June 15, 2022 By C! Magazine Staff

C! Picks: Father’s Choice

With Father’s Day coming up, we thought of dedicating our C! Picks to the man of the house. Thankfully, there are so many choices nowadays that the “dad car” doesn’t have to be boring. Whether you are a dad looking for a new hobby, a toy-for-the-big-boy in you, or a car that can do it all; we got you covered.

Ardie’s Pick: 2022 GAC GS8

Price: PhP 2,288,000

Within the Daddy demographic I belong to, it’s hard to shake off the practicality aspect when choosing the ideal car for Father’s Day. That’s especially tricky when leaning towards something premium, reliable, enjoyable, and has looks that project a certain aesthetic that synchs with my perceived self-image. Here’s a good balance of all that, that thankfully ticks the box of the first aspect I mentioned. 

The GAC GS8 is a premium-built mid-sized SUV that provides abundant power and a sporty demeanor from its 2.0L Turbo gasoline engine. It seats seven with ample space to spare, but isn’t overtly huge. Its top tier variant is an AWD, so if Dad chooses to be a bit adventurous whether alone or with the fam, it’s capable. It also caters to Dad’s discerning standards with a tastefully designed interior and a Harman Kardon entertainment system with Onkyo speakers. Best of all, it has a price tag that will allow Dad to be all he can be for his beloved family. I pick you, GS8.

 

Nics’ Pick: 2022 Suzuki Jimny GLX

Price: PhP 1,275,000

When someone asks what is a car perfect for a father, the usual answer is something that allows them to take their family with them. Nothing wrong with that, but the answer may feel repetitive to most. For this year, I was thinking more of a toy that a father can enjoy everyday of the week. For this use case, I would choose the Jimny.

 The Suzuki Jimny GLX is one of the most affordable brand new 4×4 vehicles out there, meaning that it is a very capable off-roader for hobbies such as river crossing, rock crawling, and the growing-in-popularity overlanding. Not only is it capable, it is also highly customizable with so many parts to choose from and shops to help you with. With the endless possibilities with the Suzuki Jimny GLX, it is truly the toy for the big boy in every father.

 

Chris’ Pick: 2021 Isuzu mu-X LS-E 4×4

Price: PhP 2,450,000

Being a father means some priorities need to get moved around, and that includes priorities in what to look for in a car. Mine have grown to be quite simple – space, comfort, and reliability, and the top-of-the-line Isuzu mu-x LS-E 4×4 has it in spades. First of all, that Isuzu “bulletproof” engine is more than just an urban legend. There’s a reason it’s garnered that reputation – it’s stood the test of time and has proven to be a reliable engine through decades of actual use in farms all over the country. Plus its 188 bhp and 332 lb-ft of torque is nothing to sneeze at. This mu-X refresh is also its most refined iteration yet, with important updates all around including new brakes, a longer, wider, and taller body and updated safety features. It’s also got loads of room with an actual usable 3rd-row. What more could a dad ask for?

 

This story also appears on the C! Magazine June 2022 issue. Read it here or grab a copy in select newsstands and supermarkets nationwide. 

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