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Driving a Lexus is always a pleasure, even if the car is not an entirely new model but one with a minor facelift.
Problems faced by car owners in the first years of a vehicle's life have risen for the first time in 16 years, driven by problematic engines and transmissions, research company JD Power says.
Three-cylinder engines used to be the preserve of budget cars. They were light, economical and inexpensive. But most also tended to be tinny, wheezy and buzzy.
It would be quite churlish to label the latest addition to Bentley's Flying Spur line-up, equipped with a new 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8, as entry-level.
In a sophisticated market such as Singapore, few people go for dumbed-down products.
The new model you have been looking forward to may be a little late. But not because the manufacturer or the agent screwed up.
According to a Volkswagen product marketing executive, the new Golf Sportsvan is aimed at young families and "best agers", which we surmise is a euphemism for retirees.
Driving a sports car says a few things about you. The obvious would be that you are wealthy, you love life in the fast lane and you value performance.
Once the workhorse of delivery companies and small tradesmen, the sidecar has emerged as an unlikely automotive fashion statement in Singapore, thanks to Mr Johnny Chen.

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