Best Opinion Articles of 2016: Part 2

Best Opinion Articles of 2016: Part 2

We've compiled five more opinion pieces that started conversations in 2016, as well as ruffled a few feathers.

These popular articles were a hit on our Facebook page, generating some positive (and not-so-positive) feedback.

Let’s take a look. 

1: AUSSIE MOTORING JOURNOS ARE CORRUPT, JUST ASK FACEBOOK 

4x 4oty -contendersDeano did what journalists should never do, and that’s respond to absurd Facebook comments. He tackled the sensitive issue by calling out all the Facebook experts who claimed our 4X4OTY testing process was rigged. 

2: TOWING WEIGHTS CONTINUE TO INCREASE  

Holden -colorado -towing -trailer20-odd years ago, most popular 4x4 wagons were capable of towing 2500kg. Now, a 4x4 isn’t worth looking at if it doesn’t have a braked towing capacity of at least 3000kg. Deano detailed how modern 4x4s are capable of carrying massive loads.

3: ALL THE BEST 4X4S HAVE SIX-CYLINDER ENGINES

Volkswagen -amarok -30-tdi -mainIn relation to VW’s Amarok V6, editor Matt asked the question: When was the last time emissions regulation gave us a bigger and better engine? He’s right, and he also explained what other six-cylinder engines are on the horizon!

4: STRAIGHT SIXES ON THE RISE 

Straight -six -engines -on -the -rise -mainFraser made his aversion to the V6 known, as he detailed the advantages – manufacturing costs, weight and complexity – offered by a straight-six configuration.

5: TOYOTA TROOP CARRIER MADE FOR OUTBACK ADVENTURE 

Landcruiser -uprising -mainThe Troop Carrier has been kicking goals for more than half a century. Why? Because it’s the ultimate off-road-ready package – copious amount of space, superior overlanding ability and extreme versatility. Editor Matt also hung out with the Troop Carriers of Australia group.

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