23 Mar 2020

Why 4×4 ground clearance isn’t the same for all vehicles

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.

Robert Pepper 2 Read More
10 skills the average driver doesn't have
05 Mar 2020

10 skills the average driver doesn’t have

In the same way that smart phones are apparently making us lazy and, in the same vein, here are 10 skills the average driver doesn’t have…

Robert Pepper 16 Read More
28 Feb 2020

How to self-recover your 4×4 when bogged

Getting stuck while driving off-road when you’ve got mates around isn’t such a big deal. Here’s how to self-recover your 4×4 when bogged.

Robert Pepper 2 Read More
28 Jan 2020

Safe caravan and trailer towing tips

Caravan and trailer towing is more difficult than normal driving, so there’s a lot of rules to regulate it. Here are five rules you need to know.

Robert Pepper 3 Read More
learning how drive manual
20 Jan 2020

Learning how to drive a manual car

Learning to drive a manual car needn’t be scary, just follow our step-by-step guide to learning how to drive a manual car.

Robert Pepper 1 Read More
Hyundai i30 N brakes
16 Jan 2020

Why are the Hyundai i30N’s brakes so good?

Brakes are the most important upgrade if you want to track a roadcar, but Hyundai’s done the job for you on the i30N.

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Isuzu launches i-venture club for 4x4 training
06 Jan 2020

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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Hyundai i30 fastback N 85%
23 Dec 2019

2020 Hyundai i30N Fastback Road Test

Hyundai i30 NFastback review with price, specs, performance, ride and handling, interior, ownership, and independent car expert verdict and score.

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23 Dec 2019

Hyundai i30 Fastback N Track Review

We take a Hyundai i30 Fastback N to two very different racetracks in Phillip Island and Wakefield. Here’s everything you need to know about its performance.

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18 Dec 2019

Hyundai shows how to build a performance brand at the N Festival

Hyundai is new to the performance car world, but knows how to do it right. 

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Hyundai i30 N racing track warranty
17 Dec 2019

Hyundai i30 N: sports car vs motorsports car vs racing car

Robert Pepper has recently track-tested the Hyundai i30 N and surmises that it’s not purely a sportscar, but a motorsports car built for track days.

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Bike Sense allows cars and bike riders to get along
16 Dec 2019

Cyclists on the road in Australia – how we can all get along

Seems like some motorists don’t think cyclists should be allowed to ride on the road… Hmm. I love cars and I’m all in favour of cyclists sharing the road.

Robert Pepper 8 Read More
Towing 3500kg caravan ranger
04 Dec 2019

Why a 3500kg tow rating may not really be a 3500kg tow rating

Can tow 3500kg! The claim is there in big bold letters in the brochure, but here’s why your 3500kg tow rating may not really be a 3500kg tow rating.

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22 Nov 2019

Don’t worry about power and torque

It’s the first thing most car makers quote when boasting about their latest model and it’s also almost completely pointless – Power and torque explained.

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18 Nov 2019

Monocoque 4X4s explained – should you be afraid?

There’s a fair bit of misconception about what monocoque construction actually is – all explained here.

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