Jacob Oliva

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2021 Toyota Vios G review: Familiarity doesn’t always breed...

We Filipinos dwell in the safety of familiarity. That’s the reason why Toyota has been the number one car brand in the...

LCVs for SMEs: Workhorse choices for Filipino entrepreneurs

Now, more than ever, the Philippine economy is at a harrowing status because of the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic. But...

Auto Brake Hold – An understated MVP

With my years of testing brand-new cars, I’ve witnessed the resurgence of cars equipped with manual handbrakes to electronic parking brakes –...

Nissan 370Z Nismo – An honest, decade-old platform

The year was 1969. Nissan introduced its very first Z car: the Nissan Fairlady Z, also known as the Datsun 240Z when...

March Truck Madness: Navara PRO-4X vs D-Max LS-E vs...

If it isn’t obvious, the Philippines has slowly transitioned from a sedan country during the ‘90s into an SUV/pickup truck nation in...

I wasn’t impressed by 360-degree cameras before, but now...

Let me start this anecdote with a full disclaimer: I am for in-car technologies of modern times. I love how they make...

2021 Nissan Navara concludes ‘March Truck Madness’

Right at the heels of two previous truck launches this March, Nissan Philippines has joined the fray with the introduction of the...

Lexus ES 350: Let’s talk about genuine luxury

The highest rating I’ve ever given to a car was a hair short of a perfect 10, and it was for the...

Goodbye, Tiger Nose. Hello, Digital Tiger Face.

For enthusiasts, the name Peter Schreyer should ring a lot of bells. The famed designer, who gained popularity with his works with...

Dreams and aspiration on four wheels

Let’s talk about dreams and aspirations. At this point, I believe I’d see myself aspiring for a worry-free future, trying to shield...

Ranger FX4 Max debuts as Ford’s cargo-hauling off-roader

It’s official—Ford Philippines adds a 14th member of its extensive and recently updated Ranger lineup, the Ranger FX4 Max. 

Toyota Vios GR-S First Impressions: Great intro to Gazoo...

Just like the rest of the world, the Philippines has become an SUV/crossover country. Despite that market trend, there’s one nameplate that...