Category: Nissan

Nissan Leaf EV Review

Nissan Leaf EV Review – The Loudest Noise is Your Heartbeat.

“At 60kph, the loudest noise in this new Nissan Leaf EV comes from your heartbeat”   Firstly let me apologise to ad executive David Ogilvie for plagiarising his 1958 press campaign for Rolls Royce, (click on this link to read more about Ogilvie and RR ad.) but it’s too good

Nissan Leaf Battery Cost – The Truth, Not Fiction

Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story – Nissan Leaf Battery ‘Auto Expert’ John Cadogan recently published a story regarding a Nissan Leaf Battery cost for a 2012 Nissan Leaf ZEO In the article, owner Phillip Carlson complained to Cadogan that he’d been quoted $33,000

Nissan Pathfinder Ti 2WD Wagon – The Car Guy Review

Nissan Pathfinder Ti 2WD Wagon – The Car Guy Review

You’ve no doubt read the story about Goldilocks – the beds, and too soft, too hard and just right. So the same applies to Nissan’s range of SUV’s – Juke, Qashqai, X-Trail, Pathfinder and Patrol. There’s a size to fit anyone. And now that Nissan has extended its warranty to

Nissan Leaf Plus – First Look

Nissan Leaf Plus – First Look

2019 NISSAN LEAF PLUS FIRST DRIVE: NISSAN’S EV HATCH NOW GOES 362 Kilometres A 62-kWh battery means the Leaf keeps going and going and going … Affordable electric vehicles in Australia are few and far between. The Hyundai Ioniq Electric starts off at $44,490 (plus on roads and dealer delivery)

Porsche 911 Turbo v Nissan GT-R v BMW M5

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a comparison of Porsche 911 Turbo v Nissan GT-R v BMW M5 conducted by Carwow in the UK. As part of my role at The Car Guy, I continually trawl the internet looking for information relevant to the car business in Australia. Carwow, Throttle

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,

Nissan 370Z – Why Should You Buy?

Nissan 370Z – Why Should You Buy?

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy coming to you from the nearest race track to me, Lakeside International Raceway at Kurwongbah, near Redcliffe. Now, I’m no Craig Lowndes or Danny Ricciardo, but I’ve driven cars at speed over the years. Ferarri 458, Falcon XR8, Chrysler 300 SRT8, and Nissan 370Z

Nissan Navara ST-X 4×4 Dual Cab – Why Should You Buy

Nissan Navara ST-X 4×4 Dual Cab – Why Should You Buy

What’s in a face? If you’re in the market for a largish Dual Cab 4WD and you’re considering a Mercedes-Benz X Class, here’s a few good reasons why you should look at the birth-mother, the Nissan Navara ST-X 4×4 Auto Dual Cab.   Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with

5 Year Warranty – The Stop Outs are Dropping Out

5 Year Warranty – The Stop Outs are Dropping Out

On June 1st Ford Australia announced the introduction of a 5 Year Warranty and now it’s Holden’s turn. Good on you both. It’s time that consumers had this better warranty. The Car Business demands it. If my memory is clear that now only leaves, Toyota, Subaru, Volkswagen, Nissan and Mazda as the last major players in the Australian car business with a 3-year warranty. These stop outs need to have a long hard look at themselves – the new car warranty has moved on – 5-year warranty is the norm with Kia still the front-runner with 7 years.

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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.

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