Be careful what you pay for
We have all seen them in malls: Car brands offering absurdly low down payments and flexible terms for brand-new offerings. And sure, at a time when everything from fuel to eggs is reaching historically high prices, the offer of a discount
Will this stop Filipinos from buying cars?
In case you missed it, the peso's exchange rate against the US dollar has been rising pretty fast in recent weeks. So while this may be a cause of celebration for our kababayans living on dollar revenue and allowances, it's
Can you relate?
Who hasn't given up a creature comfort or two in order to afford something nice? We know we have. Thing is, if you're looking to do this so you can afford a car, some bigger sacrifices may be in order.
Planning to drop by a dealership soon?
If you're planning to buy a pickup or midsize SUV soon, you might want to consider choosing a Ford if you're a Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) client.The bank and American carmaker have teamed up to make the
You can never be too safe these days
The secondhand car market isn't just a trick industry to navigate. It can potentially be a dangerous one as well.The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has just released a statement telling car buyers and sellers to be wary of the pasalo-
Models from Hyundai, Suzuki, and Nissan make the cut
Smaller sedans, thanks to packages that revolve around practicality and efficiency, are usually the top-of-mind choice among people looking for a starter car or a basic daily driver. Affordability is a major factor here, too, but mainstream choices like the
Take your pick
Filipinos are still buying cars despite the pandemic-perhaps not as much as they were before COVID-19 hit, but the market is there nonetheless. You needn't look further than the local auto industry's first-half sales tally for 2021
Have you been saving up?
One sentiment we often hear in the motorcycle vs. car debate is this: 'For the price of a run-of-the-mill sedan, you can own a pretty nice big bike.'The statement isn't wrong, but opting for a higher-end
Times have changed
Buying cars isn't what it used to be. No, we aren't just referring to all the health and safety protocols in place, or how brands are now shifting attention to virtual showrooms. Even applying for car loans has changed-and
With no OR
Several days ago, a reader reached out to Top Gear Philippines regarding his experience trying to buy a brand-new Suzuki Jimny. According to him, the dealer he transacted with was sneakily trying to slap an extra P100,000 on top of
Here’s how Kia PH is dealing with this trend
For the past several months, COVID-19 has essentially crippled the Philippine economy, and many are gripping their wallets tighter than ever because of it. In the local auto industry, slumping car sales are proof of this. Many plans to buy a
Simple and convenient
Buying a car under the new normal is, again, going to take some getting used to.Customers are going to have to deal with a ton of new protocols meant to combat the spread of COVID-19, including but not limited to
You can check out the new feature via the Suzuki Philippines official website
We reckon there's a lot of you out there who had to hold back on your planned car purchases due to the COVID-19 outbreak. You're probably sitting on your hands right now, waiting until the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ)
Yes, there are some AT options at that price
Planning to do most of your driving in the gridlocked city? If your answer is yes, chances are you're looking for a vehicle with either a CVT or an automatic transmission. But what if you're on a relatively tight budget?
In need of a workhorse?
The pickup truck, able to fulfill a variety of needs, is the utility knife of the automotive industry. The bed out back means it can haul cargo most other vehicles can't, the raised ground clearance allows it to plow through flood,
Growing family?
The MPV is one of the top-of-mind choices for growing families looking for a brand-new ride. Not only are they practical with their ability to seat up to seven passengers, there are plenty of affordable options available on the
Starting small?
Finally planning to buy yourself a car? If you're on a budget, it'd be advisable for you to start out with something small, practical, and, most important, easy on the wallet.Thankfully for you, your options aren't as limited
Small, practical and budget-friendly
Mini hatchbacks aren't just the most affordable cars in the local automotive ecosystem, they're also some of the most practical.Few nameplates industry embody efficiency, practicality, and city-friendly better than tiny, maneuverable hatches like the Toyota Wigo, Kia Picanto
Be a rational, budget-conscious Asian
These days, there's a subcompact sedan from about every manufacturer for almost any budget. Whether you're on the hunt for a simple, reliable daily driver or a well-specced model with all the bells and whistles, chances are there's
It's the little things that count
Every morning right after I clock into the office, there's one routine I never fail to follow: I buy a P17 cup of Robusta coffee in our pantry, pour in some creamer, and watch the white powder sink into its abyss.
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