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Top 5 Cars for Pinays – by Pinay Auto Blogger

Whoever said that all women prefer clothes and makeup over cars should go out more often. Many women love cars just as much as men do. The main difference lies on what women look for when choosing a car.

I, for one, look for a car which is fuel efficient, spacious, reliable, and of course, stylish. I don’t really know much about engine displacement, dipsticks or fenders; but I do know that fuel efficiency is important since I know how much I pay for gas, and something that isn’t easy or fun to drive is a car I wouldn’t want.Speaking of style, it’s mostly the guys who like to trick out their prized vehicles. As the fairer sex, though I’d like my car to be stylish, I’d still want it to be practical, thank you very much.

So let me present to you a short list of cars in the Philippines that I think are easy on the eyes, perfect for a girls’ lifestyle, well-priced, and generously outfitted with the right amount of features – the cars I would recommend for Pinays. Continue reading Top 5 Cars for Pinays – by Pinay Auto Blogger

Review: Chevrolet Cruze 1.8 LT – Confident Highway Cruising With the Chevy Cruze

When you move to a home in the suburbs and away from the city, you would usually experience a few advantages, in terms of environment. First, there won’t be the usual weekday traffic that can be very time-consuming and tiring to a driver. Then, you can enjoy driving along highways and hilly winding roads.

When you move your family to the suburbs, though, you might find yourself outgrowing your usual subcompact, B-segment sedan. Not only do you need to haul stuff in case of emergencies (such as extra clothes in the trunk). You would also want to have a more confident driver, especially when passing big trucks and smoke-belching jeepneys and avoiding jaywalkers running across four-lane highways.

The Chevy Cruze LT was lent to us for review at just the right time. We came right from reviewing a bigger family car (an SUV, actually) and we kind of missed the space and luxury. Though not exactly in the leagues of luxury marques and competitively-priced full-size sedans like the Nissan Teana and Honda Accord, which we were likewise able to review these past weeks, the Chevy Cruze holds its own, especially compared with other models in its class, such as the Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic.

Continue reading Review: Chevrolet Cruze 1.8 LT – Confident Highway Cruising With the Chevy Cruze

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.

Reviews to Watch Out For: Ford Fiesta S, Mazda2, Hyundai Tucson Re-VGT, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevy Spark

I’ve been busy these past few weeks, but we’ve been fortunate enough to have test-driven a handful of cars during that time. So far, we’ve been through the usual review rounds with a Ford Fiesta S, Mazda2 and Hyundai Tucson. These next weekends, we have the Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevy Spark.

Checking out fuel efficiency, carrying capacity, proper inflation of car tires, different engine displacements, trims, features and models does take some time, especially for writers like us with deadlines and assignments. Reviews are coming soon, so watch this space.

Chevy Motorama 2011 at the Mall of Asia [Chevy is SPARKing Up the SM MOA Music Hall]

Chevrolet Philippines is again holding its Motorama promo this February 18 to 20, 2011. While no details have been posted yet, I’m sure this will include discounts on various Chevy models. From the promo poster, though, it looks like Chevy Philippines is introducing the all new Spark. (Image used with permission.)

The event will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. Last year’s Motorama (October 2010) offered gift certificates, test drives, 0% interest financing plans, low downpayment plans and even drive-now-pay-later plans.

Will post more details soon.