Aucklands Premiere 4wd Adventure Park

Visit us for your ultimate off-road family fun day out 2500 Acies of coastal forest to explore an easy 35mln from Auckland Central Tracks designed for standard factory 4WD vehicles and tuff club trucks. Phone 0800 40 60 10 www.jeep4wdpark.co.nz Open every weekend 9am-5pm No booking required. Woodhill Forest, Rimmer Road, Highway 16, Helensville. W4WDM ,.- k Utfa i P ___________ QS

Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee has been around for quite a while now, in various incarnations, and will be replaced sometime next year with a bigger, more spacious and more electronic version, some models with air suspension, to allow it to face up to competitors such as the Land Rover Discovery and Toyota Land Cruiser 200. In the meantime, however, it falls within our test criteria, though at the upper part of the price range. The Grand Cherokee is the only one of our test trio to have a monocoque body...

Land Rover Defender

TYPE Full time 4WD 3 door (90) and 5-door station wagon (110). Low range MOTOR 2401 cc 4 cylinder common rail turbo diesel, 90 kW 3500 rpm, 360 Nm 2000 rpm TRANSMISSION 6 speed manual with locking centre differential SUSPENSION Front, live beam axle, coils, Panhard rod, stabiliser rear, live beam axle, coils, A-frame stabiliser TYRES 235 85 R16 or 235 85 R16 TURNING CIRCLE 6.67m LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 3894 1790 2021 2360mm (90) LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4639 1790 2021 2360mm...

Mitsubishi Challenger

Although in the past the Challenger has been imported into New Zealand in small numbers the latest model is the first major push into New Zealand by the distributor Unlike most of the newer 4WDs on the market the Challenger is still built on a separate chassis, and in fact takes its running gear from the top-end Triton ute, including Mitubishi's Super Select 4WD system as first seen in the Pajero. It's a well styled vehicle, with an excellent mixture of tough truck looks and modern flowing...

North Island

Abbotts Creek Land Rover Club PO Box 40-183, Upper Hutt. Contact Darren Hodson Ph 04 589 1245 027 481 1888 email 4wdmadman amail.com Meetings are held monthly. www.aDbbottscreekirc.com Auckland Four Wheel Drive Club PO Box 6712, Wellesley Street, Auckland. President, Peter Vahry, 0274 310923, Secretary Tariq Wasim email attw xtra.co.nz (09) 836 7244, email oink xtra.co.mz. Club meets third Monday of each month, at the Vintage Car Club rooms, 39 Fairfax Ave, PO Sox 443, Kerikeri.President Ed...

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Range Rover Sport

Low range VERSIONS 2.7 TDV6, 3.0 TDV6, 3.6 TDV8, 5.0 V8 petrol, 5.0 V8 petrol supercharged MOTOR 2720cc V6 turbo diesel, 140 kW 4000 rpm, 440 Nm 1900 rpm 2993cc V6 turbo diesel, 180 kW 4000rpm, 600Nm 2000 rpm 3628cc V8 turbo diesel, 200 kW 4000 rpm, 640 Nm 2000 rpm 4999cc V8 petrol, 276 kW 6000 rpm, 510 Nm 3500 4999cc V8 supercharged, 375 kW 6000 rpm, 640Nm Nm 3500 rpm. TRANSMISSION 6 speed auto with sequential shift, torque sensing centre diff, traction control &...

Self Drive 4wd Adventures

Freephone 0800 XC0UNTRY (0800 926 868) nfo glenthorne.co.nz www.stationtostation.co.nz High Country Journeys is now in its third season since Mike and Karen Meares moved off their high country sheep station on the shores of Lake Coleridge. Mike and Karen have further developed their original self-drive 4WD tour which they ran from their station for 16 years, to offer travelers an even more unforgettable adventure. On a High Country Journeys tour participants drive their own, or hired, 4WD for...

South Island

Box 652 Christchurch President Rick Crosbie rick 4wdaccessories.co.nz www.canterbury-jeep.co.nz PO Box 11-060, Christchurch Chairman, Cade Thornton (03) 383-1520 Secretary, Bruce Stuart. Meets second Wednesday of the month 7.30pm, Ronald McDonald House, cnr Casnel Street & Montreal Street, Christchurch Canterbury Lard Rover Owners Club PO Box 13275, Christchurch Chairperson John Bockett (03) 3584221 Secretory Dave Lockett (03) 3848959 Membership John Armitage(03) 3798779 Meets...

