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E66: A look under the Ranger Raptor, Triton review, how a hearse is built, Emily Duggan catchup, Dave buys a new Commodore ute and European sports sedan comparison  

In the studio this week is Mandy, Paul and Dave brings you the latest in the car world from the past week. In car news, left-hand drive supercars will become legal in Australia by 2019, Volkswagen Golf GTi Original and Golf R Grid to sharpen prices for Australia and the Infiniti Prototype 9 has been revealed with parts from the next-generation Nissan Leaf. The stunning Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster and Shooting Brake have been revealed, Hyundai i30 N Australian launch has been delayed, Suzuki Celerio has been dropped from the Australian lineup, for now, and we take a proper look underneath the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor's 254mm ground clearance. Mike Costello reviews the top-of-the-range Mitsubishi Triton Exceed. We talk to our Sydney correspondent, Peter Ronis, about his visit to a hearse company in Tenterfield, NSW. It's been 12 months since we last caught up with racing driver, Emily Duggan, and she has a big announcement to make. Dave has bought a new Holden Commodore ute and got the opportunity to see it being built in the Adelaide plant. And Alborz Fallah compares the Jaguar XE 25t R-Sport, BMW 330i LCI and Alfa Giulia Veloce.

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E65: 370Z Nismo announcement, Tucson review, VACC's Geoff Gwilym, Ranger owner review and Nissan CEO Richard Emery  

Mike Costello joins Mandy Turner this week to cover the biggest car news of the week. Mazda is launching compression-ignition in 2019 and has announced autonomous tech plans. Meanwhile, Mazda and Toyota have bought shares in each other, along with a joint US factory. Nissan has announced pricing for its 370Z Nismo and slashes 370Z prices, Renault Zoe will launch two variants for Australia, and Ferrari boss states Ferrari crossover will "probably happen”. Trent Nikolic talks to us about the Hyundai Tucson while sitting in a Mitsubishi Triton getting ready to do a Holden Trax video. Mandy takes the Porsche 718 Cayman S to a Volkswagen club meeting and gets the members to give their first impressions of it. A report into Australia's automotive industry has been released, and we talk to VACC Executive Director Geoff Gwilym. Steve Bird submitted an owner review of his 2017 Ford Ranger FX4, and we chat to him about how the car is going after buying it a month ago. Bullsh*t spin of the week returns and this time Mazda is in the spotlight with its 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 vision, and Mike talks to Nissan CEO Richard Emery.

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E64: July VFACTS, Holden investigated by ACCC following ACL breaches, Tesla Model 3 launch and Renault Master Bus and Astra sedan review  

Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and James Wong join you this week for a 2018 pricing and specs car news. The new-gen SUV Peugeot 3008 touches down, Honda Jazz gets an update inside and out, a new engine option for Subaru Levorg , Renault Clio RS receives a facelift, and Hyundai Santa Fe gets standard safety features. Holden is investigated by ACCC following ACL breaches and we talk to Peter Jamieson, Holden's Executive Director of Customer Experience. Mike Costello discusses July's new car sales figures, and we review the Holden Astra LTZ sedan. Paul was in California for the Tesla Model 3 launch and stumbled across famous online tech guy, Marques Brownlee. Lastly, Matt Campbell does a very entertaining review of the Renault Master Bus with a bunch of CarAdvice people riding along.

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E63: ACCC sue Ford, Takata airbag fault claim first Australian life, CR-V and Model X P100D reviews, sports coupe comparison and Roadhuntr creator  

This week, join Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens and Dave Zalstein for a jam packed show. In car news, the ACCC is to sue Ford over its Powershift transmissions, and Takata airbag fault claims its first Australian life, while manufacturers were found to be replacing airbags with faulty ones. The Ford Mustang GT is to get ‘Drag Strip’ mode but no word for Australia yet, and we get Subaru WRX/WRX STI and BMW M4 CS pricing and specs. In electric vehicle news, Mini three-door electric hatch is confirmed for production in 2019, Toyota EV with solid state batteries is planned for 2022, the Nissan Leaf hoping to be the Australian image builder, meanwhile, the UK is to ban petrol/diesel cars by the time we will be very old - 2040. Mike Costello attends the Honda CR-V launch in Canberra, and James Wong heads to Darwin where Great Wall will launch a Ford Ranger rival, and Haval works on Australian tuning. Roadhuntr is here for driving enthusiasts, and we talk to its creator, Jeremy Blaze. Trent Nikolic reviews the Tesla Model X P100D and tells us why it sent him to many supermarkets - without the car. Lastly, Curt Dupriez compares three sporty coupes on the Great Ocean Road.

