Month: April 2017

Entrepreneur Journey

Are you an entrepreneur? Here’s how to buy your next car

No matter where you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, undoubtedly you need to have a reliable car. And whether that’s a new car, a late model used example, or if you’ve reached that point, a supercar like this Ferrari F430, there’s a few tricks and traps to purchase. Here’s an

You Dirty Rat

You Dirty Rats – Only in the USA or coming down under?

I’ve been in the car business for a long time – sometimes a lot longer than I’d like to have been. Nonetheless, during the last thirty-nine years, I’ve been exposed to Rats – two legged and four legged kinds. Dirty rats could be the cause of class actions here in

Ferrari 275 GTB/4

Is David Lee’s 275 GTB/4 the ultimate Ferrari ?

I had the pleasure of owning two Ferrari’s over the last few years. My first a 430 was a low kilometer red machine. Kept it for two years and then stepped up to a 458 also red. I’ll argue that red is the only Ferrari color that does the marque

You bought a Jeep?

You bought a Jeep? Update 3rd May 2017

3rd May 2017 – Update Given the significant numbers of people who have viewed this story, particularly on LinkedIn, I think it’s appropriate to update you all on the progress. On May 2nd, I finally found someone within Fiat Chrysler Australia who would listen carefully and actually follow up the

World Caro f the Year

Silver Medal for Suzuki Ignis at WCOTY Awards

When I reviewed the Suzuki Ignis a few weeks ago, I commented that it was just a great little car. Seems that the judges of the World Car Of the Year (WCOTY) panel read what I was saying. Ignis has taken out the silver medal for 2017 only pipped by

Pick Your New Car - 7 Tips to Help You

Seven tips to help you understand or check what they’re doing to you

Is that your car in this paddock of hundreds or maybe thousands? If it is and you’ve picked it as “The One” before you sign on the dealer’s dotted line, there’s a bit for you to do. Dealers can be sneaky at times- remember it’s their goal to make as

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – Fast Charging Flexibility

Since its launch a few years ago, I had expected that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV would be a good seller for the brand. According to sources within the dealer group that’s not been the case. Perhaps the bottom line has been the price. This new model retails at around $54700 in

Volkswagen Atlas

Around the world with Volkswagen Atlas

This article from our colleagues at Autoweek outlines the pricing structure of the new Volkswagen Atlas. I’ve got a couple of questions, not the least of which will Atlas arrive in Australia any time soon. So when you’re reading the story, have a look at the US prices and then

suzuki-swift

The Biggest Loser win by Suzuki Swift Sport.

The Biggest Loser – Media reports leaking out about the new model Suzuki Swift Sport reveals that it will drop almost 20% on the old model’s body weight. The previous model weighed around 1045kg with the new spec at 870kg. Coupled to a 1.4L Boosterjet turbo engine, it’s alleged to

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my new website thecarguy.com.au!

I know that there’s a lot of websites that offer car reviews, car road tests, opinions on various cars and the like. What makes this site different is that I’m not going to bore you with technical information about the various cars that I review.

I’ve been in the car business for over 39 years. I’ve read the motoring magazines cover to cover. I’ve read the online reviews until my eyes were square. Everywhere that I go, I find motoring journalists talking about car speeds – 0 – 100 km per hour, standing ¼ times, the inclination of this and that at 150klm per hour on a 12.5% gradient curve, in rainy weather – and other stuff that bores me no end.

thecarguy.com.au is taking a different path on the journey to helping you purchase a new car. I’ll do my best to advise you on what I consider to be the most important information when it comes to that major decision to purchase a car. Interior room, features of the car, fuel economy, safety, service prices, resale and lots more. I’ll tell you what I like about a particular car and as importantly, what I don’t like, to find at least to be less than I think a car should have. .

And I’ll ask for your opinion. Take some pics of what you’re driving and tell me and our audience what you particularly like or dislike about your car. Because besides prospective new car buyers, there’s a lot of people who’ll read your comments as used car buyers.

So, jump on board, strap yourself in and let’s start out on the journey with The Car Guy.

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