The Final Analysis

We changed our normal process of merely voting for each vehicle, and instead had a voting sheet for each vehicle which asked for scoring out of 10 in various categories, including design, quality, ride, performance, on and off-road ability, safety and value-for-money. This allowed all the testers to get a better handle on things as well as making for an easier comparison. We also discussed the vehicles and came to a unified conclusion the Jeep was best overall, both on and off-road. Tempering...

Visa And Mastercard Accepted For Phone Orders

Just arrived For more information contact Bruce Forsyth Phone 027 540 4660 bruce gettuffgear.co.nz www.gettuffgear.co.nz The new Cooper STT for anyone who hates changing flat tyres. Now 33 stronger in the sidewall and 2.5 times more resistant to tearing. The new STT is the closest thing you'll get to having a coat of armour on your tyres. RH (09) 570 9380 www.hasliptyres.co.nz 524 Ellerslie-Panmure Highway, Panmure, AKL. Open 6 days

Wd Specifications Utes2011

Latest prices available on line at www.NZ4WD.co.nz VERSIONS Available in single cab and Supercab cab chassis, and MOTOR 2953 cc inline 4 cylinder DOHC common rail turbo intercooled diesel 115 kW 3200 rpm 380 Nm 2000 rpm TRANSMISSION Part-time 4WD. 5 speed manual optional 5 speed automatic on D Cab XLT. Limited slip differential LOWEST OVERALL GEARING manual 41.9 1 automatic 24.5 1 SUSPENSION Front Independent double wishbone with torsion bar Rear rigid beam axle with leaf springs TYRES (DOUBLE...

Tdurs

Rally Tours will offer three 4WD departures for 2011 which will appeal to clients from NZ, Australia and the UK. Having completed a reconnaissance expedition in May this year the company is ready for a 50 day Silk Road trip. Starting from London and bound for Beijing the route passes through seven European countries before arriving in Istanbul. Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The west to east crossing of China will complete this amazing 16,000 km adventure. Starts...

Mt4iog

For further information, contact your Auckland branch water proof seat covers help to protect the upholstery. These items are cheap enough and will help retain the resale value of the vehicle at a later date. Also if carrying loads in the rear of a wagon consider a cargo barrier to keep heavy items from bouncing forward into the passenger area. Self recovery winch. Providing you have a good range of recovery equipment and mates to tow you out a winch is not absolutely necessary but it can make...

You Can Rent A 4wd

Want to go off on a 4WD trip but don't have a suitable vehicle How about hiring a 4WD so you can find out if you really like it. Overland 4WD Rentals, based in Christchurch, has no restriction on where you can go and provides safe and reliable vehicles with an open, up front, no hidden costs approach. Claimed to be NZ's only specialist 4WD rental company, and 100 percent Kiwi owned and operated, Overland offers local knowledge and free advice on where to go. Minimum hire period is three days,...

Lj

Let's be crystal clear about BMW's intentions for the new X1 crossover vehicle. It's a vehicle that easily handles conditions such as mud, grass, snow and ice, but it's not a tough truck for the off-road enthusiast. It's far more of an urban cruiser that looks tough and will capture a market that is moving out of large petrol guzzling off-roaders. It's a perfect competitor for the Volkswagen Tiguan which has made great inroads into the local market and also the smaller but premium class...

Toyota Land Cruiser 200

TYPE Full time 4WD seven seat station wagon, five doors. No low range MOTOR 3456 cc V6 petrol 24 valve 201 kW 6200 rpm 337 Nm 4700 rpm TRANSMISSION 5 speed electronically controlled automatic with TRANSFER RATIO None LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 14.72 1 SUSPENSION Front, MacPherson strut, rear, strut type dual link TYRES 245 55 R10 TURNING CIRCLE 11.8m LENGTH WIDTH HEIGHT WHEELBASE 4785 1910 1760 2790 mm TOWING 700 kg unbraked 2000 kg braked COMMENTS Sort of like a big RAV4. Good competent vehicle...

