Here at the bottom of the world, Australia, we miss out on some of the better new cars that are available in other countries. Why? Like the new Jeep models announced yesterday, the rest of the world, apart from South Africa, Australiasia, and some other small nations, all have Left
Jeep Australia has released the MY20 Jeep Compass line-up with a massive ‘mea culpa’ marketing campaign on their brand. Jeeps reputation was severly damaged back in the middle of the decade, where their customer satisfaction was at an industry low. Only time will tell whether they can resuscitate that reputation,
This rollover video shows why the Jeep Wrangler gets a marginal IIHS Rating. Despite ‘good’ ratings for driver safety, multiple rollovers earn the Jeep a ‘marginal’ overall IIHS rating Thanks to Autoweek for this story and particularly Graham Kozak When this new model Jeep Wrangler was first tested in Europe
G’day. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a couple of thoughts on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. It was 10 years ago, that the late Sergio Marchionne told the assembled throng in Florida that the world would be getting a Jeep Ute before too long. He even showed us one on
Australian Outback via Jeep: Retracing the Long Trail of History, 50 Years On The BFGoodrich 50th Anniversary East-West Australia Jeep Expedition follows in the footsteps—and 4×4 tracks—of overlanding giants. Thanks to Autoweek.com, I’m reposting an article published recently on the 50th anniversary of the crossing of Australia from east to
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
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 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,
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
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
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.
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