hmmm. That's why I didn't get it.Paugie, "auto" is American for "motor vehicle".
An Englishman, or anyone else who speaks English, would never say "auto", always "car".
Stereodude forgot to translate that one. Other than that, a good effort.
For some reason, inspite of us being "American" I do not remember "auto" in normal use among English speakers here. AFAIK, Filipinos have always used the term "car". Maybe because it was a lot shorter than "automobile" which I would sometimes encounter in Reading textbooks.
But we have a word in Tagalog (the basis for our language) "oto" which anyone would guess came from "auto". "Ang gara ang oto" would be translated, "How flashy is that car!"