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…

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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?

Robert Pepper 5 Read More
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.

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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?

Robert Pepper 7 Read More
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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