13 Aug 2017

The History of the Land Rover Discovery

The Discovery has been on sale for almost 28 years, from the introduction of the first generation in 1989. We take a quick look at where it started, and how it evolved into its current forms. Up until the late 1980s, Land Rover operated with a two model strategy, the

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12 Jul 2017

My 4WD Story: from Grand Vitara to Hilux to….?

My first 4WD was a 2000 model Suzuki Grand Vitara, LWB V6 auto and it taught me a lot over three years.

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08 Jul 2017

A Lesson in Recovery – Handwinching

Never tempt the 4X4 gods by solo driving “just one more track” at the end of the day. About two years ago, I took my wife and dog for a trip up Mt Canobolas near Orange, to go and play in the snow for the afternoon. To avoid the traffic,

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02 Jul 2017

Showing off is a Great Way to Get Bogged

Even if you don’t say “hold my beer” anything that involves  “watch this” doesn’t usually end well…. One of my brothers has a 35 acre property about 20km out of Orange NSW, the city I call home. On a number of occasions last year, he got his second-gen Hyundai Santa

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20 Jun 2017

Jeep’s Trailhawk models are offroad capable. But are they SUVs or 4X4s..and does it matter?

Reader Andrew Riles muses on the difference between SUVs and 4X4s, and whether Jeep’s strategy makes sense. The line between SUVs and 4WDs is becoming harder to define, and isn’t helped when some manufacturers build vehicles that offer elements of both. The term SUV tends to be applied to vehicles

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