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  1. Specialized Auto Care in Al Quoz (behind Al Quoz Mall) They're Mitsubishi specialists. Rishi is an ex-Habtoor tech and fixes Mitsubishis eyes closed. Do let us know when you take their services, will claim my one shawarma commission. https://goo.gl/maps/iC1Q5eRT8Ez
  2. Roads in Abu Dhabi like the Abu Dhabi - Al Ain road have 160kph speed limit signs now. So, start beep point at 160kph.
  3. Mercedes because the DSG autoboxes in Audis are made of cheese.
  4. Some of these brands have the best warranty engineers. Batteries die exactly a month or 2 after warranty!
  5. 7 to 8 sounds just about right for a 2.5 litre petrol engine in peak traffic conditions. Couple of things you can do. 1. Check tyre pressures in the cold and have them 2psi above recommended 2. Clean air filter and fuel injectors and see if there is a difference. 3. Learn to drive an automatic economically Watch this: Note: Key is to use as little throttle (accelerator) as possible. Accelerate as gently as possible. Light throttle. Let transmission move to higher gears as quickly as it can and let it stay there. No abrupt braking and throttles, if they can be avoided.
  6. Watched this about a month ago and thought Suzuki disappointed.
  7. A friend of mine is a Peugeot Works driver and he posted a picture of him with this very car. Legendary! I've been to the AutoSport International show that happens at the Birmingham NEC and it's an annual pilgrimage for motorsport fans. A Glastonbury for motorsport enthusiasts if you will. Such legendary cars are always exhibited here and I strongly recommend attending one atleast. https://www.autosportinternational.com/about-the-show PS: No. Not the Dubai motor show.
  8. If the usage is going to be on-road, you could get the 2WD version too.
  9. Occasionally, sensors fail or misinterpret data. I'm not saying there's a right or wrong way. There are many ways to do it and using on-board diagnostics is one and just helps confirm diagnosis without much physical effort.
  10. Absolutely right. Rather than blaming the cars, blame the people who don't maintain their cars at all. This guy who helped me with car purchases and registrations initially didn't do any kind of maintenance on his cars other than the standard oil changes (with no regard to oil grades, API ratings, etc). His first car (Mazda 3) died of a transmission failure (He never once changed his transmission fluid ). His following car (Camry 2008) had an engine seizure(never checked his coolant levels ). Such folks owning even under-tuned, over-engineered-for-minimal-maintenance Japs eventually kill them. Give me a Peugeot or Citroen here and I can drive them daily and can keep them running for 20 years. PS: For those not in the know of 'Ford of Europe', I googled it for you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_of_Europe
  11. Please let us know why. I love 'Ford of Europe' cars. They're worth driving. LOL.
  12. stig

    Anyone selling a tv?

    Gitex coming up. Look up Souq.com and the supermarkets for some crazy deals on new ones. I've found used TVs to not depreciate like cars here, unfortunately.
  13. stig

    How is Oman Insurance?

    Isn't Oman Insurance's USP the free coverage in Oman as well?
  14. Since it's a Mitsubishi, I would recommend this place called Specialized Auto Care in Al Quoz. While they're a multi brand service shop, the main guy there called 'Rishi' is an ex-Habtoor Mitsu specialist. Fairly young chap in his early 30s, very enthusiastic. They're right by the Al Quoz Mall. I'll post a linky if it works. https://goo.gl/maps/Tf6XPtKYgyk PS: No commercial affiliations with the shop. I've just had them work on my car and have been satisfied and they're fairly reasonable labour wise.
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