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February 2013

Editors Comments Well here we are with the February 2013 issue

This issue we also bring you a number of

of OzRoamer E-Magazine and we have had a

places to visit, some camper trailer

busy few months.

reviews and also the latest news from the industry.

Not only have we decided the award winners for

Most importantly we have started our

Car of the Year 2102 in 12 categories , but we

‘Project Pajero’ where we are revitalising

have reviewed over 40 contenders to arrive at

a 2002 NM Pajero Exceed to its former

those winners.

glory as a family 4WD and outback tourer. Remember we love your feedback,

The end of 2012 start of 2013 has seen a number of important new vehicle releases such as the Holden Colorado7, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mazda

especially those that tell us they use our reviews to help with their buying decisions. We must be doing something right!!

CX9, the long awaited all new Range Rover and Nissan Patrol.


Stay tuned over the next few months as we bring you in depth reviews of these releases.

Details Editor Rob Fraser Editorial Enquiries Contributors Rob Fraser, Steve Lawson, Anthony Hood, Pete Wilson, Robert Bracht, Chloe Fraser

Editor Rob Fraser | Editorial enquiries

Advertising Enquiries

Steve Booth e: ph: 0403482717

Contributors Rob Fraser, Anthony Hood, Pete Wilson, Vicki Fraser,

Graphic Design:

Natalie Sing Design e: info@nataliesingdesign ph (if you want)

Chloe Fraser, Steve Tierney, Sean Rockford, Steve Lawson

Web Design:

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Advertising enquiries Rob Fraser: Graphic design natalie sing design e p 0404 808 090

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Project Pajero – Revitalising an older Pajero Part 1

We have decided to commence ’Project Pajero’. ‘Project Pajero’ focuses on revitalising a 2002 NM 3.2L 5 Sp Auto Exceed Pajero.


EarthCruiser All Terrain Motorhome to United States NEWS The highly capable, all-terrain EarthCruiser is now available in the United States, with the first unit already delivered by the company’s new US office in Bend, Oregon. READ MORE

Avida Esperance at SA show NEWS Avida is launching the new Esperance Motorhome range in Australia and New the Adelaide Showgrounds from February 20 until February 24, 2013 READ MORE

OZROAMER CAR OF THE YEAR 2012 AWARD WINNERS NEWS At OzRoamer, to give our readers maximum information and benefit, our awards for 2012 are being announced now, in February 2013. READ MORE

2013 Toyota Rav 4 Launch REVIEW The 2013 Toyota Rav4 comes in three spec models, a 2.2turbo diesel a 2.5 petrol and 2.0 petrol with three range models GX, GXL and the Cruiser the top spec model . READ MORE

Birdsville- a mysterious magnet What is it about Birsdville

that the very name conjures up all sorts of images.. Isolation, loneliness, Birdsville races, the Birdsville track, the outback, the Birdsville Pub, the Simpson Desert….It draws us like a magnet READ MORE


Of course I had seen tourist pictures but it wasn’t until I stood near Wave Rock that I could appreciate its impressive qualities


MT FIELD NATIONAL PARK – ONE OF TASMANIA’S BEST REVI E W Nestled in some of the most picturesque scenery in Tasmania is Mt Field National Park, Tasmania’s oldest national park, which is also one of the oldest reserves in Australia READ MORE

Litchfield National Park – an oasis in the Northern Territory REVI E W Litchfield National Park is one of Northern Territory’s most picturesque parks. Situated about 120kms southwest of Darwin, Litchfield National Park is home to many dramatic tropical waterfalls READ MORE

2013 HONDA GOLDWING F6B REVIEW The Honda Goldwing has always stood alone. This style of bike has become known as a “Bagger”. With cool credibility, they have attracted, a much younger rider.


TRIUMPH RELEASES 2013 ROCKET III ROADSTER REVIEW For 2013 the Rocket III Roadster is not only meaner looking than ever, it has even more torque!


First time? Thinking of purchasing your first property? Make sure you buy your copy of First Property Buyer – the magazine for Australia’s first home buyers and investors. On sale at newsagents now. FOR AUSTRALIA’S FIRST HOME BUYERS & INVESTORS


NISSAN PATROL NOW ON SALE REVI E W On sale now in Australia, the new Patrol introduces a new platform, a radical design direction, significantly enhanced interior comfort and luxury, a powerful new V8 engine with exceptional driveability, a new 7-speed automatic transmission, as well as a new ALL-MODE 4Ă—4 system. READ MORE

2013 RANGE ROVER REVIEW REVI EW The fourth generation of the iconic Range Rover line, the new model has been developed from the ground up to provide the ultimate luxury SUV, following the innovative spirit of the original design from over 40 years ago.


Hyundai Santa Fe Towing Upgrade NEWS Hyundai Motor Company has announced the availability of an all-new load assist kit, to increase current capacity for the award-winning Santa Fe


Isuzu D-MAX now with FiveYear Warranty NEWS Isuzu UTE Australia has introduced a five-year warranty with five years Roadside Assistance for All-New model D-MAX Utes


Range Rover tows an Airstream to Morocco NEWS Range Rover demonstrates it’s breadth of capability by towing an Airstream to Morocco and back!


Mazda BT-50 Increased Towing Capacity NEWS Mazda’s BT-50 4×2 Hi-Rider and 4×4 utes are now even tougher, with their braked towing capacity increasing from 3,350kg to 3,500kg.


2013 HONDA MUV700 PRICING NEWS The legendary MUV700 with Honda’s signature fit and finish is now more attainable thanks to the brand new price of just $16,999 (MLP).


2013 Husqvarna CR 125 and WR 125 arrive in Oz NEWS Husqvarna remains serious about 2-strokes and realizes the category is alive and well offering the CR 125 MX variant for an extremely


Honda Crosstourer V4 Adventure Sports Tourer NEWS Honda is proud to announce the expansion of its state-ofthe-art V4 model line-up by introducing the new Crosstourer, first launched as a concept model in 2010 at the Eicma Show


NEW WATERCOOLED BMW R 1200 GS. NEWS Pricing has been announced for the much anticipated watercooled R 1200 GS. The all new feature packed machine will retail for $21,250 plus ORD


OzRoamer E-Newsletter February 2013  
OzRoamer E-Newsletter February 2013  

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