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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

by Admin

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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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

by Admin

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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