Jacob Oliva

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Why the Suzuki S-Presso should have an automatic variant

At only P18,000 above the half-a-million mark, the S-Presso is the hottest, most-affordable vehicle in the market this year. And this isn’t just a...

What we know about the incoming Subaru Evoltis (so far)

Where did Subaru get the Evoltis name? If you’re a funny person and you’re thinking of adding five as a reference to an extremely...

Free Service: Car brands that offer extraordinary after-sales perks

A car company’s service shouldn’t end with the customers driving out of the showrooms with a huge smile on their faces. As many of...

Driving the Honda HR-V makes me wish I’m young again

They say that age is just a number, but we can’t deny that this statement is a big fat lie. Our genetics say otherwise,...

Stepping Up: Motor Show venues converted into quarantine facilities

If there’s one thing that the current COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it’s that car companies can extend their leniency to their customers amid the...

Three years on, the Honda Civic Type R still tops my list

What were you doing in 1998? While the country was turning over a presidency from Ramos to Estrada, and the U.S. was busy with...

Financial leniency in times of crisis

The current coronavirus pandemic, specifically known as the COVID-19, has stricken the country in several angles – politically, economically, and most importantly, health. As...

Mazda CX-5 isn’t your regular ‘chick flick’ crossover

The novel coronavirus, or what we know now as the COVID-19, left us no choice but to get holed up in our houses and...

Your Ticket to the Long Roof Society | TEST: Subaru Levorg

I was there when Subaru gave the Levorg a phenomenal debut in the Philippines in 2015. It was a rainy evening, with the weather...

The Automotive Industry and COVID-19: What’s Next?

“If you are going through hell, keep going!” said England’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Quoting a war leader in these tough times...

Why the Koenigsegg Gemera is the practical 1,700-hp hypercar

The thing with hypercars is that none of them could seat more than two people, including the driver. Call it selfishness or...

Why do we hate slowing down?

We’ve all been there. We’ve all tried switching lanes and of course, as a responsible motorist, we use our turn signals to notify the...

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