10 Jul 2018

Upgrading your 4×4 for driving in the dark

Driving in the dark can fraught with danger but it’s sometime unavoidable. If your vehicle is equipped with the right gear you’ll be able to make it safely through the night.

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Hyundai Sante Fe 86.67%
05 Jul 2018

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

Dean Mellor’s 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.

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2018 Mazda CX-8 Review 91.67%
29 Jun 2018

2018 Mazda CX-8 Review

Dean Mellor’s 2018 Mazda CX-8 Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.

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Battery charge warning light
28 Jun 2018

Everything you need to know about 4×4 electrical power options

If you’re going to use your four-wheel drive for off-road adventures, you’re going to need a reliable and abundant source of power for all your electrical gear. These days there are more electrical power options than ever before.

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2017 Nissan X-Trail Review by Practical Motoring 67.5%
25 Jun 2018

2018 Nissan X-Trail ST-L Review

Dean Mellor’s 2018 Nissan X-Trail ST-L Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.

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Ford Everest 4WD driving on unsealed road
22 Jun 2018

How to drive on dirt roads – Everything you need to know

Driving on dirt roads is very different to driving on bitumen. Here’s what you need to know, from setting up your vehicle, tyre pressures, to handling corrugations and more.

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18 Jun 2018

Top 5: Oldest Surviving 4×4 Nameplates

Four-wheel drives generally have a longer model lifecycle than passenger cars, but some nameplates take this to the extreme…Here are the Top 5 Oldest Surviving 4×4 Nameplates still available on the Aussie new-car market.

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Practical Motoring Says: For budget-conscious buyers who live near a Mahindra dealer, of which there are now close to 40 in Australia, the 2018 Pik-Up S10 Dual Cab is a definite alternative to mainstream 4x4 recreational utes. 67.5%
11 Jun 2018

2018 Mahindra Pik-Up S10 Review

Dean Mellor’s 2018 Mahindra Pik-Up S10 Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.

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Driving through water can be an intimidating experience for novices and experts alike. Here are our tips on how to handle water crossings.
30 May 2018

The Gear You Need for Water Crossings in your 4×4

Sooner or later all four-wheel drivers will inevitably encounter a water crossing. If you want to make a safe crossing, you’ll need to make sure your 4×4 is properly equipped for the task at hand.

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The Ford Everest offers plenty of room for packing everything you'll need on a 4x4 road trip
24 May 2018

How To Pack your 4×4 wagon

Put some thought into packing gear into your 4×4 for the big trip and you’ll always know where your stuff is…

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Off-road driving myths busted
18 May 2018

How To: Beach Driving with your 4×4

Beach driving with your 4×4 can be a lot of fun but it can also be dangerous if you don’t play by the rules.

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2018 Subaru XV 2.0i-S Review
17 May 2018

Best Compact AWD SUVs

For many, a small all-wheel drive wagon offers more capability than they’ll ever need. Loaded with equipment, it’s no wonder these practical and economical do-it-alls are so popular. Here are the best compact AWD SUVs on the market.

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Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate Review 87.5%
16 May 2018

Volkswagen Amarok TDI550 Ultimate Review

Dean Mellor’s Volkswagen Amarok TDI550 Ultimate Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.

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09 May 2018

Choosing a 4×4 Towing Vehicle – What should you be looking for?

When it comes to choosing a 4×4 towing vehicle to haul your camper trailer or caravan, there are a whole raft of things you need to consider, like towing capacity, engine, transmission, and more.

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ARB range for Mitsubishi Triton
08 May 2018

Worksite to Campsite: Transform your 4×4 ute into a tourer

Four-wheel drive utilities are extremely versatile vehicles but if you want to set them up as touring rigs there are several modifications to be made. Here’s the gear you need to transform your 4×4 ute into a tourer.

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