I’ve been waiting a while to get into the recently launched Nissan Z, but as a ‘minor player’ in the automotive journalism fraternity, I’ve had to be patient. Nissan have dropped the numerical moniker (240Z, 370Z etc) and labelled the new car as the Nissan Z My first impression collecting
My favourite online review site is Throttle House. And Throttle House has a relatively unknown Youtube site called Throttle House Extra. Thomas and James were invited to the press launch of the stunning new Mazda Cx-90 SUV, which we’ll get here in Australia maybe mid-late 2023 There’s not much I
The Kia EV6 GT; the most powerful Kia ever crafted I’ve had a Kia EV6 GT on order since the middle of 2022 and I’m told that I should expect it towards the end of March – fingers crossed. I did consider a number of other EV’s (Tesla, Polestar, Genesis,
Straight off the back of a week with the Genesis GV60, this time I’m in the Genesis G80 Electrified Sedan. I’m very grateful to the team at Genesis for making these available for me to drive and allow an independent assessment. If you’re in the market for a larger BEV,
Genesis GV60 wins Best Electric SUV at What Car? Awards 2023 20 January 2023 – Last night, Genesis GV60 claimed the Best Electric SUV award at the 2023 What Car? Awards (UK). Genesis GV60 was praised for its comfortable ride, infotainment system, competitive pricing compared to other contenders, as well
When my business partner and I purchased Northstar Mitsubishi and Suzuki in 2000, I was delighted to be introduced to the Suzuki brand. The old dealer didn’t do much with it, but as Northstar Suzuki, we took the brand to new heights in our market area. So I was delighted
There’s deniability and then there’s proof. The All-New Suzuki Jimny 5-Door was revealed at the Indian Auto Expo this week. Maruti Suzuki will build the new model for a world-wide audience, and we in Australia will arguably see it in September or October this year. Don’t expect any new engines
Thanks to Hyundai Australia for providing me their range of cars during 2022. And special thanks for this Hyundai Sante Fe Highlander Hybrid over the extended Christmas break. I’m quickly drifting to Hybrid (HEV) and pure electric (BEV) as my preferred cars of choice. Lately, I’ve been in a number
If I didn’t mention the brand and model, would you admit that you had no idea of what this SUV was? While GWM Haval is selling almost all of the cars that they can get, there seems to be a bit of trepidaiton regards the purchase of a Chinese built
2023 Kia EV6 GT takes on Porsche and BMW I sold my Range Rover a couple of months ago. I’d only had it for just short of a year, but I had my eye on something different. Back in June 22, I ordered a Kia EV6 GT – and thats
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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