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2019 Suzuki Jimny

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Back in November 2018, television production company Sunshine Television Ventures staged its Auto Focus Multi-Brand Test Drive Festival at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Pasay City. Contributor Onyl Malabanan was there, eager to get behind the wheel of one of the most anticipated car models to …

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2018 Honda Accord 2.4 S Navi

Most of the time, you will have to compromise. In preference, it is either you go for comfort over fashion or the other way around. But when picking an executive full-size sedan, you can never go wrong with the Honda Accord. The Honda Accord 2.4 S Navi is packed with …

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When we cannot be the jack of all traits, we must focus on what we can improve on, in order to present or market ourselves. One needs to compensate what you lack in character. You lack skills, you put in diligence, you’re low in intelligence, you add more on other …

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Test Drive Honda Mobilio RS

Many believed that the number seven is good luck, with the Bible stating that the world was created in six days and God rested on the seventh. The seventh day is also the day of Sabbath, which is the day to give back and praise His goodness. Aside from that, …

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Hyundai Tucson

Innovation is born out of change and creativity. The ability to innovate is what keeps every company leader afloat amidst the fast-paced world that we live in. Look at the then-mobile-phone-giant Nokia; from being the league leader, the company is now far behind the likes of Samsung and Apple, or …

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2018 Nissan X-Trail 4x4

‘X’ could denote the negative. It could mean that one is in trouble, gave out a wrong answer, or a false claim. In math, the the term has to be identified to get the proper equation. In people, ‘X’ usually refers to the person you once had a relationship with …

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2018 Subaru Forester 2.0 i-P

Power is one of the characteristics that we, as human beings, always want to have a firm grasp on. Everywhere–in the government, office, even family–you encounter politics to gain this inanimate trait. And rising to power is not easy to achieve. You need to pick up the pace on hitting …

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2018 Kia Carnival

Most people value personal space. Many would get into a fight if their personal life was not kept private. Road rage, for one, simply emanates from the simple cutting into someone’s lane if they did not permit it (admit it, you’ve experienced it more than once too). In many ways, …

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Gone are the days when pickup trucks were considered as a workhorse vehicle. It has now been transformed into a lifestyle truck that’s usually used as a daily-driven machine and a weekend road-trip car. This is the reason why modern pickup trucks are designed to have a more premium interior …

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Suzuki Vitara

Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPI) launched the all-new, fourth-generation Suzuki Vitara a month ago, and on paper, it seems well-equipped for its price. That’s because for P1.048 million, you get a compact crossover that rides taller than sedans, has a panoramic sunroof that opens almost all the way through, and is …

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Honda BR-V

Some might agree while others would raise their eyebrows, but it is difficult to find the perfect mom-mobile than any other vehicle class there is. In an industry  predominantly associated with the male specie, almost every vehicle is yielding to the palate of gents. Generally, it has become a challenge to fully …

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Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x4 Z71

It’s common knowledge that the family is the binding force that keeps every household together. Most of the time, we tend to put utmost consideration when we are going to purchase something. “Would this be enough for the family? Would the family love this? Will this be enjoyed by the family?” It …

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Proton Saga

For a few years during the 1990s, the Malaysian car brand Proton was sold locally with the Proton Wira, a compact sedan based on the fourth-generation Mitsubishi Lancer, as its flag bearer. Distributed by Auto Prominence, the distributorship went belly up after only a few years due to poor sales, …

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Honda Civic RS Turbo

The recent generations of the Honda Civic have been a hit-or-miss affair. Following the popular fifth- and sixth-generation models, known colloquially within the Japanese carmaker’s faithful followers as the EG and EK, the seventh-generation Dimension–as it is identified locally–was a major disappointment as it abandoned the sportier double wishbone front …

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Toyota Vios

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) strengthened its hold in the local automotive industry when it brought the first-generation Toyota Vios in the country. As years passed–and vehicle sales continue to grow–TMP’s subcompact sedan made sure that the Japanese car brand has a firm grip on the market, and it is not difficult to …

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