A while ago, an industry colleague of mine handed back his Land Rover franchise. Just found it too hard to hit the numbers that made for a profitable business. Fast forward to 2017, and he must be kicking himself that he didn’t have the patience for the bounce back of
Introduction: You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and I was very impressed when I drove away in the Kia Sorento Platinum. Lots of interior space, powerful diesel engine, smooth automatic transmission and lots of tech too. The badge test tells me that I could have
There’s been spy-shots of the exterior, rumors of new engines and transmissions, but if these renderings are any guide, “Jeepsters” should exhale slowly and consider that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is still a Jeep. In these pics provided by JL Jeep Wrangler Forum, we see the redesigned Jeep Wrangler in
In Australia, we’ve got Tucson and Santa Fe as the two entrants in the SUV market for Hyundai. And coming later in 2017 or early 2018 is a compact SUV entrant for Hyundai named Kona. Kona is a well-known name in Hawaii, for the district on the Big Island of
Back in the early 80’s I had the unique pleasure to know and employ a chap named Chris Bourke. Chris was a 4WD salesperson and the creator of what I believe to be the first medium/large SUV available in Brisbane. Chris took a bunch of unwanted 2 door six cylinder
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.