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So we got a 2012 Renault Koleos, and crashed it

So we got a 2012 Renault Koleos, and crashed it


It’s not the end of the world, but 2012 has been a bad year for us. While we made loads of money, our luck with cars hasn’t been as sweet. Earlier this year, we broke off the stupid front lip on a Toyota Land Cruiser tester, for which we had to run around for a police report. Then in the summer, someone put a small scratch on a Porsche 911 tester, for which we had to run around for an even bigger police report. And then there was an “incident” with this Renault Koleos tester in the middle of a Ramadan afternoon.

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Dubai Police impounds 80 vehicles in one week

Dubai Police impounds 80 vehicles in one week


Within just one week, the Dubai Police impounded 80 vehicles for violating traffic rules, apparently all within the Bur Dubai area. More than half of these cars were confiscated for expired registrations, while another car owner who bagged fines worth Dhs 154,415 also had his car taken away. Surprisingly, the latter vehicle owner never showed up to address his hefty fine issue.

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Some UAE tyre dealers selling old tyres as new

Some UAE tyre dealers selling old tyres as new


Be careful before you spend your money on new tyres. UAE authorities have accused several tyre dealers of making easy money by defrauding customers into buying old tyres as new. Many of them are even replacing new tyre “frames” with older ones that may have been imported more than a year ago.

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Product review: Bridgestone Potenza S001 tyres for Honda S2000

Product review: Bridgestone Potenza S001 tyres for Honda S2000


Let’s get it straight right off the bat that we aren’t equipped to do conclusive tests on tyres. Everybody has their own opinions on which brand is better or worse, but most of them are just hearsay and conjecture. We’ve always had an open mind about tyre brands, which is why we’ve used everything from Made-in-Germany to Made-in-China rubbers, depending on the car, none of which really failed us. So when Bridgstone approached us to try out their all-new Potenza S001 flagship tyres on our Honda S2000, we were wondering how we’ll compare it to what we already had on.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee moose-test rollover controversy explained

Jeep Grand Cherokee moose-test rollover controversy explained


Earlier this month, a little-known Swedish magazine called Teknikens Värld (Technology World) released a video of their “moose test” for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, essentially an emergency lane-change manoeuvre, where the Jeep almost rolled over. Since then, there has been a public back-and-forth between the Swedes and the Americans over the issue.

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