Articles about Car Features

Remember the good old days of analog?
Make absolutely no mistake about it-modern cars are just better than old ones. Remember when 120hp was considered pretty decent for a family car? Or when any speed over 100kph meant as much aerodynamic lift as your average Cessna? Or maybe
Whatever happened to actual buttons and physical controls?
Make absolutely no mistake about it-modern cars are just better than old ones. Remember when 120hp was considered pretty decent for a family car? Or when any speed over 100kph meant as much aerodynamic lift as your average Cessna? Or maybe
The feature is more attainable than ever
Last week, a shiny white Volkswagen Santana rolled into our office garage equipped with a pair of automatic headlights. The big deal? None, really-but this sedan got us thinking.There was a time when one couldn't even dream of having
It’s under your rearview mirror
Sometimes, it's the littlest things we take for granted: The thank-yous after paying at the convenience store, leaving a tip at restaurants, kissing a loved one goodbye before heading off to work-and, for some motorists, mundane car features that
Our readers chime in
Automotive technology has come a long way, and more than ever the cars on the market today are jam-packed with all sorts of neat features. But that doesn't mean everyone is a fan of them. Below are some reader
Kids these days are #blessed
Long before the number sign was called a hashtag and phones were swiped instead of dialed, cars as we knew them were pretty bare. Sure, they still had four wheels and an engine, but they lacked many amenities which are considered standard
Condensation is its enemy
Have you ever wondered what those thin lines running across the length of your rear window are for? Chances are, you've noticed them but never bothered to find out (unless you already know the answer, in which case there's no
Being a tito isn't always easy
Being a tito isn't always as easy as it's cracked up to be.Sure, the tito lifestyle has its perks: You have more money to spend, plenty of free time, and you have a car to splurge both of those
As told by our resident tito
It's pretty safe to say that most people around my age (I'm in my mid 20s, for the record) who grew up with the Internet and easy access to computers are fond of technology. We've grown up accustomed to
Nothing worse than buyer's remorse
When it comes to jobs in the automotive industry, we think being a product planner has to be one of the toughest around. Not only are you partly responsible for what features make the cut for a specific car in a specific
A Valentine’s Day reminder
On February 14, Valentine's Day, a magnitude 10 earthquake will surely rock the cities of Pasig, Pasay City and Manila where motels are mostly based. Profit is primordial to the minds of the motel owners, so these structures were designed with
We answer a Miss Universe question
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.We couldn't help join the buzz surrounding the Miss Universe pageant held recently. Like the rest of the country, we had high hopes
Our rides are now really complicated
What's a practicar? I guess that really depends on the person you're asking. Twenty or so years ago, a magazine columnist wondered why car companies weren't rolling out automobiles that just got you from one point to another, without
Can you relate to their answers?
Gearheads can easily name one thing they love about their favorite automobiles. Ask them their dream supercars' power figures while they sleep, and they might actually be able to mumble the numbers. But how about non-enthusiasts? Or what about women?We
We can say it's worth the wait
It was three years and four months ago when the first rumor of the Nissan Juke's arrival surfaced on our website. Since then, we've seen it at the Philippine International Motor Show, heard of a diesel version headed for the
What are these features?
Sometimes seeing all these new cars can get a bit overwhelming. They're so packed to the brim with features that frankly, it sometimes gets a little tedious keeping track of them all. Can anyone still recall when having electric windows was
Are the prices justified?
So, you already know the prices and the colors of Kia Philippines' latest compact-car offerings: Forte (sedan), Forte Koup (coupe) and Forte 5 (hatchback). Aside from that basic information, we're sure you're itching to know what's really inside
A list of infamy for April Fool's Day
The automobile as we know it today is a marvel of modern engineering. It is a machine refined and improved through decades of research. But along the way, there have been mistakes--what-the-hell moments where carmakers learned the hard way
Ask your parents about them
It goes without saying that as technology advances, so do the objects we deal with in our everyday lives. Nowhere is this truer than in the automotive world, where cars these days are so advanced our great-grandparents would fall off their
For the No. 1 woman in our lives
Today, we honor the person who carried us in her womb for nine months, took care of us and loved us unconditionally. She may have even be the one who first taught you how to drive. Today, we identify five car features
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