Volkswagen Tiguan 4Motion
10 Jan 2017

What the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 4Motion Active Control modes actually do – An explanation

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan with 4Motion Active Control has two road modes and two off-road modes, we explain what they do.

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05 Jan 2017

4X4 MA/MC compliance: Some 2015 Mitsubishi Pajeros incorrectly plated

All 2015 Mitsubishi Pajeros are MC categorised, but some have MA plates and it turns out its a clerical error only.

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how to wash your car without the fuss
04 Jan 2017

How to wash your car (without the fuss) and the myths that need busting

When it comes to washing your car, getting out the bucket and sponge a couple of times a month will keep your car looking brand new.

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03 Jan 2017

Reader help: choosing a touring 4×4 for $30,000

Setting up for offroad touring is not quite as simple as just choosing any old 4X4. We help choosing a 4×4 to suit a $30k budget.

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Top 10 Car Advice articles on Practical Motoring
30 Dec 2016

Our Top 10 Car Advice articles of 2016

We’re not just about news and car reviews – we offer plenty of great car advice too. Here are the pieces that appealed to the most number of people in 2016.

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2017 Holden Trailblazer goes on-sale in October
06 Dec 2016

Reader Question: What should replace my 2004 Subaru Outback?

The Subaru Outback is a great car, but there comes a time when something more capable is needed, and this reader is leaning towards the Holden Trailblazer.

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05 Dec 2016

How the electronics on the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ work

VSC, B-LSD, TRC, ABS and EBD – Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ is/are constantly working hard to keep you on the road.

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29 Nov 2016

Reader Question: Need help choosing a tow car…

Two more readers want help selecting a tow car, one is looking to tow a boat and the other can’t decide between Pajero and Pajero Sport…

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22 Nov 2016

Reader help: How do I get rid of bush pinstripes?

Bodywork scratches go hand-in-hand with offroading in wooded areas, but there are ways to reduce bush pinstripes…

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18 Nov 2016

Five on Friday: The Dos and Don’ts of using sat nav

Want to get the best from your in-car sat-nav guidance? Here are our top five Dos and Don’ts.

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15 Nov 2016

Reader help: Do Toyota 4x4s have recovery points?

What is a recovery point and does the Toyota Fortuner have one?

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horsepower in cars
02 Nov 2016

Reader help: Why don’t we see torque/weight figures?

A reader wonders about torque, power and weight and why car companies always talk about horsepower per kilogram…

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20 Oct 2016

The MC Watch – offroad classified passenger vehicles in Australia

Every vehicle in Australia is categorised according to its purpose, but some seem to be in the wrong category. That’s important for off roaders.

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electronic stability control explained
18 Oct 2016

What is ESC or Electronic Stability Control?

Electronic stability control (ESC) has been compulsory on all passenger cars sold in Australia since 2013, but just what is ESC and how does it work?

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23 Sep 2016

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed – seven-seat practicality test

Robert Pepper’s 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed seven-seat practicality test.

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