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
Hi there. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a piece on the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. Practical Motoring did a fairly extensive review on the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. If you’d like to see what they had to say, there’s a link at the bottom of this article. But to summarise their
What’s in a face? If you’re in the market for a largish Dual Cab 4WD and you’re considering a Mercedes-Benz X Class, here’s a few good reasons why you should look at the birth-mother, the Nissan Navara ST-X 4×4 Auto Dual Cab. Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with
Hi, Bob Aldons, “The Car Guy”, with my review of the Nissan Navara ST 4×4 Dual Cab. When I started to write this article, War of The Worlds came to mind – here’s a short excerpt from the iconic radio show “No one would have believed in the last years
Ford Ranger Raptor to have a Manufacturer’s List Price from $74,990* ahead of arriving in Australian showrooms in 2018. And plus metallic paint and on-road costs in Queensland, those with DEEP pockets can expect to pay circa $81000. Oh, and that’s before you attack the options list.
Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in on the Nissan X-Trail 4WD Auto Diesel SUV. For your interest, my motoring reviews are my opinion of the vehicle I’m testing. The manufacturer, in this case, Nissan Australia, don’t tell me what to write or ask for a ‘nice’ review. Nor
Mitsubishi Motors Australia put me in an Outlander PHEV a month or so ago and now I’m testing the LS All Wheel Drive version in a 5 seater. Currently MMAL are promoting a 7 seat 2WD Auto wagon at $29,990 drive away and I’m thinking that this must be the
Ford Unleashes First-Ever Ranger Raptor; Off-Road Pickup Loaded with Ford Performance DNA. Ford’s press department have released this release and accompanying pictures Ford Enthusiasts have been seeing it behind camouflage for the last few months. Spy shots of the Ford Ranger Raptor have been leaked to the press and other
There’s no doubt that the new front of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee was one that its mother could love – and when I say mother, I mean the design team and the folks who signed off on it. I remember Mike Manley’s comments that the new design would provide the
Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with information on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler fresh off the press. I’m indebted to my industry colleagues from Autoweek for this story, the first one since the embargo by Jeep USA was lifted. In fact, Jeep flew a bunch of journos to New Zealand
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