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
From Yokohama, Nissan have announced their Nissan Ariya Concept car. And if you don’t like this, please take a pill. The journey along the road to full EV models is getting exciting. Manufacturers such as Nissan have so much more to offer than the slow down of ICE models YOKOHAMA,
Over the last 6 years, I’ve helped a lot of my customers purchase new Mazda vehicles. And in that time, I’ve had zero complaints from those customers. Some own their 3rd consecutive Mazda, so this story about Mazda is right out of the blue at least from my perspective. It
The LA Mobility show opens today and undoubtedly one of the stars will be the futuristic Kia Concept EV9 Having just launched the EV6 to great international acclaim, Kia Corporation has stunned onlookers at the AutoMobility LA with the reveal of its all-electric SUV concept, the Kia Concept EV9. Whether
Before I read this story from autoweek.com my guess was the podium most expensive cars sold at auction would be a Ferrari. And I was right, but not only did Ferrari hold the coveted number 1 spot, but also took out 10 other places in the top 20, including the
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
Hello there. Bob Aldons from The Car Guy with the Mazda Australia press release on the all-new Mazda3. Mazda has defined the small car in recent years, the Mazda2, MAzda3, and MAzda6 are arguably the best of the list of vehicles in their categories in Australia. There may be cheaper
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.