Category: ANCAP

Uber + ANCAP = More Questions About Safety

Uber, the Australian equivalent of the Star Wars Death Star has come up with a brilliant marketing ploy and even enlisted ANCAP to help them promote their business Here’s the press release on the ANCAP website “Uber Australia the first ride-share to implement 5-star ANCAP vehicle safety requirement “Independent vehicle

Big Brother will be Watching You Drive

Big Brother will be Watching You Drive

Mandatory speed limiters and alcohol and drug detectors are going to kill off one of the great joys of motoring Wheels Mag published this article recently so I thought I’d send it to my customers and friends. So the guts of this are those future cars, probably around 2022 in

ANCAP boss wants to “smash” Tesla and other luxury brands

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy and owner of Car Business, Brisbane Car Broker commenting on a story about ANCAP and its CEO James Goodwin This story, from Automedia Group, was published this week about James Goodwin, the CEO of ANCAP – Australasian New Car Assessment Program. I rely on ANCAP to

Mazda Achieves ANCAP RATING

Mazda Range Achieves 5 Star Rating – In Their Own Words

Hi Bob Aldons, The Car Guy reporting to you about the latest Mazda accomplishment. I’m not privy to an actual road test on many brands and models. I do however currently review for Mazda as well as Suzuki, Nissan, Kia, Land Rover, Great Wall, Haval, and Mitsubishi. Other manufacturers are


Isn’t it Time to Say No? – ANCAP 2 or 3 stars isn’t enough

In recent times ANCAP, the Australian Safety Rating Authority has rated three vehicles at 3 stars or less. International car manufacturing behemoth, Ford Motor Company, presented their Mustang for testing. ANCAP results gave it two stars as it did with Chinese made vehicle Great Wall Steed. Now ANCAP has announced


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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. .

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