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The Jeep Decades After the War
All over the Philippines you will see the "Owner Type Jeep", a remnant of American presence in the 1940s. Though the originals are now long gone, tradition keeps alive these remakes that are made out of Japanese surplus chassis and engines, and galvanized and stainless steel. Its air conditioning is "natural". There is neither traction control nor ABS. No seatbelts, airbags. Automatic transmission is non-existent. All which makes it a blast to drive. Especially if you are lucky enough to sit in one that has a V6 as a donor.
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