Month: July 2018

Nissan 370Z – Why Should You Buy?

Nissan 370Z – Why Should You Buy?

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy coming to you from the nearest race track to me, Lakeside International Raceway at Kurwongbah, near Redcliffe. Now, I’m no Craig Lowndes or Danny Ricciardo, but I’ve driven cars at speed over the years. Ferarri 458, Falcon XR8, Chrysler 300 SRT8, and Nissan 370Z

Sky Garage for the Rich and Famous

Sky Garage for the Rich and Famous

Melbourne apartment taking parking to the next level – Sky Garage. LISA ALLEN from the Australian has an interesting story on a new development in St Kilda. Sign me up Scotty! A Sky garage has become prevalent in Singapore and the USA, and now it’s coming down under. “Forget valet

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

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

What’s in a face? If you’re in the market for a largish Dual Cab 4WD and you’re considering a Mercedes-Benz X Class, here’s a few good reasons why you should look at the birth-mother, the Nissan Navara ST-X 4×4 Auto Dual Cab.   Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with

Hyundai Sante Fe – In Their Own Words

Hyundai Sante Fe – In Their Own Words

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with Hyundai’s press release about the 2019 Hyundai  Santa Fe. Hyundai’s new-generation family favourite makes style, safety and connectivity standard and raises the bar again in the large SUV category. Here’s what the company has to say about the 2019 Hyundai Sante Fe.

Tesla Pauses Some Model 3 Output After Hitting Target

Tesla Pauses Some Model 3 Output After Hitting Target

Even real car companies need a breather now and then, and then there’s Tesla. Bloomberg has just published this article on the history-making achievement by Tesla – read more at BLOOMBERG “After working around the clock for weeks on end to surpass a production goal, Tesla Inc. is pausing some Model 3 production this

5 Year Warranty – The Stop Outs are Dropping Out

5 Year Warranty – The Stop Outs are Dropping Out

On June 1st Ford Australia announced the introduction of a 5 Year Warranty and now it’s Holden’s turn. Good on you both. It’s time that consumers had this better warranty. The Car Business demands it. If my memory is clear that now only leaves, Toyota, Subaru, Volkswagen, Nissan and Mazda as the last major players in the Australian car business with a 3-year warranty. These stop outs need to have a long hard look at themselves – the new car warranty has moved on – 5-year warranty is the norm with Kia still the front-runner with 7 years.

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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.

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

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