Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in on the Nissan X-Trail 4WD Auto Diesel SUV. For your interest, my motoring reviews are my opinion of the vehicle I’m testing. The manufacturer, in this case, Nissan Australia, don’t tell me what to write or ask for a ‘nice’ review. Nor
Nissan Qashqai is a highly specified small SUV – great as a second vehicle for the family with 2.4 kids, an excellent school transport, and weekend sports vehicle What is it: The motoring world has changed. Once where Toyota Corolla, Mazda 2, Holden Astra, Mitsubishi Lancer and the like were selling
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, Skoda will unveil a new concept called Skoda Vision X. Skoda has come a long way in the last 5 years. I recall when I was a Volkswagen dealer from 2008 till 2015, Skoda and it’s dealers were a bit of a
You only know how good your insurer is when you make a claim – my experience with RACQ Insurance Update 5th November 2017 – I’m very pleased to advise that my claim with RACQ Insurance has been sorted. After a month of backward and forwards with the claims department,
Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy writing about the Nissan 370Z Nismo. The nice people at Nissan Australia invited me to test drive and review the latest car in their ‘performance range’ the 2017 Nissan 370Z Nismo coupe. Unfortunately, in the week I had it, the Queensland weather has been
Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in on my review of the Suzuki Swift GLX. I was a Suzuki dealer in 2004 when Suzuki first released the then all new Swift. A few dealers and I went to Japan to see the manufacturing plant where Swift was built. Swift
Suzuki S-Cross SX4 Turbo – Road Test and Review Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with my first impressions on the Suzuki S-Cross SX4 Turbo SUV. When I first jumped in the driver’s seat, I’m wondering whether it’s just a scaled-down version of the Suzuki Vitara – the one that
A while ago, an industry colleague of mine handed back his Land Rover franchise. Just found it too hard to hit the numbers that made for a profitable business. Fast forward to 2017, and he must be kicking himself that he didn’t have the patience for the bounce back of
Introduction: You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and I was very impressed when I drove away in the Kia Sorento Platinum. Lots of interior space, powerful diesel engine, smooth automatic transmission and lots of tech too. The badge test tells me that I could have
I wrote to you recently about the recently released Haval H6 – The Empire Strikes back – where I gave my opinion on how far the Chinese Manufacturer Great Wall Motors has come since first appearing on the market in 2009. Great Wall Steed replaces Great Wall X200 And I
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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