13 May 2016

Tuning suspension for Australian conditions with the new Hyundai Elantra SR

We spent a day with Hyundai’s local engineering team tuning the new Elantra Sr, and discovered that Tuning suspension is science, art and a lot of a hard work.

Robert Pepper 8 Read More
24 Apr 2016

Reader Question: Should I convert my manual 4X4 to an automatic transmission?

A reader has asked about converting a manual transmission to an Automatic transmission, we explain the pros and cons.

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk review
04 Apr 2016

Reader Question: I want to replace my Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk… or do I?

Should I sell or should I keep? The eternal question, this time a reader has asked about a Jeep Cherokee trailhawk they’re losing confidence in…

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02 Apr 2016

Reader Question: How to control oversteer in a 4×4…

Nobody wants to skid backwards into a ditch… so, how do you control oversteer in a 4×4 with mud-caked tyres? Read on…

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09 Feb 2016

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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19 Jan 2016

Law changes to make legal suspension lifts and lowers easier

Did you know suspension lifts or lowering your suspension was probably illegal? That’s now changed, thanks to the AAAA.

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Toyota Fortuner ground clearance not 279mm but 225mm
08 Jan 2016

Toyota Fortuner clarification: ground clearance is not 279mm, seats not user-removeable, towing in 4th gear

Toyota Australia clarifies questions regarding Toyota Fortuner: ground clearance, third row seats, towing… Here’s what you need to know.

Robert Pepper 10 Read More
05 Jan 2016

Toyota’s 4WD and SUV range – how do I choose between RAV4, Kluger, Fortuner, Prado, LC200 and FJ Cruiser? Oh and Hilux and Landcruiser 70?

We explore Toyota’s 4WD and SUV range (one of the biggest on the market) to work out which one you should choose depending on where you want to drive. Do you need an off- or soft-roader?

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24 Dec 2015

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition – technical analysis

The 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition is not just a fast car, it’s a quick car. Here’s our technical analysis of how it all works.

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16 Dec 2015

Twelve car buying myths busted

Car technology moves on, but the received wisdom from the ever-reliable mate of a mate does not. Here are our top 11 car buying myths, things that are said to be true but aren’t.

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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 6 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

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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…

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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.

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