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Jumping Jehoshaphat! A Juicy Jimny!

by Admin

Posted on 2018-02-28


Yes, a Suzuki Jimny, folks. I bring this up because I’ve noticed a lot of you Filipinos like big vehicles even though space here in the Philippines is at a premium. But fret not, brethren, as the I shall review the world’s smallest SUV.   First introduced in 1970, the car wasn’t as popular as expected. Well, for one, it was tiny. The other was it only fit 2 people. 4 if you could get them to fit. Fast forward 40 years and we’ve got a great car tha…
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Almighty Altis

by Admin

Posted on 2018-02-21


Seriously, though. This is one amazing car that provides great bang for your buck. Where do you find a car that offers the practicality of an MPV, power of a and cheapness of a sports bike?   When it first came out in 1966, people were surprised. Japan didn’t normally make things that looked good and last long. At least that was the stereotype thinking. But today, Toyota is the world’s largest car maker (briefly overtaken by VolksWagen).   Photo credit t…
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Grand Tourer 86

by Admin

Posted on 2018-02-14


When I first found out about the car back in 2013, I thought to myself; “What a gorgeous car!” And then when I saw the specs, I thought; “What a hideous car!”   That’s basically what the car is. It looks great but can’t really compete at all even against a Camry. 7.6 seconds from 0-60 while the Camry can do it in 7.1 seconds.   Yes, it’s got some great specs. A 2.0L Naturally-Aspirated Flat-4 that produces 197 horsepower and 151 …
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A Jazzy Honda

by Admin

Posted on 2018-02-07


Unfortunately, it isn’t so jazzy. Well, for one, this isn’t the car modelled after the Autobot in the 2007 Transformers movie, Jazz. Nor is it one of the cheapest cars you can get for something so small in size.   For something as small as a Toyota Wigo or a Suzuki Swift, it costs an arm and a leg. No, seriously. The other cars I mentioned cost less than 800 grand just about anywhere in the Philippines. This, though, starts at just a shade under one million p…
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Yodeling Yaris

by Admin

Posted on 2018-01-31


The car that makes you wanna go “Come a-ti yi youpy, youpy yea yee hee!” It’s a great car in my opinion because, not only is it cheap but it has enough power and performance and even cargo capacity of the average Pinoy.   Of course, you have to remember that the Yaris and the Echo are the same car, except that their sold in different markets.   Here in the Philippines, it takes it’s role as a younger sister of the Vios; they sort of share many…
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Smart Fortwo. Just for you.

by Admin

Posted on 2018-01-24


This is a great car in my opinion. Small. Tiny. Minute. Diminutive. It’s what we need here in the Philippines. It’s just a shame that Filipinos are trying to copy the U.S. of A, the land of the SUV even though, the Philippines is like one-one- hundredth the size of the US.   Photo credit to: https://www.smart.com   However, this car hasn’t really caught on in the Philippines. Despite it’s diminutive looks and practicality for single peop…
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Velocé Veloster

by Admin

Posted on 2018-01-17


It’s not that bad, actually. Considering its cost and exterior design, it seems like a good deal. I mean, the PHP 1.6 Million price tag is enough to give you a 1.6L engine that produces anywhere between 128-201 horsepower and 116-195 lbs-ft of torque. All this with a DCT gearbox propels it from 0-60 in 7.2 seconds and on to 134 miles an hour.   It isn’t going to beat any records but what’s the point? When you have taxis, jeepneys and even police vehicle…
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Bruiser for a Cruiser

by Admin

Posted on 2018-01-10


Arguably one of the best off-road vehicles you can buy today, Toyota has secured itself with one of the world’s go-to vehicles on the market for mudding and armored transport.   When it came out in 1951, everyone was in awe. Big, bad and bold; it was something new in the market. Fast forward to 2018 and you’re looking at the world’s best SUV.   The model in question was designed in 2007 and given several minor facelifts. In the Philippines, it’s u…
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Fortunate Fortuner

by Admin

Posted on 2017-12-20


When it came to the Philippines in 2005, it somewhat took everyone by surprise. No, really. For the first time ever in the Philippines, a mid-sized SUV could be had from Toyota without having to go for the diminutive RAV4 or the ultra expensive Land Cruiser. At one point, it was even the best seller in the mid-size SUV category.   Photo credit to: http://www.toyota.com.ph   Originally available with 5 engines, the Philippines only getting 3 of the 5, there was one…
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Vulgar Vios

by Admin

Posted on 2017-12-13


Well, no, actually. I was just trying to grab your attention with the title. The Toyota Vios is not vulgar and is a very common car here in the Philippines and rightly so. The most basic, down-to- earth, practical model is only PHP 617,000 and goes all the way up to PHP 1,024,000. Pinoy prices for the Pinoy people.   Because of its cheap base price, it is also equally a very common car amongst taxi companies. Be it the old or new models, they’re out there running a…
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