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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

Concept to Reality – Jeep Wrangler Utility

Concept to Reality – Jeep Wrangler Utility

As a local Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealer from 2003 to 2015, I got involved. along with my then GM, Cameron Semark, in upgrades to a lot of Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models – Cherokee’s, Grand Cherokee’s, Chrysler 300’s, various Dodge models and of course the iconic Jeep Wrangler. Cameron was a

Hyundai Sante Fe – In Their Own Words

Hyundai Sante Fe – In Their Own Words

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with Hyundai’s press release about the 2019 Hyundai  Santa Fe. Hyundai’s new-generation family favourite makes style, safety and connectivity standard and raises the bar again in the large SUV category. Here’s what the company has to say about the 2019 Hyundai Sante Fe.

Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester – In Their Own Words

The fifth generation of Subaru’s best-selling model, the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Subaru Forester Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), has been unveiled at New York International Auto Show.The New York International Auto Show comes hard on the heels of Geneva but has its own highlights – Subaru has shown the 5th generation of its iconic Subaru Forester. Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy,

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio first drive – Scoop

Power, poise, and presence built for back roads, not two-track trails – Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.Hi Bob Aldons, The Car Guy presenting the Autoweek article on their first drive in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. I’ve owned a Guilia QV and my first impression of Alfa’s first SUV is that it will sell well in Australia, provided the experience is similar to what Robin Warner had at the first drive of this vehicle. The headline picture says Alfa Romeo all over. If I didn’t know differently, I’d say that it’s a Guilia front end, so at least the folks at Alfa Romeo are keeping the family look. Here’s what Robin Warner has to say on his first drive. He writes for the American market so forgive references to non-metric weights and measures

Nissan X-Trail TL – Why Should You Buy?

Nissan X-Trail TL – Why Should You Buy?

Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in on the Nissan X-Trail 4WD Auto Diesel SUV. For your interest, my motoring reviews are my opinion of the vehicle I’m testing. The manufacturer, in this case, Nissan Australia, don’t tell me what to write or ask for a ‘nice’ review. Nor

Ford Ranger Raptor

Ford Ranger Raptor – Out from behind the camouflage

Ford Unleashes First-Ever Ranger Raptor; Off-Road Pickup Loaded with Ford Performance DNA. Ford’s press department have released this release and accompanying pictures Ford Enthusiasts have been seeing it behind camouflage for the last few months. Spy shots of the Ford Ranger Raptor have been leaked to the press and other

Jl Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

2018 Jeep Wrangler – First Drive in New Zealand

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with information on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler fresh off the press. I’m indebted to my industry colleagues from Autoweek for this story, the first one since the embargo by Jeep USA was lifted. In fact, Jeep flew a bunch of journos to New Zealand

Colorado Storm

Holden Colorado Storm 4×4 Crew Cab – In Their Own Words

Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with some late-breaking information from Holden Australia. Over the years Holden has used the Storm nomenclature to market limited editions of some of their model line-up Commodore, Commodore Ute and now the Holden Colorado Storm 4×4 Crew Cab based on the LTZ model. Who

2018 JL Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler Details and Features

The JL Jeep Wrangler has three engine options and a new Selec-Trac 4WD system JL Jeep Wrangler Forums from the USA always seems to have the information that Jeep aficionados want way earlier than the ‘normal’ consumers can obtain. Apparently leaked directly from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is the specification sheets


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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.

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