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Mitsubishi car prices in the Philippines as of Sept. 2012

Car sale: Our friends from Mitsubishi Motors sent us the latest price list (September 2012) for your reference. NOTE: Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

MITSUBISHI LANCER

Lancer 1.6 GLX M/T

  • SRP: P705,000
  • CASH DISCOUNT: P47,000
  • ESP: P658,000
  • FREE ITEMS: Tint, Floormats, Seat Cover, EWD

Lancer 1.6 GLS CVT

  • SRP: P765,000
  • CASH DISCOUNT: P47,000
  • ESP: P718,000
  • FREE ITEMS: Tint, Floormats, Seat Cover, EWD

Lancer EX 1.6G GLX M/T (13 MY)

  • SRP: P825,000
  • CASH DISCOUNT: P47,000
  • ESP: P778,000
  • FREE ITEMS:  Tint, Floormats, Seat Cover, EWD

Lancer EX 1.6 GLX A/T (13 MY)

  • SRP: P855,000
  • CASH DISCOUNT: P27,000
  • ESP: P828,000
  • FREE ITEMS:  Tint, Floormats, Seat Cover, EWD

Lancer EX MX 1.6G A/T (13 MY)

  • SRP: P930,000
  • CASH DISCOUNT: P32,000
  • ESP: P898,000
  • FREE ITEMS:  Tint, Floormats, Seat Cover, EWD

Lancer EX 2.0 GTA CVT (13 MY)

  • SRP: P1,295,000
  • CASH DISCOUNT: P155,000
  • ESP: P1,140,000
  • FREE ITEMS: Tint, Floormats, Seat Cover, EWD

Lancer EX RALLIART (Standard)

  • SRP: P2,348,000
  • CASH DISCOUNT: P350,000
  • ESP: P1,998,000
  • FREE ITEMS: Tint, Floormats, EWD

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carNAVi S500 – a full featured GPS Device priced below Php 10,000

In most cases, Google Maps can help you find your way around Metro Manila, but it’s definitely not as good as having a GPS device on your dashboard. I’ve always wanted one; but I purposely held off on buying one since I’m still waiting for the prices to go down. Now that the carNAVI is being sold for less than P10,000, I think it’s time for me to buy.

carNAVi S500

Photo Credit: all images in this post are by carNAVi Corp., used with permission. All rights reserved.

This month, carNAVI is launching its newest model in the S-series: the carNAVI S 500. It’s a slim 5-inch touchscreen device intended to be the best priced unit in its class.

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News: A real flying car to hit the market by end year. Place your reservations now!

Many have failed trying to build a flying car. Traditionally, they start with a car and try to make it fly. Terrafugia, a US company, did it differently. They took a small plane and tried to make it “street-legal”. This is what they came up with…

And so far, it works! Terrafugia’s Transition® completed its successful first flight  in New York last March. Not yet impressed? Consider the following:

  1. It can be driven on roads and highways.
  2. It can be parked in a single car garage.
  3. It flies using unleaded automotive fuel
  4. It has crumple zones, airbags, and full vehicle parachute
  5. It seats 2 with extra space for luggage and a golf bag.

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How to get a “virtually invincible” car

What makes an invincible car?

BPI Auto Loan Concept Cars

It must be:

– collision ready
– landslide equipped
– flood safe
– typhoon protected
– heat resistant
– fire guarded

A vehicle like this actually already exists… It’s called a “tank”.

But I wouldn’t want to drive along EDSA in a car clad with inches of armor and a very small windshield. I’d get claustrophobic, stiff with not much legroom, and my fuel budget would definitely shoot up.

But then I saw this ad from BPI Family Bank.

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Used Fords

Making the choice to own a used Ford is a wise choice for a number of reasons.  Ford has a mass market and the amount of models and registrations available are vast – you can choose from a far greater selection of used cars than most other manufacturers might offer.  On Motors.co.uk there is currently over 44,000 models available. You can find many Fords online such as the Ford Kuga for sale.

