Category: In Their Own Words

WHOOPS! TESLA ON AUTOPILOT CRASHED

Hi. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy reporting on this story received overnight about a Tesla on autopilot.I’m thinking that a Tesla is sophisticated enough to determine what mode the car was actually in. The driver suggests that she was in semi-autonomous mode, which in real speak was that she had the cruise control activated.

A Handful for Ford – 5-Year Warranty Announced

A Handful for Ford – 5-Year Warranty Announced

Hi Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a comment regarding the announcement today of Ford’s move to a 5-year warranty unlimited kilometre warranty on all passenger and commercial vehicles.Up until April 30th, 2018, Ford offered a 3-year warranty with some seasonal offerings to 5 years. In fact, my dealer broker division delivered a couple of Ford Ranger’s in mid-April and unfortunately, this small business customer didn’t get the benefit of the 2 extra years. From a manufacturer’s viewpoint, there’s always going to be some unhappy buyers when they draw a line in the sand for anything like this.

AADA gives 2018 Federal Budget thumbs-down

AADA gives 2018 Federal Budget thumbs-down

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with an opinion piece on an opinion promulgated via AutoTalk magazine quoting AADA boss, David Blackhall. In this testimony, Blackhall says that AADA gives 2018 Federal Budget thumbs-down.

Mazda CX-5 – In Their Own Words

Mazda CX-5 – In Their Own Words

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy waxing lyrical about the Mazda CX-5. There is no doubt that Mazda builds fantastic vehicles both in terms of style, handling and quality. Mazda has added new technology to its CX-5 to maintain it’s market share in Australia as other brands continue to chase the leader. The Mazda CX-5 is the most popular SUV in Australia.

McLaren Senna Prototype First Drive Review

I’ve been a fan of McLaren from way back when Ayrton Senna seemed to be invincible in Formula 1. And I was as devastated when his life came to an end at the San Merino Grand Prix in 1994 when leading the race for Williams. I’ve slowly collected some minor pieces of Senna memorabilia over the years but how I’d like to add the McLaren Senna to my collection.

First-ever Ford Ranger Raptor – $74990

First-ever Ford Ranger Raptor – $74990

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.

Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe on the way with F1 tech, report says

Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe on the way with F1 tech, report says

Sprint nameplate could be resurrected for long-awaited two-door variant – Alfa Romeo. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe, as seen in our rendering, is expected to break cover later this year and may use the Sprint name.(Photo by Autocar)

Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester – In Their Own Words

The fifth generation of Subaru’s best-selling model, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Subaru Forester Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), has been unveiled at New York International Auto Show.The New York International Auto Show comes hard on the heels of Geneva but has its own highlights – Subaru has shown the 5th generation of its iconic Subaru Forester. Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy,

Genesis Essentia

Genesis Reveals Essentia Concept – In Their Own Words

Electrifying Escapism: Genesis Reveals Essentia Concept At New York International Auto Show.Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with some news from Hyundai’s luxury division, Genesis. I mentioned in social media recently how impressed I was with my first drive in a Genesis sedan. That vehicle collected me from the airport and I was surprised at how good a job Hyundai had done. And now, at the New York International Auto Show, the Genesis Essentia has been revealed. And isn’t this all sorts of a luxury vehicle, not only in looks, which I find stunning but in its technology? All Electric, Carbon Fibre monocoque – wow!

Mazda3

More to love about the Mazda3 – In Their Own Words

There’s now more to love about one of Australia’s favourite cars, with the stylish Mazda3 upping the ante on entry grade models, going on sale this month. The acclaimed Mazda3 will see a range of equipment added to Neo, Maxx and Touring grades across hatch and sedan variants, to offer more appeal and even better value for money, enhancing functionality and driver comfort.

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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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