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Suzuki Vitara GLX Turbo Review

Suzuki Vitara GLX Turbo Review

Suzuki Vitara GLX Turbo – A small SUV with a big reputation   My wife Suzi is a Suzuki fan – she first started driving the brand in 2004 and had one of the first Suzuki Swifts to hit the road. Her last one, for the time being, was a

Susuki Baleno GLX

Suzuki Baleno GLX Review – The Car That Can

Arguably one of the lesser-known models in their Australian range is their small hatch called the Suzuki Baleno GLX. When I first became a Suzuki dealer way back in 2000, Suzuki was probably one of the ignored BRANDS, but that all changed in 2004 with the release of the Suzuki

New Suzuki Baleno Arriving Soon

New Suzuki Baleno Arriving Soon

New Look Suzuki Baleno Coming To Australia If you ignore the badge on the grill, would you really know who makes this hatch? It might look like a Kia Cerato, but this one is made in Japan by the masters of small cars with fuel efficient engines and plenty of

The Mouse That Roared – Suzuki Jimny

The Mouse That Roared – Suzuki Jimny

Any car company that has a 10 month + waiting time for their product can be lauded or criticised. I’ve driven Suzuki Jimny and I think that it should be held up as an example of a price-conscious, do what it says, motor vehicle. Sure it doesn’t have battery power,

Suzuki Jimny 4WD Review Why Should You Buy?

Suzuki Jimny 4WD Review Why Should You Buy?

When a particular model in a brand’s range hasn’t been available for a while, you can expect that it will be difficult to get one let alone at a good price. So it is with the new Suzuki Jimny. My local Suzuki dealer just this morning (21/3/19) told me that

Suzuki Swift Sport Turbo - BeeRacing

Suzuki Swift and Suzuki Vitara – More Awards

Konnichiwa, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a press release from Suzuki Auto Co in Brisbane. Most economical small car to own and operate – Suzuki Swift of courseI’ve been a Suzuki advocate since taking on the Suzuki franchise way back in August 2000. Back then my business partner and I acquired Redcliffe Mitsubishi and Suzuki at Redcliffe from long-term owners Alistair Stewart and Roy Elkington. The Mitsubishi part of the transaction was pretty easy to justify, Suzuki not so much.

Whats Happened to These New Car Brands?

Whats Happened to These New Car Brands?

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,

Suzuki Swift Goes Nose To Tail Around Australia 1.5 Times

Suzuki Swift Goes Nose To Tail Around Australia 1.5 Times

6,000,000 is a big number in anyone’s language. And that’s the number of Suzuki Swift sold around the world since the launch of the model in 2005.I was there as a Suzuki dealer in 2005. Suzi and I went to Japan to see the plant where the Swift was built and enjoyed the hospitality of senior Suzuki people. One thing I can say without question is that Suzuki is well and truly committed to building a quality car and looking after their customers. Their passion is unquestionable.

Suzuki Swift Sport

Suzuki Swift Sports Turbo – Why Should You Buy?

Suzuki Swift Sports Turbo might not be a ‘hot’ hatch, but it’s certainly on the ‘hot’ side of ‘warm’. Hi, Bob Aldons, “The Car Guy”, presenting for your edification, my thoughts on the 2018 Suzuki Swift Sports Turbo. First impressions of anything are always important. Back in 2008, when I

Suzuki Swift GLX

Suzuki Swift GLX – Why Should You Buy

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in on my review of the Suzuki Swift GLX. I was a Suzuki dealer in 2004 when Suzuki first released the then all new Swift. A few dealers and I went to Japan to see the manufacturing plant where Swift was built. Swift


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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. 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. .

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