07 Dec 2015

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk – technical analysis

The new Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is one of the most capable no-low-range 4X4s made today, so what’s the secret to its success?

Robert Pepper 8 Read More
01 Dec 2015

Which car do I want to escape the Zombie Apocalypse?

The zombies are coming, sooner or later. And that got us wondering what car we’d want to escape the zombie apocalypse…

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19 Nov 2015

Skeuomorphs in motoring

If you tell a kid something, they just accept it, like the existence of Santa Claus, tooth fairies or honest pollies. Adults aren’t so accepting.  First they need to understand why they need to know, then if something is new it had better fit with their existing experience and knowledge

Robert Pepper 2 Read More
01 Nov 2015

How about a van like the Mitsubishi Delica for off-road touring?

No off-road tourer has ever said “that’s too much space”. So why aren’t we driving 4×4 vans? And we’re thinking about the Mitsubishi Delica…

Robert Pepper 3 Read More
21 Oct 2015

Volkswagen Amarok TDI420 is an off-road 4×4 of the future

Ready or not, the Volkswagen Amarok points the way forwards for rough-terrain vehicles, meaning low-range is no longer the be-all and end-all for off-roaders.

Robert Pepper 23 Read More
Why premium fuel is a waste of money for most cars
01 Oct 2015

Are you being ripped off on claimed fuel consumption? No!

In the wake of #dieselgate there are now reports that consumers are being ripped off with cars that use far more fuel than their claimed fuel consumption.

Robert Pepper 3 Read More
07 Sep 2015

A guide to 4X4 driving for sports car owners

4X4 drivers and sports car drivers – premium car makers think they’re the same, but are they? Here’s our guide to 4×4 driving for sports car owners.

Robert Pepper 7 Read More
06 Sep 2015

Offroad driving myths busted

There are plenty of myth-conceptions when it comes to driving off-road, here are 26 off-road driving myths, busted – Bet you’re guilty of No.17…

Robert Pepper 30 Read More
Choosing a new family car
09 Aug 2015

How to choose a family car

Are you looking for a new car to accommodate your growing family? Want something safe and spacious that’ll meet all your ‘family’ needs? Here’s how to choose a family car.

Isaac Bober 11 Read More
20 Jun 2015

Traction Control is not the same as Stability Control!

Traction control and electronic stability control (ESC) are related, but not the same and the terms are certainly not interchangeable. What they are Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – is a system to keep a vehicle going in the direction the driver wants it to go, which is usually on the

Robert Pepper 6 Read More
08 Jun 2015

How to drive the 2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser offroad

The 2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser isn’t just a funky looking 4×4, it’s also one of the best offroad. But only if you know how to get the most from its technology.

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Should I put nitrogen in car tyres
18 May 2015

Should I put nitrogen in my tyres – Definitive answer

Should I put nitrogen in my car tyres? Here’s everything you could ever want to know about nitrogen and tyres – the facts, the half-truths and the lies.

Robert Pepper 6 Read More
24 Apr 2015

How to drive over a hump off-road

driving over a hump is one of the most basic off-road skills, but it’s a bit harder with a road-oriented 4×4. Here’s how to drive over a hump.

Robert Pepper 0 Read More
19 Apr 2015

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander off-road tech test

We’ve been testing the 2015 Santa Fe Highlander for a while now, but how well does its technology work off-road? We head into the bush to find out.

Robert Pepper 7 Read More
15 Apr 2015

Mitsubishi’s Super-Select 4X4 System Explained

How to use Mitsubishi’s Super Select 4X4 transmission system on Challenger, Pajero and Triton.

Robert Pepper 29 Read More