Long-term update: Our Toyota FJ Cruiser has its first real issue

Our Toyota FJ Cruiser is running trouble-free, as we expected it to do. We even took it off-road, where it did phenomenally well (despite the confused thumb gestures by our offroad monkey Vivek “Payero” Menon in the photo above). Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Patrol suffers from sibling rivalry

Our Patrol LE has been chugging along perfectly fine, but it’s not had much use ever since we bought the Chrysler 300 SRT a few months ago. Read More >>

So we bought a 2015 Chrysler 300 SRT

Yep, we’ve bought yet another car, adding to our ever-expanding self-owned long-term fleet. We hyped it long enough on our Facebook page where we asked our fans to guess the car, and it was great fun watching the comments pour in. Read More >>

Long-term update: Toyota 86 put to work as daily-driver and track car

Hello, Toyota 86 fans. Yes, it has been almost a year since I’ve wrote an update on my 86, mainly due to being busy with the work-life routine. Read More >>

Long-term update: Honda S2000 tyres from Tire.ae — we see the difference cheaper tyres make

It’s hard to believe we’ve had the Honda S2000 for five years now. It’s harder to believe how little we’ve driven it due to lack of time. Read More >>

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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 >>