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Paul Maric

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2016 Iveco Daily 4x4 Off-Road Review

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2016 Iveco Daily 4x4 Off-Road Review

When you think rugged off-road vehicles, one of the last ones that comes to mind, for most people, is the 2016 Iveco Daily 4x4. Iveco hopes to change that with the latest iteration of the Iveco Daily 4x4, which features a raft of changes, along with incredible off-road credentials and huge payload...

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CarAdvice Podcast episode 17: Ford to build driverless car, Colorado reviewed, latest Volkswagen news, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 17: Ford to build driverless car, Colorado reviewed, latest Volkswagen news, and much more

Welcome to episode 17 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. On this week's show, Paul Maric joins regular co-host Mandy Turner and the stylish dad James Ward to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


2017 Holden Colorado Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Holden Colorado Review

It's finally here — the new Holden Colorado. Paul Maric gets behind the wheel to see if the 2017 Holden Colorado has the goods to take on the competition.

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$29,490 - $54,490

2017 Holden Colorado pricing and specifications
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2017 Holden Colorado pricing and specifications

The 2017 Holden Colorado has launched in Australia this week, with the range kicking off from $29,490 (plus on-road costs). Built in Thailand, the latest iteration of the Colorado features a great deal of Australian engineering input, along with several features designed to set it aside from the rest of the pack...


2017 Holden Colorado image gallery
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2017 Holden Colorado image gallery

The 2017 Holden Colorado has gone on sale today, with a starting price of $29,490 plus on-road costs. The new Colorado represents a huge step forward for Holden in Australia and launches with three 4x2 configurations and five 4x4 configurations. For a full breakdown of pricing and specifications, click here...


Holden: new V8 sports car "will blow your socks off"
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Holden: new V8 sports car "will blow your socks off"

With the end of local Commodore production a little over a year away, there has been a good deal of uncertainty about which model in GM's global stable will debut as the hero performer in the Holden line-up. Hopes appeared to dim earlier this year, when new GM global design chief and former Australian styling boss, Mike Simcoe, told CarAdvice he would steer well clear of discussing the topic...


Holden Colorado flagship performer could come to tackle Ranger Raptor
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Holden Colorado flagship performer could come to tackle Ranger Raptor

A more extreme off-road or performance-oriented version of the 2017 Holden Colorado could be on the cards, if buyers want it, the car maker has admitted. Speaking at the launch of the new Colorado, Holden chairman and managing director, Mark Bernhard, told CarAdvice that customer demand would dictate which editions they build...


2017 Holden Colorado and Trailblazer engineering development drive

2017 Holden Colorado and Trailblazer engineering development drive

It's not uncommon for members of the public to spy pre-development vehicles being driven around the traps by manufacturers ahead of their launches. It's less common when the vehicles being driven are not produced in Australia. And, it's even less common when we're allowed to drive them...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

The E-Class has always been about style — but does the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class step it up enough? We drive it to find out.

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$89,900 - $139,900

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class pricing and specifications
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has gone on sale in Australia  this week, with the five-model range kicking off from $89,900 plus on-road costs. The range opens with the E200, powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 135kW of power and 300Nm of torque, with fuel figures listed at 6.4L/100km on the combined cycle...


2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Review

It's been out for a while, but does the Volkswagen Touareg still have the goods? We get behind the wheel of the Touareg V6 TDI to have a look.


2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed
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2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed

Initial Australian pricing for the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV has been announced today, starting with the Model X 60D. That entry model will be joined by more powerful variants that will include the 75D, 90D, P90D and P90D with Ludicrous Mode. As with the existing Model S sedan, those numbers and letters represent battery energy capacity, all-wheel drive (D for 'dual motor', one at each axle) and P for performance...


Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss
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Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss

Recent media hype about 'drift mode' in the Ford Focus RS — a feature that assists the driver in performing a perfectly-crafted drift — has led Ford Australia to defend its position on enabling the feature on Australian-delivered vehicles...


Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode
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Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode

If you ever needed any more evidence that Australia is descending into a nanny state, just look at the coverage media outlets and social commenters are imposing on us this week. It all centres around the new Ford Focus RS. Along with being one of the safest hatches in the world (it comes with a raft of airbags and stability control, amongst other safety features), the Focus RS is built as a car capable of being used on the road and on the race track...


Jaguar's next XJ could rival Porsche Panamera in design and performance
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Jaguar's next XJ could rival Porsche Panamera in design and performance

Jaguar looks to have commenced work on the next generation XJ, with a source close to Jaguar suggesting the brand is in the process of confirming drivetrains and styling for the car ahead of a launch date around 2019 or 2020. The current Jaguar XJ, which has been on sale since 2009, pushed the brand forward in terms of technology — and especially in body construction...