You want a ‘traditional’ 4X4? Then buy now… Here’s a guide to the only live-axled, manual transmission 4x4s on sale in Australia.
Reader help: which mid-sized 4X4 should I buy? – Toyota Prado, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X or Ford Everest?
The mid-size 4×4 wagon market is very competitive, making it hard to choose a winner. FOR OFFROAD TOURING you’ve now got a basic choice of wagon or ute, which we cover here. If you decide on a wagon then there’s quite a few options as this reader discovers: QUESTION I
Want a petrol 4×4? There’s still a few left. UPDATE 21/09/17 – Toyota revise Hilux and drop petrols. HERE IS A LIST of all the petrol 4×4 wagons and utes with low range you can buy new. Why would you choose petrol over diesel? Less complexity – no DPF, no
4X4 recovery gear is diverse and wonderful, but what’s best? IF YOU DRIVE OFFROAD, you will get stuck. It’s just the way it is. Usually you’ll have a group of cars and people, but not always, and you’d also select which gear to take depending on the terrain – hand
Everyone needs to start somewhere and for me the first foray into off-road driving was a vital lesson in the importance of proper training in both 4×4 systems and driving techniques. ON A TRIP up the coast of NSW in a Range Rover Sport I passed a vehicle accessible beach
Land Rover have started offering drive experiences the in the USA on Moab’s slick rock, something Aussies don’t get to experience. AUSTRALIA may well be the world’s 4×4 capital, but we don’t have every type of surface the planet can offer. We’ve got sand, but not sand like the Sahara.
The Toyota LandCruiser LC79 is a ute, but different. MOST UTES on today’s market are independent-front end, leaf rear and follow much the same design criteria. That’s Hilux, Ranger, D-MAX, Triton and the rest, which we’ll call “mainstream utes”. There are a few standouts though, such as the heavy-duty RAM
How do we describe what we owners and drivers of 4X4 vehicles actually do? THERE IS NO DICTIONARY of Aussie offroad terms, just generally accepted usage…sort of. Here’s a general guide to what means what in Australia: Who we are 4WDer – a common term for those that love 4WD
Two readers write in for help choosing between Land Rover Discovery 4, Defender and LandCruiser 76 Series… We try to help them choose the right 4WD.
We welcome reader questions here on PM4x4. SOME DAYS there’s no questions, some days there’s lots. We never make them up, and we couldn’t have possibly thought of this one: QUESTION: I’ve read some of your articles recently & like your insight. I’ve just sold my GU Patrol & bought