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Mighty MUX

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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

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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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Celestial Celerio

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Posted on 2018-07-11


The Suzuki Celerio is one of those cars that you somewhat love and hate simultaneously. Most Filipinos like big, badass SUV’s even though space is at a premium here in the Philippines.   That’s where the Celerio comes in. Trying to beat the insane price tags of SUV’s as well as save space. The competitors are Mitsubishi’s Mirage, Honda’s Brio and a few other vehicles.   If you’re the sort of chap who hates single use plastics or plastics in general, …
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How to deal with a car accident

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Posted on 2018-07-04


In the Philippines, people tend to drive like Michael Schumacher in his Formula One car in the early 2000’s. Unfortunately, those same people haven’t paid their car off yet because of the “utang” principle or installments.   Also, Pinoys like to imagine they’re in the U.S. where roads are 8 or 10 or even 12 lanes. Can you imagine people passing you doing 120 km/h in a 2 lane road? It’s illegal but why would you care if the police themselves drive that way…
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How to change a car tire... Properly

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Posted on 2018-06-20


photo credit to: https://www.popularmechanics.com   We see this with mechanics in the Philippines. They lift up the vehicle and then loosen the bolts. This is actually extremely dangerous and believe it or not, it’s the wrong way of doing it.   The main reason is because the vehicle could fall off the jack when you’re trying to loosen the bolts. But thankfully, there are better ways of doing it. However, bear in mind that you need to keep several things in place and in…
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Cyclone Civic

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Posted on 2018-06-13


The Honda Civic isn’t exactly what you’d call cheap. It’s luxurious and sporty and you’d wonder how these two factors can combine. But many car companies have been doing it for decades.   However, the Civic is a bit different in this respect. There’s three good choice of engines, a 1.0L Inline-3 which produces 129 horsepower, which isn’t much but for a 3 cylinder engine isn’t bad. The other is a 1.5L Single-Turbo Inline-4 that produces a massive 186…
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Powerful Pajero

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Posted on 2018-06-06


Ah, the Mitsubishi Pajero. Also known as the Shogun in some other parts of the world but in the Philippines, we know it by the name Pajero. And what a machine!   It’s the competitor to Toyota’s Land Cruiser and it sure isn’t gonna come close to it by any means. I mean, the interior isn’t as good let alone luxurious. Some of the plastic feels cheap and could be easily destroyed.   Then the engines, all of them are diesel, as far as I know. And strangely, they are…
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Miraculous Mirage G4

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Posted on 2018-05-30


Now, I’ve already done a review about the Mitsubishi Mirage but that one was the hatchback version of the car. This one, at least, in the Philippines, is the sedan version. And it leaves a few things to be desired.   The car, currently in it’s sixth generation, isn’t what you’d expect it to be. Yes, it got seats for 4 or 5 people, depending on their girth and weight but they aren’t that comfy to sit in. It’s the sort of cheap stuff you have to bear w…
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Ecstasy Evo

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Posted on 2018-05-23


Mitsubishi’s Evo has been around since 1973. At the time it came out, if I remember right, it wasn’t all that proper. Neither was it’s competitor the Subaru Impreza. In the 70’s, the car to have in rallying was the Audi Quattro, which utilized their complex yet useful four wheel drive system. And the rest is history.   Nowadays, there are only 2 cars you can choose from if you’re entering the rally world. The Mistubishi Evolution or the Subaru Impreza. Audi fad…
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Humungous Hilux

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Posted on 2018-05-16


The Hilux is relatively large for the Philippines, make no mistake. Even yours truly has difficulty with these things even though I’m 5’9” tall. These pickups can be a means to make you look glorious or be your downfall.   The Hilux, now in it’s 8 th generation, had a slightly different turn to it. See, the 7 th generation shared 80% of its parts with the Fortuner. Now, though, they seem to be 80% different.   Built since 1968, the things have withstood the test…
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