Does the average new car buyer really pay much attention to ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) or not? Do buyers of the hundreds of models offered from fifty-something brands available in our country really care that much? My experience with the answer to that question is not very much.
As a young Ford salesman and then manager in the late 70’s through the 1980’s, 90’s and noughties I was quietly jealous of Ford supplier, Mazda. We had Laser, they had Mazda 323 We had Telstar, they had Mazda 626. Always that little bit better than our Fords. Ours were
A customer asked me to locate a new Kia Picanto S Auto Hatch for her. Stock of this model is difficult to find. It’s on run out with the new model due late in 2023 or perhaps even out to 2024. And this customer wanted a Bumble Bee Yellow. As
Suzuki Jimny has a heritage that other manufacturers envy. Since 1970 Jimny has provided a legendary reputaion for go anywhere motoring at an affordable price. Ok, so it’s not the largest vehicle on the road, but it will take almost everything in its stride. If you’re an off road driver,
First impressions are important for any purchase. Mrs Aldons looked at the new Suzuki Ignis and said “Isn’t that cute!” I’m afraid that my opinion was less flattering at least from a first impression. The exterior just doesn’t do it for me, but it is typical of small Japanese designed
I’ve been in a few limosines in my time. In the motor industry, when you’re attending meetings for a manufacturer or importer, they’ll arrange a car to collect you from the airport to go to the meeting location. Mercedes S Class, Chrysler 300, even Kia Carnivals are the vehicles of
Is there a really bad vehicle on the Australian market in 2023? I think not. From those built in Korea, the quality and reliability has improved measurably since the first one was launched here in the early 1990’s Since then the Korean twins, Hyundai and Kia, have kicked a lot
Is there a really bad vehicle on the Australian market in 2023? I think not. For those built in Korea, the quality and reliability has improved measurably since the first one was launched here in the early 1990’s Since then the Korean twins, Hyundai and Kia, have kicked a lot
I ordered a new Kia EV6 GT in May 2022 and have been waiting patiently for it to arrive. Thanks to Kia Australia, I’ve had the opportunity to test drive the twin to my car for the last week, even down to colour. So my impressions of the KIA EV6
Regardless of whether you’re a petrol head or recently gained your driving licence, there’s always a need to do your research when it comes to cars. They can quickly go from your beloved and trusty travel companion to a headache and money pit. This article will look at the best
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.