Quote Originally Posted by brothermoe View Post
Grabe, sobrang stripped down nga. We're thinking of getting one din. Di ba lugi for the price? Is there any competitor sa price range na to?
Pretty pointless comparing the local Picanto to foreign variants. Talaga namang mas mahal ang kotse sa Pilipinas. It's not like you can buy a Picanto overseas and have it shipped here. Well actually you can, if you feel like throwing away money on import taxes and bribes.

The local Picanto is priced pretty competitively given its package compared to the competition. At 600k for the 1.0 AT, it competes with the Celerio GL (579k), i10 1.0 (558k) and Spark 1.0 LT (600k). Its got the most modern interior, and has Aux/USB/iPod connectivity. Personally, it's the best looking too.

The Celerio's great too, though. Very cheerful engine that gives its all until it starts to run out of steam a little bit over 80 kph, which actually goes well with its cutesy exterior. Only car in its class with ABS, EBD and dual airbags, too. Most importantly for some, it's the most fuel efficient (especially in manual form). Biggest gripe though is that the back seat is pretty darn cramped.