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Army October 13, 2011
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ber 13" in the subject line. Keep entries under 25 words. Entries MUST
include sender's name, rank and unit.
By Bob Dikkenberg
September 29 winner
"Hide and seek is over ... you
can come out now."
We also liked ...
"Bugger the hootchie, I'm
sleeping under this."
Pte Brittany Szlezak,
VW Amarok Ultimate twin cab ute
Engine: Inline 4 cylinder, 2.0 litre bi-
turbo diesel engine, 120kW, 400Nm
Test vehicle RRP: $58,980
Reviewer: Sgt Andrew Hetherington
BIG utes. There's plenty of varia-
tions of them around and VW has
now entered the Australian market
with the Amarok.
Climbing into the driver's seat for
the first time feels like you are sit-
ting in the front of a Bushmaster or a
monster truck; it's really that big.
Perched high on leather pews
occupants look down on most other
drivers, including those driving other
utes.Once you get used to the seem-
ingly gigantic dimensions you begin
to think of what you can achieve
with this long, wide, quad-wheel,
load-carrying device, capable of
travelling on a multitude of road sur-
faces, to different environments with
ease, even though it weighs 2100kg.
It's a capable and comfortable
around-town vehicle and highway
cruiser despite its dimensions.
It has a handy 2800kg towing
capacity assisted by a phenomenal
400Nm of torque available from
1800-2500rpm and has a 2.5sqm tray
size to carry your groceries, lawn
mower, bar fridge and camping gear
all at once.
As you'd expect from VW, the
Big is better
Amarok has all the standard safety
features, including off-road anti-lock
With the Ultimate model, as
the name suggests, people who can
afford the price tag get alloy wheels
(the test vehicle had huge 19inch
versions), leather seats as an option,
stainless steel sports bars in the back
tray area and stainless steel side
There's a lot to like about the
twin-cab Amarok including its car-
like ride, luxuries such as power
windows and rear-window privacy
Its medium-to-large carrying
and towing capacity, powerful die-
sel engine, multi-function centre
console display, comprehensive
trip computer, three handy 12-volt
power adapter sockets and child seat
restraint points on the back of the
second row of seats makes it a seri-
ous alternative ute to what Toyota,
Ford and Holden have on offer.
Although there were a couple of
things which left my head shaking,
including a lack of steering wheel-
mounted stereo and cruise control
buttons and the concept of leather
seats in a ute.
Also, being only available in
Australia in a six-speed manual
would deter some from opening their
If you can afford the near $60,000
price tag for a ute which makes you
feel two feet taller than anyone else
around you, the Amarok might just
be suitable for you.
It is a well-designed, built and
reliable piece of German engineering,
even though it's built in Argentina.
Giant ute: The VW Amarok Ultimate.
Photo by Sgt Andrew Hetherington
A REUNION of the 4/78 Recruit Course WRAAC School
is being organised for 2013. The organisers have man-
aged to track down 45 of the 55 women from the course
and are looking for help to trace the following: Jane Bell,
WA; Sharyn Foster, SA; Joan Scott, Vic; Connie Galea,
NSW; Julie Smith, Qld; Jacinta Perera, WA; Elaine
Whittles, WA; Maxine Davidson, NSW; Vicki McKenzie,
Vic; Linda Richardson, NSW. A Facebook page has
been created and for more information contact Kristine
McBride on 0450 962 210.
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