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Should I buy a TDV8 Rangie Sport?

Hello Thanks for having such a useful website, I look forward to your updated book coming out in August. I’m looking to get my first 4×4 and my wife wants something that isn’t ‘like a trunk to drive’ with a few nice options (leather seats, sat nav, sun roof etc). Given my budget we are […]

Tyre problems

A reader wrote in to Overlander to thank us for the tyre guide. Unfortunately, the tyre shop fitted the wrong tyres.  It was sorted out in the end…. Regular readers may recall a letter from ‘Squizz’ thanking us for our comprehensive tyre guide as in it we had listed the Cooper STT in 275/65/R18, and […]

How would you recover this?

So if you had two 4x4s with winches, 8 Maxtrax, a lot of winch ext straps, several shovels, 10 people and a coffee pot, how would you recover this? That’s the question I asked on my Facebook Page, and many of the responses were just pure gold…. MadMatt 4wd What type of coffee is it […]

8 ways to annoy someone packing a 4×4

There’s usually one person responsible for packing a touring 4×4. Don’t upset them. DO YOU WANT TO make the person packing the car angry? It’s easy, just try these top tips: 1. Is it…? “Have you packed the…?”“Yes it’s in the back.” <5 minutes later> “What about the …?”“Yes, it’s in the back!” 2. Repack […]

The 4WD of the Decade

There is a vehicle I’ll pick for 4X4 of the Decade, but overall the decade just gone was less significant that the period 2000-2009.  Back in 2000,  the Pajero proved that fully independent suspension and a monocoque-ish chassis could indeed work offroad, and then halfway through the decade Land Rover really raised the bar for […]

A question of suspension

Dear Overlander I’ve only been a reader of a magazine for a few months but find it helpful and interesting.  My question is about suspension.  We have owned a 1993 80 Series Cruiser for about four years and use it for towing a two-tonne boat but I’m looking to get into more 4WDing. It has […]