Cheap yet Powerful Zoom-Zoom cars for Young Filipino Buyers

  • Sep 28, 2015

MANILA: If the word Zoom- Zoom confuses you, than to be precise we are talking about the high-end performance cars. We know that buying your first car is never easy and makes one spend many nights just tossing and turning, and you constantly live in a fear of making a wrong decision. Well, one thing is clear that as a young buyer all of us desire is a car that is -

  • Cheap, well suiting your budget

  • Stylish, more of a head turner

  • Luxurious, stuffed with tech

In a market like the Philippines, where we have a number of automakers, each with fleet cars makes the decision-making process all the more difficult. So, we decided to lessen the burden off your shoulders and shortlisted three cars that fit best on your dream car specification.

Cars for youth to zoom around in:

Toyota 86 


The first car selected is from the king of Philippines auto market, Toyota. It is a three-door coupe that according to us looks best in red color. When this hot beauty will come out in the open, it will burn many hearts out of envy. The car is stuffed with great exterior styling including high-intensity discharge headlamps with LED cleaner lamp, T-mesh radiator grille, front-rear spoilers and side skirts. The red + black interior space features leather seats with red accent and stitching, multi-functional display, accessory socket and also has an illuminated entry system. Safety is Toyota's priority, and like its other batch mates, 86 comes with VSC sport mode, ABS, SRS airbags and much more.

Specification and features 

Engine: 2.0L D-4S, 4 CYL, Boxer, Natural Aspiration, 16V DOHC
Power: 200 PS @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 205 Nm @ 6,400-6,600 rpm
Transmission: A/T and M/T
Dimensions: 4,255 X 1,795 X 1,285 mm / 4,240 X 1,755 X 1,285 mm
Wheelbase: 2,570
Min. Turning Radius: 5.4 m
Price: PhP 1,636,000 TO PhP 1,961,000

Mazda MX-5


In a list carrying the name of best performance cars, how can one even think of missing on Mazda MX 5, 'the Best-Selling Two-Seater Sports Car In History – Guinness World Record'. The all-new Mazda MX-5 is all you can ask for, it is armed with the best of both worlds. On the exterior front, it features the KODO design philosophy that spills the car with a thick layer of sophistication and includes add-ons like LED headlamps, intermittent wipers, and rear combination lamp. The interior side like its outer body is filled with class and plusher looks. It carries black/tan colour seat and trim upholstery that goes well with the leather-wrapped steering wheel. Other features like HMI with 7'' touchscreen LCD monitor, 9-speaker BOSE sound system, and Bluetooth hands-free system are also included in the package. Its long list of safety and security inputs include ABS/EBD, DSC, rear parking sensors, dual front airbags and immobilizer.

Specification and features 

Engine: 2.0 SKYACTIV, In-line, 4-Cylinder, DOHC 16V
Power: 160 PS @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 200 Nm @ 4.600 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed A/T and M/T
Dimensions: 3,915 X 1,735 X 1,230 mm
Wheelbase: 2,310 m
Min. Turning Radius: 4.7 mm
Price: PhP 1,680,000 TO PhP 1,860,000

Honda CR-Z


Lastly, we have chosen a sport hybrid car CR-Z from the house of Honda. The car like its name it distinctly styled and carries some striking design language. To its great exterior front are included design features like a sleek bumper, a mesh grille, HID projector headlights, split rear windshield with a rear wiper that makes it look stylish from the rear profile too. Moving inside the cabin area, one can see a functional steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and plus sport system. But its major attraction is its ambient meter that displays different colours for different driving modes. Safety front is armed with six airbags, and vehicle stability assist.

Specification and features 

Engine: 1.5L i-VTEC, 4-Cylinder
Power: 136 PS @ 6,600 rpm with MT / 135 PS @ 6,600 rpm with CVT
Torque: 190 Nm with MT/ 170 Nm with CVT
Transmission: Six-speed MT / CVT with Paddle Shifters
Dimensions: 4,075.7 X 1,740 X 1,395 mm
Wheelbase: 2,435 m
Min. Turning Radius: 5 mm
Price: PhP 1,390,000TO PhP 1,950,000


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