Time sure flies by when you’re behind the wheel of a nice car and sitting in the service area as I wait for a service representative to collect our car for its final inspection before our warranty runs out, it sure doesn’t feel like it’s been almost 3 years since my partner first took delivery […]Read more "Scandinavian living: 3 years with the Volvo XC40"
Once upon a time, the most financially prudent way to get into the World of BMW motoring meant picking up the keys to an entry-level 3-Series. What that also used to mean was that for a more modest price point, one wouldn’t mind forgoing fancy niceties and features in exchange for BMW’s engaging driving dynamics, […]Read more "Base model boogie: Driving the BMW G20 318i Sport"
With the decision made to relieve myself from the pain of Alfa Romeo ownership, a deal was struck to trade “Snowflake” in for “Baby-G” the VW Polo GTi! For those who’ve followed our automotive journey, you’d know that we’ve previously had a Polo many years ago, it was a 1.2 litre Mk.4. It wasn’t in […]Read more "Which led to this…"
If your idea of a car is a means of getting from point A to point B, look away. If it’s about being the loudest and most obnoxious, perhaps this isn’t the right one for you. If it’s about hypermiling and travelling the longest distance on the lowest possible amount of fuel, what are you […]Read more "While my sledgehammer gently weeps: Driving the BMW G30 M5 Competition LCI"
I did it, I finally bought an Alfa Romeo! After an entire childhood of dreaming and having had a taste of a Twin-sparked 1.6 147 many moons ago, I finally took the plunge, bought my very own Alfa and joined the fabled ranks of being a “true petrolhead”. She was a beautiful Bianco Pastello white […]Read more "And so this happened…"
This is it ladies and gents, 35 years in the making and after a slightly shorter period of hopeful anticipation, the new BMW M3 and M4 have finally landed on our local shores and thanks to the kind people at BMW Asia, we were given first dibs behind the wheels of the most controversial iterations […]Read more "A love letter from BMW: Driving the G80 M3 Competition and G82 M4 Competition"
Just like individualistic people, modern BMW Coupes face quite a challenge throughout their gestation period. Visually, while they might share similar underpinnings with their sedan counterparts, they have to carry their own distinct identity, familiar enough to sit within the same family yet special enough to set themselves apart and be appreciated for years to […]Read more "For the individual: Driving the BMW G22 420i"
While we might have covered quite a couple of early morning drive pitstops, I’m pretty sure there are still many gems out there left unturned, but until then, here are 5 more places to drop by after an early morning cruise. Once again in no particular order. 11: Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari130E Minden Rd, Weekend […]Read more "Yet another 5 spots for Car & Kopi"
Knowing that plenty of cafes and bistros are peppered around our little island, it probably didn’t make much sense to leave you dear reader with just 5 places to enjoy your weekend morning post-drive refreshment. So here’s another 5. Guten Appetit. 6: Common Man StanStanley St, Weekend hours 730am-630pm. Opening hours: ★★★★★Another early morning riser, […]Read more "5 more spots for Car & Kopi"
With pretty much zero to no chance of organising a car meet legally, enjoying the car life has been a somewhat solitary affair for the past (and future) few months. While driving with a posse of friends is fun, solo drives does allow one the freedom in choosing whichever road to go down, whenever. Incidentally, […]Read more "5 spots for Car & Kopi"