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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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E46: Toyota HiLux Tonka concept, Audi RS3 review, Ford and 3D printing, 14-year old WIll reviews BMW X5, Aston Martin's Head of Design plus more!  

In the studio this week is Mandy, Paul and James Ward. Covering car news, we talk about the 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD arrival, along with the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept revealed. The Honda Civic Type R will be priced ‘aggressively’, the 2017 MG GS pricing and specs has been released which includes four models, the 2018 Ssangyong Rexton has been revealed and Mitsubishi draws parallels to Jeep, Land Rover. Tony Crawford attends the launch of the 2017 Audi RS3 and chats to us about his review. Ford have introduced a new 3D printing technology and we talk to Ellen Lee from Ford who is based in Michigan. James Wong attended the opening of the Aston Martin Zagame dealership in Richmond, Victoria, where he spoke to Aston Martin's Head of Design, Marek Reichman. Will Varveri is a 14-year old passionate car fan and has reviewed his parents 2016 BMW X5, and introducing a new segment: Guess the Door 'Thunk'.

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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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