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  1. #1721
    Quote Originally Posted by yourman_2nd View Post
    even sa USA, carmakers now are considering of putting diesel engines in their cars to improve FC even if diesel is more expensive than unleaded there. cars equipped with diesel engines have far more better resale value too compared with their gasoline fed brothers. yun nga lang, you pay a little more during PMS.
    The only problem leading to a lower availability of Diesel-powered cars back there is EPA and its regulations more based in politics than technical reasons.
    workaround ideas to discuss among friends: Arguments against EPA witch-hunting regarding Diesels without mandatory emissions equipment

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    #1722
    [quote=yourman_2nd;2061368][QUOTE=inov8;2061113]

    Sir, only the SA and his Manager benefits from the Dealer's Incentive (DI). The Bank will not get a centavo from the DI, that's is why the Banker of sir ano discouraged him from getting the TBLZR considering the ridiculously high DI of 10%. Dapat dyan sa dealer na yan ikulong yang SA/Manager. Talo pa bumbay sa interest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Happyart View Post

    Sir, the 15% One Moth Advance (OMA) for 3 years is low na compared with the 3% per month Interest of Credit Card Companies. But with the prevailing Treasury Bills of BSP now at less than 1% p.a., the rates should be around 3% for 12 mos or less than 10% for 36 mos.
    Ang card companies mas mababa lang ng kunti sa usurers. The bank do not give enough interest when we park our money, so bumili ng TBZ in cash kung pwede lang, unless ma-i-invest ang cash for higher returns wag lang sa scams.

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    #1723
    [quote=yourman_2nd;2061368][QUOTE=inov8;2061113]


    Quote Originally Posted by Happyart View Post

    Sir, the 15% One Moth Advance (OMA) for 3 years is low na compared with the 3% per month Interest of Credit Card Companies. But with the prevailing Treasury Bills of BSP now at less than 1% p.a., the rates should be around 3% for 12 mos or less than 10% for 36 mos.
    That's true. The TBills are low and that is government guarantee (our governtment now first the first time has positive dept/equity ration - means we have more capital than international debts). There are added % into the interest; Risk Free and Risk Premium (w/c is more expensive and bank dictated). In reality, we should be at least 3%-4% interest rates for short term loans (just my assumptions and not data validated). In the US, interest rates varies from 1% to 3% only. While in the Phils, it junks up to >38%. The Peso is appreciating but we are not feeling this into our daily life - note that even power rates continues to go up month on month. The reality is there so much variance on interest rates and of our current tax systems (i.e. we have income tax, when we but foods/gas, we have VAT, when we use roads we pay tool gates...so many double taxations)....it's ok to pay tax if we get free services in return (just like other countries). We have to feel the improvement of our economy into our home/wallet and that we get the "value" of it - else, it's just a bubble.

    Going back to the subject thread, I enjoyed my trailblazer 4x4 so far and that I'm greatly satisfied (except that i might upgrade for a good HU dvd/gps to make it more "executive"). It requires patience to get it. I suggest let's not rush into these SA/dealers or else it will create a side effect force into high % interest rates or "greedy" stuffs. Let's just thanks those dealerships and SA's that live with their commitments and form our "own" force to encourage other soon-to-buyers to patronage these dealers/people... besides, they can deliver any in the regions.

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    #1724
    Quote Originally Posted by EQAddict View Post
    Drove my friends trailblazer ltz yesterday. Drove it like i stole it too!

    Well it certainly drives much taller than my ford explorer ... You can feel the ground clearance. Handling is a little bit loose...steering numb and with too much assist. Torque is nice but nothing great. Acceleration is nothing remarkable but it doesnt feel underpowered. In manual mode, the tranny doesnt upshift so you have to manually upshift (similar to cx9). Its much bigger than the santa fe so in the end, its a good choice for what i need.

    The plastics and interior are two grades below the santa fe though. Even this top of the line ltz version. They should work on that.
    So after your test drive, are you still excited to have your unit delivered?

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    #1725
    Maybe you can upgrade to Lexus for exhilarating acceleration or maybe wait for the Sta Fe Long Wheel Base for comparable space improvement. Just a thought though, for you know your best choice.

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    #1726
    Quote Originally Posted by EQAddict View Post
    Neither here nor there. Its okay. But am not super excited either. Oh well. Practicality was never exciting .
    so sir, everytime you drive your TBLZR and get beside the Santa Fe Gen 3, you'll be looking at the SF and cant help but compare... oh well, in this life, you cant have it all..

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    #1727
    One time I parked my sapphire black LTZ TBZ in the basement of Waltermart Makati, and parked beside mine was a generation 2 Sta Fe and behind me a gen3 Sta Fe. I looked from afar and because of the tall stance of the TBZ it seemed to me that the TBZ may sell more than 2 million hahaha.

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    #1728
    Hooray! Dumating na siya bago mag-end-of-the-world!



