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E32: MotorWorld special! Riding with Grant Denyer, Toyota Mirai and meet our guest presenter!  

We are live from MotorWorld Sydney with Mandy, Paul and our guest panel winner, Peter Ronis. In car news, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen are launching ultra-fast EV network in Europe, MG ZS revealed ahead of Australian debut, 2017 Ford Fiesta revealed, Kia GT concept makes first production appearance in factory leak, Holden winds up engine production ahead of 2017 manufacturing end and 2018 Volkswagen Arteon previewed. James Wong reviews the Toyota Mirai and we discuss how it stands up to the Prius. Mandy rides with record breaking car racing driver, Ron Goodman, in his Porsche 356 Speedster, and Tegan takes a ride with Grant Denyer in his Lotus Exige 350 Sport. We talk about our biggest double mega test and talk to the drivers who got behind the wheel in the pit area.

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CarAdvice podcast 31: 2018 Mustang specs leaked, Skoda Kodiaq review, WRC and LA Motor Show report and LHD conversions!  

Paul returns from the LA Motor Show and gives us his hits and misses, as Dave is fresh (and dusty) from the WRC. In car news this week, we feature the 2018 Ford Mustang details being leaked, 2017 Suzuki S-Cross and Holden Barina pricing and specs, Dodge Charger and Challenger being investigated for a RHD conversion, 2018 LDV T60 ute is revealed and the Honda Jazz infotainment unit gets an update, but it's missing something very important! We talk to James Ward about the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq, which he drove on its launch in Minorca. Craig Dean from Crossover Car Conversions explains what it takes to convert a LHD car to RHD. Paul gets a name change in Reader Comments, we reveal the car for Pick the Exhaust and announce the winners to be a guest on the CarAdvice podcast panel!

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E30 - Mini Ray review, Ford driver training, how to save fuel  

While Paul is attending the Los Angeles Motor Show, Mandy and James Wong wreak havoc, as they bring you the big car news of the week. There have been many unveilings at LA, including the 2017 Mazda CX-5, the powerful Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Jaguar I-Pace ‘concept’ and the 2018 Ford EcoSport gets a facelift. Plus, your next car stereo could be a Samsung! Ford is offering free driver training skills, and James went to check it out to speak to some participants there. Also, he got an exclusive chat with Ford's Communications Director, Wes Sherwood, on the company's future technologies. If you're a tightarse, Tegan Lawson gives you some great tips on how to save fuel and James tells us what he thought of the Mini Ray. Pick the exhaust to win a CarAdvice prize pack and we take a gander at the best reader comments of the week.

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E29 - 2018 Holden Commodore teased, RAV4 review, Tesla Model S owner review and win tickets to WRC!  

This week, Mandy and Paul are joined by James Wong, with the promise that there'll be none of the shenanigans (well, fewer) of last week! First up: Want to know how you can be an honorary member on the CarAdvice podcast panel in Melbourne, and on location at MotorWorld Sydney? Listen in. What else happened on the show this week? Paul is heading to the Los Angeles Motor Show and tells us what to expect this year, Tesla buyers next year will have to pay for the Supercharger network, and the 2018 Holden Commodore is teased in a calendar with Mick Jagger's daughter... and Grumpy Cat. Okay, moving on. The Melbourne office has a new long-term car, and James Ward tells us how the 2017 Toyota RAV4 has stacked up in the first few weeks. Rob Dean has submitted an owner review of his 2015 Tesla Model S P85d and has taken it to the outback. Sorry, what? In a Model S? Tune in for that one. The team talk to Chris Nixon about the World Rally Championship in Coffs Harbour next weekend, and we have a three-day Super double pass to give-away!

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E28 - 2018 Toyota Camry spied, Mercedes AMG CLA 45 review, MotorWorld, and be on the CarAdvice podcast panel!  

Sorry if this is the worst episode you've ever heard! Paul Maric, James Ward and Dave Zalstein bring you the latest in the world of car news this week, including the 2018 Toyota Camry being spied, M.G Australia's 3-star car safety rating, Mercedes-Benz bring back the straight six, Ford says we care more about fuel effenciency than power, a former distributor says Great Wall damaged “brand China” in Australia and Mercedes AMG A45 has been spied. Paul reviews the Mercedes AMG CLA45, Mandy talks to the Managing Director of MotorWorld Sydney, Kris Willand, guess the car with What Am I and the team scrolls through the best reader comments of the week.

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E27 - 2018 Commodore, Mercedes-Benz X-class ute, Landcruiser review, Motorclassica and HSV Clubsport around Sandown!  

Join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Mike Costello this week as we give you the latest on the Mercedes-Benz X-class ute concept and find out what the 2018 Holden Commodore was like when Paul got behind the wheel. Mike reviews the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series, find out how the Mercedes-Benz 300SL got its Gullwing doors when Mandy attends Motorclassica, straps yourselves in as Dave gives you a lap around Sandown Raceway in the HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition and we have a winner for Pick the Exhaust.

