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MAMBA MOTORING: Since 2003, Christo Valentyn has reviewed more cars for Mamba than he can remember. In his final motoring feature he looks at 15 cars that impressed, and appalled, him in 2009.
MAMBA SPINS: We boogey to the beat of recent musical offerings from Green Day, Daniel Merriweather, La Roux, Jonas Brothers, Tori Amos and more…
MOTORING: NEW JAGUAR XF & XK: Under Tata ownership, Jaguar has changed its focus, image and positioning to remain sustainable while keeping its heart in tune with its rich heritage. We look at the new XF and XK.
MOTORING: THE NEW LEXUS RX: Compared to its success in the US, the Lexus RX SUV has battled in the local market. So how does the new RX measure up? Christo Valentyn finds out.
MOTORING: A TRIO OF SUVS: The small SUV – or soft-roader – is no stranger to the world of motoring. Mamba takes Audi’s Q5, Volvo’s XC60 and Renault’s Koleos for a ride.
MAMBA SPINS: And the music keeps on playing! We look at the newest releases by a diverse group of artists including Ricky Martin, Taylor Swift, the Pet Shop Boys, Diana Krall, Keri Hilson and more…
MOTORING: THE NEW BMW Z4: Mamba’s motoring guru takes the recently launched BMW Z4 roadster for a spin and finds himself seduced by its stunning design and magnificent power.
MOTORING: FIESTA VS. JAZZ: Christo Valentyn pits two of the leading funky small cars on the market against each other: The Ford Fiesta 1.6 Titanium and the Honda Jazz 1.5 EX-S.
MOTORING: AUDI S3 & A3 CABRIOLET: If plastic surgery obsessed Jocelyn Wildenstein was a car, she would probably look a lot like Audi’s face-lifted A3 models. Christo Valentyn takes a wild ride…
MAMBA SPINS: Mamba music guru Christo Valentyn reviews the newest releases by a selection of today’s hottest artists including Kelly Clarkson, Take That, Lily Allen, Chris Cornell, Louise Carver and U2.