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For high-performance nuts like myself, the high-octane fuels that are available in this country are a godsend. However, high-octane fuel carries a price premium. So, is it really better for your car? If it costs more, it should be
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Good day!First of all, good job with the informative articles and tips Top Gear Philippines has been posting. They're a big help for new drivers like me. I am newbie driver, and I have a Kia Picanto as my first
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Dear Top Gear,Is it really necessary or does it do any good to the engine if an engine flush is done on every regular oil change?Thanks!Paul Hi Paul,There are a couple ways to flush your car's engine
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Hi Sir Ferman!I hope you have time to read my message. I'm an old-car owner. We have a first-gen Honda CR-V with Real Time AWD and manual transmission, which we love. However, this sucker just eats up
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If a vehicle changes its tire size, will the odometer reading still be accurate? I'm curious because if two wheels with different diameters are rotating at the same speed, won't the larger wheel travel further? Thanks!Jonah Bryan Santos LaquihonHi.
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Sir, is having strong static electricity in your car safe? I experience it every time I use my new Toyota Vios. The voltage is about five times more than that of a normal Cricket lighter. I hope you can help me. Thanks.
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Hello, Top Gear Philippines. I am just confused with the classifications of SUVs. Does the midsize SUV class start at 4.6m or 4.7m? Does it apply to cars and pickup trucks, too? Thanks!Clayton Yu Hi, Clayton. Your question is
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Hi, sir Ferman! I bought a secondhand 2005 Nissan X-Trail 2.0 as our first car. I decided to buy it because I was impressed with its looks (black color, 17-inch wheels, HID head- and foglights, rear spoilers, modified chin
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Good day! I need your opinion. I have a Toyota Vios, and I want to lower its ride. I travel out of town once a week, and I'd like to know which is better: lowering springs or coilovers? What are their
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So we got a photo of a brand-new Toyota Vios being treated to an engine wash with the same foamy and presumably soapy solution that you typically see at regular car-wash shops. The question of the photo sender was: "Would
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Hi, sir Ferman. I'm a fan of Top Gear, and I really like your column. My car is a 1996 Toyota Corolla XL. I have been experiencing what appears to be the sound of backfire coming from my muffler. My mechanic
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Hi, Top Gear. I just picked up my Ford EcoSport. I asked my sales agent what kind of gasoline I could fill up with, and she said unleaded fuel. So I loaded P1,000 worth of 91-octane unleaded gas. When I
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Kudos for having a great online presence. I visit your site more than once a week, and find pleasure in reading its features, updates and pro-consumer articles. I am seeking advice on how to increase the ground clearance of our Hyundai
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Dear Mr. Lao:I was referred by a friend to your column here on TopGear.com.ph. With your expertise in motor vehicles, I am sure that your knowledge is not confined to just light vehicles, such as cars and SUVs, and
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Hi, Top Gear. I am a fan, and I find your articles very useful. I recently bought a 2014 Mitsubishi Adventure GLX. Before I bought it, I had been told that its gasoline mileage was 12-17km/L.Now, I have been
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Dear Mr. Lao:I am a regular reader of Top Gear Philippines, and I always look forward to reading your column.I would like to ask your opinion about my 2006 Hyundai Starex CRDi with automatic transmission. I have two problems:1.
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Good day, sir Ferman. I have learned a lot from your online column and have been a subscriber to your magazine for three years now.Something is bothering me: The Toyota Innova V has an "A/C" button, while our Innova E
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Good day! I want to ask for help because my car, a 2007 Toyota Altis, has been having repairs on its suspension and braking system. Broken parts have come one after another in less than a year, even if I already replaced
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Hi, Ferman. I've read your articles online and in the magazine, and I am very impressed with the wealth of stuff you know and how you explain things in a way that we mere motoring mortals can understand. Keep it up
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Hi. We just bought a secondhand 2008 Toyota Vios 1.3 E last March with a 35,000+km odometer reading. The car performed smoothly (it has complete casa maintenance records). I am from Zamboanga City, and the car is our means
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