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E62: X-Class revealed, 308 GTI track review, Holden Acadia/Equinox quick drive, Tesla owners club set challenge and Swift vs Rio  

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news, Hyundai is aiming to dominate Korean brands in Europe by 2021, the Rolls Royce Phantom has been revealed in a leaked brochure, Australia gets details on the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 and the 2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR has been unveiled in Buick form. Over at Mercedes-Benz, the X-Class ute has been revealed, and 3 million diesel vehicles have been recalled in Europe with the impact unclear for Australia yet. Tony Crawford reviews the Peugeot 308 GTI on the track in Spain, while Paul Maric takes a quick drive in Holden's new SUVs, Equinox and Acadia. Find out how you can win a family pass to see Cars 3. We chat to Richard McNeall, who circumnavigated Australia last year, sets a new challenge with members from the Tesla Owners Club. And James Wong compares the Suzuki Swift and Kia Rio.

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E61: Carbon tax on cars, Megane sedan review, Mustang gets serviced, Audi TT RS vs 718 Cayman S and we talk to a truck driver!  

Armed with a can of Glen 20 and some tissues, join Mandy Turner, Dave Zalstein and James Wong this week. Recent TV star Mike Stevens talks carbon tax on cars. Also in car news, Victoria Police is set to test a world-first GPS tracking to deter car theft, and fines are to be issued after Victorian road safety cameras are not compromised by virus. The Audi A8 has been revealed, Polestar details the 'Optimised' Volvo XC60 PHEV, HSV GTSR arrives in the UK and Ferrari is to build an SUV. Matt Campbell reviews the Renault Megane sedan, and listener Johnpaul emailed us at podcast@caradvice.com with a gripe about indicators on European cars. Dave takes our long-term Mustang to get a service at Chadstone Ford with workshop foreman, Nik Piplios, and we compare the Audi TT RS and Porsche 718 Cayman S. Lastly, find out what it's like to be a truck driver, when we talk to truckie, Tony. PLUS: Want to phone in and leave a question to be played on the show and answered by our team? Now you can! Dial 0434 690 099 (or +61 434 690 099 if you're overseas) to leave us a voice message. No texts, folks!

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E60: HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado, June VFACTS, Civic Type R drive, $30k family car mega test and Bullsh*t Spin of the Week!  

Broadcasting from nearby the Great Ocean Road, of the beachside town of Lorne, join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, Mike Stevens and Matt Campbell. In car news, pricing and specs for the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S has been released, Volvo is having trouble detecting kangaroos, Ford Mustang EcoBoost gets a burnout feature in the US, but Australia misses out, but we are very much looking forward to the 2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado. Lot's happening at Honda, with news that the Civic Type R missed out on an auto gearbox due to its weight, but could the sporty hatch get an all-wheel-drive spinoff? Also, Honda Australia introduces a five-year warranty. Curt Dupriez and Matt discuss the upcoming $30k family car megatest and jump in the passenger seat as Matt takes you for a spin around a German track in the Type R. We reveal what car was featured in Pick the Exhaust and one lucky person wins a CarAdvice prize pack. Mike Costello talks June's new car sales figures for a record breaking month, plus find out what Bullsh*t Spin of the Week is all about! Lastly, we introduce "Ask the podcast panel" - listen for the phone number to call and we will answer your questions!

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E59: 812 Superfast, CX-3 review, Civic Type R, Cars 3, Highway 1 to Hell, and take a ride in the Ferrari Lusso!  

