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Perfect rigs for today’s adventure seekers

Off-roading and the outdoor lifestyle is a growing niche in the country. Bad roads, constant flooding, plus the beautiful scenery that can only be reached by a tall-riding 4×4 are some of the reasons why more and…

Patriot Tires: a new affordable high-performance brand

  The 4×4 and SUV / light truck aftermarket tire market is growing. There are now so many brands and models from various manufacturers spread out, from very affordable, to very high-end purpose-made tires designed for street,…

Jeep Wrangler JL 2019 Old world charm mixed with cutting edge tech

  The Jeep Wrangler is as American as it truly is, tracing its lineage to the World War II era Willy’s Jeeps which are somewhat related to our own home-grown jeepneys and owner-type jeeps.   In essence…

Smooth operator

Is the mid-size executive sedan still a relevant market nowadays, what with the continued onslaught of cross-overs, SUV’s, and other tall-riding vehicles slowly changing the motoring landscape in the country? This issue is indeed relevant, thanks to…

2020 Audi Q7

The country’s leading premium 7-seat SUV, the Audi Q7, gets a substantial refresh four years after its global launch and introduction in the Philippines. Many of the key features of the Q7 have been tweaked, improved and…

Honda Brio RS The spirit of the affordable driver’s car lives on

Honda is perhaps the master of small hero cars. The Honda CR-X started a revolution in autocross and circuit racing many decades ago, followed by the Honda Civic which today continues to dominate in grassroots motorsports, followed…

Supercar Sundays

On any given Sunday, or holiday for that matter, the country’s four wheeled masterpieces come out to play, hang-out with like-minded drivers and enjoy our roads free of traffic. There are many groups that congregate for a…

Toyota Alphard: Gold Standard

Photos by Botchi Santos The Toyota Alphard seems to be synonymous with a lot of things. In Hong Kong and Macau, it is associated with gangsters and gamblers. In Japan, according to a Japanese-American friend of mine,…

911, RC-F, or Evora? Have money, will enjoy weekend fun with a supercar

Long weekends and holidays are a big event for many car guys. Since typical weekends are also already hectic, the addition of a third non-working day frees up a lot of time to do other activities. Golfers…

The Chevrolet Colorado Storm is under-rated but highly recommended

The pick-up wars continue to burn unabated. Coupled with the popularity of off-roading and the outdoor lifestyle, pick-ups are the new lifestyle vehicles of today. What was once the preserve of odd, eccentric hobbyists is now part…