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Are Hummers worth it in the Philippines?

by Admin

Posted on 2018-12-12


Ah, Hummer. One of the most overrated pieces of equipment in the world. It was considered a failure after the H2 came out because only idiots and rap artists bought one; it cast a bad light on the vehicle.   And those things weren’t cheap either and they had an equally bad price to start with and not only were they too overpriced, they didn’t offer things that their competitors had at a lower price.   The only main selling point of that ridiculous truck was that it had abou…
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Wig Wags: What are they?

by Admin

Posted on 2018-12-05


Ah, Wig Wags. We often wonder what they’re actually called because they’re called, in the Philippines, by the name of Wang-Wang. They’re used for emergency uses like in showing motorists that there’s a dead-end road or an uncompleted road way or ambulance and law enforcement.   Last Saturday, as I was heading back home from a mall, I saw a pair of red and blue wig wags about 50 meters from me. Now, I’ve been watching a lot of Alaska State Troopers and LivePD an…
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Innovative Innova

by Admin

Posted on 2018-11-28


The Toyota Innova has been a staple of Philippine MPV’s since it came out in the mid 2000’s and it still reigns supreme today. Well, it’s not anymore the king but it’s somewhere up there with the likes of Kia, Hyundai and many others.   photo credit to: https://www.autodeal.com.ph   And why not? It’s got 7 seats in most models and half the models now are manuals and the other half are automatics each with different trim levels to choose from. I drove an au…
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Do you really need to Rush?

by Admin

Posted on 2018-11-21


And I don’t want to rush into it either but do you or I really need one? Yes, physically, it slots in between the bigger Innova and the smaller Avanza. Spiritually, it’s been called the “Baby Fortuner” or “Babytuner”   It sure looks like a smaller version of the Fortuner too. However, that’s where the similarities end because this thing, despite the spiritual name, is armed with the same heart and gearbox of the Avanza.   There’s 3 models…
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Should you wear your seatbelt or not?

by Admin

Posted on 2018-11-14


In a nutshell, yes. Well, everybody else abroad is doing it so why shouldn’t you? Now, I must say up front that I sometimes wear seatbelts, ayt? The reason is because I stopped driving fast and because of a personal friend   Yes, I admit that when I first started in 2010, I drove like Michael Schumacher in his Ferrari F1 car but now, I’ve learned to follow the rules and drive safely.   photo credit to: https://www.morrisbart.com   But seatbelts, I understand, save live…
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Roaring Rio

by Admin

Posted on 2018-11-07


Kia has been making headlines in the past 8 years. Well, so have Hyundai but you know what I mean. And the Rio is one of the models that stands out. It looks good and feels the same to drive.   ‘Specially now that it’s been turned into a hatchback. It’s great for folks who want to get started or for single parents or newly weds or even as a small, economical delivery vehicle.   Yes, I know, everyone wants an SUV, but let’s be realistic here. IDP is between fifty…
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Tally-Ho Tucson

by Admin

Posted on 2018-10-31


The Hyundai Tucson is somewhat strange to look at. It looks like it’s Godzilla on wheels yet it looks too tiny to be Godgira. For a giant, extinct creature, it’s remarkably comfortable to drive.   I’ve driven one and I can say that it’s not that bad. Before I start ranting, I’d like to say that this is not the sister to the Kia Sportage. Unlike the Sorento and Santa Fe that are built in the same factory, the Tucson and Sportage are separate.     …
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Superb Sportage

by Admin

Posted on 2018-10-24


Kia’s Sportage is something different. It’s a cross between an SUV and an MPV; little better than either. I guess you could say that it’s a compromise between two worlds. Also, the new one looks like a happy frog; quite quirky. Right?   Well, sort of. It’s looks aren’t exactly “a looker” because it looks like a frog. However, it’s internal kit isn’t that bad. As we know with Kia, they’ve really put their feet down to improve the qu…
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Super Santa Fe

by Admin

Posted on 2018-10-17


We all know what Hyundai and Kia meant when we were growing up. It meant a poor people’s car. A car no one with a decent amount of money wanted to buy unless you had no other option cause you had no other amount of money.   Well, times have changed and the two Korean brands have made a name for themselves in the last decade by turning themselves upside down and turning their products really quality-conscious.   The Hyundai Santa Fe is no exception and it’s no slouch either.…
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Soaring Sorento

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Posted on 2018-10-10


The Kia Sorento is a strange vehicle. It’s a 5-seater in most configurations but if you were rich enough to order or buy the optional extras, there is a hidden compartment where the extra 2 seats fold upwards for extra passenger space.   If I’m honest, the current 3 rd generation of Sorento’s don’t look as good as the 2 nd generation of them; I like the boxy, military-ish look of the 2 nd generation. The new 2018 model looks like a Jag, though, so Jaguar fans, this m…
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