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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!






E70: 2017 Frankfurt motor show, Audi RS4 Avant, Mercedes-AMG Project One, Volkswagen Polo and more!

It's a massive podcast this week with Paul Maric, Trent Nikolic and Mike Costello live from the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. The guys will fill you in on the latest from Audi (RS4 Avant, Elaine and Aicon), along with the Mercedes-AMG Project One, Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen T-Roc, Suzuki Swift Sport and the Land Rover Discovery SVX. Plus, we'll hear about the Mercedes-AMG GT R and the Audi A8. All this, plus MORE on this week's CarAdvice podcast!

Duration: 00:56:23

E69: Nissan Leaf revealed, August VFACTS, Lexus LFA and Golf R review, 86 v BRZ and the only Aussie Ron Goodman wins at Moneterey

As most of the panel is in Germany getting ready for Frankfurt Motor Show, it's Mandy Turner and Dave Zalstein in the studio this week. Speaking of Frankfurt, the Mercedes-Benz EQ A concept and AMG Project One hypercar have been previewed, along with the 2018 Seat Leon Cupra R, and Mike Stevens is in Tokyo files a report on the reveal of the 2018 Nissan Leaf. Back home, the Holden 'Calais' has been spied testing in Victoria, the first customer fleet of the 2018 Honda Civic Type R customer...

Duration: 00:53:56

E68: Manufacturers planning EV rollout in Oz, Tesla Model X 75D reviewed and we look at GM's new Maven

In this episode of the CarAdvice podcast, Paul Maric and Mike Costello lead the charge into car news, where they look at the new Bentley Continental, they go square-eyed over the Suzuki Jimny and they find out what level of specification the Kia Stinger will land locally with. The guys chat to Jaguar Land Rover managing director Matthew Wiesner about a collaboration between manufacturers on EV infrastructure, plus they catch up with the head of Maven in Australia and find out what GM's...

Duration: 00:54:47

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...

Duration: 01:07:29

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...

Duration: 00:53:04

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...

Duration: 00:48:11

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...

Duration: 01:12:35

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...

Duration: 00:52:18

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...

Duration: 01:02:56

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...

Duration: 00:42:33

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...

Duration: 00:56:34

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...

Duration: 01:09:09

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...

Duration: 00:46:04

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...

Duration: 00:58:56

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...

Duration: 01:16:47

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...

Duration: 00:48:43

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...

Duration: 01:17:34

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...

Duration: 01:19:54

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,...

Duration: 01:24:45

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...

Duration: 01:04:59

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