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E45: Mercedes-AMG E43 Victoria Police car, Kia Rio review, Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang comparison and Sir Jackie Stewart!  

Mandy, Paul and Dave Zalstein brings you all the latest car news of the week, including the 2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, LDV T60 ute is on sale in Australia from October, 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied undisguised in South Africa, PSA says Opel purchase part of plan to ‘conquer’ the world, and Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police. Dave and Mandy compared the 2017 Ford Mustang and Nissan 370Z and James Wong reviews the middle and top of the range 2017 Kia Rio. Paul has a brief chat to F1 legend, Sir Jackie Stewart, in the lead-up to the 2017 Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Plus, driving the Lamborghini Huracan on one of the Worlds Greatest Driving Roads in America. Reader Comments return this week!

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E44: Volvo diesel engines unviable post 2020, Holden Barina review, 6-ute mega test, why our CEO bought a Toyota HiLux, plus more!  

Broadcasting from Albury, NSW, just about the whole editorial team is on this week, with Mandy, Paul and Tegan Lawson leading the panel. Mike Costello us with car news to talk about Volvo saying diesel engines are unviable post 2020, meanwhile, Audi are standing by diesel power – for now. Plus, Porsche are working on ‘Mark Webber mode’ for autonomous cars, General Motors may be cutting large cars, Ferrari don’t despise SUVs, but they claim it must be different, and five brands that have growing sales. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2017 Holden Barina and Matt Campbell reveals the winner of the 6-ute mega test. Tegan's second instalment of the Roadshow is out where you can check out car events in each state. We talk to Noel who submitted an owner review of his 2016 Alfa Romeo Guilietta Veloce and CarAdvice CEO, Andrew Beecher explains why bought a Toyota HiLux, even though he didn't want to.

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E43: PSA takeover of Opel, Geneva Motor Show report, Jeep Compass review, USA Cars Yeah podcast host and Forester/Tiguan comparison!  

Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens are in the studio this week. Included in car news is the PSA takeover of Opel, Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year, Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt, Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, KTM X-Bow is on sale in Australia. The CarAdvice team at the Geneva Motor Show gives their hits and misses direct from the show. Over to America, we chat to Mark Greene who is the host of the Cars Yeah podcast. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2017 Jeep Compass and Mike Costello compares the 2017 Subaru Forester and Volkswagen Tiguan.

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E42: Takata airbags to pay out $1.3 billion, Volvo XC90 and Toyota C-HR review, ARC driver Molly Taylor, mid-size SUV comparison and electric-powered Jumbuck!  

Paul Maric is back! Joining him is Mandy and James Ward this week, to bring you lots of car news. We talk 2018 Range Rover Velar pricing, Renault Alpine A110 returning, Takata pleading guilty over deadly airbag inflators, 2017 Haval H6 revealed, 2019 Ford Ranger spied, 2018 Holden Commodore spied and meet ZF and Porsche’s new eight-speed DCT into Volvo. And speaking of, James reviews the hybrid 2017 Volvo XC90 T8. Paul and Mike Costello review the 2017 Toyota C-HR, plus they compare the Hyundai Tucson and Ford Escape. Tegan Lawson interviews Australian Rally Championship driver, Molly Taylor, ahead of International Womens Day next week and Mandy talks to Doug who converted a Proton Jumbuck into electric!

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E41 - CSIRO cracks the carbon-fibre code, a lap in the Jaguar F-Type, Alfa Romeo Giulia QV review, Skoda Superb owner review and "come on down", John Deeks!  

Join Mandy and James Ward as they give you the latest car news, like the Range Rover Velar teased and plus the brand could stretch to passenger cars. Also the pricing and specs of the 2017 Skoda Superb Sportline have been released, CSIRO cracks the carbon-fibre code, BMW voted world’s most admired car company, PSA's plan to buy Opel is advancing, Geely and PSA to bid for Proton and Lotus takeover this week. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, and we talk to Osman Mewett for his owner review of the 2017 Skoda Superb 162TSI. Mandy takes a spin in the Jaguar F-Type around Sandown Raceway at the Jaguar Art of Performance Tour. Voice-over and TV personality, John 'Deeksie' Deeks joins us in the studio to talk cars!

