long-term Reviews

Renault Duster long term review fourth report

Renault Duster long term review fourth report

Who knew a front-wheel-drive monocoque SUV could be so good as a load-lugger?                                          

Honda Amaze diesel long term review second report

Honda Amaze diesel long term review second report

Can the big small Honda Amaze carry a whole film crew?                                                                

Tata Safari Storme long term review first report

Tata Safari Storme long term review first report

A brand-new Tata Safari Storme has joined the long-term fleet. Will it take us by, ahem, storm?                        

Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI Sport long term review second report

Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI Sport long term review second report

It’s off to Mahabaleshwar for new year’s, and our Merc C-class just proves why it is so perfect for this ...

Hyundai Elantra long term review final report

Hyundai Elantra long term review final report

One of the nicest methods to part ways with a long termer is to take it on a roadtrip. We did just that with the Elan...

Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI Sport long term review first report

Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI Sport long term review first report

A brand- new three-pointer has joined the fleet. And it’s got an AMG suspension and body kit on it.              

Volkswagen Polo GT TSI long term review second report

Volkswagen Polo GT TSI long term review second report

Two trips to Goa and a whole lot of kilometres later, the Polo GT TSI is winning us over rather quickly.              

Hyundai Grand i10 diesel long term review first report

Hyundai Grand i10 diesel long term review first report

We’ve found quite the ideal urban commuter in this Grand hatch from Hyundai.                                    

Hyundai Elantra diesel long term review third report

Hyundai Elantra diesel long term review third report

The Elantra has proved to be faultless, if a bit lacking in character.                                                  

Honda Amaze diesel long term review first report

Honda Amaze diesel long term review first report

Despite being roomy enough for passengers and luggage, the Amaze is compact enough to fit just about anywhere.          

Mahindra Thar (Final report)

Mahindra Thar (Final report)

Final report: It came to us as a standard Thar and left as more of a weapon. Here’s what 28,000km and over a y...

2013 Mahindra Thar long term review fifth report

2013 Mahindra Thar long term review fifth report

23,000km report: A 6500km round trip to the Himalayas and back, and some off-roading with the clubs of North India.    

Maruti Alto 800 (Final report)

Maruti Alto 800 (Final report)

11,000km report You’d think that driving a small car like the Alto 800 would be difficult for someone over six-...

Mahindra Verito D6 (Second report)

Mahindra Verito D6 (Second report)

19,500km report: A few niggles are starting to creep up, but these are but scratches on the surface of the rock that ...

Tata Nano LX 2012 (Final Report)

Tata Nano LX 2012 (Final Report)

18 months and 7,400km later, it’s time to say goodbye to the baby of the fleet.                                  

Volkswagen Polo GT TSI long term review first report

Volkswagen Polo GT TSI long term review first report

A high-tech new TSI engine and seven-speed automatic make the Polo GT both practical and loads of fun.                

Renault Duster (third report)

Renault Duster (third report)

Third report: It’s become the de facto long-distance car in our long-term fleet. But when it’s off the ro...

Hyundai Elantra (Second report)

Hyundai Elantra (Second report)

Second report: Our gorgeous Hyundai Elantra has impressed us with its ability to rack up the kilometres without a fuss.

Mahindra Verito D6 (First report)

Mahindra Verito D6 (First report)

No frills and no fuss. The improved, better riding Verito is a great car for the long office commute.                  

Fiat Punto (Second Report)

Fiat Punto (Second Report)

Second report: A few months into the fleet, the stylish Punto has shown us its true strengths lie in areas that are l...