2019 Suzuki Jimny revealed
Jul18

2019 Suzuki Jimny revealed

I’ve always has a fascination for cheap and cheerful small cars. I mulled over getting either a Toyota Starlet or a Daihatsu Charade just for kicks. I eventually bought a Hyundai i10 just when it first came out as my daily driver. It was so easy to park, relatively zippy considering the condition of Manila roads, and spacious enough to ferry the gang once in a while. Though it’s a good thing I disposed of it just when the...

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Test Drive: 2017 Honda BR-V S
Feb18

Test Drive: 2017 Honda BR-V S

Subcompact crossovers have found their place on Philippine roads. They’re supposed to be the perfect fit for urban motorists – good ride height to deal with ruts and the occasional floods, small enough to maneuver and park, and a price of around or even less than PhP 1 million that makes it accessible compared to mid-sized SUVs. The Ford Ecosport made a killing being among the first ones to market but the segment is now...

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Rideshare Chronicles: Uber, Grab, LTFRB should all shape up
Jul21

Rideshare Chronicles: Uber, Grab, LTFRB should all shape up

The LTFRB’s travel ban against Uber and Grab vehicles has sent social media abuzz with avid users criticizing the administration’s move to halt the operations of ridesharing services in the country. Traditional transport services like taxi groups have been against the introduction of new services like Uber and Grab. Earlier, the LTFRB levied a P5-million fine each for the ridesharing services for various violations....

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Marcos highway at standstill due to truck collision
Mar11

Marcos highway at standstill due to truck collision

Marcos Highway is the main tributary of those coming from eastern Mega Manila (Marikina, Cainta, and Antipolo) towards Quezon City. The area is mainly a residential area so rush hours are jampacked with people . Yesterday Friday morning, the road was at a standstill for almost all of daylight when a truck collided with a LRT2 pillar near Sta. Lucia Mall. It didn’t help that the spot was at a major intersection – a major...

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Traffic deputies to get color-coded IDs
Feb03

Traffic deputies to get color-coded IDs

Metro Manila roads do feel like the Wild West most of the time. It can be pretty damned scary, lawless, and you half expect the driver next to you to just pull out a gun and shoot someone. This can be compounded by the fact that traffic deputies can’t seem to enforce road rules. Ever got pulled over and not even know why you’re being pulled over except that it’s merienda time? There are even times when you...

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