Awe­some let­ter of the month

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TWO WHEELS OR FOUR?

My sis­ter-in-law is plan­ning to buy her firstever ve­hi­cle which she in­tends to drive every day. Those thoughts be­gan be­cause she wants to avoid traf­fic on her way to work, and min­i­mize the time she con­sumes com­pared to when she com­mutes.

So my ques­tion is: Which type of ve­hi­cle should a first-time driver and buyer like her opt for? A bud­get, pre-loved au­to­matic trans­mis­sion car? Or a brand-new mo­tor­cy­cle? Given the bud­get con­straints in the past, it will be the first time for her to own her own form of mo­tor­ized trans­port.

Her sis­ter and I both agree that a sec­ond­hand car would be more prac­ti­cal be­cause it has seat­ing ca­pac­ity and can be used for fam­ily trips as well, but my sis­ter-in-law isn’t con­vinced. She says that she might not be able to af­ford its main­te­nance, and a mo­tor­cy­cle is bet­ter be­cause she can make sin­git.

CHARLES JOR­DAN ASLORANA

As you al­ready know, we love both cars and mo­tor­bikes at Top

Gear PH, but traf­fic has got­ten so bad in Metro Manila, even a small scooter can get caught in a jam! She should try driv­ing and rid­ing be­fore mak­ing a de­ci­sion. In any case, ku­dos to her for want­ing a mo­tor­bike. Much re­spect.

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