long-term Reviews

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...

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...