On the panel this week is Mandy, Mike Costello and James Wong. We bring you a special sportscar news which includes the stunning Ferrari 812 Superfast premiering in Australia, Jaguar's fastest road car - the XE SV Project 8 - has been revealed, the Maserati GranTurismo has had a facelift and the Aston Martin DB11 now gets the option of a twin-turbo V8 engine. Moving to more affordable cars, the Volkswagen Golf ‘7.5’ now has sharpened prices and the BMW X3 has been revealed. James reviews the Mazda CX-3 and gives an update on our long-term Mazda 2. Matt Campbell is in Germany for the launch of the Honda Civic Type R. With a CarAdvice prize pack up for grabs, another hint is revealed for pick the exhaust. We talk Cars 3 with Tegan Lawson and we do a catch up with the Highway 1 to Hell team to see if they broke the record of the quickest drive around Australia. Finishing on a loud note, Matt takes the Ferrari Lusso for a drive.

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E58: Stinger news, Touareg Adventure review, a 14-yr old who races his own M3 and behind-the-scenes of the hatchback megatest!  

Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Trent Nikolic on location from the Hunter Valley while the hatchback megatest is underway. We talk how important the Kia Stinger is for the Korean brand in a special car news report, after it received a CarAdvice rating of 9 in our latest review. While, the Stonic has been leaked online, it looks like Australia won't be getting the compact SUV. The Honda Accord has been teased ahead of its reveal mid-July and after many concepts over the years, the Volkswagen ID Buzz, or the Electric Kombi, has finally been approved for production. Trent reviews the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure - a special edition of the large SUV. A hint is revealed for Pick the Exhaust for your chance to win a CarAdvice prize pack. Our Sydney correspondent and former podcast guest host, Peter Ronis, meets 14-year old Jack who owns and races his own M3. Yes, you read right. Lastly, go behind-the-scenes of our latest hatchback megatest where Mandy talks to every member of the team involved.

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E57: HSV Colorado, Astra sedan review, Birdsville Races tickets, Hyundai Kona and hatchback megatest!  

Just the two of us: Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens are on the panel this week. In cars, the Hyundai Kona EV is due in 2018, HSV Colorado is coming, 2018 Range Rover Velar full pricing is revealed, 2018 Volkswagen Polo teased, BMW slams Australian government on EV infrastructure and in more BMW news, the 2018 6 Series Gran Turismo is revealed with Australia to get it this year. We talk to Trent Nikolic who attended the launch of the Holden Astra sedan and had a chance to drive it. One of the best off-roading tracks you could do is the trip to the Birdsville Races (horse race, not cars), and we chat to Event Organizer, Gary Brook. Pick the exhaust returns for a chance to win a CarAdvice prize pack. James Wong was at the reveal of the Hyundai Kona in Korea and Tegan Lawson gives us a preview of our next megatest!

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E56: Kia Stinger equipment details, May VFACTS, Grand Cherokee review, Toyota 86 owner review and 'pick the exhaust' is guessed!  

This week, Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens bring you all the latest car news and reviews. A CarAdvice exclusive reveals an airbag recall for Tesla, plus, details and price of Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, 2018 Kia Stonic previewed in new sketches, Nissan Titan joins Performax line-up in Australia, survey reveals Toyota ‘brand value’ unstoppable, Volvo S90 Chinese production for Australian market is ‘inevitable’, Kia Stinger Australian equipment details revealed in leaked bulletin and 2017 Holden Astra sedan pricing and specs. Mike Costello sums up May's new car sales figures which see Ford having a bumper month. Trent Nikolic reviews the revised 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Pick the Exhaust has been guessed, which sees one lucky person win a BMW pack. Reader comments feature some Lexus talk, and lastly, we talk to Brian about his 2013 Toyota 86 GTS owner review.

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E55: Study finds EVs 77% cheaper by 2025, M4 CS and Levante review, Nürburgring 24hr, win a BMW pack, and how is traffic monitored?  

Paul Maric returns! Joining him is Mandy and James Ward, as they bring you the biggest car news of the week. The 2018 Renault Megane RS side profile has been leaked, pricing and specs for the 2017 Honda CR-V, EV Renault Zoe could be coming to Australia, Ford Focus RS Option Pack adds some goodies, Rolls-Royce ‘Sweptail’ one-off debuts in Italy and a study finds EVs to be cheaper than regular cars by 2025. Mandy and Dave Zalstein speak to Craig Moran, the Director of Network Operations and Planning with NSW Transport Management Centre, about how traffic lights and intersections are managed during peak hours. James has brought back a stack of BMW merchandise from the Nürburgring 24hr, and you could win it by guessing the exhaust. We speak to our own Rob Margeit, who was also at the track, and discuss the race and the famous track. While James was there, he drove the 2017 BMW M4 CS, and while in Dubai, Paul drove the 2017 Maserati Levante on the sand.

