Month: January 2019

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 VW Tiguan

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 VW Tiguan

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 VW Tiguan – Battle for the Best Compact SUV   I’ve commented before that Thomas Holland from Throttle House is one of the best car reviewers I’ve heard. He tells it like it is – whether that’s good or bad. In this review, Thomas and

Isuzu D-Max Review – Why Should You Buy?

Isuzu D-Max Review – Why Should You Buy?

Isuzu D-Max – Just one if not the best turbo diesel dual cabs on the Australian market. So you want to be a tradesperson (Tradie) – besides the gear, you’re going to need a ute and the Isuzu D-Max is the one. Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with my

Isuzu UTE – I was there when it started

  Isuzu UTE surpasses sales records with 10th consecutive year of growth December 2018 sales total: 3,244 (10.5% increase on December 2017) 2018 sales total: 27,640 (7.1% increase on 2017) D-MAX results: 4th in 1-tonne Ute segment (up from 5th in segment in 2017) 2nd in 4×2 1-tonne Ute sub-segment

Isuzu MU-X Review – Why Should You Buy?

Isuzu MU-X Review – Why Should You Buy?

As one of the first Isuzu Ute dealers in Australia, back in 2008, I have a very soft spot for the company, and particularly the Isuzu MU-X. Hi there, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with my review on the 2018 Isuzu MU-X LT-R. I’ve been tripping around South-East Queensland for

Comparison – Amarok, Ranger, Triton, X-Class, Hilux

Comparison – Amarok, Ranger, Triton, X-Class, Hilux

If you can put up with his whining pommy accent, Mat Watson provides a comparison that will interest all of you who’ve either purchased a dual cab ute recently or are in the market for one. Whilst this is based on the British version of the cars in the headline,

2018 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED ESSENTIALS: REFINED, NOT SOFT

Autoweek magazine is my go to place for everything that’s heading for the USA and in some cases to Australia as well.  This story on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler appeared in my in-box overnight so it’s as fresh as I can provide for you prior to the Jeep crossing the Pacific

WayMo information than ever before – Self-Driving Cars

The Fate of Self-Driving Cars Hangs on a $7 Trillion Design Problem Waymo One is the world’s first self-driving taxi service. Just two rides in, and we’re already bored of the future. So, I’m sitting here after reading this article by Mark Wilson and contemplating whether I’ll see self-driving cars in my

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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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