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

2013-Toyota-FJ-Cruiser-manual-Dubai-600x483 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

chrysler-300-srt-and-nissan-patrol-600x450 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 >>

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

shijil-toyota-86-600x450 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

honda-S2000-tyre-change-600x450 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

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 >>