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The Changing Motoring Landscape
The Changing Motoring Landscape

Every so often the motoring landscape in Sri Lanka goes through changes that alters the way we travel, drive and ride. When we were kids, it was the British and European cars that dominated our roads. Morris Minors were the taxis. Mechanical Taxi-Meters were mandatory. For those of you who don&rsquo ...

Vehicle Emotions
Vehicle Emotions

This month in Motor, we have the Test Drives of two great new SUV’s, the Audi Q5 and the Nissan X Trail. Then we also have two test drives of ‘cars’, the Ford Fiesta and Chery J3. When we buy cars (or SUV’s), emotion often trumps logic. We may love performance, so practic ...

Not Spot Fines
Not Spot Fines

Many an article has been written and discussion been held regarding “spot fines” in our paradise island. In this month’s ProFile feature we have Ex DIG Traffic, Mr T. Perimpanayagam also commenting on these so-called Spot Fines. I say so-called Spot Fines, because they are almos ...

Twin Tests times three
Twin Tests times three

This month, in addition to our usual Test Drive features, we have a Twin Test of two very different, yet in some ways similar cars. The two Toyota’s I am talking about have been built almost 40 years apart.   The AE 86 from the 1970’s is in the hands of a young enthusiast who ...

SUV’s and real pedal-to-the-metal cars
SUV’s and real pedal-to-the-metal cars

This month we test no less than four SUV’s, all very different from each other, and indeed all coming from four different cultures and continents / countries. The Nissan Patrol is no doubt the behemoth of all four SUV’s tested and indeed one of the biggest SUV’s around anyway. & ...