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Paul Maric

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World's Greatest Driving Roads: Glendora Mountain Road, California, USA

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World's Greatest Driving Roads: Glendora Mountain Road, California, USA

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be sucked into glimpses of Keeping up with the Kardashians and Housewives of Beverly Hills while your other half has command of the television remote...

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2017 Nissan Navara Series II Dual-Cab review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Nissan Navara Series II Dual-Cab review

While the design hasn't changed, Nissan's Series II Navara promises a better ride both laden and unladen. But, is it enough to make this a good work and play ute?

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$19,490 - $55,490

2017 Nissan Pathfinder review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder review

It's a fresh new look for a familiar face. The Nissan Pathfinder gets more power and torque, along with better efficiency, but is it enough to bring it to front of mind for buyers?

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$41,990 - $69,190

2017 Kia Stinger GT spied testing in Sydney
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2017 Kia Stinger GT spied testing in Sydney

One of Australia's most anticipated new cars, the 2017 Kia Stinger, has been spied in Glebe by CarAdvice reader Neil. The incoming new Kia Stinger looks to be hot property, with CarAdvice receiving several emails a week with sightings of the two development vehicles currently stationed in Australia...


2017 Isuzu D-Max SX 4x2 Single-Cab Chassis review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Isuzu D-Max SX 4x2 Single-Cab Chassis review

An all-new engine unique to Australia, and an updated look, make the 2017 Isuzu D-Max a great option for entry-level ute buyers. But, does it stack up? Paul Maric finds out.


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison
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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison

If you’ve outgrown your large SUV, there’s only one way to move and that’s up. And, two manufacturers battling for your hard-earned rugged SUV dollars are Mitsubishi and Holden...


2017 Audi A3 CoD review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Audi A3 CoD review

Do you really need a diesel to save fuel in this day and age? Audi thinks not, with the A3 Cylinder on Demand sedan. Paul Maric jumps behind the wheel to find out whether fuel use comes at the cost of driveability.

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$41,500

2017 Toyota C-HR Koba review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota C-HR Koba review

If you thought styling wasn't in Toyota's vocabulary, think again. The all-new Toyota C-HR aims to buck the Toyota design trend with wild angles and zero conservatism. Is it enough to win over the hip youth? Paul Maric takes a drive to find out.

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$35,290

2019 Ford Ranger V6 spied in Australia
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2019 Ford Ranger V6 spied in Australia

Don't be fooled, what you're looking at here is the 2019 Ford Ranger, due to be revealed with a raft of new engines in time for its debut to the North American market in 2018. The US market Chevrolet Colorado uses a similar body to the Australian Holden Colorado, but is offered in a number of body configurations, which suggests Ford will also go down the same path and the vehicle you see here is merely a shell for the platform change underneath...


2017 Holden Astra sedan review: Prototype drive

2017 Holden Astra sedan review: Prototype drive

With Holden's engineering team receiving constant praise for its work on Commodore, Cruze, Astra hatch and Spark, the team was keen to ensure the Cruze sedan replacement would fit the bill for local buyers. Last year we had the chance to join Holden's engineering team during a local development drive of the new Holden Astra sedan (which is known as the Cruze sedan in the North American market) in 65 per cent prototype form...


2017 Ford Escape review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Ford Escape review

Despite the name change, the Ford Escape is a very familiar product, and that's a good thing. But, will the lack of AEB across the range cause it to stumble in this tough category?


2017 Hyundai Ioniq review

2017 Hyundai Ioniq review

As one of the biggest players in the hybrid segment, Toyota has dominated with the Prius. But, Hyundai's Ioniq offers an equally green product, without the science project looks. Can it offer buyers a decent alternative?


2017 Hyundai i30 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Hyundai i30 review

The third-generation Hyundai i30 is bigger and loaded with more tech than ever before. Does this Korean hatch have the goods to take on the Corolla and Mazda 3?


Koenigsegg Regera coming to Australia in right-hand drive for a cool $4 million
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Koenigsegg Regera coming to Australia in right-hand drive for a cool $4 million

If you're the type of person that wants and needs the very best of everything, you'll find it hard to pass up an exclusive opportunity to own one of the world's fastest cars, the 2017 Koenigsegg Regera. The Regera became an instant internet hit when it was announced that it would do 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds and a stupendous 0-400km/h in a crazy 20 seconds...


2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman S review

A naturally aspirated six has been ditched for a turbocharged four. The new Porsche 718 Cayman S rewrites the Cayman rule book. Is it enough to get it across the line and retain that Cayman feel?

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$145,290