Used cars in Calabarzon
The provinces comprising Calabarzon with exception of Quezon are just under an hours drive from Metro Manila. A huge number of Calabarzon residents migrate to the country’s capital where their workplaces are located.
According to the Metro Manila Development Authority, some 3 million day-time workers migrate daily to Metro Manila, the majority of whom are from the nearby provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Laguna and Rizal.
Reasons why Calabarzon residents purchase cars
One of the reasons why Calabarzon residents purchase cars is to have a transport vehicle that will take them either to their workplace in the NCR or to one of the metropolis common destinations such as entertainment centers and malls.
Another reason is due to the difficulty of commuting from their residence in Calabarzon to Metro Manila. The entrances to Metro Manila- NLEX, SLEX and Coastal road- are usually clogged with both private and public vehicles during the morning and evening rush hours.
Most of the country’s young professionals, for example, say it was these two factors that ultimately persuaded them to buy their first cars. Some banking institutions in the Philippines also offer car-loans for first time buyers, making car purchases more easily available.
The Vios remains the favorite car model of the newly affluent, as shown by its strong sales. Smaller subcompacts such as the Mitsubishi Mirage, Kia Picanto, Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai i10 are also becoming top choices.
Popular second hand cars in Calabarzon
A large number of residents in the many private subdivisions in Calabarzon belong to the working-middle and upper classes. As such, the selection of vehicles used by its residents also varies. Some of the upper class residents own luxury car models from luxury automakers such as BMW, Porsche, Audi and Mercedes Benz.
Some of the popular second hand cars based on our online listings include the Kia Pregio, Mitsubishi Lancer, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Sentra, Kia Rio and Toyota Revo.
Some urban areas, especially in the provinces of Rizal and Cavite, also experience heavy traffic due to the volume of vehicles on the road, which can range from delivery trucks and passenger jeeps to motorcycles and privately owned cars.
Meanwhile, an ongoing government project which will connect the NLEX and SLEX highways is expected to worsen the traffic situation in Metro Manila until its completion in 2016.