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India’s Premier Padmini taxi driven – hail, no pace

The slow, low-tech Padmini taxi is an icon on the chaotic streets of Mumbai, India, but not for much longer. We go for a test drive “So, do the indicators work?” I ask, after squeezing in behind the sizeable steering wheel of the dilapidated Premier Padmini taxi. But I thinkRead More

Takata Recall Grows, Pilot Vs. XC90, 2016 Cadillac CT6 Driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Takata Recall Grows By 5 Million Vehicles Following First Ford Fatality For a while it seemed as if the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall might be coming to an end. The complicated patchwork of driver-side and passenger-side airbag replacements, further segmented by geographic region, appeared toRead More

Ferrari Testarossa driven – Maranello again, old friend

In 1988, this very Ferrari Testarossa starred in an Autocar comparison and just happened to be owned by the father of Andrew Frankel, who takes it for a blast after tracking it down 27 years later Back in 1988, testing a Ferrari in Britain was up there with cracking timeRead More

Matt Prior’s tester’s notes – the best car I’ve ever driven

It’s a question I’m asked constantly – but is the ‘best’ car the fastest, most expensive, most well made, or something indescribable? “What’s the best car you’ve ever driven?” Three times this week I’ve been asked that question, because three times this week I’ve told somebody what I do forRead More