Is there a really bad vehicle on the Australian market in 2023? I think not. From those built in Korea, the quality and reliability has improved measurably since the first one was launched here in the early 1990’s Since then the Korean twins, Hyundai and Kia, have kicked a lot
Is there a really bad vehicle on the Australian market in 2023? I think not. For those built in Korea, the quality and reliability has improved measurably since the first one was launched here in the early 1990’s Since then the Korean twins, Hyundai and Kia, have kicked a lot
The new SONATA spices up midsize sedan segment with sportiest design ever I’m pleased to see that manufacturers are still designing and building sedans, whether in petrol and diesel rather than pure EV. It’s really a contest of East v West. The Europeans are sliding to all EV, with a
Straight off the back of a week with the Genesis GV60, this time I’m in the Genesis G80 Electrified Sedan. I’m very grateful to the team at Genesis for making these available for me to drive and allow an independent assessment. If you’re in the market for a larger BEV,
Thanks to Hyundai Australia for providing me their range of cars during 2022. And special thanks for this Hyundai Sante Fe Highlander Hybrid over the extended Christmas break. I’m quickly drifting to Hybrid (HEV) and pure electric (BEV) as my preferred cars of choice. Lately, I’ve been in a number
Hyundai IONIQ 6 relieves range anxiety with 614 kilometres per charge The age of electric cars is getting closer to a ‘human’ reality. Hyundai announces the impeding arrival of their Hyundai Ioniq 6 is this release yesterday. But while the ioniq 6 reads very well on paper and looks fantastic,
I thoroughly pour through both local and international stories on new car releases, servicability issues and other stuff too. Just yesterday a story came down the pipe from news.com.au by their Iain Curry. It’s about a potential ‘affordable’ small EV coming from Hyundai – Hyundai Casper EV So I’m sharing
Hyundai Motor unveils design of All-Electric IONIQ 6, Electrified Streamliner with mindful interior design Hyundai’s new entry in its IONIQ dedicated BEV lineup brand realizes streamlined aesthetics and functional efficiency under the design theme of Ethical Uniqueness Cocoon-like cabin with comfort features and customizable lighting offers personalized and spacious interior
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
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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