Author: Bob Aldons

Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda settle class action over emissions scandal.

I’ve been monitoring the class action against Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda since inception in 2015. Managing Director of VW, Michael Bartsch, must be biting his lip, but the settlement comes “without an admission of liability from the car manufacturers. Follows is the report by Hannah Wootton of the Australian Financial

‘Frankenfurter’ Motor Show 2019 – Honda E Car Shown

I couldn’t help but use the word, instead of the real one, Frankfurt. Whenever I see Frankfurt, the Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to mind. So what’s happening in Frankenfurter with e-cars? Both Volkswagen and Honda have released the mass production vehicles pictured below Whilst the VW looks to me

VW ID.3 ELECTRIC HATCH DEBUTS AHEAD OF FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

VW ID.3 ELECTRIC HATCH DEBUTS AHEAD OF FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

Battery pack options will offer ranges from 277 to 456 kilometres Thanks to US colleagues Autoweek.Com, I’m pleased to provide you with pre-launch information on the ID.3 Electric hatch due to be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show tomorrow. I’m currently reviewing the Nissan Leaf electric car and it serves

Ford Ranger Goes Wild – Will be fitted with a 242kW V6 donk

Ford Ranger Goes Wild – Will be fitted with a 242kW V6 donk

Hi there, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with an exciting release courtesy of Wheels Mag. 2021 Ford Ranger engine details revealed. Most of you youngsters won’t remember the time when the Australian Government essentially killed off the muscle car when they prevented the development of the GTHO Phase 4 Falcon.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S – Huh?

Porsche Taycan Turbo S – Huh?

4th September 2019 Stuttgart Germany Here we go again – Porsche have launched an electric car – Porsche Tayan Turbo and the price here in Australia – $150,900 for the base Turbo to $272,000 for the S model So how much are you paying for the “Soul of a Porsche”?

Reborn: All-new 2020 Hyundai Veloster

Reborn: All-new 2020 Hyundai Veloster

All-new 2020 Hyundai Veloster brings refined coupe styling with upgraded performance to deliver an engaging and dynamic driving experience From this angle (above) the 2020 Hyundai Veloster looks like any other stylish coupe, but it really is a ‘transformer’ in car clothing. Since launch, Hyundai Veloster has been anything but

Nissan Pathfinder Ti 2WD Wagon – The Car Guy Review

Nissan Pathfinder Ti 2WD Wagon – The Car Guy Review

You’ve no doubt read the story about Goldilocks – the beds, and too soft, too hard and just right. So the same applies to Nissan’s range of SUV’s – Juke, Qashqai, X-Trail, Pathfinder and Patrol. There’s a size to fit anyone. And now that Nissan has extended its warranty to

Ford Fiesta ST Returns To Australia

Ford Fiesta ST Returns To Australia

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with yesterday’s press release from Ford Motor Company announcing the return of the 2020 Ford Fiesta ST to Australia. Now, first things first. I am NOT a fan of Ford’s passenger range, even though that’s where I started in the motor industry in 1978.

2020 Hyundai Venue Compact SUV

2020 Hyundai Venue Compact SUV

Hi there, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with yesterday’s media release from Hyundai. Whenever I notice something important, I generally provide the press release from the particular manufacturer. This one announces the 2020 Hyundai Venue. If you then have a need or want to purchase the new model, you can

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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. .

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