Just two years from launch, the Grim Reaper has swung the scythe. Mercedes-Benz has announced the untimely death of the X-Class. Based on the successful Nissan Navara, Mercedes would have undoubtedly thought they had a winner with the X-Class. After all, they had a good deal price-wise with Nissan. But,
The 2020 Nissan Patrol Ti-L has recently launched and believe you me, it’s a whole lot of luxury truck for nearly $32,000 less than a Toyota Landcruiser Sahara. When I was a Toyota and Ford dealer, back when there were almost NO high rises in Redcliffe, no-one really liked the
“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
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
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
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)
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
Over the last few weeks and over the Christmas break, the folks at Nissan have given me four of their SUV’s to test drive and review for you. Nissan Juke, Qashqai, X-Trail and Pathfinder have found their way to The Car Guy’s office. So rather
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,
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
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.