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  • 5 tips for safe driving over the school holidays

    July 7, 2019

    A boot packed to the brim, mountains of snacks, toilet stops every 30 minutes and an inevitable “Are we there yet?” from the backseat – school holidays are synonymous with road trips. Unfortunately, they’re also among the most dangerous times to be on Australian roads. With more cars, more congestion, more fatigue and more drivers on unfamiliar streets, our roads are accidents waiting to happen. Driving in the school holidays can be risky, but there...

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    2019 Ford Ranger Sport

    July 7, 2019

    2019 Ford Ranger Sport The XLS-based Ranger Sport 4×4 brings more technology at a sharp drive-away price. Ford has revealed the limited-run Ranger Sport, designed to sit between the XLS and XLT in the hotly-contested 4×4 dual-cab ute segment. On sale throughout July, the Ranger Sport brings equipment usually reserved for the more expensive XLT to the XLS 4×4. With more upmarket equipment at a friendlier price than the $56,090 before on-road XLT, the XLS should help drive...

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    ANCAP Safety Ratings Explained

    June 5, 2019

    Cars are rated from 1 to 5 in terms of safety, with a 5-star rating the best. The stars are awarded under the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). ANCAP crash tests cars in specially built facilities in scenarios that are designed to simulate real world situations. The stars indicate the level of safety for occupants and pedestrians in a crash, as well as an indication of a car’s ability to avoid a crash altogether through technology...

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    9 Interior Must-haves For Your Family

    June 5, 2019

    What do you look for in a car when buying one for the family? It’s not like before children (shall we call that BC?) when all you wanted was two seats and a roof that goes down. No, these days, your desires are much more practical. Well, your priorities are anyway. Here’s the checklist while you’re car shopping to make sure all your prerequisites are ticked off before you buy. Interior Space For you in...

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    4WD Camping in the Ford Everest

    June 5, 2019

    We clocked up about four hours of driving to reach the start-point proper of this two-day adventure; it’s about 195km to Goulburn, then a further 92km to Canberra and then a 58km run to Brindabella NP. But you won’t catch us whinging because a bit of drive time is almost always the case if you want to get off the beaten track: you first have to get a fair few kms under you, on bitumen,...

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    SsangYong Musso XLV 2019 review

    June 5, 2019

    The SsangYong Musso XLV 2019 model is big news for the brand. It’s just plain big in general, in fact. The new longer, more work-ready Musso XLV version of the brand’s dual-cab ute is set to offer buyers more for their money. It’s bigger and more practical than the existing SWB version, yet is still a heavy hitter when it comes to value for money. If you’re wondering what the “XLV” bit stands for, it’s...

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    Ford Endura 2019 Review

    April 8, 2019

    Ford Endura 2019 Review It’s just over two years since the Ford Territory went out of production, and Australia’s only ever locally built SUV has been sorely missed. World-class driving manners, a choice of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, (eventually) an alternative turbo diesel option to the staple 4.0-litre straight-six, clever storage solutions, and a spacious cabin that could accommodate up to seven people. So, enter the Endura – a vehicle known as the Edge elsewhere in the world...

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    2018 Jeep Compass scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

    April 8, 2019

    2018 Jeep Compass scores five-star ANCAP safety rating The 2018 Jeep Compass has been awarded a five-star safety rating by independent local crash-testing authority, ANCAP. Scoring 35.93 out of 37, the Jeep Compass achieved full marks for the side impact and pole tests, along with a best-possible ‘good’ rating for whiplash protection. The Jeep Compass is the fourth model in Jeep’s line-up to score a five-star rating, following the Renegade, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. “At Jeep we are committed to safety and are pleased with...

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    2018 Kia Cerato takes on… a Lamborghini Aventador?

    April 8, 2019

    2018 Kia Cerato takes on… a Lamborghini Aventador? In one of the more creative marketing campaigns we’ve seen, Kia’s North American arm has decided to pit the new 2018 Cerato against “one of the fastest, flashiest, most coveted sports cars ever”, the Lamborghini Aventador. Despite the comparison being held at a race track, much of the focus is on both vehicles at a standstill – very clever indeed. Anyway, we won’t spoil it for you,...

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    8.5/10 LDV T60

    April 8, 2019

    Another great, honest owners review… “Great vehicle – the ride is a little stiff, but smooths a little after a bit of use. It rides better with a load, and when towing I press the power button and it performs as well as the best. The cabin controls are in all the right places. It pays to read the book, as with the new technology it’s good to know what the limitations are – such...

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