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

2005 Range Rover 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: Our Range Rover takes the rain in its stride

Range Rover Vogue raining 2 The rainy season is finally upon us in Dubai, if you can call it a season. It hardly rains around here, but when it does, it pours and brings parts of the city to a standstill. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Range Rover gets new tyres and cooling job

Range Rover in the UAE 3 The Range Rover we had originally intended to keep for only two years is now going to complete almost three years with us in a few months, beyond which we will probably continue to keep it for a while longer, as there’s nothing else that’s quite as appealing at the moment, aside from another Range Rover. Read More >>

Long-term update: Still discovering hidden features in our Range Rover

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If you own a particularly decent car, loaded with technological giblets and such, have you ever found yourself discovering a completely new feature long after you’d bought the car, not knowing that it existed? Read More >>

Long-term update: We overhaul our trusty Range Rover

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While the other cars on our fleet are just toys, the Range Rover is the family vehicle and performs the bulk of our transporting duties. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Range Rover’s headliner is the headline

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We’ve had our Range Rover for nearly 18 months now. When we bought it, it had some minor cosmetic flaws that we elected to leave as-is at the time, because they didn’t hinder the operation of the car. Read More >>

Long-term update: How much power has our Range Rover lost since new

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So how’s our much-maligned Range Rover doing? Perfectly fine, actually. It’s become our daily driver, used even for the occasional trip to Abu Dhabi. This kind of reliability is more than we ever could’ve hoped for. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Range Rover gets new keys made

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Back in the early 1990s, you could get a car key duplicated at any regular key-cutting shop for Dhs 10 and be happy in the knowledge that you’ll always have an unlimited supply of cheap keys for your car. Read More >>

Long-term update: Using our Range Rover as a Tata van

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As much as Land Rover’s PR people like to downplay it, the British carmaker is now owned by India’s Tata, in a role-reversal that took more than 60 years to play out. Read More >>

Long-term update: Range Rover maintenance costs aren’t too bad yet


Apparently, if you keep asking Land Rover’s PR agency politely for the past eight years why you weren’t invited to any of their major press events, they keep saying they have no space. Read More >>

Long-term update: Range Rover Vogue visits the dealer


Our Range Rover has been busy for the past month, getting back into top shape. A trip to the dealer was in order, especially since the 100,000 km service was due as soon as we bought the car. Read More >>

So we bought a Range Rover


“Wait, what? You bought a Range Rover?” Yes, we bought a Range Rover. “Really? A Range Rover?” Yes, a Range Rover. The big one. It’s grey or green depending on what time of day you look at it. Read More >>