Saturday, August 02, 2008

Test Drive of Toyota Vios 1.5 G

A couple of weeks back I got a phone call from my Brod, Gerry Crudo, asking me if I was interested in test driving a Toyota Vios.  I said I was okay with it.  A few days later, Gerry's friend, Albert of Dentsu Asia, called me up about the proposal.

The session didn't take long.  It was the Vice-Governor's birthday and may pakain siya.  Here I am loading my things para makauwi na ako.
I drove over to Sarrat to deliver 3 knapsack sprayers for Brgy. San Agustin.  These come from my Barangay Development Fund and will be used by farmers to distribute fertilizer and/or pesticide.
Same sh*t, different day.  After a day's work I'm getting ready to go home.
That night, the car travelled back to Manila.  Back and forth, it covered 1,140 kilometers.  I returned the car to Albert and Hazel on August 1.  Thanks, for letting me test drive it, guys!

Over-all, the new Toyota Vios 1.5 G is a cool and affordable car for yuppies like me.  Reasonable price, fuel efficient and nice looking.

If there was a problem with this particular model it's that the clutch was too high and medyo matigas.  Other than that I give it a score of 9.5 out of 10.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kris,

This is Albert. I used to be with Dentsu. We met when you agreed to test drive the Toyota Vios a few years back.

I'm with Operation Smile Philippines now, an NGO providing free surgery to children with cleft lip (bingot) and/or cleft palate (ngongo).

We were invited by your dad to organize a surgical mission in Laoag this Aug 8-11. I'm not part of the team that's going to organize it but I just want to say thanks for inviting the group and giving the people with cleft deformities a chance at a better life. I believe it's going to be at the Gov. Roque Ablan Memorial Hospital.

Thanks again Kris!

Kris Ablan said...

Hi, Albert! Thanks for touching base! Yes, we are hosting Operation Smile here in Laoag. Thanks to your group! I believe it's their first time to perform operations here in northern philippines. I heard most of your activities are in visayas and mindanao.