Month: November 2017

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Revealed: Autoweek @ LA Motor Show

Jeep Wrangler gets more engine options and off-road capability than ever before — and it should be nicer on-road to boot I’m a Wrangler fan. Since 2003 when I took on the Chrysler Jeep franchise here in Redcliffe, through Northstar Motor Group, there’s never been a vehicle to compare. And

Infiniti QX50 – Premium SUV – In Their Own Words

Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, writing to you on Queensland Election Day 2017. Infiniti has struggled somewhat to get a foothold in the Australian luxury car market. Why? Their quality is world class, they have great designers and engineers, but still the volumes probably required have escaped them.  I

Queensland Election Eve Increase to Luxury Cars

  Now here’s the thing. Here in Queensland, registration costs are simply based on the number of cylinders, not what you do with your vehicle. Some time ago, I wrote a paper on what I’d like to see happen to the registration costs of vehicles in Queensland. With the Queensland Election

Uber

Uber set for driverless Volvos – They’re at it again

When Uber arrived in Australia, I was a shareholder in a local taxi company. For no other reason than I needed the money to –reinvest in my car dealerships – Northstar Motor Group – I pulled my $750,000. By accident it was the best move financially I ever made, as

Tesla

THE TESLA ROADSTER SOUNDS INCREDIBLE, BUT IS IT THAT GOOD?

Tesla Roadster. 0-100 in 1.9 seconds? Top speed of 400 kph? What comes after Ludicrous? Hi there, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy reporting on the Tesla Roadster (and Tesla Semi) revealed yesterday. The doubters were out in force when Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPhone back in 2007 – just

Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI AND R FIRST DRIVE

The Volkswagen Golf has always been fun to drive — now the interior’s fun, too Before I comment on this report, I want to get something off my chest. I read a report on GoAuto News Premium last night about comments that Volkswagen Australia CEO Michael Bartsch had to say

Holden Equinox

All-New Holden Equinox – In Their Own Words

Whats an Holden Equinox? Or how about just an Equinox? According to all things Google, here’s the definition. equinox noun the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator when day and night are of equal length (about 22 September and 20 March).  It’s

BMW X3

The all-new BMW X3 – In Their Own Words

Hi there. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a recent press release from BMW. The third generation BMW X3 has been announced for Australia. So here’s what BMW has to say about the new X3 Third-generation BMW X3 set for 2017 Australian debut New platform offers improved passenger space and

Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Mercedes-Benz X-Class – Pricing announced

It will be interesting to see the take-up of the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class after initial interest. The X-Class, really a Nissan Navarra is priced from around $52,000 drive away in Queensland with a 2.3-litre diesel engine, manual transmission and an alloy tray body up to around $70,000 for a double cab

JL Wrangler

10 THINGS ABOUT 2018 JEEP JL WRANGLER

Jeep has released (almost) all of the details on the new Jeep JL Wrangler at Sema My sincere apologies for the problem with my story on the new Jeep JL Wrangler last week. Gremlins got into my WordPress site and whilst I posted a pic and link to the story

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