Channel 9 News in Queensland approached me recently to comment on the incidence of odometer fraud on used cars Late in 2022, Queensland Police raided a business in Logan. They were looking for people winding back odometers on fairly late model 4WD’s and SUV’s, And they determined that up to
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,
Even real car companies need a breather now and then, and then there’s Tesla. Bloomberg has just published this article on the history-making achievement by Tesla – read more at BLOOMBERG “After working around the clock for weeks on end to surpass a production goal, Tesla Inc. is pausing some Model 3 production this
Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a quick story on the latest information coming from the Brabham team regarding the Brabham BT62. Unofficially, the lap record at Phillip Island is in new hands. Formerly ‘owned’ by Simon Wills in an open seater Formula Holden-spec, 3.8-litre V6-powered Reynard 94D the
About 12-14 years ago whilst waiting for my barber of the day to cut my hair (yes it was that long ago and I did have some) I picked up a copy of the Robb Report. CARS AVIATION MARINE TRAVEL WATCH COLLECTOR STYLE SHELTER FOOD & DRINK One thing the
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.
Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy introducing you to Redcliffe local girl, Tracey Jackson. From my own historic understanding of the disease, Muscular Dystrophy is a ‘muscular’ wasting disease that progressively impairs mobility. According to Wikipedia, it’s “defined medically as a group of genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness
Greetings from the desk of Bob Aldons, The Car Guy. Along with the Lexus UX, Lexus will introduce the Lexus RC 300 h F Sport Black Edition at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The special edition model of the Lexus RC features exclusive exterior and interior styling features. The Lexus RC
Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy and Car Broker Australia with a sneak peek at next years Hyundai Veloster Autoweek based in the USA, often gets images and videos that many of the other automotive journalists don’t, so I keep an eagle eye out for their overnight releases, which I
Now here’s the thing. Here in Queensland, registration costs are simply based on the number of cylinders, not what you do with your vehicle. Some time ago, I wrote a paper on what I’d like to see happen to the registration costs of vehicles in Queensland. With the Queensland Election
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.
So, jump on board, strap yourself in and let’s start out on the journey with The Car Guy.