I visited the Broadmeadows factory of Ford Australia in 1979. At first glance, I found it to be a noisy, dark, dirty place, with dirty sweaty workers. Compare the 3 pics below – the middle one is Ford Australia and the others are the Volkswagen Bratislava Slovakia plant (LHS) and
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
I’ve been monitoring the class action against Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda since inception in 2015. Managing Director of VW, Michael Bartsch, must be biting his lip, but the settlement comes “without an admission of liability from the car manufacturers. Follows is the report by Hannah Wootton of the Australian Financial
Battery pack options will offer ranges from 277 to 456 kilometres Thanks to US colleagues Autoweek.Com, I’m pleased to provide you with pre-launch information on the ID.3 Electric hatch due to be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show tomorrow. I’m currently reviewing the Nissan Leaf electric car and it serves
From 2008 until selling my dealerships in 2015, I was a Volkswagen dealer based at Redcliffe, just north of Brisbane. And it was a special time – I was a bit hesitant taking on the franchise, hearing all sorts of problems that Australian dealers had with the German senior management
Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a review on the Volkswagen Amarok Sportline V6 Dual Cab. I held the Volkswagen franchise for North Brisbane from 2008 until I sold the business in August 2015 – over three years ago. And it was the first Volkswagen dealership since Darrell Motors
Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy introducing you to Redcliffe local girl, Tracey Jackson. From my own historic understanding of the disease, Muscular Dystrophy is a ‘muscular’ wasting disease that progressively impairs mobility. According to Wikipedia, it’s “defined medically as a group of genetic diseases that cause progressive weakness
Greetings from Bob Aldons, The Car Guy. Manufacturers allow their research and development departments to ‘play’ with designs that may be released in the years to come. Volkswagen is no different, however, prototypes that make their way to motor shows such as the upcoming one in Geneva are so much
Hello and good morning. It’s not too long before the Geneva Motor Show opens and various manufacturers are leaking pictures and sketches of what you can expect to see. The major automotive websites and magazines will undoubtedly wait till the show opens to show their scoops, but I’ve managed to
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, Skoda will unveil a new concept called Skoda Vision X. Skoda has come a long way in the last 5 years. I recall when I was a Volkswagen dealer from 2008 till 2015, Skoda and it’s dealers were a bit of a
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.
So, jump on board, strap yourself in and let’s start out on the journey with The Car Guy.