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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

by Admin

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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Move! Get out de wey! I got da right of way!

by Admin

Posted on 2018-10-03


We’ve all gone through this while driving in the Philippines. Everyone’s in a hurry to go somewhere so even if it isn’t the right of way of the other car, they insist that it’s theirs. The typical "pasaway" attitude is to be selfish and let no one through but yourself.   Well, listen up and pay attention cause if you want the Philippines to be a 1st world country, start with your driving and be respectful.   For starters, let’s say you’re d…
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Crosswalks: What are they?

by Admin

Posted on 2018-09-26


Just to let you know, they are the horizontal lines that run against the road and connect one street to another. And in an ideal setting, that’s where most people should cross but have you noticed recently that people cross the street using them? Progress. Yes, there are still some pasaway but at least most people are following rules when crossing roads.   Now, pedestrian crossings or crosswalks are places where it is the safest place for people to cross the s…
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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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