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Disposing of an old car for a new one: trade-in or private sale?

With car companies giving huge discounts and incentives to buy a new car and keep the market’s momentum strong, we’re all often faced with the issue of whether to sell our old car to put in at…

BMW Motorrad Days 2019

BMW Motorrad Days is a celebration of all things BMW Motorrad, or Motorcycle in English. What started as a biker’s meet in Seefeld, in the Tyrol region of Austria has evolved into a true world-class celebration of…

Miata zooming to 30th at Sepang

102 Mazda MX-5 Miatas from Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand zoomed their way onto the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on July 20, 2019. Driving the world-renowned roadsters at speed on the Sepang track, was the peak of…

Had car, did travel

Reminiscing about the times you drove in other countries long ago inevitably brings intimations of mortality. You tend to forget the exact date, month or year, only the cars and places. For instance, I can’t remember the…

JD Power USA: Porsche is most appealing automobile for 2019

The Porsche brand, renowned for their high-performance, driver-centric vehicle line-up has been adjudged as the most desirable and appealing in the J.D. Power USA’s APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) study.…

Honda Civic RS 1.5 Turbo: all grown up

I’ve always been asking people if a traditional 3-box sedan still can own a spot in their hearts, minds and garages especially something as polished and refined as the Honda Civic RS.…

MVIS is now or never

In 2015, the Department of Transportation and Communication (precursor to the DOTr) released some interesting figures from a study done between 2011 to 2014: 13 million licenses issued and 7,463,393 vehicles registered. That figure has since increased,…

Travel Diary Part 1: Expedition in Vancouver

We just ticked off one of the important items in our bucket list and that’s travelling as a family for one month. It doesn’t sound hard. But if you have five kids with three under the ages…

A love affair with the Toyota Supra

I own a 1995 USDM-spec JZA80 Toyota Supra MKIV and I love it to bits. It’s an original LHD model, with a targa-top and the coveted Getrag 6-speed manual.…

The joys of visiting BMW Welt and Museum

MUNICH—Mention a trip to a museum for any car guy, and they might grimace at the thought of going through seemingly boring stuff long forgotten.…