Month: April 2018

Nissan Navara ST 4×4 Dual Cab – Why Should You Buy

Nissan Navara ST 4×4 Dual Cab – Why Should You Buy

Hi, Bob Aldons, “The Car Guy”, with my review of the Nissan Navara ST 4×4 Dual Cab. When I started to write this article, War of The Worlds came to mind – here’s a short excerpt from the iconic radio show “No one would have believed in the last years

First-ever Ford Ranger Raptor – $74990

First-ever Ford Ranger Raptor – $74990

Ford Ranger Raptor to have a Manufacturer’s List Price from $74,990* ahead of arriving in Australian showrooms in 2018. And plus metallic paint and on-road costs in Queensland, those with DEEP pockets can expect to pay circa $81000. Oh, and that’s before you attack the options list.

Subaru XV-S

Subaru XV-S. Why Should You Buy?

At the time I was a franchise dealer, my respect for Subaru wasn’t too high. Of course, they didn’t have a Subaru XV in their range all that time ago but did have the likes of Outback, Impreza, Liberty, and Forester. To me, the range was adequate without being brilliant.

Have Our Police Gone Soft on Bicycle Helmets?

Have Our Police Gone Soft on Bicycle Helmets?

Have our Police Gone Soft on Bicycle Helmets? Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a comment piece not on cars, but on bicycles and more particularly bicycle helmets. Now, there’s no argument that the weekend warriors in their colourful Lycra wear their helmets. I see enough of them to

Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe on the way with F1 tech, report says

Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe on the way with F1 tech, report says

Sprint nameplate could be resurrected for long-awaited two-door variant – Alfa Romeo. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe, as seen in our rendering, is expected to break cover later this year and may use the Sprint name.(Photo by Autocar)

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