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Paul Maric

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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coming to Australia with 480kW

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Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coming to Australia with 480kW

It's been the worst-kept secret in the industry, but we can finally officially reveal HSV will import and convert the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 from April this year, with pricing to start from $159,990 before on-road costs...

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2019 Mercedes-Benz S400d L review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S400d L review

If the standard S-Class wasn't long enough, the S400d L combines length with torque and luxury. What more could you want?

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$226,000

2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera review

It's undeniably a thing of beauty, but does the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera live up to its name as a 'super light'? Paul Maric finds out.

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$517,000

2020 Toyota HiAce revealed in leak, V6 petrol and HiLux diesel options likely
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2020 Toyota HiAce revealed in leak, V6 petrol and HiLux diesel options likely

Toyota has been working overtime developing a new 2020 Toyota HiAce (codenamed H30) to replace the current generation, which has been around in its current shape since its launch in 2004. According to documents seen by CarAdvice and images sent in by a CarAdvice reader, the new HiAce will not only lose its trademark flat front-end, but will also pick up a petrol V6 option, along with the current-generation 1GD 2...


2018 Lexus ES300h... not just a tarted-up Camry

2018 Lexus ES300h... not just a tarted-up Camry

When you think Lexus, you think old man’s car. Well, that’s all changing… and in a big way. Lexus has gone to town on dropping that image with sharp styling, stacks of luxury and the option to ‘sportify’ your car with an F-Sport package. Enter stage left the Lexus ES300h. I hopped into the car thinking it was a Toyota Camry with some fancy leather and a stack of features...

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$59,888

2019 Jaguar I-Pace SE long-term review: Introduction

2019 Jaguar I-Pace SE long-term review: Introduction

I won't lie. I'm excited for a future containing alternative-fuel vehicles – whether they're electric or hydrogen powered... Or even powered by hot air. For too long now, Tesla has dominated the luxury EV market, leaving entry-level EVs to other brands. Makes sense, given how trendy it has now become to get on the EV bandwagon...

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$130,200

Dodgy car dealer tactics called out in Royal Commission into banking industry
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Dodgy car dealer tactics called out in Royal Commission into banking industry

  It's what Australia's banking industry has been fearing, with the government finally releasing its report on the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, with car dealers put on notice. The near-500-page report includes 76 recommendations made by Commissioner Kenneth Hayne QC, which the government is expected to accept in their entirety...


2019 Ford Transit Custom 300S SWB review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Ford Transit Custom 300S SWB review

It's one of the punchiest diesels in its class and now comes with a five-year warranty. But, is it enough to break the reign of the segment leaders? Paul Maric finds out.

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$43,790

Toyota HiLux and Fortuner Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) fix begins
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Toyota HiLux and Fortuner Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) fix begins

Toyota Australia has started issuing a 'Customer Service Exercise Notification' for the Toyota HiLux and Fortuner fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. Due to it not being a customer safety issue, this isn't classed as a 'recall' and is instead simply a notice calling for customers to visit their dealers for a fix...


2019 Ford F-150 Raptor review

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor review

What's big, beastly and anti small car? The Ford F-150 Raptor, of course. It's the big cousin of the Australian-engineered Ranger Raptor, but how much does it draw from this big truck? Paul Maric finds out.


The dangerous road rule that could kill you these holidays
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The dangerous road rule that could kill you these holidays

Would you do 195km/h in a 110km/h zone? I know I wouldn't; so why are people happy to do 110km/h in a 25 or 40km/h zone? Poorly advertised new laws in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia now put your life and mine at risk each time we approach an emergency vehicle pulled over on the side of the road...


2019 Renault Zoe Intens review
Rating: 6.810 /10
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2019 Renault Zoe Intens review

It's one of the funkiest electric cars on the market, but is it priced too high for the impending influx of electric vehicles? Paul Maric finds out.


2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance review
Rating: 8.810 /10
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2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance review

It was one of the most anticipated car launches of recent years, but has Tesla's 'affordable' electric car lived up to the hype? Paul Maric saddles up for a 1000km+ road trip across the USA to find out.


2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 review

There probably isn't a more pointless car on the road. A 2500kg four-wheel drive with a giant V8. But, that's mainly why we love it. Paul Maric gets behind the wheel to see what the new G63 is like.

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$247,700

2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 review

Want performance, but don't want to spend AMG money? The all-new Mercedes-Benz A250 may just be the answer. Paul Maric goes for a drive to find out what it's like.

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$48,800