05 Mar 2021

Five best trick dual-cab utes for fifty-odd grand

The start of 2021 sees new dual-cab ute special editions and facelifts vie for attention. Here are five top picks for utes to buy around $50,000. There are plenty of different utes on the market but here we’re looking at the top deals for tricked-up dual-cab utes on the market

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18 Feb 2021

Ford Ranger Tradie edition hits showrooms from $48k

Ford is offering another tradie special edition Ranger, this time literally touting the Tradie name rather than the previous Tradesman. Ford Australia has revived last year’s Tradesman ute on the update MY21 Ranger, this time called the Ranger Tradie 4×4. Available only as a special edition based on the Ranger

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16 Feb 2021

Ford Ranger turned into driverless courier at mine site

Ford Ranger becomes autonomous ute of choice on-site in Western Australia. Australian iron ore mining company Fortescue Metals Group has customised four Ford Ranger utes for use as autonomous worksite couriers. Named Autonomous Light Vehicles (ALV), they will help save workers from driving hundreds of thousands of kilometres. The current

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04 Feb 2021

New Ford F-150 Raptor jumps out

Ford makes the F-150 Raptor even more extreme. Ford’s next-gen F-150 Raptor has been unveiled, the desert-busting father to the Ranger Raptor. While similar in appearance to the second-generation model, it houses plenty of upgrades that better its ability to hop across bush, rocks or sand. Under the bonnet is

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25 Jan 2021

The difference when choosing an SUV vs 4WD

Sports Utility Vehicle or 4WD? SUVs are so popular it seems like you’re not doing family right unless you sell the old wagon/sedan and ‘upgrade’. Sure, some SUVs are bigger than sedans and some wagons, but then again, many SUVs are more like crossovers and make sacrifices compared to a

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19 Jan 2021

Ford’s Bronco ute spin off slips out

Ford is going ute crazy, with another all-new ute model based on the Bronco seemingly in the works. Ford has inadvertently (or likely purposefully) slipped sketches of its upcoming Bronco-based ute into a video: “How Innovative Design Led to the All-New Bronco and Bronco Sport“ The sketch was noticed by

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11 Jan 2021

Ford Focus-based ute image leaked

New entry-level ute from the Blue Oval has been leaked ahead of official unveil. What appears to be an image of Ford’s new ‘Maverick’ ute on the assembly line has been leaked by the Maverick Truck Club forum. This is the new ute Ford has been talking about for the

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06 Jan 2021

Ford Mondeo crossover in the works?

An all-new crossover Mondeo model looks set to launch this year. Image posted to Instagram by user CocheSpias appear to show a sneak peek of a new Ford Mondeo model being worked on. The images support previous rumours that Ford is planning to launch a crossover version of its Mondeo,

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06 Jan 2021

How To: Towing

Caravan and trailer towing is more difficult than normal driving, so in this video we quickly show you the tips to start towing safely. Sponsored Remember to take it slow and easy, and make sure you have adjusted your mirrors – you might even consider caravan towing mirrors if the

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16 Dec 2020

How to: Water Crossings

Sponsored Driving through water can be an intimidating experience for novices and experts alike. In this video, we show you the simple tips to help you get through a water crossing safely. Remember these simple steps Walk it first – Unless you can clearly see the depth and what’s underneath,

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25 Nov 2020

Ford Ranger Wildtrak X updated for 2021

Ford’s Ranger Wildtrak with added X factor has been updated. Ford is bringing the Ranger Wildtrak X back into dealers, with an updated model arriving early next year. The MY21.25 update to the Ranger brings a number of small upgrades, but there will also be some unique elements for the

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13 Nov 2020

2020 Ford Escape review

Our independent 2020 Ford Escape review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. If I ran Ford Australia, my patience would be sorely tested. While the Ranger and Mustang continue to be bright lights in the sales race, I put it to you that they

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12 Nov 2020

Ford Everest BaseCamp and Sport return for 2021

Popular special editions with exclusive trimmings continued in the revised Everest lineup. Ford has announced a revamped Everest that brings styling and special edition variants to the 2021.25MY lineup. Of particular interest are the Everest BaseCamp and Everet Sport, two models which proved successful previously and have been renewed for

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09 Nov 2020

Flashback: The 2007 Ford Airstream Concept

Created 13 years ago, Ford’s Airstream Concept still looks futuristic today. Back in 2007, society was in a pretty good state. The GFC was still to come, Trump wasn’t in the White House and we had no coronavirus, so most people could look to the future with confidence. Ford certainly

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22 Oct 2020

Ford Mustang Mach 1 priced at $83k

Pricing and specs of the Mustang Mach 1 for Australia have been revealed. The Ford Mustang Mach 1 will be available for the first time even in Australia and is the ‘best-handling factory-produced’ Mustang to come to Australia. Pricing is $83,365  plus on-roads for either manual or automatic versions, with

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