G’day. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a couple of thoughts on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. It was 10 years ago, that the late Sergio Marchionne told the assembled throng in Florida that the world would be getting a Jeep Ute before too long. He even showed us one on
Australian Outback via Jeep: Retracing the Long Trail of History, 50 Years On The BFGoodrich 50th Anniversary East-West Australia Jeep Expedition follows in the footsteps—and 4×4 tracks—of overlanding giants. Thanks to Autoweek.com, I’m reposting an article published recently on the 50th anniversary of the crossing of Australia from east to
Isuzu D-Max may be one of the last to the party, but the 2020 Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is one stonking looking truck. Upgraded to 140Kw of power, the most reliable four-door ute on the market in Australia is due in early 2020, but don’t ask Isuzu Ute Australia for information-
The 2020 Nissan Patrol Ti-L has recently launched and believe you me, it’s a whole lot of luxury truck for nearly $32,000 less than a Toyota Landcruiser Sahara. When I was a Toyota and Ford dealer, back when there were almost NO high rises in Redcliffe, no-one really liked the
Suzuki Vitara GLX Turbo – A small SUV with a big reputation My wife Suzi is a Suzuki fan – she first started driving the brand in 2004 and had one of the first Suzuki Swifts to hit the road. Her last one, for the time being, was a
I asked Mitsubishi Motors Australia to give me a drive of the 2020 Outlander as soon as it was launched and I’ve just collected an Exceed variant with a diesel engine. Frankly, I’m pretty partial to Mitsubishi and particularly the Outlander. My cousin Julie has recently taken delivery of a
Most manufacturers are sneaky. They have internal leaks – just like politicians leak – when they want the automotive community to know what they’ve got planned. It goes something like this. “Hey Joe, it’s, Mike Man … well, you know it’s me, Joe. Just wanted to let you know that
As a local Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer from 2003 to 2015, I got involved. along with my then GM, Cameron Semark, in upgrades to a lot of Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models – Cherokee’s, Grand Cherokee’s, Chrysler 300’s, various Dodge models and of course the iconic Jeep Wrangler. Cameron was a
Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with the Throttle House review on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Back in the day when this shape Jeep Grand Cherokee was released onto the Australian market, I drove one as my private car. Initially, I chose a 5.7 Litre Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a review on the Volkswagen Amarok Sportline V6 Dual Cab. I held the Volkswagen franchise for North Brisbane from 2008 until I sold the business in August 2015 – over three years ago. And it was the first Volkswagen dealership since Darrell Motors
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