The all new Kia Sportage is creating waves I’ve been in this car business for 44 years this year (16/2/1978) and the industry has come a LONG way in that time. Coincidentally I parked the vehicle the subject of this review (new Kia Sportage Gt-Line) next to a 12 year
Arguably the most ‘modern’ car design released onto the Australian market in 2021 is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 So perhaps you’re thinking that I’m some sort of car expert? Well, after 43 years in the auto industry as a salesman, manager and owner of dealerships, I think I am. The
If you’re looking for an affordable medium sized SUV, you really need to test drive the Haval H6 Lux. So perhaps you’re thinking that I’m some sort of car expert? Well, after 43 years in the auto industry as a salesman, manager and owner of dealerships, I think I am.
I didn’t really know what to expect when I picked up the GWM Cannon L Dual Cab but here’s why you should consider it I’ve driven Great Wall Utes and SUV’s from the time they launched in Australia. Cheap and cheerful normally applies to lower quality cars whether they’re new
Over the last many years, I’ve represented customers in actions against Ford Motor Company of Australia. Faulty transmissions in their Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus models have caused unforgivable angst for owners. And the attitude of Ford in Australia towards these claims has been deplorable And as someone who worked
When they dropped the mid-screen rear spoiler from the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, they took away some of the objections potential buyers had. That was one of my first issues when the Eclipse Cross launched in Australia a number of years ago. More of a Sportback style, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross slotted
If you’ve been driving around in a small car (think Hyundai i30) or even a medium SUV ( Hyundai Tucson) then jumping into a Hyundai Staria will be a big shock At least that’s been my experience in the week with the new Hyundai people-mover. Hyundai loaned me a new
What does Hyundai say? Our largest and most spacious SUV ever: The PALISADE 8. Introducing the all-new Hyundai Palisade: the ultimate getaway vehicle for growing families. With its bold design, innovative safety features and spacious interior available with both 7 and 8 seats, Palisade is made for those who dare to
What does Mitsubishi say? A New Generation of SUV You don’t need to change your life to drive an Outlander PHEV, but it will change your life. Outlander PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle) combines quiet, dynamic performance, exceptional economy and low emissions for a superior driving experience. With AWD stability
Genesis X Concept unveiled Genesis X Concept makes global debut in Los Angeles. New model presents Genesis’ sustainable luxury in the form of an EV-based high-performance GT coupe concept car Genesis partnered with award-winning director, Jason Bergh, to create the ‘Genesis X California’ film, highlighting the dynamism of California’s car
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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