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JEEP COMPASS TRAILHAWK ESSENTIALS

JEEP COMPASS TRAILHAWK ESSENTIALS

A COMPETENT VEHICLE FOR THE OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE SET Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a very recent press release from my colleagues at Autoweek. The second generation Jeep Compass has just been released in the USA – Graham Kozak of Autoweek has an opinion on the car. And whilst

2018 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED ESSENTIALS: REFINED, NOT SOFT

Autoweek magazine is my go to place for everything that’s heading for the USA and in some cases to Australia as well.  This story on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler appeared in my in-box overnight so it’s as fresh as I can provide for you prior to the Jeep crossing the Pacific

Jeep Wrangler Shock Euro NCAP Test Result

Jeep Wrangler Shock Euro NCAP Test Result

Jeep Wrangler has long been an iconic off-road vehicle, not only in Australia but around the world. In the recent round of Euro NCAP tests, Jeep Wrangler shocked and disappointed testers with a 1-star rating. But perhaps you shouldn’t be too worried. According to a spokesperson for Fiat Chrysler Australia,

Jeep Wrangler Gladiator Revealed Prior to LA Motor Show

Jeep Wrangler Gladiator Revealed Prior to LA Motor Show

Most manufacturers are sneaky. They have internal leaks – just like politicians leak – when they want the automotive community to know what they’ve got planned. It goes something like this. “Hey Joe, it’s, Mike Man … well, you know it’s me, Joe. Just wanted to let you know that

Concept to Reality – Jeep Wrangler Utility

Concept to Reality – Jeep Wrangler Utility

As a local Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer from 2003 to 2015, I got involved. along with my then GM, Cameron Semark, in upgrades to a lot of Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models – Cherokee’s, Grand Cherokee’s, Chrysler 300’s, various Dodge models and of course the iconic Jeep Wrangler. Cameron was a

Jeep Wrangler Gladiator Revealed Prior to LA Motor Show

It’s not a Jeep Scrambler, It’s a Jeep Gladiator.

Jeep pickup truck apparently will be named Jeep Gladiator – Russell will be pleased. Scrambler sounded like something you’d have for breakfast, anyway Hi Bob Aldons, former Jeep dealer with comments from autoblog.com on the forthcoming Jeep Wrangler Pick Up. Years ago, I travelled to the USA (Florida actually) for a

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Review

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Review

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with the Throttle House review on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Back in the day when this shape Jeep Grand Cherokee was released onto the Australian market, I drove one as my private car. Initially, I chose a 5.7 Litre Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2018 Jeep Cherokee – Car Review – Fingers Crossed?

2018 Jeep Cherokee – Car Review – Fingers Crossed?

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

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,

Jeep Cherokee

2019 Jeep Cherokee – Facial Surgery Complete

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

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