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4x4 Driving Tips: How to climb steep hills... safely

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4x4 Driving Tips: How to climb steep hills... safely

Steep hills hold promises of spectacular views and secluded corners of the country. However, one must be ready to meet the mountain and face the challenge, either up or down a steep section of track. Remember to pack your bravado and a focused mind...

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4x4 Driving Tips: Rock climbing

4x4 Driving Tips: Rock climbing

Who said you need to be going fast to get the heart pumping? Welcome to the world of rock crawling.


A weekend getaway in the Trakkaway 700

A weekend getaway in the Trakkaway 700

It’s time to live the good life. The age of retirement has finally arrived. You’ve worked a million-and-one hours and raised a couple of kids. Now, it’s time to explore Australia. If you’re ready to visit our great and vast country but you’re worried about roughing it and leaving your luxuries at home, or perhaps like me, you want to take your pregnant girlfriend away for a weekend adventure, the Trakkaway 700 is the only way to go...


Holden Colorado Accessory Packs launched: Something for everyone?

Holden Colorado Accessory Packs launched: Something for everyone?

The hard-working Holden Colorado range has been blessed with five new accessory packs to help the brand stand out among a sea of dual cab utes on the market right now. Of course, the idea of an upgrade pack isn’t necessarily new, with most manufacturers adding one or two at some point along a vehicle’s lifetime...


Testing the off-road limits of the Suzuki Jimny and Holden Trailblazer

Testing the off-road limits of the Suzuki Jimny and Holden Trailblazer

Just four hours drive east of the Melbourne CBD, the challenging terrain of the Victorian High Country has cemented it as one of the most iconic 4WD destinations in the country. As a result, the area is at the top of the bucket list for avid off-roaders. Many Australians travel far and wide to find their own little oasis in the region...


Journey to the Deep South of the Eyre Peninsula

Journey to the Deep South of the Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is one of the most iconic 4WD destinations on this vast continent of ours. This Australian gem should be on the list of any avid adventurer. Sure, it’s difficult to get to, but once you do, oh boy. It is something else. It boggles the mind that anyone ever leaves. It is that stunning...


4x4 Driving Tips: Water Crossings

4x4 Driving Tips: Water Crossings

Water crossings aren’t to be taken lightly when you're off-road. If you don’t absolutely have to go through water, best not. The risks are high. Just a little water in the engine could mean a sleepover in the bush, an expensive retrieval and an even more expensive engine rebuild...


4x4 tips: Sand driving

4x4 tips: Sand driving

It would be fair to say that the media do not portray driving on the sand very well at all. In the quest for that perfect image, tyres spinning and sand flicking up in a cool-looking wave, we are probably more often than not responsible for many of the bad habits first-timers driving on the sand fall prey to. An exciting shot does not equal good driving in a lot of cases...


Toyota HiLux Rogue tow test: Lifestyle-ready
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Toyota HiLux Rogue tow test: Lifestyle-ready

Toyota's HiLux is a legend, and the SR5-based Rogue is proving a popular variant. How does it handle some weekend-livin' towing jobs? Dom Wiseman explores its capability with a big boat, and a smaller jetski. MORE: HiLux news, reviews, comparisons and videos MORE: Everything Toyota...


Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Dom Wiseman ditches the creature-comfort-laden lifestyle utes increasingly popular on our roads in favour of a true workhorse ute, the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis. Check out the video to see how the hauler stacks up. MORE: Car Culture MORE: Everything Isuzu...


2018 Nissan Navara ST Black Edition: Driving Margaret River
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2018 Nissan Navara ST Black Edition: Driving Margaret River

Margaret River is a stunning place. The views are magnificent and there are plenty of tracks and beaches to tackle, which end in spectacular views across endless aqua blue waters. We're here to drive the latest Nissan Navara specials. Amassing at the luxurious Crown Towers in Perth on the morning of our journey, we meet and greet and pair up for the Nissan-hosted event...


Sand driving tips: Stuck? Here's how to get out

Sand driving tips: Stuck? Here's how to get out

Right now, dual-cab utes sit number one and two on the list of highest-selling cars in Australia. They’re bought by tradies and 4WDers right? Wrong. Many of them are bought as an everyday run-around and rarely, if ever, hit the dirt or sand. As a keen off-roader, I find it upsetting that many 4WDs never heed their calling...


Van Life: 2018 Volkswagen Transporter Trakkadu 400

Van Life: 2018 Volkswagen Transporter Trakkadu 400

With the never-ending rise of house prices in this country – although, even as I write this, the news pages have swung around to the gloom and doom of predicting massive price drops – it’s enough to have me dreaming of something else. An escape from the mundaneness of the endless news cycle. Good news, bad news, indifferent news, any news really...


2018 Mazda BT-50 review
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2018 Mazda BT-50 review

The 2018 Mazda BT-50 has been given a bolder front-end look, upgraded equipment and an improved cost of ownership. Can it still compete in the hard-fought ute segment?


Easter Surfing Safari with Jeep

Easter Surfing Safari with Jeep

Sponsored by: Jeep Australia. The World War II Jeep rolled off the assembly line in the 1940s, an indestructible workhorse. The 'go anywhere, do anything' mentality has been at the forefront of the Jeep brand ever since. Today, there is no other vehicle that owns adventure quite like Jeep...