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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL review

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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL review

See the full article here. As far as updates go, the few that have been added to the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series GXL are very much low key. The GXL now comes with DAB+, an updated audio interface and steering wheel audio controls? You want more? Well, there isn’t any…...

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2015 Land Rover Defender recalled for brake fix
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2015 Land Rover Defender recalled for brake fix

Land Rover has issued a recall for 124 of its 2015-build Defender off-roaders over concerns a faulty repair for a previous recall could cause a brake fluid leak. The British manufacturer reports that the front brake pipe from the caliper to the flexible brake hose could be showing signs of chafing as a result of work completed for a previous recall...


Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 recalled for safety fix
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Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 recalled for safety fix

Local importer and conversion company American Special Vehicles (ASV) has issued a recall for six vehicles across its Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 model lines over concerns a faulty occupant sensor could cause the airbags to not deploy in an accident. Affected vehicles were built in 2014, 2015 and 2016...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report six – farewell
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute review: Long-term report six – farewell

After a few months of hard labour, we're ready to set our 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series ute free. It's sad to see it go.

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2017 Haval H9 Premium tuned by Ironman 4x4 review: Quick drive

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2017 Mazda BT-50: Alpine infotainment and navigation added as prices go up
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2017 Mazda BT-50: Alpine infotainment and navigation added as prices go up

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Off-road racing truck tackles go-kart track - VIDEO

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2017 Iveco Daily 4x4 review
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2017 Iveco Daily 4x4 review

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Haval, Ironman 4x4 working on Australian tuning program - UPDATE
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Haval, Ironman 4x4 working on Australian tuning program - UPDATE

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4²: Wild one-off special lives up to its name

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2013-16 Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled for steering fix
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2013-16 Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled for steering fix

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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


Ford F-250 Super Duty joins Performax range
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Ford F-250 Super Duty joins Performax range

The new Ford F-250 Super Duty has become the latest member of the Performax International family, with the Gympie, Queensland-based conversion company confirming it has received government approval for full-volume, right-hand drive production of the alloy-bodied pick-up truck. Joining the smaller F-150, the F-250 will be offered in four-door crew cab form, with a 6...


2018 Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi revealed as French marque eyes third straight Dakar win
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2018 Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi revealed as French marque eyes third straight Dakar win

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2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled for indicator fix
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2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled for indicator fix

The Ram Trucks range has been recalled by local distributor American Special Vehicles (ASV), over concerns the turn signals may stop working without notification - 450 vehicles are affected. According to the manufacturer, the turn signal speed doesn't change when a globe isn't working...


2017 Land Rover Discovery scores five-star ANCAP rating, despite head contact risk - UPDATE
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2017 Land Rover Discovery scores five-star ANCAP rating, despite head contact risk - UPDATE

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Ford Ranger scores minor feature updates, on sale now
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Ford Ranger scores minor feature updates, on sale now

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2017 Toyota Fortuner Crusade review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Toyota Fortuner Crusade review

You have plenty of options in the seven-seat SUV space if you're in the market for a Toyota - but there could well be smarter options than this top-spec Fortuner Crusade.

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