A little bit about Practical Motoring…

Here at Practical Motoring, our expert journalists and road testers are dedicated to bringing you honest and impartial information on new and used cars. We strive to provide you with news, reviews and advice you can trust, without worry of being influenced by manufacturers and brands.

Easier said than done? Sure, there might have been some publications which have promised this and not delivered, instead turning into another machine for advertising and following the industry around. At Practical Motoring, after years of existing as a trusted source of advice, we’ve devised our own way forward that doesn’t rely on such things, meaning it is fine by us to give it to you straight. You deserve that.

And we don’t just test cars at a racetrack, or on the way to and from the office, or even simply by moving the cheaper cars out of the way to get to the more expensive ones. No, at Practical Motoring we test all of our cars where you’ll be driving them – on Australian roads.

We put all of the cars we test across our dedicated road loops which combine a mix of wide-ranging road surfaces, including dirt and corrugations. And our dedicated off-road loop allows us to test everything from a compact SUV to a trail-rated 4WD to its absolute limit.

We put ourselves into your shoes when testing and consider all the things you would… We fit the car we test with baby seats, measure the boot, sit in every seat, check the heating and cooling, the ease of pairing your phone and how quickly or slowly the sat-nav keeps up with you. We do all of that and a lot more to bring you the most thorough and objective tests possible so that you’ll know exactly how good, or bad, a new car really is.

Because you’re at the heart of everything we do, we want you to get involved and help to make Practical Motoring a success. OK, so we ask a few things from you if you can help:

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Practical Motoring also works with a wide range of experienced freelance journalists, and welcomes Reader Contributions – submit yours here.

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