Author: Bob Aldons

Nissan Leaf EV Review

Nissan Leaf EV Review – The Loudest Noise is Your Heartbeat.

“At 60kph, the loudest noise in this new Nissan Leaf EV comes from your heartbeat”   Firstly let me apologise to ad executive David Ogilvie for plagiarising his 1958 press campaign for Rolls Royce, (click on this link to read more about Ogilvie and RR ad.) but it’s too good

Ford v Ferrari - Trailer and Interview

Ford v Ferrari – Trailer and Interview

Honestly, I can’t wait to see the Ford v Ferrari movie to be released tomorrow November 14th.   A good friend and I will see Ford v Ferrari next week – we’re both car nuts and after seeing Senna I’m expecting great things. Entertainment reporter Kevin Mccarthy interviewed Matt Damon

Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed Review

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed Review.

I asked Mitsubishi Motors Australia to give me a drive of the 2020 Outlander as soon as it was launched and I’ve just collected an Exceed variant with a diesel engine. Frankly, I’m pretty partial to Mitsubishi and particularly the Outlander. My cousin Julie has recently taken delivery of a

Volkswagen Golf 8th Generation

2020 Volkswagen Golf Here Next Year

2020 Volkswagen Golf – First Pictures From the US, Autoweek.Com provides some of the earliest high-quality pictures of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf. Arguably due to go on sale in Australia in the first half of 2020, this is the 8th iteration of the VW Golf and arguably the best so

ian poulter

Golf Anyone? Ian Poulter Ferrari Collection

I’ve loved golf for as long as I can remember. I started playing at Victoria Park Golf Club (soon to become our version of New York’s Central Park) in the early 70’s when a mate and I went for a hit and giggle. Shame then that I didn’t achieve the

Mazda3 Astina Hatch

Buying a New Mazda? 2019 Mazda3 Astina Hatch Review

Buying A New Car – Here’s my Review on the 2019 Mazda3 Astina Hatch So rather than just power, torque and other technical terms, I’m providing information that a typical new car buyer is looking for. Hi, I’m Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, bringing you up to date opinions on

Mazda3 Pure Sedan

Buying a New Mazda? 2019 Mazda3 Pure Sedan – Review

I’ve been in the car business for a long time. Since 1978 in fact. And it still amazes me that new car buyers will occasionally buy based on colour. This Mazda3 G20 Pure Sedan is Soul Red Crystal and it’s one of the very few paint colours that Mazda charges

2020 Isuzu D-Max

“All-New 2020 Isuzu D-Max”. Finally Coming

Although the PR department at Isuzu Ute Australia doesn’t want to talk about it, the all-new 2020 Isuzu D-Max isn’t far away. Third-generation Isuzu D-Max ditches utilitarian focus to ramp up technology, comfort.   I recently reviewed the 2019 Isuzu D-Max LS-T 4WD Dual Cab and I commented on the

Mazda

New Car Review – Mazda CX-8 Asaki SUV

Mazda CX-8 Asaki – This is just a fantastic car – end of review for the Mazda CX-8 Asaki 7-seat SUV I’m kidding. The new model Mazda CX-8 Asaki is a super luxury 7-seater SUV with every extra (save a sunroof) that you could want or need. And if you’re

Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan Manufacture – Untouched by Human Hands?

I visited the Broadmeadows factory of Ford Australia in 1979. At first glance, I found it to be a noisy, dark, dirty place, with dirty sweaty workers. Compare the 3 pics below – the middle one is Ford Australia and the others are the Volkswagen Bratislava Slovakia plant (LHS) and

Welcome!

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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