Car Business 2016 Car of the Year

Hi, Bob Aldons from Car Business on the job for you. And if the newspapers and online sites can have them, why can’t Car Business. There’s so many Car of the Year awards given out nowadays, that arguably the quality of the awards can be called into question. What started as the COTY by Wheels magazines is now a tidal wave based on advertising revenue, motoring journalist junkets, and other criteria too numerous to mention.

So, here are my opinions based on customers who have purchased new vehicles through Car Business and as importantly the number of or lack of customer complaints about those vehicles.

Most Popular Vehicle

Mitsubishi ASX LS SUV

Mitsubishi ASX - Car Business COTY
Mitsubishi ASX is the most popular car sold by Car Business in 2016

The ASX has been the choice of people who want to maintain the current size of their vehicle from external dimensions, yet achieve a large interior compartment. Useful for small families, single drivers, and a great second car, the Mitsubishi ASX was very competitively priced, with outstanding features and an industry leading warranty of 5 years.

Generally, we’ve been able to purchase the Mitsubishi ASX LS 2WD for under $25,000 including metallic paint (normally a $500 charge) and window tinting. And besides the five-year warranty, if you service with Mitsubishi, they provide a 12-month roadside assistance package for the next 12 months. So that’s another saving of around $100 per year and arguably you’re still getting the service by your local RACQ breakdown service.

The ASX is an ANCAP five-star vehicle and gets the car Business Car of the Year Award



Most Popular Commercial Vehicle is: 

Ford Ranger XLT Dual Cab

Ford Ranger - Car Business

Ford Ranger is the choice of tradies and the Car  Business COTY for commercial vehicles


There’s no doubt that Ford has had a tough year with the closure of their manufacturing plants in Victoria but the Ranger has been a bright light in an otherwise dull sales result. Not my personal choice for a 4WD dual cab (VW Amarok is my personal pick) the Ranger’s size has tradies lining up. Whilst one of the more expensive dual cabs, it seems that size does matter, at least in this category.


Most Popular Prestige Vehicle Brands


Range Rover Evoque
Range Rover Evoque was one of 3 luxury vehicles most popular with our customers in 2016



It’s a dead heat here between Audi, Range Rover, and BMW. If you’ve got the dollars, there’s a very wide choice in this category. And all these owners have been pretty happy with the quality, technology, and features in these vehicles. The only downer was the price to replace a windscreen in a Range Rover Evoque. $2500 for a replacement screen seems pretty expensive and the owner had to make an insurance claim and shell out her $750 excess. Service costs aren’t that inexpensive either, but if you’re investing in an $70,000 plus vehicle, then servicing costs aren’t the major influence on your decision.




Audi TT - COTY
One of the favorites in 2016 was the Audi TT

The Audi TT isn’t a new model for 2016, but it was the sports car of choice for clients of Car Business. Good looking, great performance and handling, if you can afford one, and interior space isn’t an issue, then take one for a drive and make the decision yourself






So there they are. The favorite cars purchased through Car Business for 2016. If you’re in the market for a new car, have a chat to me at Car Business – Phone 0418 748 498, email me at in**@ca*********.au or visit our website –

What’s Car Business all about?

Car Business is a multi-dimensional automotive company that aims to help you to buy your new car for a better price than you can do on your own. Based on the Redcliffe Peninsula about 15 minutes from Brisbane Airport and 30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Car Business is located in an area that allows us to pick and choose from Brisbane’s finest new cars for sale.


The ‘go to’ Brisbane car buying agents, Car Business, is so much better than a car broker – first and foremost, Car Business is an experienced Car Buyer’s Advocacy service. Our experienced staff will stand alongside you and act on your behalf to help you buy your new car at a better price than you can directly through new car dealers.


My goal with Car Business is to provide timely and informative articles on everything to do with cars – used car purchase, new car sales, car service, car finance, car insurance, aftermarket car protection products – everything .

Above anything else, Car Business is a company that provides current automotive advice for car owners who don’t have access to knowledgeable car industry friends. To those of you without someone to talk to, I’m your expert – the car guy.

I’ve been in the car industry since 1978 – covering all aspects that consumers need advice on. I’ve been called a lot of things in my time – The Car Professor, The Car Doctor, and recently the Car Guy, but the bottom line is that I know a lot about this industry. Whenever someone needs some advice – they call me.

In general terms my car advice is free – it’s just something I like to do and my goal is to give back to the community that has treated me so well.

Good quality, Guaranteed Used Cars

I have access to good quality cars – you can see my current stock by clicking through to my own website for the cars that I have in stock.  I’m also able to search out that particular car that you’re finding difficult to find. I’ve got a great dealer community that I’ve dealt with for many years and these cars don’t even hit the websites. I specialize in South East Queensland but in some cases, can look after interstate customers

Other areas that I specialize in are fairly widespread.

Genuine Spare Parts, Merchandise and Other Cool Stuff is an online spare parts business specializing in Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Isuzu Ute and Volkswagen. SO if you’re looking for anything from crash parts, electrical components, wheels, t-shirts or anything else, let me assist you with that search.  You can rely on genuine spares to procure parts at better than trade price and certainly better than you can buy in Australia. My prices are reduced by about 30% on what you’d expect to pay here in Australia

Car Business Protects Your Car

Car Business is a local agent for Williams Paint and Interior ProtectionAutoGard and CleanGard, SunX window tinting.

Don’t get ripped off by car dealers wanting to make a huge profit – our window tinting prices start from $175 up to $450 for cars that dealers want to charge $750 for.

Car Finance and Car Insurance

My finance and insurance franchise, 1800Approved Finance, will help you get finance for your car at rates much lower than a dealer will offer. For a homeowner, we’re talking from 4.99%. Your bank won’t even offer you that .

It’s My Opinion – Cars, Auto Industry

If you’re interested in reading quality information about new car releases, forthcoming models and just about anything else to do with the car business, click over to my blog –

You’ll find various and wide-ranging comment about the car industry and car people. I don’t hold back on my comments – like it or not, my opinions are just that – opinions.

In closing, if you want to connect with me here’s how

Car Business and Bob Aldons Contact Info

Phone:          International           +61 418 748 498

Local                          0418 748 498

Email:                                                in**@ca*********.au

Visit:                                                  226 Anzac Avenue

Kippa-Ring Q 4021

Mail:                                                  PO Box 195

Clontarf Q 4019


In closing, my passion is cars, car buyers, car dealers, but just about anything to do with cars. But you need to do me 1 favour….

Please drive carefully


Warm regards

Bob Aldons


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