long-term Reviews

Renault Duster (Second report)

Renault Duster (Second report)

A 3200km round trip to Kerala proved just how versatile and well-engineered the Duster is.                            

Mahindra Thar (Fourth report)

Mahindra Thar (Fourth report)

Loads of upgrades to the Thar this time. A few issues as well.                                                          

Tata Nano LX 2012 (Fourth Report)

Tata Nano LX 2012 (Fourth Report)

For a car that costs as little as it does, the Nano has put up with everything we’ve thrown at it with surprisi...

Maruti Alto 800 (First Report)

Maruti Alto 800 (First Report)

Our new long-term Alto 800 has been racking up the kilometres and, as we found out, is quite handy as a city runabout.  

Hyundai Elantra (First Report)

Hyundai Elantra (First Report)

We’re impressed by how big a step up this new Elantra is from the old one. But can it continue to impress us?    

Fiat Punto (First Report)

Fiat Punto (First Report)

In its short stint with us so far, our gorgeous Fiat Punto has already been a saviour.                                  

2013 Mahindra Thar long term review third report

2013 Mahindra Thar long term review third report

13,500km report With the monsoon gone, our off-road trails have dried up. So we head to Goa on a different kind of trip.

Honda Brio

Honda Brio

Final report. Honda has done a stonking job with the Brio and, after 10 months with it, it's time to say goodbye to t...

Renault Duster (First report)

Renault Duster (First report)

The popular Renault SUV has just joined our fleet, and after its first outing, it’s easy to see why it is such ...

Tata Nano LX 2012 (Third Report)

Tata Nano LX 2012 (Third Report)

5,800km report The sprightly little Nano is a car that takes some getting used to. But once you learn to live with it...

Mahindra Thar CRDe (Second report)

Mahindra Thar CRDe (Second report)

9,000km report Let’s just say it’s transformed our weekends dramatically.                                  

Tata Aria (Third report)

Tata Aria (Third report)

30,000km report Our Aria continues to rake up the kilometres on the highway and, we’ve realised, it’s qui...

Volkswagen Jetta (Final report)

Volkswagen Jetta (Final report)

Final report: Ten months on and our Jetta has gone back to its maker. We talk about a time full of highs and very few...

Hyundai Eon (Final report)

Hyundai Eon (Final report)

FINAL REPORT: Despite an engine that lacks grunt, the stylish little Eon’s garnered a strong fan base during it...

Maruti Swift Dzire ZDi (Second report)

Maruti Swift Dzire ZDi (Second report)

9,500km report: The Dzire, which has already proven its mettle as a practical city commuter, impresses on the rain-l...

Mahindra Thar CRDe (First report)

Mahindra Thar CRDe (First report)

FIRST REPORT: Off-road on Sunday, office on Monday. That’s the brief for our new long-termer. Will it be equal...

Honda Brio V (Second report)

Honda Brio V (Second report)

10,500km report: With its compact footprint and Honda reliability, the capable Brio is one of the best small cars yo...

Tata Nano Lx 2012 (Second Report)

Tata Nano Lx 2012 (Second Report)

4,620 km report: The Nano is proof of how drastically the template for affordable cars has changed over the past few...

Hyundai Eon (Second report)

Hyundai Eon (Second report)

We put our little Eon through the ultimate test-battling it out in grueling Mumbai rush-hour traffic on a daily basis.

Maruti Swift Dzire ZDi (First report)

Maruti Swift Dzire ZDi (First report)

When it comes to everyday practical transport, Maruti seems to have hit the nail on the head with the new under-four...