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E40 - Hyundai i30 N detailed, GM could sell Opel to PSA, 2017 VW Golf GTI review, Sydney Cars and Coffee and compact car comparison!  

Right from the CarAdvice Melbourne office couch, Mandy Turner and Mike Costello bring you the latest car news, including the Hyundai i30 N official details revealed, BMW demands Australian government for EV support, 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster unveiled, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion and GM could sell Opel to PSA. Mike has been driving the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, and has done a comparison between the Suzuki Ignis and Holden Spark. Our "be on the podcast panel" Sydney winner from last year, Peter Ronis, makes a return and attends the Sydney Cars and Coffee meeting, and the 'What Am I?' car is revealed.

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E39 - January car sales, Jaguar Land Rover engines stolen, Bathurst 12 Hour, Holden Trax review and Audi ice driving in Sweden!  

Joining Mandy on the panel this week is Dave Zalstein, and for the first time, CarAdvice photographer, Tom Fraser. Hear the biggest car news of the week with the 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon has been revealed, 2017 World Car of the Year finalists have been announced, January 2017 Australian new vehicle sales released, the 2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, a daring heist at Jaguar Land Rover plant and there will be no Ford Kuga recall in Australia for now. Dave, Tom and Rob Margeit report on Bathurst 12 Hour. Tegan Lawson went ice driving in an Audi S5 and attended the Isuzu D-MAX and M-UX launch at the Gold Coast. Harrington is up to his old tricks in reader comments of the week and guess the car to win a CarAdvice prize pack.

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E38 - Behind the HSV GTSR W1, ANCAP CEO, hot hatch comparison and meet our second podcast panel winner!  

Mandy and Mike Costello are joined by the Melbourne winner of "be on the podcast panel", George Skoufis. It's been a big week in car news, which include the 2017 Holden Commodore pricing and specs, Toyota confirms October 3 end for Australian production, Volkswagen tops 2016 global sales chart despite Dieselgate scandal, Nissan Z car and Toyota Supra concepts reported for Tokyo show unveiling and Dave joins us to talk about the 2017 HSV range, including the return of the GTSR. Mike compares the Ford Focus RS and the BMW M140i and we talk to the CEO of ANCAP, James Goodwin, about his thoughts on the Ford Mustang's 2-star safety rating. It's a special "looks like" reader comments of the week segment, and we have a winner for Pick the Exhaust - the answer may surprise you!

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E37 - Mustang gets 2-star safety rating, SUVs revealed for Geneva, 1988 Walkinshaw review, Tiguan launch and MX-5 Fan Fest!  

We bring you another podcast from the Melbourne CarAdvice couch, joining Mandy Turner with Mike Costello and James Ward. In cars news this week, the Ford Mustang receives a 2-star safety rating, Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV and 2017 Subaru XV is teased ahead of Geneva motor show, 2017 Tickford Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost warranty-backed power upgrades are unleashed by Tickford, new hero Lambo will top the Aventador SV’s Nurburgring time, Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot and Apple are sued for not ‘locking out’ iPhones while driving. To celebrate Australia Day, James reviews an Aussie classic - a 1988 VL SS Group A Walkinshaw. Mike attends the Volkswagen Tiguan launch and Mandy takes part in the record-breaking Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest where she spoke to New Zealand drifting champion, 'Mad' Mike Whiddett. We scroll through the best reader comments of the week, and give a clue to the unguessed Pick the Exhaust.

