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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volvo's autonomous emergency braking
09 Dec 2017

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Explained

Every so often a new safety technology comes along that has the potential to make a big difference to the road toll. Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) explained.

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BMW boss talks tough on local sales - wants more X models
07 Dec 2017

BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system explained

BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system is one of the most sophisticated and effective on the market. Here’s how it works.

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04 Dec 2017

Dashing across the Simpson with a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 4 – Communication and Navigation

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

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27 Nov 2017

Dashing across the Simpson in a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 3 – More Preparation

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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23 Nov 2017

What’s it like to drive Bathurst’s Mount Panorama racetrack in your own car…at speed?

Bathurst’s Mount Panorama racetrack is one of the most highly regarded in the world, but chances for the public to drive it at speed don’t come often… Enter Challenge Bathurst, and we just took part.

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20 Nov 2017

Will your brake controller work with advanced safety aids when you’re towing a trailer?

Modern cars have advanced safety aids like AEB, and you want to make sure they still work when you’re towing a trailer or caravan.

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20 Nov 2017

Dashing across the Simpson in a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 2: Tyres

As we continue our Simpson Desert crossing series with the Haval H9 and Great Wall Stead, this week, we look at tyres; the most important part of your 4×4.

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14 Nov 2017

Monocoque 4X4s explained – should you be afraid?

Back in the late 1990s the Pajero NM caused a stir with its monocoque construction. Seventeen years later the worries have come to naught, but nevertheless there’s a fair bit of misconception about what monocoque construction actually is.

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Crossing the Simpson Desert
13 Nov 2017

Dashing across the Simpson in a Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed – Part 1

We just crossed the Simpson Desert in only nine days and with two vehicles that almost no-one expected us to drive: the Haval H9 and Great Wall Steed.

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08 Nov 2017

2018 Land Rover Discovery SD4 HSE Review

Robert Pepper’s 2018 Land Rover Discovery SD4 HSE Review and off-road test with pricing, specs, performance, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.

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31 Oct 2017

Why does my suspension squeak and rattle?

Good suspension has many attributes, one of which is quietness, does your suspension squeak and rattle? Here’s why.

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30 Oct 2017

Six reasons why you need a bullbar

Bullbars aren’t just about making your 4×4 look good, here are six reasons why you need a bullbar.

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Land Rover Discovery compared to Discovery 4
25 Oct 2017

16 ways the new Land Rover Discovery is better/worse than the previous Discovery

The all-new Land Rover Discovery is more evolution than revolution over the Discovery 4, and it’s mostly a change for the better.

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