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E26 - Ford Escape, 5 Minute Fang in the HSV Clubsport R8, Citroen Grand C4 Picasso review and World Time Attack!  

For the first time, Dave Zalstein joins Mandy Turner and James Wong on the CarAdvice podcast. In car news, the Ford Escape replaces the Kuga, hear how much money was spent crashing cars the past year for ANCAP, Mercedes-Benz will NOT plow into pedestrians to save you and Lynk&Co 01 SUV gets Geely's new brand rolling. Paul and Mandy take a ride in the HSV Clubsport R8, James Ward reviews the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso (AKA: Space Toaster), Dave gives a wrap on this years World Time Attack, she-wee is a talking-point on Reader Comments and a clue is revealed for the unguessed Pick the Exhaust.

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E25 - Brand image change for Jeep, Mid-size SUV comparison, Brock memories with HDT sign-writer, hilarious online car ad and stacks more!  

Join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Mike Stevens this week. The latest in car news include the 2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift November reveal, 2017 Honda CR-V US unveiling, Jeep are changing their brand, 2017 BMW 5 Series reveal, 2018 Ford Edge Australian pricing and details reveal, how Victoria is supporting autonomous vehicle testing and that driverless car acceptance is growing in Australia. Mike Costello did a 4-way medium-SUV comparison - find out who came out on top. The team talk to Wayne King who sign-writed for the Holden Dealer Team in the 1980's and has great stories to tell about Peter Brock. Have a laugh with Reader Comments and guess the car in Pick the Exhaust.

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E24 - EV news, September sales, Paris Motor Show hits and misses, Ford plants close and more!  

This week, Paul Maric and Mike Costello return from the Paris Motor Show and joins Mandy Turner. In car news, the Nissan GT-R Nismo confirmed for Australia, Tickford returns with the Ranger, Fisker is back, Mercedes-EQ electric SUV launched, a look at the BMW i5 patent renderings and the funky 2017 Suzuki Inis is confirmed for Australia. Mike gives you the lowdown on September's VFACTS and how it's been another record-breaking month in new car sales. The CarAdvice team tell you their hits and misses from this years Paris Motor Show. Mike Stevens is attending The World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (autonomous cars and more) in Melbourne next week. James Wong spoke to 4 Ford workers before the Victorian plants closed last week. And the 'What Am I?' car is revealed, plus, we scroll through this weeks Reader Comments.

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E23 - 2017 Holden Astra pricing, Name Your Car Day, Paris Motor show and VW Managing Director  

Mandy Turner is joined for the first time this week, by James Wong. The Paris Motor Show is this week and we talk to James Ward for an update. In car news, the Volkswagen I.D concept has been revealed, as has the 2018 Jeep Compass, Ford Australia's Geelong engine plant clocks out and release date and pricing has been released for the 2017 Holden Astra. Sunday is Name Your Car Day and we talk to Tegan Lawson on how you can win a personalised sticker for your car, 'What Am I?' returns along with the ever entertaining Reader Comments, and Mandy and Matt Campbell speak to the Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Australia, Michael Bartsch.

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E22 - Lamborghini sales rocket, Monster Jam, Audi A4 Allroad and VW Tiguan launch!  

In this weeks instalment, we take a look car news, where Lamborghini are thrilled with Australian sales, McLaren denies that it will be taken over by Apple, new Audi TT RS in Australia mid-2017, priced from around $145k, big brands skipping Paris motor show, Ford commits to making driver’s cars alongside autonomous vehicles and the 2017 Jeep Compass revealed during official photo shoot. Paul and Mandy talk to Australia's first Monster Truck driver for Monster Jam, Rhianna Buchanan. Paul reviews the Audi A4 Allroad and we compare 4 models while driving the newly launched Volkswagen Tiguan. We reveal Pick the Exhaust and be entertained with Reader Comments of the Week!

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E20 - Toyota Supra revealed, August sale figures, we talk to Harrington and much more!  

This week we reveal the 2017 Hyundai i30, Peugeot 5008, Audi A5 and S5 Sportback, and Land Rover Discovery before the Paris Motor Show. Find out the pricing and specs for the Great Wall Steed and Haval H6, and the 2018 Toyota Supra has been spied testing. Mike Costello reveals the August car sales figures and why Ford and Toyota are winning. Find out what last weeks What Am I car was as we give a CarAdvice prize pack away. And, we talk to the king of CarAdvice comments, Harrington, about his experience in the Mercedes-Benz Maybach!

