Many of these are still around
Alright, so maybe the 2000s is still relatively fresh in our memories compared to the other two decades we've featured in our college cars roundups. After all, there's still a '90s NBA player or two that remain active in the
The car that does everything well
I get asked the question "Which car should I buy?" a lot. And by a lot, I really mean a lot. It's part of my line of work. The discussions are usually protracted, of course. I try to match the budget
What’s old is still new(ish)
I have fond memories of our Lancer. My dad's first brand-new car was a 1995 Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi, and it had a 1.6-liter SOHC engine with 16-valves (wow!), power steering, windows and locks, and a stereo cassette
A good car gets better
It takes a special kind of ignoramus to still associate the current Corolla Altis with fleet cars and taxicabs. Shame on you if you still fling derogatory adjectives like 'safe,' 'dull' and 'unimaginative' at it.This impression became widely held from the
Which model stands out?
One look at the highly competitive Philippine compact sedan landscape and one thing is immediately apparent: when it comes to this segment, the Japanese definitely know what they're doing. Hell, this is probably an understatement.The Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Mitsubishi
Still going strong
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.If you've been paying attention, you'll know that the Toyota Corolla--one of the most iconic sedans to ever roll onPhilippine roads--
A look at the model through the years
There is probably one of these parked in your garage. Or perhaps you have a friend or a relative who owns one. And most likely, this was your very first car. Whatever the story, each of us has a memory to tell
Photos from Toyo Fest 2015
The recently held Philippine Arena Motoring Festival was indeed an automobile carnival, featuring activities for all sorts of car aficionados. But one section also stood out, mainly because all the cars gathered in that big open area only sported one logo: Toyota.
An important year for big business
It seems as if Toyota will drive the Philippine economy, literally, in 2015. The Japanese carmaker recently signed an agreement with the Philippine government to provide vehicles and drivers to support the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, a year-long forum among
Our tech guru has the answers to your car questions
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
Related to the ongoing global recall
Last week, Honda Cars Philippines announced the recall of nearly 10,000 units of the 2001-2002 Civic and the 2002 CR-V due to a "faulty inflation device of the front passenger airbag." We also reported that the recall wasn't
Help your fellow reader by taking the poll
Hi, sir Botchi. I read your February 15, 2012, column enlightening a reader on which fuel-efficient car to get. We share similar requirements, but our only difference is budget. From my understanding, there is a big disparity between the prices of
Is it a driver's car?
I finally got to spend a few days with the 2013 Focus, white as snow and brimming with all the goodies Ford could think of in a compact hatchback.I've always thought the Focus has been "nearly there" in terms of
Mitsubishi Lancer GT-A, Honda Civic, Toyota Altis or Mazda 3?<br />
Hi, Botchi!It's my first time to surf Top Gear and I'm amazed at all the information I'm getting about cars. It's too techie for me but I promise I'll start buying
Top Gear\'s technical editor demystifies the myth behind crumple zones
To Mr. Ferman Lao,I would just like to ask if the thickness of the sheet metal of cars are similar? Are sheet metal of cars like the Toyota Vios and Honda City similar to the Toyota Altis and Honda Civic ? I
It's a choice between two Vios variants and one Altis. Which one should our reader pick?<br />
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