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The Mouse That Roared – Suzuki Jimny

The Mouse That Roared – Suzuki Jimny

Any car company that has a 10 month + waiting time for their product can be lauded or criticised. I’ve driven Suzuki Jimny and I think that it should be held up as an example of a price-conscious, do what it says, motor vehicle. Sure it doesn’t have battery power,

Suzuki Jimny 4WD Review Why Should You Buy?

Suzuki Jimny 4WD Review Why Should You Buy?

When a particular model in a brand’s range hasn’t been available for a while, you can expect that it will be difficult to get one let alone at a good price. So it is with the new Suzuki Jimny. My local Suzuki dealer just this morning (21/3/19) told me that

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Suzuki Swift and Suzuki Vitara – More Awards

Konnichiwa, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a press release from Suzuki Auto Co in Brisbane. Most economical small car to own and operate – Suzuki Swift of courseI’ve been a Suzuki advocate since taking on the Suzuki franchise way back in August 2000. Back then my business partner and I acquired Redcliffe Mitsubishi and Suzuki at Redcliffe from long-term owners Alistair Stewart and Roy Elkington. The Mitsubishi part of the transaction was pretty easy to justify, Suzuki not so much.

Suzuki Swift Sport

Suzuki Swift Sports Turbo – Why Should You Buy?

Suzuki Swift Sports Turbo might not be a ‘hot’ hatch, but it’s certainly on the ‘hot’ side of ‘warm’. Hi, Bob Aldons, “The Car Guy”, presenting for your edification, my thoughts on the 2018 Suzuki Swift Sports Turbo. First impressions of anything are always important. Back in 2008, when I

Suzuki Swift GLX

Suzuki Swift GLX – Why Should You Buy

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in on my review of the Suzuki Swift GLX. I was a Suzuki dealer in 2004 when Suzuki first released the then all new Swift. A few dealers and I went to Japan to see the manufacturing plant where Swift was built. Swift

Why Should You Buy – Suzuki S-Cross SX4

Suzuki S-Cross SX4 Turbo – Road Test and Review Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with my first impressions on the Suzuki S-Cross SX4 Turbo SUV. When I first jumped in the driver’s seat, I’m wondering whether it’s just a scaled-down version of the Suzuki Vitara – the one that

World Caro f the Year

Silver Medal for Suzuki Ignis at WCOTY Awards

When I reviewed the Suzuki Ignis a few weeks ago, I commented that it was just a great little car. Seems that the judges of the World Car Of the Year (WCOTY) panel read what I was saying. Ignis has taken out the silver medal for 2017 only pipped by


The Biggest Loser win by Suzuki Swift Sport.

The Biggest Loser – Media reports leaking out about the new model Suzuki Swift Sport reveals that it will drop almost 20% on the old model’s body weight. The previous model weighed around 1045kg with the new spec at 870kg. Coupled to a 1.4L Boosterjet turbo engine, it’s alleged to


Why Should You Buy – 2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX

I first became really aware of Suzuki in 2000, when my business partner and I purchased Redcliffe and Suzuki. Beforehand, the name Suzuki was known to me as a motorcycle brand and some light off road vehicles rather than a manufacturer of light passenger vehicles. I sold my interest in


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