THE most affordable Golf GTI of this decade can be ordered as of this week from your Volkswagen dealer. Greetings from Queensland. When I was invited to be a Volkswagen dealer back in 2008, one of the first cars I had my backside into was a Golf GTI – a
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
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
“There’s got to be a morning after” was a song by Maureen McGovern for the movie The Poseidon Adventure way back in 1973. I’m thinking that the employees of GMH, Ford, Toyota must be humming that same tune this morning. Good morning. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting to
General Motors Holden is taking the biggest gamble of their time with the introduction of the Opel Commodore VXR due for launch in early 2018. Whilst maintaining the Commodore name, Holden is asking the historical buying public to overlook that this car is manufactured in Europe for Australia and other
Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with some information from Nissan Australia to coincide with the Gold Coast 600. Nissan is one of the few manufacturers promoting the use of genuine replacement parts rather than allowing the non-genuine and grey parts market to take control. As a former franchise dealer
Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with some information about the Skoda Octavia RS 245. The ‘second’ brand of Volkswagen has struggled over their time in Australia, trying to get a foothold. Skoda however shouldn’t be discounted too much – they do build a very good vehicle, albeit using Volkswagen
Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with some late-breaking information from Holden Australia. Over the years Holden has used the Storm nomenclature to market limited editions of some of their model line-up Commodore, Commodore Ute and now the Holden Colorado Storm 4×4 Crew Cab based on the LTZ model. Who
The new 2018 Range Rover promises to be the harbinger of advances in Luxury motoring when it arrives in Australia late 2017 or early 2018. Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in on the new Range Rover. Frankly, I wasn’t a fan of this truly British marque for a
Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a press release from Holden. It’s a singular shame that General Motors Holden’s vehicle range is still lacking the quality of so many of the other brands in the market. Our Australian Holden’s are built around the world – Europe, Korea and soon
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