Whether you’re a car person yourself or not, automotive guys can be tricky to shop for this Christmas season.
Not to worry, we’ve got you covered with five products across different price points.
Our suggestions include car accessories suitable for new and older cars since car lovers come in different types. And if the sky is the limit for you, we also included actual vehicles under and over the million-peso mark.
One of the most coveted and useful car accessories nowadays is the dash cam. Footage retrieved from its memory card can arm you against false accusations after an accident. Assuming the he’s the one at the wrong end, you would have evidence against the other driver. Moreover, the saved footage can help save you money on car insurance in such unfortunate events.
Transcend DrivePro 230
Get yourself a GPS receiver, Forward Collision Warning System, and Wi-Fi connectivity with this dash cam. With the Transcend app, you can easily connect the device with a smartphone. The DrivePro 230 also has a snapshot button, which will come in handy in emergency situations.
YI Smart Dash Camera
Highlighted by the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), you’re provided with real-time Lane Departure warning and data analyzation, such as speed and your vehicle’s distance from the car in front. ADAS alerts the driver if the car wanders off the lane or if it travels too close to the car in front. Integrated with a 165° wide-angle lens, the dash cam is capable of surveying three lanes for better coverage.
Along with its Ultra 2K HD image quality, it offers its fuss-free accessibility features. As long as it’s plugged, the dash cam operates automatically once you turn on the ignition. With the Z3, you get something easy to use while maintaining superb video quality.
From simple tiangges to retailers of premium gadgets and accessories, car mounts are found everywhere these days. While most of them can be had for a few hundred pesos, many are either unreliable in carrying out its job or just don’t last long due to quality issues.
iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless
A fast car charger mount powered by Qi wireless charging technology. It’s designed to be attached on the dashboard or windshield, with a telescopic arm extends from 4.9” to 8.3” and pivots 225°. No need to worry about a dangling charging cable while you navigate around the city.
Baseus Wireless Charger Gravity Car Mount
An intelligent clip makes it compatible with any smartphone. It automatically locks when a phone is attached, and unlocks when it taken out of the mount. The silicone installed at the bottom and on the sides of the mount protects the device while it’s fastened.
VAVA Magnetic Phone Holder
A stout mount that offers a seamless and practical addition to a car’s interior. You can hang your phone not only on the dashboard, but also on the side of the center console, for as long as it’s a flat surface. Unlike other magnetic holders available in the market, this one is capable of rotating around its body.
The connectedness and freedom that come with motorcycling are some of the best source of solicitude for guys who love the open road. Whether he prefers to ride solo or with a group, it’s hard to match the therapeutic euphoria it brings.
Exciting sport bikes don’t always have to command extreme prices. Suzuki offers affordability and quality engine performance in the GSX-750 with its 749 cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled, in-line four powertrain.
BMW R nineT
The R nineT’s air-cooled, two-cylinder boxer engine shows off a capacity of 1170 ccm and 108 bhp. The sound produced by the air-cooled powertrain, complemented by an equally stunning-looking gas tank, make its aura unmistakable. The tank large and beefy, but also sleek with its beautifully designed ridges. Equipped standard in the R nineT Pure is BMW Motorrad ABS with optional ASC stability control.
While the XSR900 has plenty of power and torque at your disposal for a street bike, it also comes with retro-inspired café racer design that’s just addicting to look at.
Going big with a superbike? The GSX-R1000R is equipped with a killer motor that’s supported by a strong chassis that harnesses the power produced. This one’s something you’ll want to take to the race track and a bike that can take on the rivals in its class.
Biking isn’t for everyone, and that’s understandable as some still prefer the comfort that a car offers. If you’re in the market for a new car this yuletide season, here’s a list of vehicles catered for car lovers with different tastes and needs.
BMW 1-Series Hatchback 118i M Sport
The 1-Series is one of the purest and sportiest-looking cars in its segment, and it proves itself beyond the eye-test. It’s worthy to note that this is the last of the rear-wheel drive 1-Series. Under the hood is a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that pushes power to the ground with 134 bhp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Its performance is complemented with technologies and an active design we’ve grown to love from the German brand.
Isuzu mu-X LS 4×2 AT
At a price similar to the top variant of the now retired Crosswind, you get a vehicle capable of carrying out tasks expected from an SUV. Despite being the entry level trim for the mu-X, the LS now also comes with an automatic transmission. This one’s definitely not your typical base model.
Nissan Terra 2.5 4×4 VL AT
The Terra may have arrived late, but it is packed with technology and safety features that warrant significant attention. Equipped with the same 2.5-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine found in the Navarra, the Terra maintains the ruggedness expected from an SUV. This neophyte surely doesn’t back down in a competitive and thriving Mid-Sized SUV segment.
Mitsubishi Xpander GLS Sport AT
Gone are the days when MPVs were simply people carriers. The Xpander blends an endearing exterior look with comfort and technology found inside the cabin. It has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a seven-inch Capacitive Discharge Capacity Touchscreen with six speakers. Under the hood is a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with MIVEC that is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission to provide a comfortable and practical daily driver. All these while maintaining the seating capacity and practicality we’ve grown to love about MPVs.
If you’re a family man who just can’t seem to ignore the need for speed, the Levorg could be something that could tickle your fancy. It’s not your typical station wagon. While it offers a generous amount of storage and is spacious enough to transport your children to school. On weekends, the Levorg is a car you take for long road trips or let loose on the track.
Porsche entered the arena of small SUVs a few years back with the introduction of the Macan. The Cayenne’s little brother is a quick and superb handling compact SUV. The German sports car manufacturer may have ventured into a segment we may never have thought it would, but the Macan doesn’t compromise on the performance and sportiness expected from a Porsche.
For the Kids (and kids at heart)
BMW M4 Motorsport RideOn
Motorsport transcends generations. Suitable for ages 3-5, the new and sporty-looking M4 electric ride-on car has an operating time of 1-2 hours and a charging time of 8-12 hours, integrated horn, integrated radio and MP3 interface, indicator and engine sound for realistic driving feel along with a 2×6 volt motor and 12-volt battery.
BMW City Scooter
We did say young at heart, right? While the BMW City Scooter is probably meant for older kids and teenagers, older yet hip BMW fans can take the fun to the streets on a relaxing Sunday morning. It features a handy folding mechanism, splash protection, and kick stand for convenient parking. Its lowerlying running board and big wheels make for quiet running while its height-adjustable handlebar ensures comfort on longer routes.
Whether in urban or rural areas, riding a two-wheeled vehicle is an exciting way to enjoy the great outdoors. The BMW Kidsbike is great for learning to ride with a simple conversion from balance bike to pedal bike to give the child a massive sense of security.
Miniature RC BMW i8
For many, the joy of driving starts at an early age before they even get their hands on the wheel. For children aged 8 and above, the remote-control miniature version of the BMW i8 features gull-wing doors that are openable via controller and wireless technology to control up to 70 vehicles.
It may be challenging to search for gifts for car lover and enthusiasts, but there’s no denying the heartwarming feeling you get once you find the perfect one and see the smile it puts on their faces. No matter how much your budget is this Christmas season, we hope you find this list helpful as you shop for your loved ones.