Uber, the Australian equivalent of the Star Wars Death Star has come up with a brilliant marketing ploy and even enlisted ANCAP to help them promote their business Here’s the press release on the ANCAP website “Uber Australia the first ride-share to implement 5-star ANCAP vehicle safety requirement “Independent vehicle
Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with an important message about the car you’re about to jump in to. Is it safe or is it the subject of a safety recall? How many Uber, Ola, and Didi Drivers are in recalled cars? As someone who is vitally interested in the
When Uber arrived in Australia, I was a shareholder in a local taxi company. For no other reason than I needed the money to –reinvest in my car dealerships – Northstar Motor Group – I pulled my $750,000. By accident it was the best move financially I ever made, as
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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.
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