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Automotive snake oil

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If there’s one thing that isn’t first on the blame list for the daily horrendous traffic we go through these days, it’s definitely the influx of new automobiles that roll out into our roads every single month.

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Porsche Panamera: Beauty way more than skin deep

The Panamera 4S
showed its nimbleness
in the mountains.

You can learn a lot about a car company by spending time where it grew. If you hang around Stuttgart, Germany, for example, you will be able to experience the wonderfully winding roads and byways that bring you to, in, and around that area.

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Take a dip with Foiladip

To those who follow this column, you would know that I am a firm believer of foiling or wrapping your vehicle for added individualization and protection without lowering its resale value.

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Motorcycle riding tips

A formal riding education
enhances safe driving
especially on busy main
roads.

There’s no getting around it: four-wheeled vehicles are massive metal beasts; motorcycles are not. When collisions happen, motorcycles and their riders get the worst of it, regardless of who’s at fault.

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Right lubricant for your high-performance ride

At the launch are  from left, Ana Neri, Petron AVP for Marketing; James Deakin, Petron brand endorser; Janine Gutierrez, Petron calendar girl and Billy Centeno, Petron AVP for Lubes and Greases. —Photos by eugene araneta

Choosing the right lubricant for your high-performance car might seem daunting but Petron made it a lot easier when the largest oil refining and marketing company in the Philippines introduced its “High Temperature Protection” line for high-performance cars.

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No, Duterte is not the Messiah of our road safety problems

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

I STARTED with a story angle of “What would you wish for President DU30 to solve the road safety problem?” It’s the perennial angle that we usually employ to get insights from VIPs to get our readers’ attention or as a tried-and-tested way to get an ad-paying car executive in the papers.

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Be a fuel saver–financially wise and fashionable at the same time

WE ALWAYS hear the encouraging words of how we can be whatever we want to be. But then, life gets in the way and our dreams take a step back until we feel that we are just too busy to live our life to the fullest. I always hear from friends: “ I wish I could do it, but I’m too busy.”

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What is a shooting brake?

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The appearance last week of a Toyota GT86 Shooting Brake concept designed in Australia and made in Japan excited shooting brake aficionados and revived the question, What is a shooting brake?

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Chevrolet Trax is the ideal family car for the modern Filipino family

THE TRAX has a compact footprint, making it perfect for urban dwellers who have to contend with tight parking spaces and narrow inner roads.

If there’s one car people should be paying more attention to, it is Chevrolet’s Trax.

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Seven ways the CARS program will affect buyers

President Aquino tours the newly inaugurated factory of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp.

For an automotive industry program that’s named after the very thing Pinoys are crazy about, it’s truly ironic that the average motorist doesn’t seem to “connect” with it. A big part of that disconnect may have stemmed from the program being explained from a pure business standpoint—the kind of explanations coming from men in fancy suits and ties lugging laptops and showing fancy PowerPoint presentations.

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Mar 22, 2017

The original R32 GTR was coined “Godzilla” due to its sheer dominance in the Australian Touring Car Series, which

Feb 15, 2017

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