44 years ago today, I started as a trainee fleet salesman at Torque Ford Strathpine. My first manager, Peter Conder, was the manager of that dealership. All these years later, I’m grateful to all the people (or most of them anyway) who took a part in my progress from salesman
Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in with the press releases from Volkswagen Group Australia on the replacement for the Volkswagen CC – Volkswagen Arteon. Whilst a Volkswagen dealer from 2008 to 2015, the Volkswagen Passat CC, and then the Volkswagen CC was the standout luxury passenger vehicle in
As a Mitsubishi dealer from 2000 to 2012, Mitsubishi Triton was one of the strongest selling models in the line-up. Fast forward to 2019 and the new MR Triton is arguably the best selling model Mitsubishi has in Australia. Most of my readers will know, but for the new
It’s a very competitive world in the utility (ute) market. As I suggested in my recent take on the Nissan Navarra ST 4×4 Dual Cab, it’s the most represented segment of the Australian Car Business. Mazda has upgraded its offering with the Mazda BT-50
Tesla Model 3 – Are all Electric Cars Created Equal or Are Some More Equal Than Others? Good morning, good day, good afternoon, good evening and good night. Wherever in the world you are, It’s Bob Aldons, The Car Guy here with some interesting discussion and information on the Tesla
Tokyo, February 12, 2019 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will globally unveil the 2020 model year ASX compact SUV at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show to be held March 5th-17th. Since its launch in 2009, the ASX has sold approximately 1.32 million units in over 90 countries. The biggest
Hi there. It’s Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with another video from Throttle House. This one is a comparison between Hyundai Veloster N v VW Golf GTI v Subaru WRX. Thomas and James walk around and drive the three cars and provide their opinion on which car they’d buy. Early
A COMPETENT VEHICLE FOR THE OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE SET Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a very recent press release from my colleagues at Autoweek. The second generation Jeep Compass has just been released in the USA – Graham Kozak of Autoweek has an opinion on the car. And whilst
2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 VW Tiguan – Battle for the Best Compact SUV I’ve commented before that Thomas Holland from Throttle House is one of the best car reviewers I’ve heard. He tells it like it is – whether that’s good or bad. In this review, Thomas and
Isuzu D-Max – Just one if not the best turbo diesel dual cabs on the Australian market. So you want to be a tradesperson (Tradie) – besides the gear, you’re going to need a ute and the Isuzu D-Max is the one. Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with my
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.