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  • Jeep Gladiator 2020 Review

    January 22, 2020

    Jeep Gladiator 2020 Review There’s a lot of hype about the Gladiator, Jeep’s first ute in a long time, and there’s a lot riding on its anticipated success. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia is hoping the Gladiator can take on Australia’s segment leaders, such as the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger, or at least rise to the top of the brand’s sales charts, but let’s see how that pans out. We won’t have to wait...

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    Car hail damage – what you need to know?

    January 22, 2020

    Car hail damage – what you need to know? As the climate seemingly becomes more unpredictable, so too do the storms that lash our country – and in recent times, hail storms seen in Australia have been some of the worst on record. The bad news is plenty of property has been damaged in these storms, including tens of thousands of cars over recent years. There are questions you might want to know the answers...

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    A Towing Safety Checklist

    January 1, 2020

    At times, towing a caravan can be difficult – especially if it’s your first time. Controlling a heavy mobile home, combined with mixed weather conditions and new driving techniques can be extremely challenging. But as the saying goes: practice makes perfect. Naturally, the more you tow a caravan the easier it’ll get. Preparation is key. Just like a pilot runs through pre-flight checks, you should always run through pre-towing checks. This means making a checklist...

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    2020 MG HS Review

    December 7, 2019

    2020 MG HS Review The new-generation MG GS mid-sized SUV is one of the products that will lead the global rollout of China’s SAIC Motor. Pay attention, because this company means business. China’s biggest auto conglomerate, Shanghai’s SAIC Motor, is busily spreading into international markets like Australia, and the new MG GS (also called HS) is a vital component of its plan. It’s a conventionally-designed and well-made mid-sized SUV rival to some of the market’s heaviest...

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    How to Choose a Used Car

    November 24, 2019

    How to Choose a Used Car Before you buy a used car Don’t rush before purchasing a used car, take your time and do your research into the different makes and models, and consider the following: Your budget. Work out how much you can afford to spend. Red Book will guide you on the value of the car or cars you’re considering according to their year and model. Your needs. What will you use the car for? If you...

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    Others talk about change, Hyundai is driving it.

    November 3, 2019

    Driving that doesn’t cost the Earth. Future generations shouldn’t have to choose between their cars and their planet. That’s why Hyundai has the long-term aim to be creating vehicles that have as small an impact on the environment as possible, because their powertrains require no fossil fuels, and they emit no CO2 or other pollutants. To make this vision everyone’s reality, Hyundai spend every day pursuing the technological evolution of efficiency and performance in the form...

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    Why buy a commercial vehicle?

    October 7, 2019

    Why buy a commercial vehicle? In England, they are referred to as a race apart; a speed-obsessed, maniacal breed of dangerous lunatics known as “White Van Man”. Fortunately, in Australia we don’t fear the people in commercial vehicles quite so much, although the forearms on blue-singlet-wearing truckies are intimidating – and we’re used to being told, via the genius of bumper stickers, that Without Trucks, Australia Stops. They’re used as everything from a worksite pack...

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    Kia Sportage 2020 review: SX Plus

    September 30, 2019

    The SX Plus is the upper-mid grade in the refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage lineup, available from $39,490 drive-away. That price covers the 2.0-litre petrol (114kw/192Nm) front-wheel drive variant, with a six-speed automatic transmission. The SX Plus can also be had as a 2.0-litre turbo diesel (136kW/400Nm) all-wheel drive, with an eight-speed automatic transmission at $44,490 drive-away. Standard equipment on the SX Plus includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs with halogen headlights, auto rain-sensing windscreen wipers, leather interior trim, push-start and keyless...

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    Mercedes-Benz GLE 2020 Review

    September 2, 2019

    The brand new Mercedes-Benz GLE has what it takes to give stiffer competition to BMW’s ubiquitous X5. It looks and feels a million bucks, something we never thought about the old model. Mercedes-Benz has long had the wood over nemesis BMW in Australia’s sales race, but the battle between their GLE and X5 large SUVs has long been an exception. The Bimmer has outsold its GLE competitor by 40 per cent since the start of 2016. Luckily it’s...

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    What makes a good off-road vehicle?

    August 9, 2019

    What makes a good off-road vehicle?   There are myriad things that make a good off-road vehicle including low-range-gearing, drivetrains, diff locks, wheel travel, underbody protection, and more. Despite what a lot of SUV advertising and macho Youtubers try to tell everyone, a true off-road vehicle needn’t look like a go-anywhere tank and it does not need to be driven fast and aggressively to get through sand, dirt, mud or up a rocky hill. In...

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