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    #1661
    Quote Originally Posted by EQAddict View Post
    My friend just brought home his white ltz 4x4 trailblazer from chevrolet greenhills today. He is very happy with it. I will test it on the 20th....
    Oh, bakit siya nakakuha? Baka mas higher pa kay Lito connections niya. Hehehe! OR in-house financing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EQAddict View Post
    He has no connections there. I think he mentioned 3 years to pay for his unit. He will let me test drive it on thursday. His exact words: ' it drives like your Kia Carnival...' Now im worried hehe.
    What does it mean that "TBZ drives like a Kia Carnival"? Is it good or bad?

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    #1663
    Quote Originally Posted by EQAddict View Post
    He has no connections there. I think he mentioned 3 years to pay for his unit. He will let me test drive it on thursday. His exact words: ' it drives like your Kia Carnival...' Now im worried hehe.
    Quote Originally Posted by ano727 View Post
    What does it mean that "TBZ drives like a Kia Carnival"? Is it good or bad?
    I think that's a compliment. I think what your friend's saying even though na ladder frame, the trailB has car-like suspension.
    Unless, he is refering to a problem with your Carnival's suspension? I've riden a Carnival and it really has a soft riding suspension that is biased for comfort.

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    #1664
    Quote Originally Posted by EQAddict View Post
    Could be thats what he meant. I drive my kia carnival alot. Its not too shabby. Just a bit underpowered in the low rev range.
    Would agree with the Carnival's power on the low rev range. But I'm intrigued as to what else he meant by it. Do post your findings after your test drive sir

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    #1665
    I say that TrailB is more comfortable to ride than our ex Pajero Fieldmaster (2.8 A/T), as well as engine thrust during critical moment.
    TrailB & Monty are almost the same sa comfort, except TrailB has more leg room, TrailB engine is quieter whether hi or low gear plus amoy bago pa he he he na wala na sa Monty amoy air fresher na lang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roachy View Post
    Oh, bakit siya nakakuha? Baka mas higher pa kay Lito connections niya. Hehehe! OR in-house financing?
    those BS SAs will always allocate the units they have to in-house financing buyers or PO's plus 3% DI before the cash buyers or regular POs kahit txt buddy mo yung Officers nila or whoever.. Prioritize nila buyer where they can make a huge windfall profit. Unless the buyer is a relative of the Bosses..then ibang usapan na yan. These SAs must be making a killing this christmas season.. Sila masaya pero would be owners malungkot.. next month sasaya na din yung mga nag aantay ng unit nila..

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    #1667
    Quote Originally Posted by EQAddict View Post
    i will drive it like i stole it hehe.
    Yan! Perfect! Instant break-in as well...

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    #1668
    To quote the Philippine Star : (The TBLZR Tops their Wirter's Choice for Mid size SUV)

    The 2012 STAR Picks
    (The Philippine Star) | Updated December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
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    MANILA, Philippines - Welcome to the 2012 edition of the annual STAR Picks.

    We’ve been doing this annual exercise for quite a few years now so we feel it’s time to depart a bit from tradition.

    We’ve usually been choosing the personal picks of each STAR Motoring writer regardless of price or vehicle category.

    This year, to make STAR Picks even more relevant to the car buyer, we’ve zeroed in on the different categories, paying close attention to pricing—particularly with models that have vastly differing retail prices within the same category (i.e. the 7-seat midsize SUV category). We’ve also segregated the luxury cars from the mass market models to eliminate unfair comparisons.

    With these changes, we’ve come up with 10 categories for the mass market models and five for the luxury brands. The STAR Motoring writers who gave their picks are Kap Maceda Aguila, Ulysses Ang, James Deakin, Manny N. de los Reyes, Andy Leuterio, and Angel Rivero.

    Here now are the 2012 STAR Picks, category by category.
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    Mini Hatchback/Supermini—Mitsubishi Mirage

    It was unanimous. All six STAR Motoring writers chose the all-new Mitsubishi Mirage. It won by virtue of its impressive feature set, handsome styling, surprisingly spacious interior, high fuel economy, and last but certainly not least, its affordable price (it start at P498,000).

    Hatchback/Subcompact—Honda Jazz

    Honda’s evergreen Jazz emerged the winner but not without a fight. Kap, Uly and Andy were unanimous in choosing it while Manny picked the Suzuki SX4 Crossover, James gave the nod to the Fiesta, and Angel chose the new Kia Rio.

    Compact Sedan—Ford Focus

    We have a near-unanimous pick here. No less than five STAR writers went for the all-new Ford Focus. Its combination of European styling and handling, responsive yet fuel-efficient drivetrain, and cutting-edge features like its look-ma-no-hands Ford Park Assist sealed the deal. Andy picked the stylish and highly capable Hyundai Elantra.

