Month: May 2018

The BRABHAM BT62 Scorches Phillip Island

The BRABHAM BT62 Scorches Phillip Island

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a quick story on the latest information coming from the Brabham team regarding the Brabham BT62. Unofficially, the lap record at Phillip Island is in new hands. Formerly ‘owned’ by Simon Wills in an open seater Formula Holden-spec, 3.8-litre V6-powered Reynard 94D the

The Cost of Service – New Car Service Costs

The Cost of Service – New Car Service Costs

Hi, Bob Aldons, the owner and founder of The Car Guy, and Car Business. “The Car Guy” is my car review site, whilst “Car Business” is the website that smart new car buyers will visit if they want to save thousands on the purchase of a new car. This article,

Suzuki Swift Goes Nose To Tail Around Australia 1.5 Times

Suzuki Swift Goes Nose To Tail Around Australia 1.5 Times

6,000,000 is a big number in anyone’s language. And that’s the number of Suzuki Swift sold around the world since the launch of the model in 2005.I was there as a Suzuki dealer in 2005. Suzi and I went to Japan to see the plant where the Swift was built and enjoyed the hospitality of senior Suzuki people. One thing I can say without question is that Suzuki is well and truly committed to building a quality car and looking after their customers. Their passion is unquestionable.

Kia Cerato Sport Hatch – Why Should You Buy?

Kia Cerato Sport Hatch – Why Should You Buy?

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with an updated report and my review of the Kia Cerato Sport Hatch. When I review a vehicle for The Car Guy website, I do so from a buyers perspective rather than just concentrate on speed, steering ability and things like that. After over

Large SUV, 2019 Subaru Ascent First Drive: Scoop!

Large SUV, 2019 Subaru Ascent First Drive: Scoop!

Subaru has announced and launched a large 7-seater SUV for the North American market. Welcome to the Subaru Ascent   Subaru probably can’t use the badge Subaru Ascent here down under – Hyundai already has that moniker sown up, but the upcoming 3-row large SUV from the Japanese company will

Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Step Up – In Their Own Words

Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio Step Up – In Their Own Words

Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge divisions may not be the flavour of the month/year/decade/century, but Alfa Romeo continues to shine. From an ANCAP viewpoint, Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio have passed the latest round of tests with the brand achieving some of the highest ever scores in the area of Adult Occupant Protection.

WHOOPS! TESLA ON AUTOPILOT CRASHED

Hi. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy reporting on this story received overnight about a Tesla on autopilot.I’m thinking that a Tesla is sophisticated enough to determine what mode the car was actually in. The driver suggests that she was in semi-autonomous mode, which in real speak was that she had the cruise control activated.

Business Insider Car of the Year – Kia Stinger

Kia Stinger 200S – Why Should You Buy

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, exploring the possibility of time travel. And yes, most of you have seen the movie with Michael J Fox – Back to the Future – where the highly modified De Lorean does just that, and where Stephen Hawking suggested it was theoretically possible to

A Handful for Ford – 5-Year Warranty Announced

A Handful for Ford – 5-Year Warranty Announced

Hi Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a comment regarding the announcement today of Ford’s move to a 5-year warranty unlimited kilometre warranty on all passenger and commercial vehicles.Up until April 30th, 2018, Ford offered a 3-year warranty with some seasonal offerings to 5 years. In fact, my dealer broker division delivered a couple of Ford Ranger’s in mid-April and unfortunately, this small business customer didn’t get the benefit of the 2 extra years. From a manufacturer’s viewpoint, there’s always going to be some unhappy buyers when they draw a line in the sand for anything like this.

Fiat Chrysler Australia Overpaid for Dealer Web Services

Fiat Chrysler Australia Overpaid for Dealer Web Services

Hi Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a comment on the trial in London between Fiat Chrysler Australia and UK based company Motortrak. Justice Clare Moulder found that former Fiat Chrysler Australia CEO Clyde Campbell had received payments in the order of $2.5 million dollars as a ‘bribe’. Now I’m

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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.

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