CAR IN PINK
owner: jo’e P. espejo of Taguig City
What do you look for in a car?
Fuel efficiency and storage. We always tend to bring lots of stuff whenever we go on road trips or long drives.
What’s the most interesting thing that has happened to you and this car while on the road?
We were stuck in traffic in Tagaytay and we were trying to find a different route. We ended up driving on this small road where we found ourselves driving through mud and gravel. My husband and I enjoyed that portion of the road during our trip. Aside from driving this CR-V on that bumpy and muddy road, we were able to avoid the heavy traffic and got to our destination on time.
What’s the strangest thing you did for your car?
Modify it as an off-road vehicle.
has your profession ever affected your driving or car choices?
I’m an ER nurse at a private hospital so no, not really. But a lot of my friends actually get surprised when they see what I drive. I get a lot of “It doesn’t quite match” because when you see a car like this, you’d usually expect a man driving it and not a small girl like me.
While setting up this honda Cr-V, did you have a certain design or car inspiration?
I’m going for an off-road look. Unfortunately, the modifications I wanted to wasn’t available for this ride but we managed to make everything thanks to my cousin-in-law, Kuya Arci. The modifications done to the car are mostly custom-built by Kuya Arci and his friends because there’s really no such thing as a lifted CR-V with 31-inch Mud Terrains.
What is the special bond that holds you and your car together?
The trial and errors that this car went through just to achieve this “final” look. It’s still a work in progress and I want this car to be totally worth it. And of course, there’s the sentimental value of this car since it was given to me by my parents. That makes this Honda CR-V really important to me.
2003 honda Cr-V