Daihatsu Terios

Daihatsu Terios Transfer Case

TYPE l nie 4WD 5-door Station Wagon No ow range VERSIONS 1.5L, 1.5SX MOTOR 1495cc inline 4 cylinder DOHC petrol, 77 kW 6000rpm, 140Nm 4400rpm TRANSMISSION 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 19.3 1 15.2 1 SUSPENSION front, McPherson struts with coil springs rear, five-link TYRES 215 65 R16 TURNING CIRCLE 10.6m LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4075 1745 1740 2580 mm APPROACH, DEPARTURE ANGLES 38 37.5 deg TOWING 400 kg unbraked 1350kg braked

Volkswagen Tiguan

TYPE On demand 4WD 5 door station wagon no low range VERSIONS 2.4 petrol, 2.4 Ltd petrol, 2.2 diesel MOTOR 2362 cc petrol four 125 kW 6000rpm, 224 Nm 4000rpm 2231 cc turbo-diesel four, 100 kW 3600 rpm, 210 Nm 2000 rpm TRANSMISSION 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic petrol 6-speed SUSPENSION Front, MacPherson strut with coil springs rear, double wishbone trailing arm with coils _ TRANSFER RATIO None LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 17.71 1 petrol manual , 12.12 1 auto , 16.08 1 diesel TYRES 255 60R17...

Ssangyong Rexton Ii

TYPE Full time 4WD 5 door wagon Low range except SPR VERSIONS Base manual, 2.7 Xdi Sport automatic, 2.7 Xdi SPR auto MOTOR 2696cc 5 cylinder turbo-diesel, 121 kW 4000 rpm, 340 Nm 2400 rpm 2696 cc 5 cylinder turbo-diesel 137 kW 4 000 rpm, 402 Nm 1600 rpm SPR . TRANSMISSION 5 speed T-Tronic automatic with choice of full time AWD, torque on demand and part time 4WD LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 29.510 1 11.89 1 SUSPENSION Front, independent upper and lower arms, coils rear, 5-link rigid axle, coils or...

Range Rover Vogue

Low range VERSIONS TDV8 and 5.0 V8 supercharged MOTOR Longitudinal V8 turbo diesel 3628cc, 200 kW 4000 rpm, 640 Nm 2000 rpm 4972cc V8 petrol supercharged, 375 kW 6000 rpm, 625 Nm 2500 rpm TRANSMISSION 6 speed auto with sequential shift, torque sensing centre diff, traction controL amp HDG TRANSFER RATIO 2.93 1 LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 43 1 SUSPENSION Front, electronic air suspension rear, electronic air LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4972 2034 1865 2880mm APPROACH...

Mitsubishi Asx Ground Clearance

TYPE Part-time 4WD five door station wagon No low range VERSIONS LS, Sport D4-Sport MOTOR 1998cc cc four cylinder petrol, 112 kW 6000 rpm, 200 Nm 4200 rpm 1798 cc turbo diesel, 112 kW 4000 rpm, 305 Nm 2000 rpm. TRANSMISSION 6 speed sport mode CVT automatic petrol 6 speed LOWEST OVERALL GEARING 15.5 diesel SUSPENSION Front, MacPherson strut with coils independent Rear, independent multilink with stabiliser TYRES 215 65R16 215 60R17 TURNING CIRCLE 10.6 m LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT, WHEELBASE 4295 1770...

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Waimiha Saw Mill

With a four-wheel drive vehicle you have the urge to explore the New Zealand country side but as others have found out there are many places you just cannot get to because of access restrictions or the problems and dangers of venturing into the wilderness on your own. New Zealand may be small but there is so much of this amazing countryside of ours waiting out there for us to explore and absorb the breathtaking and unique scenery. The answer to getting there is often heading off on a tag-along...

The New 2011 Nissan XTrail

Nissan Trail 2011

The world is changing for 4WD enthusiasts, with fewer and fewer tough trucks being introduced, and SUVs - or as we prefer to call them, recreational 4WDs - becoming the norm. Still all is not lost, and those who want an off-road-capable vehicle still have choices, though in the wagon market they are becoming more and more expensive. utilities which are not just becoming more luxurious, but more and more capable of tackling even the toughest terrain as they adopt latest technology on top of...