Skoda is one of the lesser-known Volkswagen Group brands and that group is extensive. Volkswagen, Lamborghini, Seat. Porsche and even Bugatti are part and parcel of the German company. Skoda has been an almost forgotten part of the Australian market for a while but recently they’ve enjoyed a bit of
At first glance, like me, you probably wondered what a Golf R Final Edition – Hand Painted really is. You might suspect that someone at the Wolfsburg factory grabs a paint brush and ‘hand paints’ the car. Afraid not – read on to this press release from Volkswagen and you’ll
Explosive performance from the distinctive 294kW/480Nm Audi 5cyl Sansom: “The Audi RS 3 is a contemporary performance car icon and we’re delighted to have it back in our line-up” RS 3 returns with a special Carbon Edition, starting at $87,200* Zetland, June 5, 2020 – Audi Australia is welcoming the
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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.