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Whats Happened to These New Car Brands?

Whats Happened to These New Car Brands?

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with some scurrilous information about some of the new car brands that I had in a previous life. From 1978 to 2015, I was as a salesman, sales manager, general manager and the owner of new car dealerships including Ford, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Chrysler,

5 Year Warranty – The Stop Outs are Dropping Out

5 Year Warranty – The Stop Outs are Dropping Out

On June 1st Ford Australia announced the introduction of a 5 Year Warranty and now it’s Holden’s turn. Good on you both. It’s time that consumers had this better warranty. The Car Business demands it. If my memory is clear that now only leaves, Toyota, Subaru, Volkswagen, Nissan and Mazda as the last major players in the Australian car business with a 3-year warranty. These stop outs need to have a long hard look at themselves – the new car warranty has moved on – 5-year warranty is the norm with Kia still the front-runner with 7 years.

Holden Equinox

All-New Holden Equinox – In Their Own Words

Whats an Holden Equinox? Or how about just an Equinox? According to all things Google, here’s the definition. equinox noun the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator when day and night are of equal length (about 22 September and 20 March).  It’s


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