Author: Bob Aldons

Volkswagen Atlas

Around the world with Volkswagen Atlas

This article from our colleagues at Autoweek outlines the pricing structure of the new Volkswagen Atlas. I’ve got a couple of questions, not the least of which will Atlas arrive in Australia any time soon. So when you’re reading the story, have a look at the US prices and then


The Biggest Loser win by Suzuki Swift Sport.

The Biggest Loser – Media reports leaking out about the new model Suzuki Swift Sport reveals that it will drop almost 20% on the old model’s body weight. The previous model weighed around 1045kg with the new spec at 870kg. Coupled to a 1.4L Boosterjet turbo engine, it’s alleged to


At the end of the day, it’s still a Jeep

There’s been spy-shots of the exterior, rumors of new engines and transmissions, but if these renderings are any guide, “Jeepsters” should exhale slowly and consider that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is still a Jeep. In these pics provided by JL Jeep Wrangler Forum, we see the redesigned Jeep Wrangler in


Hyundai Kona – B Segment SUV to launch 2017?

In Australia, we’ve got Tucson and Santa Fe as the two entrants in the SUV market for Hyundai. And coming later in 2017 or early 2018 is a compact SUV entrant for Hyundai named Kona. Kona is a well-known name in Hawaii, for the district on the Big Island of


2017 Mazda CX-5 first drive

Back in the early 80’s I had the unique pleasure to know and employ a chap named Chris Bourke. Chris was a 4WD salesperson and the creator of what I believe to be the first medium/large SUV available in Brisbane. Chris took a bunch of unwanted 2 door six cylinder


Australian Road Safety Foundation – Drive to Stay Alive

Bob Aldons – The Car Guy I was at Albert Park this last week, the site of the 2017 Australian Grand Prix. And no, I wasn’t doing circuits of the track, nor was I there to see Daniel Ricciardo.  What I was doing was attending the annual luncheon for the


Why Should You Buy – 2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX

I first became really aware of Suzuki in 2000, when my business partner and I purchased Redcliffe and Suzuki. Beforehand, the name Suzuki was known to me as a motorcycle brand and some light off road vehicles rather than a manufacturer of light passenger vehicles. I sold my interest in


Hello and welcome to my new website!

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. 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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