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E19 -  Hyundai hits back at VW, how to spoil your Dad and Subaru Levorg  

This week it's Mandy and the 2 Mike's! In car news, we look into why the Northern Territory is axing open speed limits, what Hyundai is saying about recent Volkswagen comments, Holden has a new logo and launches 24-hour test drives along with a new lineup, what the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is bringing to Australia and the Citroen Experience is revealed. Stuck for a gift for Fathers Day? Tegan Lawson has stacks of car inspired ideas. Mandy attended the inaugural German Auto Show in Melbourne and talks to an owner who drives 3 German cars. We talk to Honda Australia Director, Stephen Collins, about the Takata airbag inflator recall and how Honda are making a comeback. 'What Am I' returns, where you could win a CarAdvice prize pack by guessing the car and we chat to James Ward about the Subaru Levorg.

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E18 - World's quickest production car revealed, we check out the Infiniti Q30, and more!  

The world's fastest production vehicle has just been revealed...and it's fully electric! We check out the Tesla Model S 100D. In car news, we talk about the end of Renault Megane RS production, the updated Volkswagen MY2017 range, Uber becoming legal in Victoria (finally!) but with a catch, the Honda Civic Type R and the Great Wall Steed. We also chat with Trent, who has just driven the Infiniti Q30, we have a laugh at some reader comments, chat to Tony about the Jaguar F-Pace and Tegan fills us in on the Ford Focus and new NavMan. Plus, we have a winner for our pick the exhaust sound segment! Tune in for all that and more.

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E17 - Driverless cars in 5 years, we drive the new Holden Colorado and much more  

The new Holden Colorado has been launched and we have the first drive. We catch up with Mike Costello to hear about the latest Volkswagen news, we check out Ford's plan to have driverless cars within 5 years, a move by Holden in the Supercars touring car series, a potential ban on combustion engines in India, Norway and the Netherlands, plus the latest technology from Infiniti. James reviews the Toyota Kluger and we try again for the secret engine sound. Plus, we catch up with Emily White from Holden. All that, plus your chance to win free fuel!

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E16 - Paris motor show, Chinese media scams us and we review the Honda NSX, and much more!  

This week we have a look at what is happening at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, we find out how the Chinese media scammed us, we look at Mazda CX-5 spy photos, Mercedes-AMG C43 pricing and we also check out the Nikola truck! Alborz joins us for a review on the expensive Honda NSX and Paul runs us through his time driving pre-development Holden Colorado and Trailblazer. Mandy heads to the Winton Festival of Speed, we also have a look at reader comments and give you the chance to win a prize with our new segment, pick the exhaust! All that and more on this week's show.

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E15: Honda NSX, July sales, Aston Martin DB11, Ferrari California T road trip and more!  

In car news, the 2017 Honda NSX price, 2017 Tesla Model X pricing, 2017 Ford Kuga facelift, Ford Everest to get five-seat option, seven cars Australians should buy more of, Ford Falcon Ute production ends.Mike Costello discusses the July sales figures and the Ford Edge. Tegan Lawson tells us about her road trip in the 2016 Ferrari California T Handling Speciale. Mandy talks to Heath Walker from Tesla about how they're encouraging more women to buy their cars. Guess the "What Am I?" car to go in the draw to win a CarAdvice prize pack. We talk to CarAdvice's co-founder, Tony Crawford, about the Aston Martin DB 11 launch in Italy.

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E14 - Old mate Graham, Driver training, new E-Class, and much more  

Paul Maric is on holidays this week, but it doesn’t stop us from talking to him about the newly launched Mercedes Benz E-Class. In car news, get details on the Mazda3 facelift, the latest on the Apple car, Suzuki Baleno price and specifications, why GM and Isuzu are ending their ute collaboration, and details on the Renault Koleos. In a new segment, we spend 60 Seconds in the Seat of the 2016 Jaguar F-Type.

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E13 - Stay out of the f'ing right lane! And, we chat with Jeep designer Mark Allen, plus more!  

Should drivers stay out of the right lane? According to our latest opinion piece, they should! We chat with the global head of design at Jeep, Mark Allen, and we also talk about our recent drives of the Porsche Macan GTS and Volkswagen Touareg 180 V6 TDI. In car news we listen to the latest 'N' car from the Hyundai range, we check out the Tesla Model X pricing for Australia, BMW's 30 Jahre edition, the Audi Q2 and a concept car from Citroen. We go through some reader comments from this week and give you a chance to win a prize pack with our new segment, What Am I? Plus your chance to win free fuel!

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E12 - Pokemon Go in cars for road safety? Calls for Focus RS drift mode to be banned and we review the Bentley Bentayga  

Pokemon Go has caused several serious car crashes recently, but one road safety expert thinks it could actually promote safe driving. This week the media has been hysterical about drift mode in the Ford Focus RS, we discuss why it's total and utter nonsense. We also chat with Tegan Lawson and find out why she won't be teaching her daughter how to drive. We review the new $620,000 Bentley Bentayga and Honda Civic. Plus, we check out the latest car news - the co-production deal between Isuzu and Mazda for their next ute, the new Renault Koleos, the end of the Holden Cruze and how hackers are being paid to find flaws in FCA's cars. All that, plus reader comments and the chance to win free fuel!

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