Oh, I’m sorry I can’t drive,” I embarrassingly confess as I politely declined the offer to be the designated driver of the Ford EcoSport for this trip. Some people would prefer to sleep and do nothing at the back of the car, but I guess I enjoy helping the driver with navigation and being in charge of the playlist. I know that both roles can be done by Waze and Spotify, but long drives are better with more people working together.
I pooled with bloggers Johann Aguilar and Chel Inumerable for this trip and the inevitable topic of Manila traffic came up. You’re probably wondering why would we choose to go around Manila where the roads are always almost too dense. Well, why wouldn’t we? Manila is teeming with beautiful cultural spots and even the best restaurants in the country. It was also a great opportunity to test the Ford EcoSport’s fuel-efficient package given the route and itinerary of our trip. We gave it a chance and just sat back, played some music through the Ford SYNC connectivity system, and enjoyed the ride. Did we mention SYNC’s user-friendly interface allows its driver to easily answer calls, play music, and navigate through the city without getting distracted? The car also comfortably fits five people so you can say we were all cozy af.