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Join the team to catch up on the latest car news, car reviews and goss from the car industry. Our laid back weekly show is hosted by Mandy Turner and Paul Maric, along with a panel of industry experts from Australia's largest automotive editorial website. Catch the podcast every Friday!

Join the team to catch up on the latest car news, car reviews and goss from the car industry. Our laid back weekly show is hosted by Mandy Turner and Paul Maric, along with a panel of industry experts from Australia's largest automotive editorial website. Catch the podcast every Friday!
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Join the team to catch up on the latest car news, car reviews and goss from the car industry. Our laid back weekly show is hosted by Mandy Turner and Paul Maric, along with a panel of industry experts from Australia's largest automotive editorial website. Catch the podcast every Friday!






E129: Live at V-Spec Performance, Triton review, Alborz at Targa High Country, and Debbie who drives her 991 the way it's meant to be driven

This week Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello are live from V-Spec Performance, where we are surrounded by pristine Japanese sports cars. In car news, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade has been leaked, Mitsubishi will be taking a lead role in developing the pickup/ute platform used across the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, the Ford 'Baby Bronco' has been leaked, and NRMA has released a new driver distraction campaign as phone use penalties in NSW increase over Christmas. Mike discusses...


E128: Tarok concept, VFACTS, SEMA hits and misses, and C-HR owner review

Scott Collie is in the hosting chair this week, with Kez Casey and Mike Stevens joining him. In car news, the Volkswagen Tarok and Audi RSQ E-Tron concepts have been unveiled, according to a survey road tax is gaining public support, and how much are you willing to pay for an autonomous car? Mike Costello discusses the new car sales figures for the October VFACTS. Trent Nikolic talks about hits and misses from SEMA. Guess the door thunk returns (hint: it's a Japanese SUV), where you could...


E127: Ford skips Geneva, Camaro and Megane RS review, Toyota CEO of Financial Services John Chandler, and Citroen DS ute

Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and James Wong join you this week. In car news, the Mazda CX-8 is getting a turbo petrol engine in Japan, Ford has announced it's skipping Geneva, the Porsche 911 Project Gold has sold for $4m, and Toyota Supra has been confirmed for Detroit motor show. We speak to Jez Spinks about his time in the 2019 Renault Megane RS280 EDC. John Chandler, President and CEO of Toyota Financial Services, talks about why flex commissions have been banned, and what financing now...


Podcast Special: All things electric with the Australian EV Council, JET Charge

It's been a big month for electric vehicles. In Victoria, a new electric vehicle manufacturing facility has been announced for Morwell, bringing 500 new jobs to the LaTrobe Valley in the process. On a national scale, we've seen the announcement of a new brand-agnostic, 350kW ultra-fast charge network linking Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. Charge stations – 21 of them in total, although that number could grow – will be set around 200km apart on major highways, making it...


E126: Australia's first high-charging network station, introducing our off-road editor, guess the exhaust, and MG Motorsports James Brock

On this week's show is Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, Holden has halted production of the Commodore and Equinox, Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo has been announced for production, and the 2019 Audi R8 has been revealed. Plus, Ford has teased a possible hybrid Mustang model, and a hybrid is also on the cards for the Chevrolet Camaro. We talk to James Brock, team owner of Brock Race Engineering, and the driver of MG Motorsport’s MG6 Plus sports sedan in the 2018...


E125: Picanto GT coming, A200 review, luxury car buyers surveyed, X7 reader comments, and Swift Turbo owner review

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Scott Collie. In car news, the Kia Picanto GT has been announced for a 2019 arrival, pricing and specs have been released for the Ford Mustang Ecoboost, Sydney has been called Australia's most congested city according to an AAA survey, and the Renault Alaskan could be set for a 2020 Australian launch. Jez Spinks reviews the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A200, and we speak to Thomas who has reviewed his 2018 Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo. We talk to JD Power...


E124: LIVE from our Editorial event! Arteon World Time Attack drive, Wrangler Rubicon review, and driving blindfolded in our S1

This week joining Mandy Turner is Alborz Fallah and Curt Dupriez, live from our Editorial off-site in Torquay, Victoria. Find out how the team went with a blindfolded motorkhana challenge in the Mazda MX-5 RF! Scott Collie and James Wong talk car news, that includes the European Parliament that has voted to cut emissions by 40% by 2030, and Peugeot's E-Legend Concept could become a reality. Plus, the Australian launch for the Porsche Taycan has been confirmed for 2020, and the 2020 Jeep...


E123: LIVE from a man cave! Paris motor show, VFACTS, Holden concept car, and new book on Aussie hot rodder, Rod Hadfield

This week Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens are broadcasting from the winner of our man cave competition, Craig Jamieson. In car news, the Kia Niro EV/e-Niro will likely be set for Australia in 2019, NSW has imposed tougher drink driving penalties, Ford has announced pricing and specs for the 2019 Endura, and Volkswagen has moved to a five-year warranty only until the end of the year. Paul Maric, Trent Nikolic, and Mike Costello discuss the hits and misses from the Paris motor show....


Holden Time Attack Concept Racer: a CarAdvice podcast special

Holden has revealed its latest concept car, the Time Attack Racer online. Damn, it looks good. It's a slightly different concept to the ones we're used to from the Lion Brand, but there's still a fascinating story behind the Time Attack Concept Racer's conception, design and creation. Mike Stevens and Scott Collie talk to Richard Ferlazzo, Holden Design director, and Ewan Kingsbury, lead creative designer.


