Month: May 2017

Mazda CX-9

Why Should You Buy – Mazda CX-9 7 Seater SUV

Already awarded numerous accolades, I’ve just finished a week with the Mazda CX-9 Touring SUV. When I picked up the car from Mazda, such was the level of inclusion, I initially thought that I was in their top of the line Akera. When I couldn’t locate the heads up display,

Haval H6

Why Should You Buy – Haval H6

I was a Chinese vehicle dealer in 2010 – My company was one of the first dealers to take on Chinese brand Chery when it launched in Australia. Imported by Ateco, the suggestion was that Chery was an internationally important vehicle that was the vanguard of Chinese vehicles coming here.

BMW Remote Parking

BMW Remote Parking – Help or Hindrance?

I’m wondering at the sense and sensibility of remote parking, particularly as it relates to the present BMW television advertisement. In it, a particularly svelte lady extricates herself from her car in a twist of arms and legs. The important aspect from my viewpoint is how the owner of the

The Kangaroos Ode

The Kangaroos Ode – Anzac Test 2017

I’ve known Malcolm Meninga for a while – I first met Mal about 10 years ago but came to know him personally in 2011 when he helped facilitate sponsorship of the Queensland Rugby League and involvement of the Jeep Dealers of Queensland with the Queensland Origin Team. The Mal Meninga

1955 Volkswagen Van

What were you doing in 1955? 1955 Volkswagen Van Rescued

In a German automobile factory, a team of builders was putting the finishing touches to a 1955 Volkswagen Van – a split window type which would eventually find its way to the French Alps and disappear for 40 years. This Volkswagen could be rescued and it was by Frenchman Florian

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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