Automotive Advocacy

Buying a New Car? I’ve Got a Problem with Indian Customers

Let me say at the outset, that this is not a racially motivated rant. My heritage is Sri Lankan (Ceylon when my parents left there) but I’ve spent the last 62 years as an Aussie. I’ve been dealing with an Indian customer (Param Singh) on two different new vehicles. The lead came to me from …

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How to Test Drive a New Car Without Getting Hassled by a Salesperson

I was talking to a prospective customer recently. He wanted to know how he could test drive a new car without getting hassled and screwed by a salesperson. It’s an interesting question because when you visit a new car dealership you walk in with a target painted on your forehead. So let’s move along and …

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Buying a New Car? A Kia Cerato Sport Auto Hatch with Safety Pack?

Buying a New Car Today or Soon? If you’re in the market to purchase a new car, there’s a hard way and an easy way to buy any new car cheaper. Let’s look at the figures I was able to achieve on a Kia Cerato Sport Auto Hatch with Safety Pack If you want quick …

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Small Business Advice – Accelerated Depreciation

Small Business Advice – Accelerated Depreciation

Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy and owner of Car Business, reporting on the Federal Governments Accelerated Depreciation program. If you don’t want to read any further, just call me on 0418 748 498. I’m happy to discuss this matter with you directly. In the May 2018 Budget, Treasurer Scomo, Scott Morrison, announced an extension …

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Fiat Chrysler Australia Overpaid for Dealer Web Services

Hi Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with a comment on the trial in London between Fiat Chrysler Australia and UK based company Motortrak. Justice Clare Moulder found that former Fiat Chrysler Australia CEO Clyde Campbell had received payments in the order of $2.5 million dollars as a ‘bribe’. Now I’m not here to knock the …

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Auto Advocate v Ford Motor Company

Update 2nd May 2018: At the request of Ford Motor Company, I have removed the Ford Oval from this opinion piece. Seems that I hit a nerve explaining the inadequacies of their customer service. And not long after they contacted me, Ford Motor Company was slapped with a $10,000,000 Federal Court fine and a directive …

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Car Broker tells the tale of Sharon from Taigum

Hi, Bob Aldons from Car Business, Brisbane Car Broker. I’ve got a story to tell you about a customer’s recent buying experience. Sharon (name changed to protect her from maliciousness from the companies involved) wanted to purchase a new Subaru. Sharon was referred to me by another customer who had been happy with the way …

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