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Escaping the Ford

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Posted on 2019-03-20


The Ford Escape is one of those cars that… I don’t know… What does it like to be? It’s a compact SUV, that’s for sure. But it behaves like a sedan (sort of)? It’s a great vehicle, make no mistake but there are a few things to be wary about before you shell out the PHP 1.5 to 1.8 Million of your hard earned money.   The Escape, also known as the Kuga in some parts of the world, is a competitor to the Honda CR-V. And like the CR-V, it…
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Is the 2019 Toyota Vios fun or fail?

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Posted on 2019-03-06


We all know that the Toyota Vios is sort of like the “poor man’s sedan” in the Philippines. It’s cheap, offers a decent sized boot that you can’t have in a hatchback and still seats 5. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, mates of class and friends of old, the 2019 Vioses of the Toyotas.   Starting at just PHP 659,000 all the way up to the 1,095,000 mark, it’s got a range of Vios models that caters to just about every Pinoy out there …
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Is the Mercedes A-Class worth it?

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Posted on 2019-02-27


The Mercedes-Benz A-class is their answer to the growing popularity of hatchbacks that all started with the Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback, that cutesy tutesy thing (I liked the Mirage, actually). And also, the Suzuki Celerio, Toyota Wigo and many others. The thing is, though, that this is a more luxurious car.   Is it worth the PHP 2.5 to 3.2 Million price tag? Well, let’s see, shall we?   First off, it’s a cute car. It also looks a lot like the CLS class, that sporty 4 door …
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My Goodness, Zastava Sarapova!

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Posted on 2019-02-20


Actually, no, that’s not the name of anything except that Zastava is a brand of Russian firearms. But we’re not a firearms blog. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, mates of class and friends of old, please welcome the new MG ZS CUV!   MG is one of those brands that no one knows about and a brand that keeps getting tossed about by one owner to another. At least, if my memory serves me correctly. It was owned by the Brits and then briefly by the Russians and then the Chinese an…
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Suzuki Jimny’s main competitor… So far

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Posted on 2019-02-13


The Jeep Renegade is somewhat like a CUV and a mini SUV. Or is a CUV a mini SUV? Whatever. The Renegade is one of those few vehicles that we can use to tackle the main issue: Can it stack up to the legendary Suzuki Jimny?   Well, yes and no. No because, let’s face it, it’s twice the price and it does actually get hung up or stuck on some small hills because of it’s long wheelbase. On the plus side, though, this thing has many creature comforts to make even General George P…
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May Bach Economy Class

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Posted on 2019-02-06


No, it’s not an economy class flight and you’re not buying a Maybach anytime soon cause they’re only for the super rich. This one is about the Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan.   Now, you’re probably wondering why they’ve been popping up recently? Well, that’s because the Three Pointed Star has factories here now so they’re far cheaper than they were in the 1990’s and 2000’s where all cars were imported from Germany.   photo credit to: h…
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Berry Mice Wagon 5-Series

by Admin

Posted on 2019-01-30


BMW is one of the most luxurious car companies in the world and everyone wants one. Unfortunately, our pockets don’t exactly agree with that. Nevertheless, these cars are popping up left and right and there’s one reason why.   BMW, along with Mercedes-Benz and other luxury and exotic car brands, now have factories here in the Philippines. And that means the cars are getting cheaper – about half what they used to. Yes, you read that right, folks. So don…
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The new 2019 BMW Z4 is horrible. Here’s why

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Posted on 2019-01-23


You’re not going to believe me why I think the new Z4 is horrible. The main reason is because it’s a soft top convertible. There’s no hardtop model available as of the reports from my agents so why would you drive something where it’ll fap about when you hit high speeds?   Also, it looks like a Kia Stinger Convertible. No seriously, I promise you. Take one good look at the thing and tell me that it doesn’t look like a Kia Stinger. Go on, I’ll wait. See? I…
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RICErs And Useless Mods

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Posted on 2019-01-16


Nako nanamaaaaan. Itong mga pasaway ‘to. These are the people who like to make useless and pointless mods not to mention non-functional. These guys are RICEr’s or Radically Immature Car Enthusiast. They can be found mostly on old Honda Civic hatchbacks and Toyota Corolla’s but any car can be riced.   One of the most useless mods ever – and the pinnacle of ricers – is the fart cannon a.k.a. the exhaust pipe. Have you heard of or seen a vehicle with a huge, gapin…
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Driving While Impaired and Under the Influence

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Posted on 2019-01-09


These are serious offenses when driving and can land you a hefty fine, jail time or both. At least, IF you get caught. Philippine law enforcement haven’t really been held high in the enforcement of local laws and strictures because they are equally guilty of doing it.   I saw a cop car here in Cebu zigzagging once a long while back when I was still a wee lad. I don’t know if it still happens now, however.   But anyway, DUI and DWI is not good for the road. I make sure that …
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