Author: Bob Aldons

New Car Warranty Wars – Let Me Help You

Don’t Take NO for an Answer. Let Me Help You       Are you satisfied with the resolution to any warranty claims you’ve had with the supplying or servicing dealer of your car? Do you have an ongoing or persistent problem with your car that can’t be diagnosed let

Velour? No, Range Rover Velar Si6

  Range Rover Velar Si6. The Weekend Australian Magazine 12:00AM June 16, 2018 Columnist London @jeremyclarkson Understanding Land Rover’s range of cars used to be quite simple. If you got muddy for a living, either by rearing sheep or shooting people with machine guns, you had a Defender. If you

Uber + ANCAP = More Questions About Safety

Uber, the Australian equivalent of the Star Wars Death Star has come up with a brilliant marketing ploy and even enlisted ANCAP to help them promote their business Here’s the press release on the ANCAP website “Uber Australia the first ride-share to implement 5-star ANCAP vehicle safety requirement “Independent vehicle

Nissan Leaf Battery Cost – The Truth, Not Fiction

Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story – Nissan Leaf Battery ‘Auto Expert’ John Cadogan recently published a story regarding a Nissan Leaf Battery cost for a 2012 Nissan Leaf ZEO In the article, owner Phillip Carlson complained to Cadogan that he’d been quoted $33,000

2020 HYUNDAI VENUE FIRST DRIVE: FRISKY AND FRUGAL

Hyundai has launched a bargain-priced crossover to market, loaded with safety and style – Hyundai Venue. I don’t review or write for Hyundai – the journo list seems to be way too long to get on, so I’m happy to share information from other sources whenever I can. Autoweek.com is

Volkswagen Arteon

The Volkswagen Arteon : A new era of style and innovation

Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in with the press releases from Volkswagen Group Australia on the replacement for the Volkswagen CC – Volkswagen Arteon. Whilst a Volkswagen dealer from 2008 to 2015, the Volkswagen Passat CC, and then the Volkswagen CC was the standout luxury passenger vehicle in

Ford V Ferrari – Coming in November to a Cinema Near You

I went to see Ad Astra on the weekend, but of more importance was the trailer for Ford v Ferrari due for release in November this year. Ad Astra? yea, not bad, not good. I’ve taken the following article from Wikipedia. The last ‘motorsport’ movie I saw was Senna and

Tesla Model 3 Earns the 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK

Tesla Model 3 has earned the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick award in the USA       From Tesla comes this story and video of the IIHS Crash test of a 2019 Model 3. IIHS is the comparable body to our ANCAP testing regime. This is the first crash

Volkswagen ID.4: Pure-electric SUV to hit Australia before ID.3 hatch

Make no mistake. Every German company wants to conquer the world in every facet of their business. Pre-dieselgate, Volkswagen was convinced that they’d be the number one manufacturer of automobiles. They saw the need to tamper with the emissions on a range of their cars and this was no small

Ferrari F8 Tributo First Drive: Even More Fun Than The 488.

Non rovinare tutto, amico. I fantasmi di Fiorano ti stanno guardando. Ok, so I’m jealous – Mark Vaughn from autoweek.com drove the yet to be released in Australia, Ferrari F8 Tributo in Italy. I don’t get the opportunity to drive the supercars of this world, but I’m happy to share

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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