    Midsize Sedan—Subaru Legacy and Toyota Camry (tie)

    Uly and Manny went for turbo power and all-wheel-drive in the Subaru Legacy while Kap and Angel voted for the new Toyota Camry. James opted for the very new Kia Optima while Andy chose the Hyundai Sonata.

    Compact SUV/Crossover—Kia Sportage and Subaru XV

    Another double-tie here: Manny and Andy were smitten by the Sportage’s Euro-inspired look, high level of build quality, and available CRDi diesel engine while Uly and James gave the nod to the new Subaru XV. Angel was the only solo voter, picking the new Mazda CX-5.

    Midsize SUV under P2 million— Chevrolet Trailblazer

    Three STAR writers (Kap, James and Angel) went for the all-new Trailblazer while two (Manny and Andy) chose the new Hyundai Santa Fe. Uly picked the tried-and-true Toyota Fortuner.


    Midsize/Large SUV over P2 million— Ford Explorer

    Another near-unanimous choice here. All but one (Manny) picked the handsome and loaded-with-features Explorer. Manny also liked the Ford but was swayed by the ultra-smooth ride and luxurious interior of the Mazda CX-9.

    Pickup—Ford Ranger

    A unanimous choice here. All six STAR Motoring scribes picked the all-new truck from the Blue Oval brand. The torquey, fuel-efficient and highly refined CRDi engine, 6-speed transmissions, high build quality/overall refinement, and ruggedly handsome styling made the Ranger an easy choice.

    Minivan/MPV/Van—Chevrolet Orlando and Honda Odyssey (tie)

    The price spread was surprisingly big for this segment. (Perhaps we should split it also next year.) Kap and Uly went for the new P2.8 million Odyssey while Manny and James went for the P1,238,888 Orlando—two vehicles that are not exactly the most popular models of their respective makers. Of course that doesn’t make them any less capable examples of this genre. Andy voted for the Hyundai Starex while Angel chose the best-selling Toyota Innova.

    Bang for the Buck—Toyota 86

    No less than five STAR Motoring writers picked Toyota’s game-changing new 86 sports car. (Uly voted it as Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ, as the two cars are virtually identical.) They cited good value for money and the 86’s inspired styling and handling as their prime considerations. Manny fell for sheer brute horsepower (try 420 hp), the equally head-turning looks—and the surprisingly supple ride—of the Ford Mustang.

    Luxury subcompact—Audi A1

    The little Audi, which could give the Mini Cooper a run for its money in the spunkiness stakes—takes the title of most recommended luxury subcompact. Kap, Manny and James voted for it. The BMW 1-series was chosen by two STAR writers, Uly and Andy, while the only rose among the thorns, Angel, gave her nod to the Mini Cooper.

    Luxury Compact—BMW 3-series

    Three writers (Kap, James, and Angel) went for the new-for-2012 BMW 3-series while two (Uly and Andy) picked the Mercedes-Benz C-class. Manny still had a hangover from his La Union-Baguio-La Union drive in the hybrid hatchback Lexus CT200h and voted for it.

    Luxury Midsize/Large Sedan—Lexus GS and Mercedes-Benz S-class (tie)

    Kap and James voted for the Mercedes S-class while Uly and James picked the Lexus GS, which comes with gasoline or hybrid V8’s. Manny liked the bang-for-the-buck turbo power and all-wheel-drive of the Volvo S60 T5 while Angel went for the Lexus ES 350, a car she drove in a sneak peek drive in Oregon last July.

    Luxury Compact SUV—BMW X3

    Here another near-unanimous pick. Five STAR writers gave their nod to the X3; with the only holdout being Uly who chose the Mini Countryman crossover.

    Midsize/Large SUV—Porsche Cayenne

    No less than three STAR writers (Manny, James, and Andy) voted for the Cayenne. Kap chose the Mercedes ML-class while Uly and Angel picked the Lexus RX 350/450h and Range Rover, respectively.
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    #1669
    Greediness will not prevails among the SA without the blessing of the top (whoever he/she is), whenever you ask other dealers they will easily condemn those doing it as if hindi nila ginagawa," Tell it to the Marines ".

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourman_2nd View Post
    those BS SAs will always allocate the units they have to in-house financing buyers or PO's plus 3% DI before the cash buyers or regular POs kahit txt buddy mo yung Officers nila or whoever.. Prioritize nila buyer where they can make a huge windfall profit. Unless the buyer is a relative of the Bosses..then ibang usapan na yan. These SAs must be making a killing this christmas season.. Sila masaya pero would be owners malungkot.. next month sasaya na din yung mga nag aantay ng unit nila..
    Exactly. And of course, business is business for these dealers.

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