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Super Compact Super Carry

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Posted on 2018-05-09


Now, this is a weird one, this, cause it’s about one of the most common cars in the Philippines. It seats 9 or 10 people. It’s less than half the size of a Land Cruiser. Ladies and gentlemen, mates of class and friends of old, it’s the Suzuki Super Carry!   I remember a year ago when I was driving my Altis through a road in southern Cebu and I saw one in green with the words painted on the back: “Your car can go fast, but mine can go anywhere”. That basically s…
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Flamboyant Fit

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Posted on 2018-05-02


It’s the little sister of the Jazz. It’ll fit in most places. It seats four. Or five. It’s the Hondan Fit and it is glorious!   Apart from being cheaper than the Jazz, it has pretty much the same power and gearbox and overall design of the Jazz. So why’s it cheaper Let’s find out, shall we?   For one, it sacrifices some features on the Jazz that are standard as optional. Among those optional extras are Automated Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping Assist, and …
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Altruistic Alto

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Posted on 2018-04-25


The Suzuki Alto, like the Jimny, is well praised. Not only does it provide the comforts of a Swift or Yaris or Picanto in a smaller package, it can do other things better than the others.   For example, it can fit in gaps the aforementioned can only dream about so if you’re being harassed or chased by a big SUV with a single occupant, you can thank the Almighty for giving you the car.   Another one is it’s rather satisfactory steering and it’s cheap operating costs. N…
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Providence Polo

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Posted on 2018-04-18


Ah, VolksWagen. It was originally made under orders from that raving lunatic and fanatical madman, Adolf Hitler. It literally means “Folks Wagon” or “People’s Car” and, for quite some time, it actually was the car of choice for many people in Germany and Europe throughout the 20 th Century.   Cheap, durable and reliable. And fast forward to 2018, and we see the same thing we did back in the 1930’s when that Austrian S.O.B., Hitler, had just taken power. T…
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Expansive Eon

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Posted on 2018-04-11


One of the smallest cars you can buy today, and arguably one of the cutest, is exactly what you think it is. And no, it isn’t expansive. I just chose it cause it’s the only word that popped up in my brain.   Now, then. Where was I? Ah, yes, the Hyundai Eon, one of the most common cars in the Philippines, is something of a misfit. They already have the i10. It’s just as cheap and just as fast. photo credit to:https://www.drivespark.com   So why’d they even bother…
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Swifting with a Suzuki

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Posted on 2018-04-04


I absolutely adore tiny cars. For those of you who follow my blogs, you know my dream car is the Smart Fortwo (I’d’ve chosen the Peel P50 but that thing’s waaaaay too tiny) and my dream SUV is the Suzuki Jimny.   You don’t need big vehicles, especially if you’re the only one driving it. Last Saturday, I saw a short lady driving around in a Toyota Land Cruiser and it sorta made my blood boil. That being said, my blood calmed down when I saw a group of 6 – …
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Wendigo Wigo

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Posted on 2018-03-28


Ever notice a trend in my blogs? I usually take on the smallest vehicles? That’s cause I want everyone to be utilitarian. This morning, as I went to work in a jeepney, I saw a man driving in a 1980’s Ford SUV with 9-seat capacity and he was the only occupant. Ugh. Anyway, let’s talk about a more reasonable car than what most of you folks are up to, the Toyota Wigo.   Photo credit to: http://www.toyota.com.ph   Coming to life in 2012, the car i…
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Cuddly Carens

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Posted on 2018-03-21


First off, there’s nothing really cuddly about this apart from the fact that it’s a cross between a sedan and an SUV. That’s why they’re so popular. They come with two vehicles rolled into one package.   On one hand, you have the same size, weight, dimensions and ground clearance of a sedan. On the other, you have the seating and cargo capacity of an SUV. This car is a wee bit of a faffer, is what it is. It doesn’t know if it wants to be a car or an SUV.  …
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iCute i10

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Posted on 2018-03-14


What happens when you do when you call a car something that resembles an Apple product? You get many sales numbers. That’s exactly why the Hyundai i10 is taking over the Philippines almost by storm and appears to have a cult following.   It’s one of my dream cars (apart from the Fortwo, Jimny and Mirage) because it’s tiny. I’ve taken a utilitarian mind set to life and I recommend you do too. You don’t need a big vehicle, especially if you’re single, you n…
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Magnificent Mirage

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Posted on 2018-03-07


Not to confuse you with the thing you see in the desert ok? This thing is actually made in Japan by Mitsubishi, the same company that brought you the Zero fighter. And I have to say, it looks adorable.   This is quite a popular car in the Philippines for several reasons. One, obviously, it’s price. Second, it’s tiny size. Three, it’s decent engine and gearbox. And lastly, it’s cargo capacity.   Photo credit to: https://www.mitsubishicars…
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