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Long-term update: Our Honda S2000 gets a new roof, and a roof for its roof

Long-term update: Our Honda S2000 gets a new roof, and a roof for its roof

We haven’t been keeping up with updates on our 2007 Honda S2000 because we didn’t drive it much over the past 12 months (apparently less than 700 km as per the RTA inspection). But it had some major work done last year anyway, so the armchair accountants among you will surely be throwing the “cost per km” number at us as if it’s a taxi cab.

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Toyota's top sports cars before new Supra comes in 2019

Toyota’s top sports cars before new Supra comes in 2019

In the recent times, Toyota is a name that is synonymous with econoboxes and workhorse vehicles that can run for a million miles with no hassles whatsoever. But this boring existence of the iconic Japanese brand once had an exciting past. There were Toyotas that set the pulses of enthusiasts racing once they hear its name. Remember the scene in the original Fast and Furious movie in which the late Paul Walker shows up with a totaled Supra and his garage junkie/techie kid goes “2JZ? No s***!”. That’s the sort of respect these Japanese rockets got from the petrolhead lot in those early times.

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2019 Nissan Terra coming to UAE & GCC soon, replacing XTerra

2019 Nissan Terra coming to UAE & GCC soon, replacing XTerra

As Nissan continues to go around Asia to introduce their new Terra body-on-frame SUV (the latest being in China), it has now been confirmed by Nissan Middle East that it is also coming to the UAE, KSA and other GCC markets as a replacement of the long-discontinued XTerra. Called the Nissan Terra, this SUV is built on a chassis shared with the Nissan Navara, and of course the cut-rate Mercedes X-Class. The left-hand-drive version of this seven-seat SUV will be launched publicly at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show.

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Retro-modern 2019 Suzuki Jimny debuts

Retro-modern 2019 Suzuki Jimny debuts

Some cars just live on, even when the world around them changes. Survived by some enthusiastic petrolheads, the Suzuki Jimny was one such car which was loved for its small body and agile off-road manners. This little machine was accepted so well that Suzuki has vented some money and time into it to come up with this entirely new generation of this tiny SUV.

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So we got a 2018 MG ZS

So we got a 2018 MG ZS

Chinese cars have still not hit their stride in the UAE, even as they are gaining acceptance in a few other GCC countries such as Saudi Arabia. Truth be told, they’re starting to become world-class now, and among the best Chinese brands right now is MG. As much as Chinese onwers SAIC are trying to push it as a British brand, MG has truly moved on from their heyday as a performance carmaker draped in the Union Jack. The latest MG line-up consists of economy cars and crossovers. This MG ZS here is their smallest crossover offering.

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