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Renault Laguna

Alfa Romeo Montreal. Chevrolet Colorado. Chrysler Pacifica. Dodge Dakota. Ferrari California. Hyundai Tucson. Subaru Tribeca. Toyota Tacoma. What do these cars have in common? Obviously, all of them were named after popular places. Ever wonder if there is at least one place in the Philippines whose name is cool enough to be used as a car model name?

The photo you see above is that of the Renault Laguna. Let us assure you this car wasn't named after our very province down south. In fact, there are numerous locations in the world that go by that name. But wouldn't it be nice to have one world-class automobile christened after a Philippine locale?

Well, that's exactly what we thought. So, we asked people on our Facebook page to come up with names of local places good enough to be attached to the boot lid of a sedan.

The resulting answers are simply hilarious and creative. Below are our favorite 20 submissions, together with the names of the persons who suggested them. Take our poll and help us determine the best one among them. Better yet, if you have a wittier suggestion, let us hear about it by posting on the comments box below.


Which among these names of places in the Philippines is the best possible car name?
ALFA ROMEO CAPIZ (from Lennel Tupas IV)
AUDI PUROK QUATTRO (from Ghen Valenzuela)
BMW C5 (from Kenneth Russel Soliven Peralta)
BUGATTI BAGUIO (from Kevin Velasquez)
CHEVROLET ARAYAT (from Anthony Villanueva)
FERRARI ANGELES (from Benedict Yalung)
FORD SANTIAGO (from Jen Mhel Lachica)
HONDA SUBIC (from Leodel Munsod)
HYUNDAI SANTA ANA (from Derek Biag)
ISUZU CROSSING (from Ferdinand Angeles)
KIA QUIAPO (from Arvielle Lobitana)
LAMBORGHINI GALERA (from Alexander Francis Llereza Pedrigal)
LAND ROVER SAGADA (from Jayr Tabangcura)
MINI PANDACAN (from Allan Louie Velarde)
NISSAN FAIRVIEW (from Jeffrey Conanan)
PAGANI LEYTE (from Raimund Baliong)
SATURN JUPITER (from Allen Paolo)
SUBARU SIBUCO (from Jay Agustin)
TOYOTA TONDO (from Ronki Ronquillo) is the most awesome automotive website in the solar system. Ask the Stig.
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