06 Oct 2017

Tested: Bosch Safety Control System with ABS and sway mitigation

Bosch has launched its Safety Control System with ABS and sway mitigation, for caravans and heavy trailers and we went along to see how well it works.

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05 Oct 2017

Reader help – How do I choose Suzuki Grand Vitara wheels?

Wheels and tyres for 4x4s are the number one ‘how do I change’ question… QUESTION: I need some advice about 17-inch alloy wheels for a Suzuki Grand Vitara 3.2L. I’m not interested in steel wheels. The reason for the change is I can’t find any good all-terrain tyres for my

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02 Oct 2017

Weird and wonderful import 4x4s, Part 2

Forget Patrols, Prados, Pajeros and Discoverys. Open your mind to the possibilities of imports. IRON CHEF are one of Australia’s leading car importers, and every so often on their Facebook page will appear something interesting on the 4×4 front. And there’s two somethings just posted… Offroad Winnebago Campervan Campervans are

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27 Sep 2017

How to overtake on country roads… the right way

Single-lane overtaking is about the most dangerous manoeuvre the average car driver will attempt, so here’s how to do it right.

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23 Sep 2017

Reader help: which mid-sized 4X4 should I buy? – Toyota Prado, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X or Ford Everest?

The mid-size 4×4 wagon market is very competitive, making it hard to choose a winner. FOR OFFROAD TOURING you’ve now got a basic choice of wagon or ute, which we cover here. If you decide on a wagon then there’s quite a few options as this reader discovers: QUESTION I

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21 Sep 2017

The Petrol 4×4 Watch – September 2017

Want a petrol 4×4? There’s still a few left. UPDATE 21/09/17 – Toyota revise Hilux and drop petrols. HERE IS A LIST of all the petrol 4×4 wagons and utes with low range you can buy new. Why would you choose petrol over diesel? Less complexity – no DPF, no

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16 Sep 2017

What’s it like to drive a new Land Rover on slick rock in Moab?

Land Rover have started offering drive experiences the in the USA on Moab’s slick rock, something Aussies don’t get to experience. AUSTRALIA may well be the world’s 4×4 capital, but we don’t have every type of surface the planet can offer. We’ve got sand, but not sand like the Sahara.

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14 Sep 2017

What’s it like to drive a race-winning, low-budget race car?

Many people dream of being a race car driver but are put off by what they think it’ll cost, but it’s not as expensive or difficult as you may think.

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14 Sep 2017

The 11 ways the Toyota LC79 is different to the mainstream utes

The Toyota LandCruiser LC79 is a ute, but a very different kind of ute to the ones setting the sales charts on fire.

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LC79 Review by practical Motoring
12 Sep 2017

2017 Toyota LandCruiser LC79 Dual Cab GXL Review

Robert Pepper’s 2017 Toyota LandCruiser LC79 Dual Cab GXL Review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.

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12 Sep 2017

Offroading, 4WDing, overlanding and…

How do we describe what we owners and drivers of 4X4 vehicles actually do? THERE IS NO DICTIONARY of Aussie offroad terms, just generally accepted usage…sort of. Here’s a general guide to what means what in Australia: Who we are 4WDer – a common term for those that love 4WD

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11 Sep 2017

Reader help: which 4WD do I choose?

Two readers write in for help choosing between Land Rover Discovery 4, Defender and LandCruiser 76 Series… We try to help them choose the right 4WD.

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10 Sep 2017

Reader help: Kia Sportage, GU Patrol and Oziexplorer

We welcome reader questions here on PM4x4. SOME DAYS there’s no questions, some days there’s lots. We never make them up, and we couldn’t have possibly thought of this one: QUESTION: I’ve read some of your articles recently & like your insight. I’ve just sold my GU Patrol & bought

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09 Sep 2017

The inventor of Bog Out has his say

Paul Aubin is the inventor of Bog Out and here’s his story. WHEN WE REVIEW a product we try and be as fair and balanced as possible. We also send the story to whoever makes or sells the product in advance of publication, not something that’s often done by journalists.

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09 Sep 2017

Product Test: Bog Out Vehicle Recovery Kit

We test the Bog Out vehicle recovery system. THERE IS NO perfect recovery gear, as everything has its pros and cons. That’s why it’s always interesting to try new products that take a different approach to the mainstream, and here we have a Bog Out vehicle recovery system. What it is A

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