Despite having been in the car business for nearly 43 years, I continue to be sometimes confused by the specifications from manufacturers for their model line-up. Take this car for example – the MY21 Kia Seltos S. Having just driven the Kia Rio GT-Line, the top of the range model
Some manufacturers announce a run-out before a new model comes to market and others introduce a limited run model with extra equipment to entice buyers without them really being aware of that said run-out. Read on for my opinion on the Nissan Qashqai Midnight Edition Nissan announced the new Qashqai
10 November 2020: Mitsubishi Motors today announced pricing and specifications of the new-look and better-handling Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. While a very competant car inside and on the road, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was, at least from my viewpoint, a bit on the forgetable side from the rear. Seems that the
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 Qashqai is a highly specified small SUV – great as a second vehicle for the family with 2.4 kids, an excellent school transport, and weekend sports vehicle What is it: The motoring world has changed. Once where Toyota Corolla, Mazda 2, Holden Astra, Mitsubishi Lancer and the like were selling
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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.
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