Month: March 2019

First Impression – Ford Endura Trend AWD

First Impression – Ford Endura Trend AWD

A famous man once said: “You only get one chance to create a good first impression” and this is my first impression on the new Ford Endura Trend AWD SUV I’ve just taken my Ford Cobra into Torque Ford at North Lakes for a full oil change – engine, gearbox,

Mazda MX-5 – Bringing Sexy Back.

Mazda MX-5 – Bringing Sexy Back.

Justin Timberlake got it wrong in his song. Mazda MX-5 doesn’t need to bring Sexy Back – it has a history the envy of most other roadster manufacturers. This version of the MX-5 continues the history of this amazing and special convertible. “Manufactured at Mazda’s Hiroshima plant, the MX-5 debuted in

2020 Hyundai Sonata Debut

2020 Hyundai Sonata Debut

New Hyundai Sonata embodies ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language with a sophisticated sporty four-door coupe lookHyundai’s third-generation vehicle platform enables improvements in design, safety, efficiency, power and driving performance. Sonata’s Digital Key allows the vehicle to be unlocked, started, and driven without a physical key via a cellphone. 2020 Sonata will

Tesla Model Y Launch Info by Elon Musk

A couple of days ago, Elon Musk launched the latest in the series of Tesla vehicles. We already have: Model S – Premium 4-door sedan Model 3 (Should be E, but Ford wouldn’t let Tesla use that) Model X – Premium SUV Model Y is the newest incantation – 7

Suzuki Jimny 4WD Review Why Should You Buy?

Suzuki Jimny 4WD Review Why Should You Buy?

When a particular model in a brand’s range hasn’t been available for a while, you can expect that it will be difficult to get one let alone at a good price. So it is with the new Suzuki Jimny. My local Suzuki dealer just this morning (21/3/19) told me that

2019 Kia Cerato Review – Why You Should Buy?

2019 Kia Cerato Review – Why You Should Buy?

The nice people at Kia Motors Australia have been generous with the suite of vehicles they’ve provided me for review over the last 12 months and this vehicle is no exception. The 2019 Kia Cerato Hatch, the subject of my opinion piece is arguably just sensational. Kia entered the Australian

Greenhouse Gas Emission – It’s Not Really Our Fault

Greenhouse Gas Emission – It’s Not Really Our Fault

In light of the demonstration by Australian school students and others on Friday, March 15th 2019, I went looking for some information regards Australia’s contribution to Global Warming. And what I found was interesting – You might think from the Labour and Greens side of politics that Australia was a

2019 Honda NSX Launches in Australia

2019 Honda NSX Launches in Australia

Dynamic handling performance enhanced via chassis upgrades, new tyre specification and Sport Hybrid power unit tuning New Thermal Orange Pearl premium paint and Indigo blue semi-aniline leather and Alcantara trim now available More than 1,900 second generation NSX distributed globally across 2017 and 2018 model years; including nearly 1,000 delivered in

Isuzu Ute – D-Max and MU-X – Best of the Best

Isuzu Ute – D-Max and MU-X – Best of the Best

  When Hitoshi Kono first approached me in 2008 to establish Northstar Isuzu Ute for Brisbane North he said to me: Bob San – “We build very good vehicles”. ” If you take this brand, you will make money and have very satisfied customers who will come back and buy

Maserati Levante at Geneva Motor Show – The Car Guy

Maserati Levante at Geneva Motor Show – The Car Guy

MASERATI LEVANTE: ANTINORI’S ONE OF ONE AND THE INTERACTIVE JOURNEY THROUGH ITALIAN EXCELLENCE AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW Maserati has been the little brother to Ferrari for as long as I can remember. Sure, there’s some iconic Maserati’s, but Ferrari hold the lustre that Maserati can’t. In recent years, before

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