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2021 Maxus T60 Pro 4×2 A/T: Are You Tough Enough?

We’ve been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the metropolis was under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), we did a general clean-up of our residence and home office while under quarantine. When the restrictions were eased, we had some repairs done to our house. These past few months, we’ve been reorganizing our other businesses to ...

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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 SWB Part 2: We Got Ourselves a British Luxury Car for Only P50,000!

In our previous report, we wrote that on December 17, 2020, we went to Parañaque to inspect a 1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 short wheelbase (SWB) luxury sedan (known as the X300 within the factory) that was left unattended after its owner died while in another country. We found that it had deteriorated significantly after being exposed to the elements for ...

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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 SWB Part 1: Finding an Abandoned Cat

It started innocently enough. On October 11, 2020, we were having a snack after test driving the 2020 Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle around the Arthaland Sevina Park real estate project in Biñan, Laguna. I was halfway through a delectable Wolfgang Angus Beef Burger when Chris Ward, the president of All British Cars, Inc., asked me a question that would unwittingly ...

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2020 Suzuki Dzire 1.2 GL+: Subcompact Premium Sedan

My very first job was selling brand-new cars in 1989. Back then, features like power steering, power windows, power side mirrors, and central door locking were only found in expensive luxury cars. In the 1990s, mid-priced sedans began having these power features but only the top-end luxury cars had body-colored bumpers, a premium sound system, and rear aircon vents. In ...

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Dahon Classic III EP 203 Folding Bike Part 2: New Tires, Inner Tubes and a Bike Spa

In our previous report, we set to work on a Dahon Classic III EP203 folding bicycle that was given to us for FREE by Jericho Jamasali, the brother of our marketing boss, Shawie Dizon. The folding bike was bought used at a garage sale in 2019 for P6,500 for Jericho to ride when he commutes from his condo in Mandaluyong ...

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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S Part 7: Idle Hands and Idling Problems

First of all, we’d like to greet everyone a prosperous and blessed Happy New Year! We all had a tough time in 2020 and, as the saying goes, “When you’re down, there’s no other way but up”, we look forward to 2021 with a renewed sense of hope and enthusiasm. There’s also a saying about how “idle hands are the ...

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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S Part 6: Hidden Gems and Challenges

In our previous report, we got our 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S running again after we replaced the fan belt and the ignition coil, and fiddled with the carburetor and the timing. We drove it out of our garage, had it fueled up at a nearby Petron gas station; had the air pressure of all tires, including the spare, ...

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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S Part 5: It’s Running Again (So Far…)

In our previous report, I narrated how I injured the middle finger of my right hand while I was trying to restart our 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S project car that stalled along a dark road on November 22, 2020. The doctor advised me to rest and NOT work on anything that would aggravate the swelling of my middle ...

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1965 Ashley Sportiva: A One-of-72 British Rarity

If you know what this vintage British sports car is, then you’re more of a car nut than we are. We were happily daydreaming while browsing our favorite foreign vintage sports car website when we came upon this eye-catching 1965 Ashley Sportiva in Soesterberg, Netherlands that was being sold for 22.950 Euros or about US $27,700, which converts to around ...

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Dahon Classic III EP 203 Folding Bike Part 1: Unfolding Freedom for Free

With the COVID-19 pandemic confining most of us indoors, we’ve decided to turn our attention (and our wrenches) from the project cars that are parked outside our home to the bicycles that are parked inside. Some of our readers may scoff at this development but please remember that bicycles are human-powered wheels, which makes it a subject worthy of Power ...

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