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It goes without saying that parking in Metro Manila can be a real pain in the ass. Quick trips to the mall can quickly turn into navigating a lot for hours on end in search of a precious space. The worst part? After 45 minutes of wandering around aimlessly, you finally come across a free slot—only to maneuver next to it to find a small car has already claimed it. "Pø#@!"

These vehicles are what we like to call 'Paasa parking' cars. They're small, nimble, easy to park and—quite frankly—very, very frustrating. Yeah, yeah we know every free parking space is fair game. But it's downright heartbreaking every time we see that the green indicator light above salvation is a flat-out lie.

Anyway, we've come up with a list of some of the shortest cars available in the Philippine market. None of the models on this list exceed 4,000mm in length, with the Mini Hatch being the largest of the bunch. We think you'll agree that these are the most common paasa perps as we've all been baited to a slot by one of them one way or another.

 


Suzuki Alto

Length - 3,395mm

Width - 1,490mm

Height - 1,475mm

 


Honda Brio

Length - 3,610mm

Width - 1,680mm

Height - 1,485mm

 


Suzuki Celerio

Length - 3,600mm

Width - 1,600mm

Height - 1,540mm

 


Hyundai Eon

Length - 3,495mm

Width - 1,550mm

Height - 1,500mm

 


BYD F0

Length - 3,460mm

Width - 1,618mm

Height - 1,465mm

 


Mini Hatch

Length - 3,821mm

Width - 1,727mm

Height - 1,414mm

 


Mitsubishi Mirage

Length - 3,795mm

Width - 1,665mm

Height - 1,500mm

 


Kia Picanto

Length - 3,595mm

Width - 1,595mm

Height - 1,490mm

 


Chevrolet Spark

Length - 3,640mm

Width - 1,597mm

Height - 1,522mm



Toyota Wigo

Length - 3,600mm

Width - 1,600mm

Height - 1,520mm

 

Drei Laurel
Online Editorial Assistant
Drei's passion for driving began not behind the wheel of a car, but in front of a keyboard and computer screen, playing 'Need For Speed' for hours on end with his twin brother.
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