ownership with two other guys and just holding the car for a friend until it found a buyer. Read More >>

Long-term update: Running costs of Omar’s BMW M135i in Qatar

BMW-M135i-600x450 Long-term update: Running costs of Omar's BMW M135i in Qatar  It’s been a good while with the 2013 BMW M135i so let’s talk about running costs. Servicing is cheap as it comes with a 5-year service pack so the only thing I should have to cover are tyres (which I’m sure will be fearsomely expensive if I stick with the OEM Pilot Super Sports) and batteries. Read More >>

Long-term intro: Shijil’s 2013 Toyota 86

2013-Toyota-86-in-the-UAE-600x450 Long-term intro: Shijil's 2013 Toyota 86  When time came to replace my daily driver, a 2008 Volvo S40, I wanted something that’s fun and involving to drive. Soon a list was formed which included V8 Mustangs, Nissan 350Z’s, Hyundai Genesis Coupes and VW Golf R’s. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Nissan Patrol LE is breaking in nicely

2014-nissan-patrol-uae-mash-600x450 Long-term update: Our Nissan Patrol LE is breaking in nicely  If you’re a regular reader, you may have already come across our numerous social-media posts harping about our new acquisition. Our brand new 2014 “zero kilometre” Nissan Patrol LE is still being broken in until it hits 1000 km, but until then, we got some essential work done on it. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Alfa Romeo 156 meets its relatives

Alfa-Romeo-155-156-159-in-the-UAE-2-600x403 Long-term update: Our Alfa Romeo 156 meets its relatives  Some time ago, our time-share 2003 Alfa Romeo found the strength to get its behind moving and meet up with its relatives, both new and old. Read More >>

So we bought a brand new 2014 Nissan Patrol LE

2014-Nissan-Patrol-in-the-UAE-600x450 So we bought a brand new 2014 Nissan Patrol LE  Having let go of our Range Rover, we were on the look-out for a three-row SUV that could fit up to 7 people. Requirements change, and now that my second child was born a month ago, I’d have run out of space once my parents come to stay with us for babysitting duties. Read More >>

Long-term wrap-up: Mash’s 2005 Range Rover Vogue

2005-Range-Rover-600x450 Long-term wrap-up: Mash's 2005 Range Rover Vogue  We’re done with the Range Rover. It’s been almost 4 years since we bought it, and we were supposed to sell it years ago, but we kept it for this long because it was just so darn satisfying to drive around in. Read More >>

Long-term update: Vivek’s Renault Megane running the marathon

vivek-renault-megane-uae-600x450 Long-term update: Vivek’s Renault Megane running the marathon  It has been quite a long time since we posted an update about our Renault Megane. Nine months, three dealer services, and 37,000 km later, the odometer in our Megane now ticked over at 67,246 km, thanks to my other business that requires a lot of driving. Read More >>