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E54: Ford Fiesta Australian future in doubt, 2017 HSV GTSR Maloo review, Miataland in Italy, Rolls-Royce interview, and we talk to ClimateWorks about the $390k EV grant.  

Joining Mandy this week is Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news is the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon Australian details confirmed, Ford Fiesta Australian future in doubt, Hyundai i30 N to offer eight-speed dual-clutch for 2019, Ford CEO Mark Fields retires, and Michelin rejects the call to increase minimum worn tyre depth. Birthday-boy, Tony Crawford, reviews a bright red 2017 HSV GTSR Maloo. Dave went to Italy to visit Miataland - a guy who collects Mazda MX-5's (called Miata there). James Wong spoke to Global Client Sales Manager for Rolls-Royce Asia-Pacific, Ian Grant, while sitting in a Rolls-Royce Dawn! Wrapping up, the Electric Vehicle Council has received a $390,000 grant, and we speak to Scott Ferraro from ClimateWorks.

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E53: 2018 BMW M5 details, E-Class All Terrain and Prado reviews, taking a spin in the HSV GTSR, and two car guys circumnavigating Australia!  

Join Mandy, James Ward and James Wong as we bring you the big car news of the week. Hear details of the turbo V8-powered 2018 BMW M5, PSA Peugeot Citroen shifts Australian distribution to Subaru operator Inchcape, first car ever to get a speeding fine is on show, 2018 Haval H9 revealed and Chinese electric supercar sets new Nurburgring road-legal car record. James Ward reviews the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain and Matt Campbell drives the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado. We talk to two brothers who are circumnavigating Australia in a new Toyota and is attempting to break a record (a map of their pathway is below). Tegan Lawson describes how CarAdvice's 'The Shortlist' can help you find the right car. Lastly, Mandy and James Wong are passengers in a bright green 2017 HSV GTSR, with Dave Zalstein at the wheel. We guarantee you will hear plenty of noise.

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E52: Happy Birthday to us! Mustang vs Commodore, a servo that still does driveway service, a drive in the Audi A5 and Holden Trax review!  

It's been 12-months since the CarAdvice podcast began, and we celebrate with a bumper edition! Join Mandy, James Ward, James Wong and Dave Zalstein for this weeks car news, which includes leaked photos of the 2018 Hyundai Kona and 2018 Renault Megane RS, Ford Endura to replace the Ford Territory, Nissan Navara SUV still under consideration for Australia, and Honda Civic hatch to boost sales by more than 50 per cent. Dave compares the 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fasback and Holden Commodore SS V Redline on the road and on the track. There are still petrol stations that offer driveway service, and we talk to one servo that's been doing it for over 40 years. Mandy takes a ride in the 2017 Audi A5 Quattro Sport coupe with Mike Costello, and Trent Nikolic reviews the 2017 Holden Trax LS. For our 52nd episode, find out what $52,000 car each CarAdvice journalist would buy. Wait till you hear what Alborz Fallah chose. Wrapping up, we reveal the winner of the Chamberlain Powerlift MyQ DIY automatic roller door.

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E51: April new car sales, Mazda named most reputable car company, Hyundai i30 and Nissan X-Trail review, Macan vs GLC43 and Nitro Thunder!  

James Ward and Mike Costello join Mandy Turner this week. Hear the latest car news, including 2017 pricing and specs of the Nissan X-Trail, Kia Picanto S, Volkswagen Golf 7.5 generation and Isuzu MU-X. Also, Mazda declared Australia’s most reputable car company, Kia Australia aims to get the Stinger sound right, and Mike covers April new car sales. James Wong reviews the 2017 Nissan X-Trail and talks to the GM and CEO of Nissan Australia, Richard Emery. CarAdvice founder, Alborz Fallah, compares the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS and Mercedes-AMG GLC43. Founder and CEO of Australian Drag Racing Promotions, Brett Hore, talks Nitro Thunder in Sydney. Mike Costello reviews the 2017 Hyundai i30 and interviews Andrew Tuitahi, Hyundai Motor Company Australia's product planner. Lastly, entries are still open for the Powerlift MyQ automatic roller door giveaway. The winner will be announced during next week's special one-year anniversary podcast!

