One of the topics I hate to deal with is cars, despite that our family business works with different companies providing automobile parts.

I gained interest only since last month. I know how to drive but I don’t have the driver’s license yet. We had a car which was sold because of Daddy’s accident. Without a driver in our family and a car to drive, I’d want to fulfill both the position and the vehicle. And that’s for next year!

My target is June 2013. I have a budget set for it already. My confidence level in driving manual transmission cars is okay. People around me say that driving automatic transmission cars would be pretty easier. The stop and go (gas) pedals are all I need to press on and manage. I am excited for the new experience — I’d be at the back of the steering wheel taking control after over 20 years of being a public commuter in the passenger’s seat.

Problem is, I don’t know how to appreciate and even distinguish car brands, models and categories apart from one another. I did not know which to aim for, until last night. Haha.

When we were not allowed to enter our rooms because the wood parquet (floor) has been newly painted, I did not have anything else to do. My laptop and everything I need were inside. So after dinner, I asked Mom for a mother-and-daughter bonding time. We went to the second floor, upper and lower ground floors of our condominium to hunt for cars.

The parking lot was huge, filled with top of the line models of automobiles. We treated it as a showroom instantly available for our access with a free pass. Here are the top 12 cars, in no particular order, that seem promising — promising enough that I’d choose one of them for my own (or if I had the money and liberty to get them all, I sure will!).

1. Honda City 1.5 E AT

2. Honda CRV 2.0

3. Honda Civic 1.8 S AT

4. Honda Accord 2.4S

5. Toyota Innova 2.0 E VVT-i AT

6. Toyota RAV4 4×2

7. Hyundai Sonata GLS

8. Hyundai Grand Starex

9. Hyundai Tucson 2L Theta

10. Hyundai Accent GL 1.4L AT

hyundai accent

11. Hyundai Elantra 1.6 GL AT

12. Kia Sportage DLX D-CVVT 4×4

Deciding factors are:

  • Design
  • Seating Capacity
  • Price
  • Resale Value
  • Safety Standards
  • Maintenance
  • Gas Mileage
  • Fuel Efficiency

As this will be my most expensive purchase ever, like a million others, I’d want this car to be perfect for me. Ah, perfect. That word is a hot one.

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4 Responses

  1. Kang

    Damn girl! You obviously don’t know anything about cars! Lol!
    A cheap ass honduh city num. 1?!! Bwahahahaha!


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