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Cars we desperately need in the Philippines

by Admin

Posted on 2018-09-19


Toyota is the world’s largest auto manufacturer. Yes, it was briefly taken over by VolksWagen but quickly took it back after the diesel scandal. They sell great many things at an affordable and/or reasonable price and that’s what Pinoys like. Sell something relatively good and price it relatively.   However, something is amiss with the iQ because, well, it cost as much as a Toyota Corolla Altis (about a million and a quarter pesos) but could only reasonably sit 3 and one baby or…
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How do you buy a used car? It’s easier than you think

by Admin

Posted on 2018-09-12


So! You finally decided to let out your inner prince or princess and decided you wanted to be a king or queen. That’s good. Self motivation is a key factor in fighting the game called life. And one way of showing that you’ve decided to be royalty is to crown yourself with transport.   Most people want an SUV despite the fact that roads in the Philippines are at an extreme premium now and some, who are more utilitarian than most chose subcompacts or compa…
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How to deal with road rage

by Admin

Posted on 2018-09-05


Every now and then, even if we’re minding our own business and following the rules on the road and occasionally go into hand to hand combat. These are most typical during weekends and at night when people have had a chance to get drunk and drive under the influence.   Photo credit to: http://www.kktv.com   Some of these folks have legal or illegal firearms and some of us sane, sober people also have them, whether legally or illegally. However, using firea…
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Buying a new car? You might wanna…….

by Admin

Posted on 2018-08-29


Photo credit to: https://www.torquenews.com Buying a new car is something most people would consider a successful life. And that’s just about average of what Filipinos do. Buy a car, get a house and ta-da! It’s not easy but what is? And just like there are many brands to choose from, there are many ways to purchase the car you want or need.   Amortization. Better known as “Utang”. This is the most common method. Buy a car via installment meth…
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What to do when your car won’t start

by Admin

Posted on 2018-08-22


We as Pinoys all want a car despite space being at a premium. Where do you find a country slightly smaller than Vietnam with more cars and SUV’s than Vietnam? And cheaper too. You could buy an SUV for PHP 5,000 a month as what I’m told, though I find that a tiny bit too uncomfortable.   Photo credit to: https://www.erieinsurance.com   So, assuming we’ve already purchased a car, new or used, and you find your car won’t start. Car won…
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Renegade Ranger

by Admin

Posted on 2018-08-15


Ford’s Ranger is something similar to the Toyota Hilux. It has looks, it has power and it certainly has capability etched into our minds. It’s Ford’s answer to Mitsubishi’s L200, Nissan’s Navarra, Dodge’s RAM and many others.   The Ranger has a range of five engines, three of them diesel and two petrol, each of them capable of producing anywhere between 118 to 210 horsepower as well as 167 to 370 lbs-ft of torques.   photo credit to: https://www…
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Hexapod Hilux

by Admin

Posted on 2018-08-08


The Toyota Hilux is a pickup truck that can do many things. It can haul a lot of cargo and keep you comfy. It can survive the surge of the ocean yet still run. It can fjord deep rivers yet keep you entertained. It can even survive being destroyed and still keep on going.   This car is, as Jeremy Clarkson put it, indestructible. And I agree with him. I’ve seen Hiluxes go into dirt, mud and sand and I know it works. If anything, the only place it fails is the dreaded Moose Test, a test …
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Stupendous Silverado

by Admin

Posted on 2018-08-01


The Silverado has been a very useful piece of kit with everyone who owned it, really. It’s rare that you hear someone complain a whole lot about it and the ones that do rarely go on for a long time. It was made for what all pickups were made to do. Only a lot better.   It’s got choice of 6 engines, all of them petrol, the most economical is the 4.3L V-6 that has just enough of it’s 285 horses to get you from point A to B with a lot of stuff in the trunk. The best one …
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Mighty MUX

by Admin

Posted on 2018-07-25


The title is in honor of the “Mighty Mouse” show I watched when I was growing up. Now, then, that’s settled and on to the review.   When the MU-X came out in 2016 or thereabouts, I thought to myself: “how’s that possible”? I rarely miss out on a new car that came out and that took me by surprise; an intelligence black hole.   Whatever the case, it just looks stunning. It looks like a cross between an elf and a samurai’s armor. It looks handsome…
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Road Etiquette: Philippine Edition

by Admin

Posted on 2018-07-18


In the Philippines, road laws aren’t really heavily enforced. Even the cops break the law and that’s why the citizenry break it too. From running red lights to counter flowing to cutting off people and even blocking someone’s gate, we need to know our manners when we drive.   #1. Signals Those signals are there for a reason and that’s why each and every car has them. I’ve noticed that some drivers buy their license instead of obtain it the hard way and that…
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