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Mazda Museum visit: rekindling old flames

Growing up playing Gran Turismo, a few things have permanently seared in my brain: the Miata MX-5 or Eunos Roadster as it’s called in Japan, the fire-breathing RX-7 sports car that is now a favorite in time-attack…

Porsche Cayenne V6: fast, fun and amazing on long drives

In Germany, you can pretty much drive up and down the country via their extensive Autobahn. Hard core drivers will easily do a 700-1,000 kilometer round trip in 24 hours as it is more convenient than flying…

SsangYong Rexton: worthy challenger to the throne

In life, second chances are far andfew in between. Even in the automotive industry, there are good examples of this, so if and when second chances come, we should grab it by the horns and show who…

GAC GS8 2.0 Turbo 4WD A/T: Chinese Challenger

To be honest, I’ve never cared much for China branded cars. They look odd, drive equally odd, but worst of all, reliability has always been suspect, to put it politely. Stories of test units failing to leave…

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…

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…

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…

Disposing of an old car for a new one: trade-in or private sale?

With car companies giving huge discounts and incentives to buy a new car and keep the market’s momentum strong, we’re all often faced with the issue of whether to sell our old car to put in at…

BMW Motorrad Days 2019

BMW Motorrad Days is a celebration of all things BMW Motorrad, or Motorcycle in English. What started as a biker’s meet in Seefeld, in the Tyrol region of Austria has evolved into a true world-class celebration of…