    Chevrolet Trailblazer owners:
    1. steer 2.5 LT 4x2 M/T Chevrolet Makati October 1, 2012 Manila Summit White
    2. RTS 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet North Edsa Balintawak October 24, 2012 Auburn Brown
    3. novice12 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Otis October 31, 2012 Oceanic Blue
    4. safala 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet North EDSA Nov. 5, 2012 Sizzle Red
    5. xpac 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Alabang Nov. 22 2012 Oceanic Blue
    6. delta00 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Pampanga Nov. 29, 2012 Switchblade Silver
    7. buddy 2.5 LT 4x2 M/T Chevrolet Pampanga Nov. 29, 2012 Sapphire Black
    8. migz71 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Greenhills-EDSA Nov. 23, 2012 Sapphire Black
    9. go_gerry 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Mandaue-Cebu Nov. 14, 2012 Sapphire Black
    10. Happyart 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Makati Nov. 7, 2012 Sapphire Black
    11. johnP 2.5 LT 4x2 M/T Chevrolet Davao Nov. 12, 2012 Auburn Brown
    12. satriasis 2.8 LTZ 4X4 A/T Chevrolet Quezon Ave. Dec.15,2012 Auburn Brown
    13. albert_b 2.5 LT 4x2 M/T Chevrolet Pasig Dec. 21, 2012 Royal Gray

    Colors:
    Summit White - 1
    Auburn Brown - 3
    Oceanic Blue - 2
    Switchblade Silver - 1
    Sapphire Black - 4
    Sizzle Red - 1
    Royal Gray - 1

    Variants:
    2.5 LT 4x2 M/T - 4
    2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T - 9

    Dealership:
    Alabang - 1
    Makati - 2
    North EDSA - 2
    Otis - 1
    Pampanga - 2
    Greenhills-EDSA - 1
    Mandaue-Cebu - 1
    Davao - 1
    Quezon Ave - 1
    Pasig - 1

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    #1729
    Quote Originally Posted by albert_b View Post
    Hooray! Dumating na siya bago mag-end-of-the-world!



    Chevrolet Trailblazer owners:
    1. steer 2.5 LT 4x2 M/T Chevrolet Makati October 1, 2012 Manila Summit White
    2. RTS 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet North Edsa Balintawak October 24, 2012 Auburn Brown
    3. novice12 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Otis October 31, 2012 Oceanic Blue
    4. safala 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet North EDSA Nov. 5, 2012 Sizzle Red
    5. xpac 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Alabang Nov. 22 2012 Oceanic Blue
    6. delta00 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Pampanga Nov. 29, 2012 Switchblade Silver
    7. buddy 2.5 LT 4x2 M/T Chevrolet Pampanga Nov. 29, 2012 Sapphire Black
    8. migz71 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Greenhills-EDSA Nov. 23, 2012 Sapphire Black
    9. go_gerry 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Mandaue-Cebu Nov. 14, 2012 Sapphire Black
    10. Happyart 2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T Chevrolet Makati Nov. 7, 2012 Sapphire Black
    11. johnP 2.5 LT 4x2 M/T Chevrolet Davao Nov. 12, 2012 Auburn Brown
    12. satriasis 2.8 LTZ 4X4 A/T Chevrolet Quezon Ave. Dec.15,2012 Auburn Brown
    13. albert_b 2.5 LT 4x2 M/T Chevrolet Pasig Dec. 21, 2012 Royal Gray

    Colors:
    Summit White - 1
    Auburn Brown - 3
    Oceanic Blue - 2
    Switchblade Silver - 1
    Sapphire Black - 4
    Sizzle Red - 1
    Royal Gray - 1

    Variants:
    2.5 LT 4x2 M/T - 4
    2.8 LTZ 4x4 A/T - 9

    Dealership:
    Alabang - 1
    Makati - 2
    North EDSA - 2
    Otis - 1
    Pampanga - 2
    Greenhills-EDSA - 1
    Mandaue-Cebu - 1
    Davao - 1
    Quezon Ave - 1
    Pasig - 1
    CONGRATULATIONS! Finally they fulfilled their promise. Merry Christmas & a Happy Happy New Year!

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    #1730


    TCCCI Meet and Greet

    Hi everyone,

    Our interim Trailblazer Club President, *numbah5, has arranged a meet and greet with executives of TCCCI. Joining us are:

    Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, President and Managing Director
    Lyn M. Buena, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Customer Service
    Lito S. Landicho, Assistant Vice President for Service and National Aftersales Services

    I would like to formally extend the invitation to our fellow club members and other Trailb enthusiasts to a small dinner. We can use this venue to be our official EB as well. We can discuss club matters like forum rules/guidelines, logos and we can also discuss our t-shirts

    We have secured 3 schedules with them so please let me know who can join on which dates. Please indicate all the dates you're available.

    January 4, 2012 (Friday, dinner)
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    January 11, 2012 (Friday, dinner)
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    January 12, 2012 (Saturday, dinner)
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