13 Jun 2018

2018 Holden Commodore VXR – Technical Details Explained

The all-new Holden Commodore VXR has torque vectoring, all-wheel drive, a nine-speed auto and no rear differential…we explain how it all works and what makes the set up more clever than you think…

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13 Jun 2018

2018 Holden Commdore VXR Review

Robert Pepper’s 2018 Holden Commodore VXR Review with pricing, specs, performance, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.

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30 May 2018

A Chinese hacking lab finds 14 security vulnerabilities in BMW cars

Security vulnerabilities found in BMW cars, and that means similar cars are probably vulnerable too. Should you worry?

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25 Apr 2018

Why aren’t 4×4 manufacturers clear about ground clearance?

Ground clearance is a fundamental measurement for 4x4s, but it’s not always what you think and the message from car makers can be confusing.

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14 Apr 2018

Torque steer explained

You’ve probably heard or read something in a car review about torque steer, but what is it and does it actually matter? Torque steer explained…

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20 Feb 2018

What is a catch can and why do you need one?

You’ve heard that a catch can is a good idea, but why? To explain, we fitted one to our Ford Ranger…

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2018 Ford Ranger Raptor
13 Feb 2018

Ford Ranger Raptor – Is it the answer to a question no-one asked?

The Ford Ranger Raptor is a new type of vehicle, but maybe there’s a reason this is an unexplored niche. 

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2018 Ford Ranger Raptor
09 Feb 2018

Why you’re all wrong about the new Ford Ranger Raptor

Early yesterday morning my phone rang, and the voice on the other end wasn’t happy about the new Ford Ranger Raptor… Here’s why my friend and you lot are wrong about it.

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15 Jan 2018

Dashing across the Simpson Desert with a Haval H9, Great Wall Steed, Everest and a Triton – Part 7 – The Why

How And Why We Dashed Across The Simpson Desert In A Week From Melbourne With A Haval H9 And Great Wall Steed.

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09 Jan 2018

Dashing across the Simpson Desert with a Haval H9, Great Wall Steed, a Triton and now an Everest – Part 7 – Meet our support

How And Why We Dashed Across The Simpson Desert In A Week From Melbourne With A Haval H9 And Great Wall Steed. This week we look at another of our companions.

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24 Dec 2017

Bush pinstripe damage – advice from a professional

Bush pinstripes are a part of off-roading. We talk with professional detailer, Darren Hosking, about how to prevent them and what to do once you’ve got them.

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18 Dec 2017

Dashing across the Simpson Desert with a Haval H9, Great Wall Steed and a Triton – Part 6 – Meet our support

How And Why We Dashed Across The Simpson Desert In A Week From Melbourne With A Haval H9 And Great Wall Steed. This week we look at one of our companions.

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Isuzu launches i-venture club for 4x4 training
15 Dec 2017

Setting up for off-roading with your 4×4

You may have the best 4×4 in the world, but without some extra gear you won’t get far. Here’s what you need to know to go off-roading with your 4×4.

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11 Dec 2017

Dashing across the Simpson with a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 5 – Packing for a Big Trip

How And Why We Dashed Across The Simpson Desert In A Week From Melbourne With A Haval H9 And Great Wall Steed. This week we look at packing for a big trip.

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09 Dec 2017

Choosing off-road tyres – Why your choice of rubber needs to be rethought

When it comes to choosing tyres for your off-roader, do you really need one set for the road and one for the bush?

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