Letters: We get international attention
Anyone who follows this website knows that I am usually the first in the region at breaking news about cars. Most people can also see past the lack of flash on this website and realise the decent content underneath the humble skin. So much so, that DriveArabia.com has been quoted in various big-time American publications as a source, including Edmunds.com for our Renault Safrane coverage, the Chicago Tribune for our early Chery coverage, and Autospies.com for breaking news about the CSV CR8. Pretty damn awesome, I’d say. On to the letters.
Adrian Kessler says: Just to say that your analyses are excellent and most helpful (detailed and coherent). Bravo! Keep it up! Thanks.
Thanks, man! – MHC
Abbas Ali Zaidi says: Drivearabia.com is the first website I have seen which carried so much information and very systematically. I am glued to your site as I have so much to read. Thanks to your team.
Info mostly by me, man! – MHC
Arif Jamshaid says: I would like your advice regarding the Hyundai brand. I am interested in buying a new 4×4 vehicle and their models are Tucson and Santa Fe. What would be the depreciation on these models if I go for a Tucson (around Dh66,000) or a Santa Fe (around Dh80,000). How much can I expect after one year and would I be able to sell it easily. Also, as a car expert, please let me know about the resale value of these two cars. I see a lot of Tucsons on the roads but not the Santa Fe. My friends say it would be financial suicide to buy a new Hyundai. Can you suggest an alternative in this price range? Also please tell me about buying a used 2007 model vehicle, such as Toyota Fortuner or RAV4. Which one is better? I would appreciate it if you send a reply to my email address as I would like to buy a car at the earliest. Thanks.
Hyundais do depreciate fast, although Tucsons seem to hold their value a bit better. A Toyota will have higher resale values, and a RAV-4 is better than a Fortuner, unless you plan to off-road. Then a Fortuner is better than a RAV-4, man! – MHC
Hussein says: Hello, nice job on the site! Very informative reviews. Do you have any reviews coming up for the 2008 Pajero? Thanks.
The new Pajero is somewhat similar to the old one, so you can get an idea from older reviews. Thanks for the compliments, man! – MHC
Mohamed Ismail says: Well I don’t have that much experience in cars, but I want to buy a mid-range 4WD car.I like Chevrolet Captiva the most,it’s mentioned that it’s a ALL WHEEL drive, what i understand that this means it’s always 4WD, right? But in the site in the BAD list it’s mentioned that it’s bad front wheal drive, so am confused? Is it 4WD or no?is it good as a mid-range? And the fuel usage is it ok? Please advise.
Actually, as you will see in the specs, the base model can be had as either front-wheel-drive or optional 4WD, while the V6 comes standard with 4WD. Fuel economy is fine for a vehicle that size, man! – MHC
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