Words by Niky Tamayo | Photos by Ken Tamayo 
 
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Fans of the brand and the car in the Philippines have been clamoring for the Odyssey for decades. Well, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. Strangely, this isn’t the Odyssey any of us pictured coming in. Don’t be fooled by the Japanese logo, this one’s an American mini-van through and through. Designed, built, and sold in America. While this American focus has reaped it great sales and accolades in the US, the concept and execution are radically different from the Odyssey’s Asian market competitors. Well, if you can’t have a market segment all to yourself, sometimes it pays to make your own.
Words and photos by Niky Tamayo
 
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It’s an odd sensation, puttering along in traffic, head and shoulders above everyone else... to look down upon lowly SUV drivers, as you sit at the stoplights. Sir, you do know you have a bald spot, right? No, I mean the one where the paint’s flaked away on your roof.
 
This sensation is made even odder by the fact that the car I’m driving weighs less than most cars. You’re towering over the crowd, yes, but like that tall, skinny kid in high school, that won’t keep you from getting beaten up at recess. Thus, you don’t get the swelled head that most SUV drivers and van drivers get from the rarefied air at this altitude. That’s a good thing, by the way. All cars on the road should be shaped like this. Perhaps thinking outside the box means putting wheels on it. 
Words and photos by Eric Ayrton S. Soriano

e-150_01The Ford E-150 Club Wagon is one of the most colossal four-wheeled passenger vehicle in the market today. It has enough space for a fourth-row bench but Ford Group Philippines decided to leave that out to increase luggage space. There are smaller vans that seat more passengers so you can think of the seven-seater E-150 as the Business Class of vans. If, by some weird twist of fate, the starting five of the Boston Celtics decide to pay me a visit, there’s no question what van I will opt for to pick them and their stuff up from the airport.