Volkswagen Arteon

The Volkswagen Arteon : A new era of style and innovation

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

Mazda MX-5 – Bringing Sexy Back.

Mazda BT-50 – In Their Own Words

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



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

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 VW Tiguan

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 Review – Why Should You Buy?

Isuzu D-Max Review – Why Should You Buy?

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

Isuzu MU-X Review – Why Should You Buy?

Isuzu MU-X Review – Why Should You Buy?

As one of the first Isuzu Ute dealers in Australia, back in 2008, I have a very soft spot for the company, and particularly the Isuzu MU-X. Hi there, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with my review on the 2018 Isuzu MU-X LT-R. I’ve been tripping around South-East Queensland for

Comparison – Amarok, Ranger, Triton, X-Class, Hilux

Comparison – Amarok, Ranger, Triton, X-Class, Hilux

If you can put up with his whining pommy accent, Mat Watson provides a comparison that will interest all of you who’ve either purchased a dual cab ute recently or are in the market for one. Whilst this is based on the British version of the cars in the headline,

WayMo information than ever before – Self-Driving Cars

The Fate of Self-Driving Cars Hangs on a $7 Trillion Design Problem Waymo One is the world’s first self-driving taxi service. Just two rides in, and we’re already bored of the future. So, I’m sitting here after reading this article by Mark Wilson and contemplating whether I’ll see self-driving cars in my

Definition of Insanity? Car Parking in Brisbane City!

I’ve been violated – without any lubricant. Yesterday, I attended a business breakfast to listen to Martin Ward, the MD and CEO of AP Eagers Limited speak about his company – past, present and future. I’m a minor shareholder and the invitation was provided by Charlie Smallhorn, my broker at

New Toyota Corolla Review

New Toyota Corolla Review

Twelfth-generation Toyota Corolla is huge leap forward in most respects The all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla is due to arrive in Australia early in the new year. One aspect of this car, along with the current model is that it’s available with a standard petrol engine but a hybrid powertrain as well.


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.

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