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?

Isaac Bober 1 Read More
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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01 Sep 2016

Reader help: Choosing between Suzuki Grand Vitara, Range Rover Evoque or Land Rover Discovery Sport

A reader wants help choosing a small SUV. And their shortlist includes: Suzuki Grand Vitara, Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport…

Robert Pepper 5 Read More
03 Aug 2016

Reader help: Everest, Fortuner or Pajero Sport?

One of our readers from India has written with a query that’s relevant to Australia; he wants to know whether he should choose: Ford Everest, Toyota Fortuner, even a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport?

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Refreshed 2016 Mazda BT-50 revealed
22 Jul 2016

Reader help: how much can I tow with my Mazda BT-50?

Another day, another towing question. This time it’s a Mazda BT-50 and a horse float… Hi Robert,I am looking at either purchasing a either a 2013 or a 2015 Mazda BT-50, 5 seat, manual, diesel, 4×4. The 2013 model has a Gross Vehicle Mass Maximum of 3200 (kg) and a

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29 Jun 2016

Should I modify my Suzuki Grand Vitara?

A reader wants help with his Suzuki Grand Vitara for sand work. Hi Robert, I have been contemplating buying a 2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara as my daily driver, but it will need to be able to handle light duty off-road work. I’m talking mainly soft beach sand, and deeply gouged

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27 May 2016

Are genuine car parts best?

Your car is a bundle of parts, and there are lots of different ways those parts can be supplied, and who can make them… so, are genuine car parts best?

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