Category: Scoop

The Car Guy’s Top 10 Australian Car Brands – March 2019

March 2019 saw the overall Australian market drop 7.1% to 99, 442. Federal Budget, Federal Election or just a tired market? It’s really anyone’s guess. Here’s The Car Guy’s top 10 Australian Car Brands – March 2019 Highlights included 3 Light Commercial Vehicles in the top 3 selling positions for

Greenhouse Gas Emission – It’s Not Really Our Fault

Greenhouse Gas Emission – It’s Not Really Our Fault

In light of the demonstration by Australian school students and others on Friday, March 15th 2019, I went looking for some information regards Australia’s contribution to Global Warming. And what I found was interesting – You might think from the Labour and Greens side of politics that Australia was a

Fuel Price Up by 20c per litre – How Much Profit is That?

Fuel Price Up by 20c per litre – How Much Profit is That?

Oil Companies make an extra 3.4 billion dollars during the high fuel price cycle? I’m continually angry at the lack of attention by the ACCC, various State Governments and consumers at large with regards the fuel price rises. The fuel price rises are ridiculous, to say the least, and almost

Business Insider Car of the Year – Kia Stinger

Business Insider Car of the Year – Kia Stinger

Why the Kia Stinger is Business Insider’s 2018 Car of the Year Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, giving you the inside goss on American magazine Business Insider’s car of the year. Seems that the various gongs are coming out earlier and earlier – you’d normally wait for the end

New Toyota Corolla Review

2020 Toyota Corolla Scoop – First look

2020 Toyota Corolla sedan revealed: More features, more driver-focused It’s no secret that most car makers first reveal their new models anywhere but here in Australia. We’re considered to be one of the more irrelevant car markets in the world. Recently the first pictures of the Jeep Wrangler Gladiator were

Jeep Wrangler Gladiator Revealed Prior to LA Motor Show

Jeep Wrangler Gladiator Revealed Prior to LA Motor Show

Most manufacturers are sneaky. They have internal leaks – just like politicians leak – when they want the automotive community to know what they’ve got planned. It goes something like this. “Hey Joe, it’s, Mike Man … well, you know it’s me, Joe. Just wanted to let you know that

Concept to Reality – Jeep Wrangler Utility

Concept to Reality – Jeep Wrangler Utility

As a local Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer from 2003 to 2015, I got involved. along with my then GM, Cameron Semark, in upgrades to a lot of Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models – Cherokee’s, Grand Cherokee’s, Chrysler 300’s, various Dodge models and of course the iconic Jeep Wrangler. Cameron was a

Jeep Wrangler Gladiator Revealed Prior to LA Motor Show

It’s not a Jeep Scrambler, It’s a Jeep Gladiator.

Jeep pickup truck apparently will be named Jeep Gladiator – Russell will be pleased. Scrambler sounded like something you’d have for breakfast, anyway Hi Bob Aldons, former Jeep dealer with comments from autoblog.com on the forthcoming Jeep Wrangler Pick Up. Years ago, I travelled to the USA (Florida actually) for a

Hyundai officially names 3-row SUV the Hyundai Palisade.

Hyundai officially names 3-row SUV the Hyundai Palisade.

What’s in a name? Hyundai Palisade? According to US-based online news Autoblog.com, a new Hyundai 8-seat model will be launched at the LA motor show this month and is monikered as the Hyundai Palisade. “The reports we’ve been hearing about Hyundai’s new three-row SUV are right, it’s going to be called the Palisade and be

Bugatti Chiron: What It’s REALLY Like To Drive Properly

Bugatti Chiron: What It’s REALLY Like To Drive Properly

Just before the world gets to see the Bugatti Divo, Henry Catchpole went to Molsheim to drive the one and only Bugatti Chiron to see how it really drives when driving properly on some challenging roads by someone who knows what they are doing. Not really a lot more needs

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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.

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