E122: i30 Fastback N revealed, Velar review, Shane Jacobson, Tom Kristensen, and we hit the TV screens!

Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and James Wong this week. In car news, an Australian debut has been confirmed for the Ford Focus Active, Daimler has appointed a new CEO, the 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N has been revealed, and the Mazda CX-5 2.5 turbo petrol has appeared on an Australian Government database. For this week's review, we chat to Trent Nikolic about the 2018 Range Rover Velar. Mandy catches up with Australian entertainer, Shane Jacobson, to see what's currently in his garage....


VACC centenary cavalcade showcases rare cars: a podcast special

The VACC celebrated 100-years last weekend with a centenary cavalcade, believed to have been the first in the world. One car from each year from the past 100 years convoyed 124-kilometres from Calder Park Raceway to Bendigo, the town where the automotive association was founded. We caught up with various car owners to learn more about their special car, and spoke to Australian entertainer and car tragic, Shane Jacobson.


E121: e-tron and A35 revealed, Supra coverage, The Shortlist, and is Australia charged for EVs?

On the podcast this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie. In car news, we cover off all the Supra news, the Mercedes-AMG A35 and Audi e-tron Quattro has been revealed. Pricing and specs for the Ford Focus have been released, and we cover Ferrari's five-year plan which includes the SUV. We speak to Paul Maric for his review on the 2019 Toyota Supra prototype drive. Kon contacted us for The Shortlist, and we chat to him about why he wants to sell his 2011 Audi A4, and we give...


E120: GLE revealed, Range Rover Sport review, how the i30N got its sound, VACC to celebrate centenary and Deni Ute Muster tickets

Mike Costello and Kez Casey join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been revealed, the 2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs have been announced, and the Bugatti W16 engine will 'the last of its kind'. Also, Takata alpha inflator affected cars in South Australia won't be registerable from November 1. Jez Spinks talks about driving the 2018 Range Rover Sport SDV6 SE. We speak to Geoff Fear, Hyundais official N tech from N Performance Australia, about how the i30 N...


E119: Live from our Mazda reader event in Tassie, EQC revealed, August VFACTS, Colorado review, and pro driver Karl Reindler

This week Mandy Turner and Trent Nikolic are recording from Tasmania at the CarAdvice event where five readers got the chance to experience being a motoring journalist for a day while driving the 2019 Mazda CX-9. In car news, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC has been revealed, Apple has reported its first self-driving crash, the Ford Endura ST-Line has been confirmed for Australia, and the Lexus UX will be launching without Apple CarPlay Down Under. Scott Collie talks through August VFACTS - the...


E118: ProCeed teased, large SUV mega test, V6 Kombi, Kodiaq long-termer review, and winner of father's day competition!

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, JLR has designed a self-driving pod with 'virtual eyes', Honda has decided to take a step back from electric cars, Audi has halted production of the RS3, and the 2019 Kia ProCeed has been teased. Scott talks about our long-termer, the 2018 Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Sportline, and what the rest of the office thought of it. Mandy speaks to Tony at the German Auto Show who put a 2008 Volkswagen Golf R32 engine into the back...


E117: Countryman S E All4 review, driving the Hakone Skyline, hatch comparison, and Grand Cherokee owner review

It's a Sydney special! Joining Mandy Turner on the panel this week is CarAdvice CEO Andrew Beecher, Founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford, Trent Nikolic, and Paul Maric. In car news, Holden has announced $28 million for autonomy and EVs, General Motors has stated there is 'no exit plan' for Holden, and GM has said it is 'certainly capable' of getting Cadillac to Australia. Also, Hyundai has detailed launch dates for the Ioniq, Kona Electric, and Veloster. Plus, the Aston Martin DB5...


E116: Ranger Raptor to North America, Tucson review, Cayenne range review, Aussie rally champ Molly Taylor, and father's day giveaway!

Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Mike Stevens join you this week. In car news, smartphone use has topped road safety concerns in an Australian study, the Ford Ranger Raptor design patent has been confirmed for a North American launch, and another study has revealed semi-autonomous systems 'aren't robust substitutes for human drivers'. Paul reviews the updated 2019 Hyundai Tucson. On The Shortlist, Andrew is after some advice on buying a 4WD SUV priced between $44-$55,000 for camping and...


Riding shotgun in a B-double truck: a CarAdvice podcast special

Driving and reviewing cars is something we do best at CarAdvice. We pretty much know them inside-out, but when it comes to trucks, we’re not so knowledgeable. Every motorist shares the road with trucks, so we decided to take a look inside the world of trucks and their drivers, by riding shotgun in an International ProStar B-double truck with driver René Bueman. Correction regarding local manufacturing: Volvo Group Australia still builds trucks in Australia as does PACCAR (Kenworth and DAF)...


E115: Territory revealed, July VFACTS, Corolla review, and The Shortlist

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. We read the best comments from Trent Nikolic's opinion piece, The new Commodore is a bloody good thing… get over it. In cars, Tesla is wanting to go private, Australian's have revealed their worst habits behind the wheel, and a 30km/h speed limit is to be introduced in Melbourne's north. Also, Toyota Australia is wanting to 'make a stand' on CO2 emissions, and the 2019 Ford Territory has been unveiled. Mike Costello...


Interview: McLaren ambassador, Amanda McLaren

Three years after our exclusive chat with Amanda McLaren at the 675LT reveal, we once again had the chance to catch up with the McLaren brand ambassador and daughter of founder, Bruce McLaren, at the launch of the 600LT at Goodwood Festival of Speed. But this time, we got a bit more candid and personal.