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Get up to P750,000 in Discounts in Carousell Autos Christmas OVERDRIVE

Carousell (formerly OLX) , one of the world’s largest and fastest growing online classifieds, is holding the “Christmas OverDRIVE”, a holiday campaign gathering the best vehicles, automobiles, parts, and accessories deals online. Regulations for public transportation have eased that has led to reduced physical distancing, which  indicates more risks for commuters. Due to the fear of the rising number of ...

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2020 Chery Tiggo 2: Fun-Sized Ideal Car for First-Time Buyers (and Working Moms, Too!)

When it comes to cars, I must admit that I’m a late bloomer. I learned to drive only in 2004 and I only drive cars with an automatic transmission. My first car was our family car, an older compact 4-door sedan, which was replaced three years later by a newer subcompact 5-door hatchback. Before I joined the business of my ...

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2020 Maxus G10: Family Van For The New Normal

It was just one of those days. We were going to celebrate my wife’s 50th birthday with a weekend family lunch at our favorite steak house. She was going to fetch her mom, her brother and a family friend while our two grown kids and I were going to fetch my mom, my sister and their helper. and bring the ...

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5 Things You Must Do Immediately After a Car Accident

Have you been in a car accident before? I have, and personally, it’s one of the most jarring circumstances you can find yourself in – especially if you have passengers onboard. Honestly, it’s not one of my best days. I lost my cool instead of defusing the situation and working a way towards a solution. My inexperience showed how little ...

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1978-1982 Mitsubishi Mirage: Fantasizing about Turning a Twin Stick into a Turbo

One of our online readers, who posted under the pseudonym Bertong Kulas, recently inquired about the restoration costs of our red 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste project car that is owned by ROPALI Chairman Roberto “Bob” P. Alingog. The reader was asking about the expenses we incurred during the restoration of the Celeste because he is planning to restore his own Mitsubishi ...

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2020 Chery Tiggo 8 Lux EX: The Chery on Top

The phrase “cherry on top” is a metaphor that means adding something small and special to something that is already nice to make it much more enriched. It comes from the idea that a bowl of ice cream topped with whipped cream is made even more wonderful when a maraschino cherry is put on top of the sweet concoction. Our ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 12: Finishing Touches at JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works with Meguiar’s

The work on our Power Wheels Magazine Project Car, the 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST is almost complete. Owned since new by ROPALI Chairman Roberto “Bob” P. Alingog and commissioned for restoration by his son, Aldous Rex Alingog, the Celeste was recently fitted with a brand-new set of Bridgestone Ecopia EP-150 tires – 175/70R13s in front and 185/70R13s at the back – that ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 11: Getting New Shoes

When we last left our Power Wheels Magazine Project Car, the 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST owned by ROPALI Chairman Roberto “Bob” Alingog and commissioned for restoration by his son, Aldous Rex Alingog, the newly upholstered interior has been installed and the technicians at JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works were just buttoning it up for completion. Hawkeyed readers will notice ...

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2020 Maxus G50 Pro: Delightful To Drive (No Stiff Upper Lip Needed)

Those who know me very well know that I call a spade a spade. I have very little tolerance for lies, untruths and half-truths. Thus, when a Chinese car company focuses the majority of their advertising campaign on the “British-ness” of their products, I tend to question the authenticity of their claim. After all, a company owning the intellectual property ...

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