2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo

There was a time when the words ‘hatchback’ and ‘affordable’ went hand in hand. From the first models of hatchback cars in the late 1930s made by Citroen to the Kia Prides, Fiat Unos, Ford Fiestas and Toyota Yarises that dominated the segment in the 1990s, hatchbacks were widely known …

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Volkswagen marque

Toyota maybe the number one brand in the Philippines in terms of sales, but this isn’t the case worldwide, at least for 2016. After four consecutive years as the world’s bestselling carmaker, Toyota ended up relinquishing the crown to German marque Volkswagen, who takes the spot as the world’s largest …

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2017 Chevrolet Spark

As gas prices plummet and the world’s love for small cars grows, the 2017 Chevrolet Spark is certainly in a good position to succeed in the local automotive market. Those who owned the car’s previous iterations will be happy with the Spark’s latest version, thanks to a sleeker look, taller …

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MMDA traffic enforcers

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced its plans to outsource 500 traffic enforcer jobs in a bid to provide better traffic management services to the motoring public. According to MMDA general manager Tim Orbos, the government agency—which currently employs 2.300 traffic enforcers—has less than half of the ideal 5,000-plus …

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warehouse of tires

When you buy food, naturally, you’ll check the ‘Best Before’ date to ensure you’re not purchasing an expired product. But do you do the same for other products you buy, like your car’s tires, for instance? Do you find yourself checking the DOT tire ID number—the text on the tire’s …

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MMDA acting chairman TimOrbos

Metro drivers slapped with unsettled parking violations may potentially have a bigger problem in their hands. That is, in case talks between the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) push through. If it does, delinquent drivers will soon find themselves on the bureau’s alarm list. …

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2017 Ford GT front

Is the 2017 GT the fastest Ford ever built? It sure appears to be that way. Hosting an impressive 647 hp at 6,250 rpm and 550 lb-ft of torque at 5,900 rpm, the soon-to-be-released vehicle looks like it can hit 0-100 km/h in 3 seconds or less, much like the cars …

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LTO satellite branch office

Members of the House committee on transportation called upon Land Transportation Office (LTO) officials to answer a few pertinent questions about the agency’s pending driver’s license card project. In particular, Congress members wanted to know the reasoning behind the printing contract for the 5-year valid cards. LTO chief Edgar Galvante …

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"Final Edition" Hennessey Venom GT

Bad news for supercar enthusiasts, because the world’s fastest car is now at the end of its production lifespan. This week, Texas-based Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) announced that it will stop producing the Hennessey Venom GT after selling only a dozen cars during its entire run. HPE marks the end-of-run …

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Ford Mustang Shelby Super Snake 5oth Anniversary Edition

Reaching 50 years is a great cause for celebration. People who reach the golden age come to a special crossroad where they can choose the path that they see fit. After letting loved ones decide on how a 50-year old celebrant should spend his or her birthday, the celebrant can …

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KTM bike rider

The Board of Investments (BOI) recently approved the KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing Incorporated’s application into the Motor Vehicle Development Program (MVDP) of the government. With the approval, KTM Asia gains the ability to invest P290.6 million in the country for the production of KTM motorcycles for local and export consumption. …

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Flooding in CDO

Cagayan de Oro is reminded once again of the devastation that happened a little over five years ago, as the city continues to be battered by bouts of nonstop rain this week. Late 2011, tropical storm Sendong (international name Washi) destroyed over P2 billion worth of property and took over …

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Road trip

If there’s one thing that the lasting power of songs like “Tara na, Byahe Tayo” can prove, it’s that Filipinos love to mix music with travel. And you can bet that we have plenty of OPM songs detailing the different aspects of life behind the wheel, on the open road, and …

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LEGO Batmobile profile

The Batmobile is just as iconic as the Caped Crusader that rides it. Without this vehicle, Batman would probably be just a weird guy traipsing on rooftops, wearing a black costume and mask. With Val Kilmer’s Batman declaring “Chicks dig the car” in Batman Forever, it only makes sense that …

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2017 Subaru Impreza Body Red

A dated audio display, an all-wheel drive that doesn’t really apply to Philippine roads (not to mention that it hurts mileage), and the overly economical (read: cheap) look—these were just some of the unpleasant comments that recent versions of the Subaru Impreza endured. Practically the whipping post of every major …

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