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My Dream Car for Food Trips: Ford Everest Sport
Ford Philippines recently launched its newest SUV, the Ford Everest Sport. Priced at 1,868,000, this mean-looking Sports Utility Vehicle will be a formidable contender in the Under 2 Million SUV Category. This amazing mid-size SUV is my dream car for food trips.
5 Reasons Why I Choose the Ford Everest Sport
When buying cars at this price range, looks will surely matter. I want my car to stand out especially when I will be on out of town trips. Well, the New Ford Everest Sport is definitely a stunner with unique black body exterior accents such as a new mesh grille design, an embossed EVEREST hood badge at the front, gloss black painted wheels and exterior mirrors on the side, black tailgate applique in the rear and a ‘SPORT’ decal on the liftgate. It also has LED projector headlamps, daytime running lights, and 20-inch alloy wheels.
If you want this to be more unique, you can pick the Ford Everest Sport-exclusive Deep Blue Crystal Color. The other color options are Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, and Arctic White.
2. Under the Hood
This SUV is powered by a 2.0L Turbo Diesel Engine which offers 180PS of power and 420Nm of torque and is matched with Ford’s latest 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift™ – helping to deliver better acceleration, fuel efficiency, and smoothness across on-road and off-road environments. With this, I can visit mountainous places like Busay with ease. I can also go for long drives to Moalboal without worrying much about gas.
The interior is as important as the exterior as we spend more time inside the car than just looking at it. Ford is not making any compromises with this one as the new Everest Sport features a unique blue stitching accent around the steering wheel, dashboard, seats, center, console, and door trims delivering a sporty premium feel. Adding value to the Sport is a standard leather seat with 8-way power driver seat function, smart keyless entry with push-button start, and a power liftgate with hands-free function. I am pretty sure that whether I am the passenger or the driver, I want to ride this car every single day.
4. Safety Features
Safety is always a priority when it comes to food trips and this car checks all the boxes. It has Cruise Control, Electronic Power-Assist Steering (EPAS), Rear View Camera, Rear Parking Sensors, and Electronic Stability Control with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), and Roll Stability Control. Adding to all these are seven (7) airbags including side, curtain, and driver knee airbags. The Ford Everest has a complete list of passive and active safety features.
5. Fantastic Add-Ons
For entertainment and connectivity, it is equipped with an 8-inch LCD Touchscreen, Sync® 3 with Apple Carplay and Android Auto-Connectivity, two USB ports, and 10 speakers. These assure that every food trip will be fun, memorable, and hassle-free as I can charge all my gadgets while listening to my favorite playlist.
At 1,868,000, the Ford Everest Sport is totally worth it and I am looking forward to taking this awesome SUV to an out of town food trip. Watch out for that on my Youtube channel very soon.
Every locality has a food that they can call it their own. We usually miss the food that we eat while growing up. A lot of Cebuanos are now living abroad or at least away from Cebu and there are just days that they miss certain dishes. These dishes are the ones that remind them of home, or childhood or people they love. Here are recipes for 7 dishes that will delight any Cebuano's heart, tongue, and belly:
One fine day last year, my sales team was looking for a place for a meeting. We ended up in Baseline Residences since we went to the Redemptorist Church before our meeting. At Baseline, our choice was between Bo's Coffee and this other cafe called Sprocketeer. Bo's was a bit crowded then so I decided we just check the other place out.
You cannot say you are a Cebuano foodie until you partake and enjoy the offerings of your local Pungko-Pungko stall. Pungko means squat in the Cebuano language. The Pungko-Pungko name was attached to vendors who walk to sell food and when they find interested eaters they usually look for a clean corner and squat or "pungko" to eat. Now, most Pungko-Pungko suki do not need to look for their favorite vendor because there are now in many places in the city that are known for this type of "cuisine". The popular hotspots for pungko-pungko are the stalls in the Fuente area at the back of Sampaguita Suites, Redemptorist Church Area near Foodarama, and Cebu Doctor's University area beside McDonald's.
I love street food. I have been eating it since I was in elementary school. From fishballs to peanuts to pungko-pungko. One of the newest street food favorites is the Proben or Chicken Proven. This fried chicken part is one of my favorite snacks when I was still working at Robinsons Cybergate and I would love to eat it when I get the chance. Have you tried this one?
The Philippines has a lot of amazing street food that tourists must try. These street foods are not heavily marketed but locals love it. One great example is the beef pares in the streets of Metro Manila. Every time I go to Manila, I make sure that I will have a beef pares for breakfast and you should too.