First drive: 2015 Jaguar XJ R in the UAE

2015 Jaguar XJR in the UAE The current Jaguar XJ is the flagship model that set the styling tone for all Jaguars that came after it, and while several new models have joined the range, the XJ itself is getting a bit long in the tooth. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

2016 Ford F-150 EcoBoost in the UAE The Ford F-150 is easily the most technologically-advanced truck in its class. Where else can you get an aluminium-bodied fullsize pickup with a turbo engine that makes it quicker than a V8? Read More >>

Nissan Patrol V6 replaces SE V8 for 2017, in UAE showrooms now

2017-nissan-patrol-se It’s happened. The 2017 Nissan Patrol is now available with a V6 engine, as the existing 317 hp Patrol SE V8 has already been discontinued. 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 >>

So we got a 2016 Land Rover LR4 Landmark Edition

2016 Land Rover LR4 Landmark Edition in the UAE This is it. This is the last of the boxy Land Rovers. The next-gen model will look like a bloated Discovery Sport (although maybe its styling will look better once the prototype’s camo comes off). Read More >>

First drive: 2016 Mini Clubman Cooper S in the UAE

2016 Mini Clubman Cooper S in the UAE 3 BMW’s little sub-brand Mini has been catching a lot of flak lately for, well, not being so mini any more. Having driven every “new” Mini for the past decade, we can attest to the fact that they’ve been growing, but it’s also become more refined and practical as time went on. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

2016 VW Golf GTI in the UAE Revealed late last year, the Clubsport version of the ever-popular VW Golf GTI is supposed to be the most aggressive version of this front-driver yet. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 BMW M2

2016 BMW M2 in the UAE The last time we drove a BMW, the year was 2012 and everybody was celebrating the fact that the world hadn’t ended. Frankly, looking at the carmaker’s roster, it doesn’t look like we missed anything crucial aside from the BMW M3 (unless you count front-wheel-drive minivans and uber-pricey electric cars as things that interest you). 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 >>

Product review: We test if CarReport, UAE’s version of CarFax, is worth the money (updated)

carreport The UAE’s most popular classifieds website recently announced a partnership with a service called CarReport which will apparently tell users whether any car in the UAE has had an accident or not, using just the VIN number. Read More >>

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

2014-nissan-patrol-uae-mash 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 >>

Top 10 most researched new cars in UAE for Ramadan 2016

A belated Ramadan Kareem to everyone. As the most popular website among real car shoppers, we are in a good position to see exactly what people here are interested in buying, simply by looking at our internal stats. Read More >>

2016 Ford Ranger: The ideal truck for work and play

2016 Ford Ranger WildTrak While the full-size pickup is the first thing to come to mind when individuals think about lifestyle off-roaders with a cargo bed, smaller pickups have become the vehicle of choice for small businesses who are only interested in hauling cargo. Read More >>

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

Alfa Romeo 155 156 159 in the UAE 2 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 got a 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

2016 Ferrari 488 GTB in the UAE It’s not everyday that we get to pick up a Ferrari. We managed to get this yellow 488 GTB for several days this time, having only driven a red one for only a few hours last year. Read More >>