Being both freelancers, Gab and I used to spend all our time together. It was easily achievable, between blog work and other social events — you could say it was an ideal situation being able to balance it all so effortlessly. But real life gets in the way sometimes, and the past 2 months have been incredibly full with Gab filming a new TV show (and soon will be shooting a movie) while I decided to continue with French classes, which easily take up half my entire week, and aside from that I’ve got work stuff going on too.
When Gab and I both have our weekends free, we take every opportunity we can to spend time together, have a nice little date, maybe a movie. A few weeks ago, Chevrolet informed us they were interested in lending us the Chevrolet Sail for a few days to do a test drive. Of course, we said yes. He was into cars and loved driving them, and I was into car rides and going places — it was a win/win situation for everyone.
Originally, we were going to take the car to drive to Subic for Gab’s work but if there’s one thing we’ve both learned about the local showbiz industry is that shooting locations can change in a snap and nothing is ever really set in stone until you actually get to the location you’re supposed to be filming in. With the sudden change of plans, Gab and I were left with only one day free on a Thursday, and so we decided to just take a quick drive out of the city and try out a new restaurant we’ve been hearing about in Tagaytay.
Upon doing the test drive, I noticed a few things the moment I got into the Chevrolet Sail: It was incredibly spacious, had an awesome entertainment system and the sunroof.
First order of business is always setting the music for the drive. Gab’s car doesn’t allow bluetooth connections, it doesn’t even have a touchscreen, just an old radio that’s slightly broken because it creates this weird static noise, making it impossible to listen to any radio station… Gab even burns CDs of the music he likes just to play decent music in the car. What an absolute pain. Haha
The Chevy Sail’s infotainment system not only allows you to connect and play music via bluetooth, it also lets you play movies, call people and includes a rear view camera to help you when parking. When I do have enough funds to invest in a car in the future, an infotainment system will probably be on top of my list, that and a sunroof.
After our hearty meals, Gab and I stayed for a bit to sip on some coffee, before getting back into the car. We were fighting the afternoon food buzz, the kind you get after eating too much. One of the things I love about Tagaytay is the all-year ’round fruit and flower stalls. It’s one of my favorite sights to see in any place.
After having the Chevrolet Sail for a few days, I’ve come to really know what I love about the car:
- Infotainment System – since Gab and I love roadtrips, music is a definite must for us. We never get in the car without playing music. But aside from that, I love that the infotainment system allows you to watch movies!
- Sunroof – I’ve always wanted a car with a sunroof. I realised that in this day and age, it’s never safe to roll down your windows in Metro Manila with snatchers and crazy people everywhere. The sunroof provides convenience for those times you need to let air out or in your car without having to worry about your personal safety too.
- Interior – Gab’s car is a big car but it’s surprisingly not very spacious. When we first got into the Chevy Sail the spaciousness was our very first observation. Spaciousness is synonymous to comfortability to me.
- SRP – probably the best part, you can get the car for as low as P688, 888!!!! When I first read this, I told Gab maybe I should get this car. Haha
- Warranty – A generous 5-year guarantee or distance of 100,000kms is covered by the Chevy warranty, so you can have your road trips worry free.
So, I know most of you readers of mine are in college or already working, if you’re looking for that graduation present you’ve been wanting or just looking for a car in general, the Chevy Sail is actually ideal for urban lifestyles such as mine. Personally, I would love to own a car like the Chevy Sail, but to be honesty the only thing holding me back is my lack of financial stability… that SRP was insanely tempting though. ;-)
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Chevrolet PH. As usual, all thoughts, experiences and opinions are my own. :-)