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Unfair Tariffs? – Where’s the Money Coming From Then?

Unfair Tariffs? – Where’s the Money Coming From Then?

Scott Murray was the author of this story published in Autotalk Alert this last week. Autotalk Alert is a motor industry publication providing information about cars, dealers, manufacturers and industry groups. The topic of my interest is “Unfair Tariffs” Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy here with an opinion piece

Queensland Election Eve Increase to Luxury Cars

  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

Autonomous Cars

What’s behind the push for autonomous cars?

Surveys show consumers aren’t all that enthusiastic about autonomous cars A reporter from the website ConsumerAffairs based in the United States, Mark Huffman outlines what’s behind the push for autonomous cars. I’ve been in the automotive industry since 1978 – that’s 39 years of experience in the intricacies of all

Fuel Price Rip Off

Fuel Fools – Fuel Price Rip Off

Are we all just prepared to take it? When will someone fix the problem? Fuel Price Rip Off. Over the last six months or so, I tried valiantly to create a Facebook site entitled Fuel Free Friday. The goal was to convince consumers NOT to purchase fuel on a Friday.

Volkswagen Arteon

2018 Volkswagen Arteon first drive: Bargain German GT?

VW’s flashy new fastback is quiet and effortless at speed, at least in Euro-market guise – Volkswagen Arteon First Drive Direct from our colleagues at Autoweek, is the first drive report on the Volkswagen Arteon. Arteon replaces the incumbent Volkswagen CC that’s been around in Volkswagen showrooms forever. You might

Small Business Tip – How to Pay for Your New Car

Here’s a Small Business Tip – If you’re paying cash or financing your next new car purchase, and you want to maximize your tax deduction, you should follow these rules. Generally, car dealers will invoice you for the total of the vehicle including on road costs of Registration, Stamp Duty,

1955 Volkswagen Van

What were you doing in 1955? 1955 Volkswagen Van Rescued

In a German automobile factory, a team of builders was putting the finishing touches to a 1955 Volkswagen Van – a split window type which would eventually find its way to the French Alps and disappear for 40 years. This Volkswagen could be rescued and it was by Frenchman Florian

Entrepreneur Journey

Are you an entrepreneur? Here’s how to buy your next car

No matter where you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, undoubtedly you need to have a reliable car. And whether that’s a new car, a late model used example, or if you’ve reached that point, a supercar like this Ferrari F430, there’s a few tricks and traps to purchase. Here’s an

World Caro f the Year

Silver Medal for Suzuki Ignis at WCOTY Awards

When I reviewed the Suzuki Ignis a few weeks ago, I commented that it was just a great little car. Seems that the judges of the World Car Of the Year (WCOTY) panel read what I was saying. Ignis has taken out the silver medal for 2017 only pipped by

Welcome!

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.

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