Month: June 2016

VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI OWNERS: HERE’S HOW MUCH VW WILL GIVE YOU FOR YOUR TDI – CAR BUSINESS ON THE JOB

Don’t get overly excited when you read this story. The lucky folk in the USA will be jumping for joy at the announcement of the payout system for US delivered Volkswagen Diesels that fall under the ‘dieselgate’ program. Here in Australia, even if you’re part of the class action, I wouldn’t be holding my breath. …

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CHEAP GAS HAS AMERICANS DEFECTING FROM HYBRIDS AND EVS – CAR BUSINESS ON THE JOB

There’s no doubt that Americans lead the way when it comes to the journey on cars. It’s been said before that if America gets a cold, the rest of the world sneezes, So it seems the way about fuel prices. While Americans are paying around $0.80c for regular, 1.05 for premium and $0.88c for diesel …

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JEEP AND CHRYSLER OWNERS – CALL YOUR DEALER – CAR BUSINESS ON THE JOB

Following the death of Anton Yelchin, the actor who played Pavel Chekov in the latest Star Trek movie, Fiat Chrysler has moved to recall vehicles fitted with the latest ‘tricky’ transmission shifter. I must admit that I wasn’t a fan of the design fitted to various Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300 vehicles when I first …

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THE BEST VALUE ALL ELECTRIC TESLA MODEL 3 SPIED TESTING ON A HIGHWAY – CAR BUSINESS ON THE JOB

If you’re one of the nearly 400,000 people who put down $US1000 deposit for a new Tesla Model 3, you’d be wanting so badly to see this picture. It’s all good to see clay models, artists renderings and the like, but there’s nothing like see a prototype actually driving on the road. And that’s what Jeff …

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WHAT DOES NSW HAVE THAT QUEENSLAND DOESN’T – CAR BUSINESS ON THE JOB

Well NSW certainly doesn’t have the State of Origin Shield, nor do they have Cameron Smith as their skipper. But I reckon they wish they had both. I’ve been on a path for years now, and it’s not about footy. It concerns the lack of annual inspections for Queensland Motor Vehicles. In New South Wales, before …

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MOTORWAY SAFETY AND WHY YOU SHOULDN’T USE A MOBILE PHONE – CAR BUSINESS ON THE JOB

I was following this Toyota Corolla down the Gateway motorway today travelling at 80kph The Corolla was weaving inside its lane and then into the left lane. I moved into the LH lane when I could and pulled alongside the car.  What did I see? A young lady using her mobile seemingly reading texts or …

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FIAT 4WD DUAL CAB – DOES IT BEAT WRANGLER UTE TO MARKET? – CAR BUSINESS ON THE JOB

Mike Manley, the head of Jeep commented recently that he’d like to see a broader market for FCA commercial vehicles available worldwide. Whilst currently exclusive for the Brazilian market, does the success of Volkswagen Amarok, manufactured in Argentina and shipped around the world provide signals? A dual cab diesel 4wd dual cab would make sense …

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WHAT DOES WARREN BUFFET KNOW ABOUT CARS, CAR BUYING OR CAR BROKERS? – CAR BUSINESS

“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield” is a popular bit of one-line wisdom from American investor Warren Buffett. The saying means that the “rear view mirror” (the past) is always clearer than “the windshield” (the future) for an investor. It’s been cited since 1994 So what am I talking about …

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