I’ll be upfront from the start. My company, Northstar Motor Group, was one of the first Chery dealers in Australia in 2011. I kept the franchise for just under a year. The J1 and J11 models that were launched were a major dissapointment from the first car and our sales
Further to my story recently about the impending launch of the all-new Kia EV 9, I’m happy t opublish the offical Kia launch video released this morning. Click on the image below The Kia EV 9 revealed: groundbreaking EV fusing progressive, bold design with authentic SUV character (SEOUL) March 15,
Real Estate Guru (Image Property Consultants) and sponsor of the Redcliffe Dolphins Juniors, Andrew Reibelt, has owned a Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Launch Edition since it was released onto the Aussie market in August 2020. My first question to Andrew? How’s it been? Have you had an issues? With a very
I heard the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport before I saw it when collecting it from Hendra. There’s no doubt in my mind, that the Mitsubishi is pretty old technology when it comes to its engine. A very adequate 2.4 litre diesel engine still makes a lot of noise when you’re outside.
This is a small update to my recent post on the Kia Niro Hybrid. One of the important reasons that I test drive and review various brands, is to provide an honest opinion on the worthiness of the vehicle. Recently, courtesy of Kia Motors Australia, I reviewed a brand new
Genesis X Concept unveiled Genesis X Concept makes global debut in Los Angeles. New model presents Genesis’ sustainable luxury in the form of an EV-based high-performance GT coupe concept car Genesis partnered with award-winning director, Jason Bergh, to create the ‘Genesis X California’ film, highlighting the dynamism of California’s car
Born to create – the brand new Genesis GV70 Just after I’m finishing with the two Genesis models currently available here in Australia, the Genesis G80 and GV80, Genesis has today announced the impending release of the GV70. Genesis GV70 is a medium SUV, but well in the mould of
Upping the X-factor: New tech, equipment and advanced safety systems headline major updates to the Nissan X-TRAIL MY21 X-TRAIL now features Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM2 as standard DAB+ radio, Voice Recognition and Nissan’s Next Generation In-Vehicle Infotainment System delivered across all grades ST-L models equipped with new 18” wheel design MY21 X-TRAIL
Hyundai IONIQ 5 redefines electric mobility lifestyle IONIQ 5 all-electric, midsize SUV debuted today in a virtual world premiere event Design explores new experiences only possible with dedicated BEV platform Evokes the daring attitude of Hyundai Pony, the company’s first production car, highlighting 45-year journey of Hyundai design and looking
Mazda Australia confirms MX-30 mild hybrid and electric models for 2021 arrival Don’t be confused. We currently have a MX-5, CX-30 and CX-5 and many other nomenclatures besides. And now Mazda are introducing (in 2021) an all new design, the Mazda MX-30. I’m a big fan of the Mazda brand.
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.