Ute Reviews

APOLLO HEADS BUSH | VAN REVIEW – X-Class Apollo Camper

Stuart Martin joins the Greek God of Happy Campers If the description of beardless, youthful and athletic fits your persona, then perhaps, like Apollo, you’ll be a worshipper of the sun, light, knowledge, music, art poetry, oracles, medicine, archery and prophecy. With all these attributes you could be thinking you might need a massive motorhome to carry all these qualities ...

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WARRIOR V WILDTRAK X | UTE REVIEW-Nissan scores a Slam Dunk in the ute stakes with Navara as Ford adds more options to Ranger

Nissan scores a Slam Dunk in the ute stakes with Navara as Ford adds more options to Ranger With the top two best-selling vehicles in the Australian market both being utes, you could be forgiven for wondering what happened to the car enthusiast. And when you look at the escalating price structure of what started out as a tradies’ transport, ...

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HONEST TO GOODNESS | UTE Review – Isuzu D-Max SX Crew-Cab

Isuzu ute has forged its reputation as the solid, reliable workhorse – Words by Stuart Martin The richness of the dual-cab ute model mix within the Australian new-vehicle market is indeed a vein of wealth for the car makers. Many reside on the other side of the Luxury Car Tax threshold, provided the power plant and being fit for a ...

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THE RAM REPORT | UTE REVIEW – Ram

For auto electrician Angelo De Maria, the RAM 1500 Quad Cab provides all the answers One of the great pleasures in motoring journalism is to catch up with owners and discuss what factors influenced them in the selection of their own vehicle. Was it an appreciation for the mechanical specification, the need for a specific vehicle suited to a work ...

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SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE | Ute Review – Nissan Navara

The Navara 2WD fills most of the Tradie requirements at a budget price – Report by Neil Dowling.  The tough end of town demands reliability, durability and affordability. Much of that hinges on vehicle simplicity, so the work ute tends to dismiss features such as occupant comfort, entertainment and safety. The quintessential worker’s ute sounds like gravel rolling in a ...

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STRETCHING THE FRIENDSHIP | Ute Review – SsangYong Ute

SsangYong’s new ute now offers a longer wheelbase – words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  If shelling out $50K on a new dual-cab ute doesn’t fit your budget, perhaps it’s time to think a little laterally and explore some alternatives. At just $35,990 drive away, would the new SsangYong Musso provide a viable alternative to meet your ...

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READY FOR ANYTHING | Ute Review – Nissan Navara

Nissan’s Navara N-TREK Warrior is the complete package – word and images by Neil Dowling Life is a compromise and the modern epitome is the dual cab ute. It’s the reason the ute is our most popular vehicle, with the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger repeatedly topping the sales charts. But is it bought for family chores, for work, for ...

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NAVARA Steps Up In Appeal | Ute Review-Nissan Navara ST-X N-Trek

Warren Caves finds there’s much to like with the Narara N-Trek – Images by Torque it Up In a bid to freshen up the appeal of its popular Navara dual-cab 4X4, Nissan has released a special edition in the form of the N-Trek. Not to be confused with the soon to be released N-Trek Warrior, the N-Trek is a slightly ...

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NISSAN scores a Slam Dunk in the ute stakes | TRANSPORT NEWS

Nissan Australia has slammed back into contention for ute buyers by simplifying the whole process of purchasing a highly customised ute that’s more capable, more comprehensive and more attractive, plus it’s all inclusive of a five-year factory backed warranty.  Realising just how much personalisation takes place with buyers in the ute segment, Nissan engineers led by LCV product manager Matt ...

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D-MAX Dependability | Neil Dowling reviews the Isuzu D-Max LS-T 4×4

Neil Dowling reviews the Isuzu D-Max LS-T 4×4 In 2018, Isuzu’s two models – D-Max ute and MU-X SUV – outsold all the models each from BMW and Audi. That’s two models versus, respectively, 19 and 15 models. Last year, 27,640 sales were made by Isuzu. By comparison, there were 23,055 to BMW and Audi trailing with 19,416 sales. In ...

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