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E50: Great Wall Steed 2-star ANCAP rating, Mini Countryman review, Mazda CX-9 vs Toyota Kluger, GM of LDV Australia, and TV host, Greg Evans!  

Join Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens for the 50th episode! In car news, Hyundai i30 scores five-star ANCAP safety ratings, but with some controversary. Meanwhile, Great Wall Steed flunks ANCAP test with two-star rating. Google begins public ‘early rider’ trial of autonomous cars, 2017 Citroen C5 Aircross revealed, 2018 Honda Civic Type R sets Nurburgring lap record, Volkswagen Golf GTI three-door confirmed for Australia, Skoda Kodiaq pricing released, and Mike Costello discusses why Australia’s EV and PHEV sales are drastically falling. Matt Campbell reviews the 2017 Mini Countryman and Trent Nikolic compares the 2017 Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger. Hear the round-table interivew with the boss of LDV Australia, Dinesh Chinnappa, direct from Shanghai Motor Show. Host of 80's Perfect Match TV show (and voice of the CarAdvice podcast intro's!), Greg Evans, joins us to talk about what's in his garage. Plus, find out how to win a $599 automatic roller door opener that's operated through your phone!

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E49: Shanghai Motor Show, BMW 330GT review, Mazda 2 vs Toyota Yaris, Guess the Door Thunk is revealed and a special drag race!  

This week, James Ward tag teams Paul Maric as they join Mandy Turner, to give you a wrap of the Shanghai Motor Show in car news. This includes concept reveals of the Audi e-tron Sportback, 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan and MG E-Motion. Plus, the reveals of the Opel Grandland X SUV and BMW M4 CS. James reviews the 2017 BMW 330 GT and CarAdvice's company car, Abarth 595. Reader Comments return, plus the car is revealed for Guess the Door Thunk. James Wong is at the Shanghai Motor Show and gives a full report on his first international motor show. Paul talks about an airport drag race in an iconic Australian car and compares the Mazda 2 and Toyota Yaris.

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E48: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Jaguar XE review, Ranger vs HiLux, and what cool car has the CarAdvice Founder bought?  

Mandy, Paul and James Ward cover the New York motor show in car news, that includes the crazy Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 2018 Lexus LS F-Sport, plus concepts of the Toyota FT-4X, Infiniti QX80 Monograph reveals. Also, LDV D90 has its world premiere in Australia, Lego Technic celebrates 40 years, the first ‘pursuit-rated’ hybrid car is revealed, and the quick 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is unveiled. CarAdvice founder, Alborz Fallah, has bought a new car, and we chat to him about it from the New York motor show. James reviews the Jaguar XE and has some advice on how to make it look premium by not going over-the-top with options. Matt Campbell compares the top-of-the-range Ford Ranger Wildtrak and Toyota HiLux TRD. We give out another clue for Guess the Door Thunk and lastly, James Wong interviews Bernard Michel, Manager for Product Planning at Infiniti Australia.

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E47: Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, March car sales, Honda CR-V review, European sport sedan comparison, Mitsubishi Outlander snow-drifting in Norway plus more!  

The podcast team this week is Mandy, Paul and James Wong, as they bring you the biggest car news of the week, which includes the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 revealed and it's super quick, Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, 2018 Holden Commodore Tourer revealed, 2018 Infiniti QX80 Monograph to be revealed in New York on April 12 and in a CarAdvice exclusive, Holden Commodore customers get to choose final build numbers. Mike Costello discusses the March car sales, which sees 4x4 utes dominate. Trent Nikolic reviews the top-of-the-range 2017 Honda CR-V, a clue is given out for the unguessed Guess the Door Thunk competition, James Ward compares the BMW M3, Mercedes AMG C63 and Alfa Romeo Guilia QV, and Mike rides along with rally driver, Jari Ketomaa, in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on snow in Norway.

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