Category: 4WD

Toyota Landcruiser VX: an Oldie but a goodie

Toyota Landcruiser VX: an Oldie but a goodie

2019 Toyota Landcruiser 200 VX review Which car is it? Landcruiser began life as a humble 4X4 in 1951. It had rubber mats and was 100% utilitarian. In 2008, the Landcruiser 200 series was born. Since then it has been lavished with updates in comfort, technology, and capability. Models are GX, GXL, VX and the … Continue reading Toyota Landcruiser VX: an Oldie but a goodie

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Wildtrack, Ford’s sexy pickup truck

Wildtrack, Ford’s sexy pickup truck

2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrack Road Test, Review Passenger cars are feeling less love than a PM’s election promise. It had been many moons since last I drove a Ranger, so I was looking forward seeing what Ford has managed to shoehorn into an old favourite. LCVs like Ranger, Colorado, and Triton, now account for a … Continue reading Wildtrack, Ford’s sexy pickup truck

RAM 1500 Laramie VIDEO car review

RAM 1500 Laramie VIDEO car review

RAM 1500 Laramie is the top of the range in Australia. The USA gets an extra couple of models but the conversion to right hand drive would slightly prohibitive. SEE OUR FULL REVIEW HERE Although the Express starts at under 80 grand, Laramie costs slightly more, at $99,950 plus onroads. That’s a lot of tamales. … Continue reading RAM 1500 Laramie VIDEO car review

Ford’s Venerable Titanium Everest

Ford’s Venerable Titanium Everest

In recent years, LCVs (light commercial vehicles) like Ford’s Ranger, have been turned into SUVs. Everest is one such result. I saw Ford demonstrate their Ranger at the last Sydney Motor Show and here are some pics from inside.  Ford had cunningly set up a display by stacking shipping containers. With several together at angles … Continue reading Ford’s Venerable Titanium Everest

Our Favourite Bear, Rob, drives Holden’s Colorado

Our Favourite Bear, Rob, drives Holden’s Colorado

https://youtu.be/pzKlNXgk6pg Holden has appealed to the adventurous lifestyle drivers with their Colorado Z71 special edition. The Holden Colorado Z71 is based on the Colorado LTZ 4x4 Crew-Cab pick-up, but adds a long list of cosmetic features. The Colorado is already jam packed with features and presents a capable 4WD Ute and the Z71 adds to … Continue reading Our Favourite Bear, Rob, drives Holden’s Colorado

Land Rover Discovery driven in the Balangalo National Park

Land Rover Discovery driven in the Balangalo National Park

We've been waiting a long time to see Land Rover's new Disco. It didn't disappoint. It is smooth, and takes off-roading to a new high, in the lap of luxury. With adjustable air suspension, leather trim, and a thrifty V6 under the bonnet, the Disco can go anywhere. Now on the same platform as a … Continue reading Land Rover Discovery driven in the Balangalo National Park

F-Type Jaguar: AWD or not to AWD, that is the question

F-Type Jaguar: AWD or not to AWD, that is the question

Here are a few of the past reviews: 1,2,3,4 The sleek and sexy coupe evokes a time of cocktails by the Med, and of men in tuxes, and women in flowing gowns. If you listen hard enough, you hear 50’s lounge music, and cravats flapping at 20 paces. An F-Type is the car James Bond … Continue reading F-Type Jaguar: AWD or not to AWD, that is the question

Hyundai Santa fe SR is impressive in town and out.

Hyundai Santa fe SR is impressive in town and out.

Yes we like: ergonomic design, well finished interior, feature packed, auto rear tailgate Not so much: no CarPlay, no DAB, no auto-parking in SR (only in Highlander) Facts, figures and the interior: I had to search my soul to find something I didn’t like about Santa Fe. It looks the business, especially the SR with … Continue reading Hyundai Santa fe SR is impressive in town and out.

New BMW X3 undergoes winter testing

New BMW X3 undergoes winter testing

Dynamic test under extreme conditions in North Sweden. Munich/Arjeplog. Driving dynamic and reliability are just two of the major characteristics of any BMW automobile. To ensure that a BMW functions in all conditions and that the customer is able to enjoy unrestricted access to that brand-typical “driving pleasure” at any time, BMW invests a great … Continue reading New BMW X3 undergoes winter testing