Category Archives: Pick-up trucks

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5 Reasons To Love The New & Improved Volkswagen Amarok

Very few sequels are ever as good as the original. Films, music, novels, very rarely is the appeal of the first instalment captured to any great extent by those that follow. Where the rule differs however is with cars – or at least it does now. The VW Amarok has long been a staple of the fleet from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Continue reading

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Isuzu D-Max Blade – Why, It’s Sharper Than Ever!

Pick-ups, like the Isuzu D-Max Blade, are very versatile vehicles but we must not forget that they are working trucks designed to withstand a hard life shifting stuff and generally getting bashed about. In recent times however the pick-up has begun to assume some pretensions – getting above its station, as it were. Like a scheming working-class suitor at the door of royalty, this humble truck has donned a sharp suit and is trying to attract the attention of the princess. Continue reading

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Star Wars vs The Everyday Motorist

Motorparks, Jeep, Mazda, To celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Motorparks have come up with a great new Star Wars-themed infographic. This visual pits some of the most iconic vehicles in the Star Wars universe against similar vehicles found right here on Planet Earth. Top speeds are noted but for the Earth-bound vehicles altitude might present a problem. Enjoy Motorparks graphic below. Continue reading

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Truck-Tastic: The New Isuzu D-Max Arctic Pick-Up

It’s okay to be a lumberjack. Develop that outdoor thousand-yard stare. These days humble working pick-up trucks have become much more civilised and versatile. Sure, they don’t match up to cars in the comfy ride stakes but they still have a lot to offer fun-loving families as much as industry. Trucks sold in the UK never really match up to the massive machines sold over in ‘Murica but this new Isuzu D-Max Arctic AT35 Truck is starting to look the business. Continue reading

The Global Cost Of Car Ownership

Here’s a detailed and great looking data visualisation courtesy of Carfinance247. It takes a close look at the cost of car ownership across the world taking into account new price, used price, popular models and insurance price. It won’t come as any surprise to you to learn that the UK is one of the world’s more expensive countries to be a motorist – but how does it compare to others? From motoring powerhouses like the US to the land of the supercar in the U.A.E., the piece explores eight countries in total.

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The Mighty Mitsubishi L200: Mighty Popular

Mitsubishi, DriveWrite AutomotiveAvid readers will recall I tested the previous incarnation of the Mitsubishi L200 pick-up (here) and found that it was very good within the limitations of this type of vehicle, obviously. Personally, I quite like a pick-up truck – there must be a rugged outdoors man inside of my soft city exterior – and see them as the ideal compromise motor for active families. Continue reading

Safe & Sound: Don’t Become A Victim Of Van Theft

Northgate Vehicle Hire, van hire, commerciasl vehiclesHere’s some top tips from Northgate Vehicle Hire for van users to prevent theft:

Vans are valuable items, not only the physical vehicle, but the tools and equipment that sit inside too. Each year, around 47,000 commercial vehicles are stolen in the UK. That is a total cost of around £152million. Continue reading

The American Road #11: Why America Loves NASCAR

NASCARBill Crittenden writes about his motorsport passion: I’m not here to pick on anyone’s favorite sport. Everybody’s got different tastes and to each their own. Outside of the United States the number one motorsport is Formula 1, while America loves watching low tech cars drive in circles and occasionally the world asks, “why?”. So what I’m here to do is explain a little bit about why Americans love NASCAR and just aren’t really excited about Formula 1. Continue reading

Mitsubishi L200 Pick-Up: The Ideal Family Car?

Mitsubishi L200, driveWrite AutomotiveToday, I have to admit to bias in my review. I just love pick-up trucks. I can’t explain it. It may stem from childhood when I had not even considered being a writer or a photographer because I wanted to be – a lumberjack! Later I gleaned from a long gone television programme that part of being a lumberjack meant wearing ladies under-things. Now, endeavouring to get into ladies under-things has been part of my life’s work; just not in that way. Continue reading