Month: August 2018

Mazda6 Diesel Wagon – Car Review – Why Should You Buy

Mazda6 Diesel Wagon – Car Review – Why Should You Buy

If you don’t need a vehicle the size of an SUV, you should seriously consider this car – Mazda6 Diesel Wagon. Hello, it’s Bob Aldons, The Car Guy reporting in from Bundaberg where I’m reviewing the magnificent Mazda6 Diesel Wagon. It’s been frustrating at times on the drive here. Most

Kia Stinger 330Si

Kia Stinger GT – New Car Review – Throttle House

Hi Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a video review from Tom Holland of Throttle House on the Kia Stinger GT V6. I reported on the Kia Stinger 330Si and 2.0 GT Line some months ago and there’s nothing in the ensuing time that has caused me to change my

Suzuki Swift Sport Turbo - BeeRacing

Suzuki Swift and Suzuki Vitara – More Awards

Konnichiwa, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a press release from Suzuki Auto Co in Brisbane. Most economical small car to own and operate – Suzuki Swift of courseI’ve been a Suzuki advocate since taking on the Suzuki franchise way back in August 2000. Back then my business partner and I acquired Redcliffe Mitsubishi and Suzuki at Redcliffe from long-term owners Alistair Stewart and Roy Elkington. The Mitsubishi part of the transaction was pretty easy to justify, Suzuki not so much.

Mazda CX-8 Asaki – New Car Review – Why Should You Buy

Mazda CX-8 Asaki – New Car Review – Why Should You Buy

Hello and welcome to the latest Car Review by The Car Guy. I’m Bob Aldons, Car Expert, trying my hardest to speak simple English to those of you are who are looking for a new car and in this case, a larger than normal 7-seat SUV. Enter the new Mazda CX-8, 

2019 Mazda MX-5 RF – New Car Review – Throttle House

2019 Mazda MX-5 RF – New Car Review – Throttle House

Tom Holland from Throttle House road tests and review the latest Mazda MX-5. And remember this is on the back of the Fiat Abarth 124 Spider review last week. Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, presenting the Throttle House review on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF.  I had a Mazda MX-5 RF

Whats Happened to These New Car Brands?

Whats Happened to These New Car Brands?

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with some scurrilous information about some of the new car brands that I had in a previous life. From 1978 to 2015, I was as a salesman, sales manager, general manager and the owner of new car dealerships including Ford, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Chrysler,

Fiat Abarth 124 Spider or Mazda MX5?

Fiat Abarth 124 Spider or Mazda MX5?

When the Fiat Abarth 124 Spider launched a couple of years ago, I’d just sold my Alfa Romeo 4C and was looking for a replacement. The Alfa Romeo Giulia hadn’t arrived in Australia but it was on my wish list along with a couple of other brands. I read extensively

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross – Why Should You Buy

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross – Why Should You Buy

It was Goldilocks who started the comparison way back in 1837 – small, middle and large – according to the classification of bear sizes. Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with my review of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.   Moving away from most passenger cars in favour of more popular SUV’s,

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