Getting ready for your MIAS 2017 car shopping
Car geeks, it's that time of the year again. This coming March 30 - April 2, the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) 2017 is coming to showcase the newest and sexiest cars in the Philippines.
Last year we were greeted with awesome car displays like the Chevy Corvette, Subaru WRX STI, and the ultra sexy Lamborghini Murcielago.
Images from Out Of Town Blog
This year? Rumors have it, the 2017 Chevrolet Spark, 2017 Mazda CX-5 and MX-5 RF, 2017 Subaru Impreza, 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, and 2017 Volvo V90.
What we’re most excited about? The 2018 Honda Civic Type-R.
Image from Honda
MIAS is a car show unlike any other, with car showcases from every corner of the auto industry here in the country, luxury or otherwise. But before you go drooling over your dream car, have you ever figured how it’d be like to own a sports car in the Philippines?
First off, where can I drive it?
Close your eyes and imagine yourself driving your dream car. Do you feel the speed and adrenaline as you hit 140kph on the highway? Good.
Now open your eyes and take a look at EDSA. Do you think it's possible to drive your dream Ford GT even past 30kph down here? Sadly, no-- but you have other choices.
James Deakin's suggestion: the scenic mountain roads of Tanay, Rizal going up to Sierra Madre.
Image from The opeN Notes
His tip: just watch out for bikers who'll be joining your ride up the mountain.
The best highlight along this route will be the view overlooking Sierra Madre along the Marcos Highway in Sitio Boso.
Second, what are my choices?
It’s surprising to see the data when it comes to car sales in the Philippines with a 27.8% Year-on-Year growth in the start of 2017.
Just last year, we saw news of McLaren exploring an entry into the Philippines, showing how there’s a market open and ready, waiting for new luxury cars coming into the country.
For now though, here are the top car brands available in the Philippines.
Our top picks:
Lastly, how much does it cost?
Here comes the messy part.
Besides from the usual cost of the car itself, you’ll have to take into account different factors—but basically it comes down to these four things:
1. Vehicle Cost (Financing Options)
2. Maintenance Costs
3. Fuel consumption (Gas vs. Diesel)
4. Car Insurance (How to properly insure your supercar)
Whether you own a Murcielago or a Toyota Wigo, keep in mind all the countless hours of sweat, blood, and tears you’ve put into getting a down payment for your dream car. A little protection for your multi-million or quarter-million car will go a long way.
Interested in taking out car insurance? Let us know and we’ll send you a free quote!