1954 Ford F-100 Interior Logo
Creative Commons License photo credit: JD Hancock

With the sheer amount of Ford’s in circulation parts and repairs are cheap.  With more obscure makes you may pay a premium for simple parts, whereas with a Ford most parts should come at a reasonable price.  As your used Ford may be touching that 3 year old mark, you can begin to start considering MOT costs.  The price of any work done during your MOT could be drastically reduced by owning a Ford and its related well-stocked parts.  When a car gets past a certain age the MOT can become a major yearly outlay.  You may not have a used car warranty giving added importance to the potential cost of any repairs.

This is also generally reflected in your insurance premiums.  If your car costs less to fix, your insurance quote will probably be a lot cheaper.  Models like the Ford Ka fall into the lowest insurance groupings making all round running costs some of the lowest in the class.

The new generation of Ford cars is one of the highest quality fleets any manufacturer has ever produced.  Ford, like a couple of the other larger manufacturers, have hit a time when all of their cars are receiving critical acclaim.

As with all cars you need to carry out the general quality checks.  A data check is advisable to ensure the car has never been written off, stolen or clocked, and an independent inspection from a mechanic is a good way to detect any faults invisible to the untrained eye.

Three of the Most Famous Cars from Movies

Millions of people around the world utilize cars for their daily lifestyle. Your car gets up to and from work, allows you to drop the kids off at soccer practice and take family vacations. Meanwhile, hundreds or even thousands of car manufacturing companies are releasing newer and better versions of these sedans nearly every week. With millions of vehicles on the market, one may think that the wide collection of cars have nothing more to offer when it comes to design as there are thousands of drivers who have the same exact vehicle on their garage. However, there are certain high-profile cars that can be considered invaluable due to their rising popularity, regardless of their ordinary make or model. These kinds of cars take driving from merely a chore to a luxury.

So how did these cars become famous?

Simply put, these high-profile cars have achieved their popularity due to their role or part in blockbuster films or movies. Whether they’ve been driven by the bad guys or the good guys, the following 3 cars have been well recognized by people all over the world because of simply performing and driving on screen.

1.The 1976 Chevy Camaro from the 2007 hit movie Transformers.

Who doesn’t recognize the solid yellow with two black stripes on the hood of this sedan? Playing as the first version of Bumblebee until he decided to transform in a classier and brand new Camaro, the 1976 Chevy Camaro was the top choice of film directors. Sure you think the car is trashy and a running scrap metal, however, this is how the directors really intended Bumblebee to look during his first appearance in the movie. The producers of the movie even asked help from GM managers to assist them in choosing the crappiest looking Camaro they could find.

2. The Aston Martin DB5

The Aston Martin DB5 that was used several times from the series of James Bond movies, such as Casino Royale and Goldfinger. All the elements of the movie are powerful and sleek from the lead actor to the story line to the stunts and action scenes. It would be a shame if the vehicle that Bond was riding was a piece of scrap metal, right? The Aston Martin DB5 is the perfect match for this dynamic and elegant film with ZF five-speed transmission and a 4.0-liter aluminum engine that can go top speeds of up to 145 miles per hour and can reach acceleration speeds from zero to sixty in a matter of 7.1 seconds. Only two of these vehicles that were originally driven by Sean Connery in the movie remain. One was bought for a whopping $4.1 million during a 2012 auction.

3. The DeLorean DMC12 from the 1985 movie Back to the Future

Known as the time machine which Doc Brown and Marty McFly drove to go back in time, the DeLorean DMC12 featured the Gull Wing style doors and a fiberglass body type. This particular type and model of vehicle was produced during 1982 with only 9,000 units made. 6,500 units are still believed to be used.

Other vehicles that have achieved popularity include the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds and the 1977 Pontiac Trans AM from the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit.

Sam is a car and motorcycle enthusiast who grew up riding a Harley Davidson with her dad and had a fascination for motorcycle accessories. She is also amused by any type of movie featuring fast cars, bad boys and the open road.