Monday, January 26, 2009
Everyday traffic in Manila is such a finicky creature. One moment, you’re cruising the length of EDSA at about 80 km/h and the next; you’re stuck behind the Love Bus. You think you can escape it by leaving earlier (or later) or by taking another route, but after sometime you realize: traffic here doesn’t follow a particular time or place. It comes and goes at will and no amount of u-turn slots and bus lanes can fix it. The best you can do would be to make the daily commute much more bearable: a roomy and comfy cabin, a compliant ride and a nice stereo would be welcome things to have as you crawl next to everyone else. But what about the times when things are moving faster? When you wished you had a quick car with excellent performance and strong brakes to haul you in? It may not be more than 14.28 percent of any given week (that’s Sunday to you non-mathematicians), but as an enthusiast, you just want that extra kick available when you need it the most. Luckily, there’s the Subaru Impreza WRX—a car that’s equal parts comfortable and racy; an automotive equivalent of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde.