Nissan Patrol

November 20, 2013      David Wilson

The new Patrol is a big, big, 4WD wagon that’s full of traditional off-road attributes and thankfully that dopey term SUV won’t apply here. Breaking from Patrol tradition however is a full-time transmission. Yep, hubs have bit the dust! With a bevy of traction electronics the Patrol made mincemeat of our test track, nothing was […]

Toyota Workmate 70 Series 2010

May 2, 2011      David Wilson

I reckon Toyota have got themselves into a bit of a bind with the 70 Series in the same way Land Rover did with the Defender. Because their audience doesn’t like change they’re stuck with a foot in the old camp and the other in the new. The body, chassis and ergonomics on both vehicles […]

Nissan Navara STX D40 2010

October 13, 2010      David Wilson

The D40 Navara has been a very popular ute in this country and around the world since its release in 2006. In fact we were so enamoured with the D40 that we paid real money for one to act as our principal training vehicle and since that time it’s clocked up nearly 140,000kms in some pretty hard terrain and with a […]