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.
Hi, Bob Aldons, “The Car Guy”, with my review of the Nissan Qashqai N-Tec. When I review a vehicle for my website, I do so from a buyers perspective rather than just concentrate on speed, steering ability and things like that. After over 40 years in the car business, my
Hi, Bob Aldons, “The Car Guy”, with my review of the Nissan Pathfinder Ti 4WD Wagon. When I review a vehicle for my website, I do so from a buyers perspective rather than just concentrate on speed, steering ability and things like that. After over 40 years in the car
Hi, Bob Aldons, “The Car Guy”, with my review of the Nissan Navara ST 4×4 Dual Cab. When I started to write this article, War of The Worlds came to mind – here’s a short excerpt from the iconic radio show “No one would have believed in the last years
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
Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, writing to you on Queensland Election Day 2017. Infiniti has struggled somewhat to get a foothold in the Australian luxury car market. Why? Their quality is world class, they have great designers and engineers, but still the volumes probably required have escaped them. I
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
Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy here with some information from Nissan Australia. After an age on the market, Nissan has finally added an oil burner to their range. Oil Burner? That’s what the automotive journalist trade call a diesel. Diesel is to SUV’s that V8’s are to Supercars. If
World-first gaming controller operated Nissan GT-R achieves 130+mph run around Silverstone Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with this press release from Nissan. Not only did Jann Mardenborough win the Nissan GT Academy comp and get to drive for the NISMO team, but he’s also got the enviable task of
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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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