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E36 - Holden Commodore limited-editions models, 2018 Ford Mustang revealed, Suzuki Ignis review, Jamie Whincup, HiLux and Colorado comparison  

Broadcasting from the Melbourne CarAdvice office this week, join Paul, Mandy and Mike Stevens where they keep you up to date with the biggest car news of the week, including 2017 MG GS pricing and specs, Lexus Sport Yacht concept unveiled, Holden Commodore limited-edition models, 2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power, 2017 Suzuki Ignis pricing and specs and New Suzuki Jimny Sierra to remain a hardcore ladder-frame 4×4. Mike Costello reviews the cute Suzuki Ignis and we find out if he could actually fit in it. James Ward compares the Toyota HiLux and Holden Colorado. Mandy attended the reveal of the Red Bull Holden Racing Team livery and spoke to Jamie Whincup. A CarAdvice prize pack is up for grabs if you can pick the exhaust, and we read out the best reader comments of the week.

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E35 - LIVE from the Detroit Motor Showl! Astra sedan, Great Wall Steed review, Sean Poppit, Director of Communications at Holden  

Direct from the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, join Paul Maric, Mike Costello, Mike Stevens and Matt Campbell. Catch all the car news from Detroit with the reveal of the Camry, Astra Sedan, Astra hatch pricing, Lexus LS, Ford Bronco/Ranger and Mercedes-Benz Project One. Mike Costello reviews the Great Wall Steed. Matt compares the Holden Astra, Renault Megane and Subaru Impreza. The team talk to the Director of Communications at Holden, Sean Poppit. Lastly, the hits and misses of the Detroit Motor Show.

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Best of the CarAdvice podcast: Part 2, plus bloopers!  

It's part 2 of the best of the CarAdvice podcast, and it kicks off with the time we spoke to our most eccentric reader, Harrington. Plus, hear all the times we've stuffed up, with the bloopers!

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CarAdvice podcast special: Top 10 'most clicked' car news of 2016!  

Join Mandy Turner and James Wong as they count down the top 10 'most clicked' car news content of 2016!

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Best of CarAdvice podcast: part 1  

Over the last 34 episodes, we've enjoyed talking all things cars to you. Listen to part 1 of just some of the best car reviews and interviews of 2016. Part 2 is coming soon!

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E34: What to expect at Detroit Motor Show, Holden Astra review, Nismo Festival, 1988 BMW M3 with V10 and car Christmas gifts!  

On the last episode of the year ('best of's' to come!), Mandy and James Wong cover the big car news of the week, including what to expect at the 2017 Detroit motor show, Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed, Ferrari J50: Special spider celebrates half century in Japan, Holden plant flagged as site for medical marijuana crop, and Mike Costello talks about lab-based fuel economy testing. Mandy attended the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival and spoke to a driver who owns a classic BMW M3 with an M5 V10 engine. Mike Costello reviews the entry-level 2017 Holden Astra R. Dave Zalstein attended the Nismo Festival 2016 in Japan, where some of the best Nissan's in motorsport were on show. Do you know someone who loves cars but you're stuck for a Christmas gift? Tegan Lawson has some very cool ideas. We reveal which car was responsible for that extremely loud exhaust in 'Pick the Exhaust', and we have the usual giggle at Reader Comments.

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E33: November car sales, CEO of Jet Charge, Mercedes AMG E63 review and Sydney to Melbourne in the Audi S1!  

As Paul is driving Bentley's in Spain, Mike Costello and James Wong join Mandy this week. We bring you the latest in car news, including the 2018 Holden Commodore reveal, Honda Civic sedan is selling up a storm, Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix, Opel Insignia Grand Sport revealed for Europe, Mercedes-AMG sales at record levels, and Mazda are not working on sports car larger than the MX-5. Mike talks about November car sales, and his time in the Austrian Alps driving the Mercedes-AMG E63 and E-Class All Terrain. Mandy and James drove from MotorWorld Sydney to Melbourne in the CarAdvice Audi S1 and encountered a problem. We talk to the CEO of Jet Charge, Tim Washington, who installs EV chargers. James chats to Toyota's Manager for Product Planning, Michael Elias, about its hydrogen cars and the Prius Plug-In. Reader comments this week are entertaining and a very loud noise features in Pick the Exhaust.

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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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