13 Jun 2017

Please, don’t kill the last little offroader! – UPDATED

Suzuki’s Grand Vitara is sought after and there’s a good reason why. THE WORLD IS FULL OF plastic-fantastic softroaders. Mazdas, Hondas, even many Jeeps and Land Rovers these days. These vehicles lack clearance, low range, and in place of lockable centre differentials have on-demand all-wheel-drive systems that don’t distribute torque

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12 Jun 2017

To modify or not to modify a 4X4? And by how much ? That is the question.

Being more of an AWD than 4X4 owner, I haven’t had a lot of experience modifying 4X4s. But I know it costs a lot. I have never spent much on mods for the 4X4s I have owned, but when a friend of mine purchased a pretty stock Nissan Navara, up

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09 Jun 2017

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review

Alex Rae’s 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review with pricing, specs, infotainment, performance, ride, handling, safety, verdict and score.

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09 Jun 2017

Product Test – Cooper ST-Maxx All-Terrain tyres

Cooper ST-Maxx all-terrain tyres What they are Light-truck tyres with a pattern on the aggressive side of all-terrain, in a 265/70/17 size. What we did Run them on a Ford Ranger PX for 37,000km covering everything from bitumen to snow, deep mud, sand and rocks. Tread depth new was 15mm,

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2016 Volkswagen Amarok Highline. 82.5%
08 Jun 2017

2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline Review

Isaac Bober’s 2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline Review with pricing, specs, infotainment, performance, ride, handling, safety, verdict and score.

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07 Jun 2017

Know your 80 UHF CB channels

UHF CB is free to use inter-vehicle communication, but there’s still rules to follow. You can’t randomly pick a UHF channel and use it for offroad touring or any other purposes you like. Here are the channels you CANNOT use except for their designated purposes: 5 and 35 – emergency

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Touring Review by Practical Motoring
06 Jun 2017

SUV sales pip passenger car sales in May

Australian new car sales are continuing apace and, in May, sales of SUVs overtook passenger car sales…

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Powering up a hill and kicking up plenty of sand in the Mitsubishi Pajero. Photo by Robery Pepper / Practical Motoring.
06 Jun 2017

Reader help: what are the pros and cons of larger diameter tyres for my Mitsubishi Pajero Sport?

Can a Pajero Sport run larger diameter tyres, and if so, why would you? QUESTION: First of all, what a brilliant idea the new website! I used to spend a lot of time fishing for 4×4 content on the Practical Motoring website, now I can have the quality content at

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06 Jun 2017

Weird and wonderful Japanese 4X4s you can import: Part 1

It’s amazing what objects of 4X4 desire come up in Japanese auctions! JAPAN HAS A thriving car auction scene and while there’s plenty of Nissan GT-Rs, kei cars and peoplemovers you also find a lot of interesting offroaders from yesteryear. Here’s a selection of vehicles you know you’d love to

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04 Jun 2017

Rolling coal is the stupidest idea since stance

Rolling coal is the stupidest idea since stance

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02 Jun 2017

Diff Drop Options on a 4×4 with independent front suspension

Those wanting to challenge their 4×4 off-road will need to lift it but independent front suspension presents a challenge.

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2017 Ford Everest Trend Review 81.25%
02 Jun 2017

2017 Ford Everest Trend Review

Robert Pepper’s 2017 Ford Everest Review with pricing, specs, ride and handling, verdict and score

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How to drive on steep hills
02 Jun 2017

How to drive on steep hills

Hills can kill. Here’s how to drive on steep hills safely in your 4×4.

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Practical Motoring 4x4 launches
02 Jun 2017

Practical Motoring 4×4 launches!

Meet Practical Motoring 4×4, a brand-new automotive website from the team behind Practical Motoring; dedicated to 4×4 owners and buyers.

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Skoda Kodiaq gets five-star rating - ANCAP
01 Jun 2017

Audi Q5, Skoda Kodiaq, Mini Countryman and Audi Q2 score 5 stars

ANCAP has awarded the Audi Q5, Skoda Kodiaq, Mini Countryman and Audi Q2 a maximum five-star rating.

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