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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07 Sep 2017

All new Land Rovers to be electric or hybrid after 2020…including new Defender?

Land Rover have declared their commitment to electric vehicles with new models hybrid and electric only from 2020. VOLVO RECENTLY STATED that all their vehicles will be either electric or hybrid after 2019, and now Jaguar Land Rover have followed suit. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover Chief Executive Officer,

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03 Sep 2017

Here are 12 classic 4x4s you know you want

We like to cover the very latest tech here on PM4x4, but we also love the non-electronic classic 4x4s. WHO LOVES BROWSING the classifieds? Yep, us too. But we’re saved you the trouble of flicking the actual pages with a brief roundup of a few interesting vehicles we found over

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02 Sep 2017

Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional Wagon and Cab Chassis on sale now

Mercedes-Benz have released pricing and some specs for the G 300 CDI. THE G 300 CDI is now on sale in two variants; a wagon and single cab chassis. Both vehicles have a 2987cc six-cylinder turbocharged diesel making 135kW and 400Nm a to a five-speed automatic and permanent all-wheel-drive with a

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30 Aug 2017

Safety Dave Rear View Camera review

Rear vision cameras are essential for safety and handy for convenience. REVERSING CAMERAS aren’t really optional these days. Ask any insurance company, and they will tell you that reversing accidents are the number one cause of claims. Can you, dear reader, claim never to have hit anything in reverse? I

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