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Welcome to episode 5 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week’s episode, or you’d like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here.

This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by Mike Costello to explore the news and reviews of the past week. As usual, there’s also a fair bit of horsin’ around.

What happened in this week’s episode? 

Alborz phones in to tell our listeners which was the quickest in our comparison battle between the BMW M2, Audi RS3 and Mercedes-AMG A45 before it goes live on the website. Want to know which won? Listen now.

The upcoming facelift to the small Mazda3 has surfaced online. It’s not a major change, but it’s a significant one.

Nissan’s Navara-based SUV has been spied at last, but we may not even see it in Australia.

The Haval H9 SUV’s four-star ANCAP crash test results have taken the brand by surprise, having expected top marks. The good news is that they’re on the job and working on improvements to bring it up to five-star levels.

The special STI-tweaked Subaru Forester tS has been priced and detailed for Australia, but, as we knew already, we’ll be missing out on the 206kW engine offered in Japan.

Kia’s big rear-wheel-drive GT has been spied testing, and the latest news is that we’ll see it in Australia. Does the future of RWD sedans in Australia belong to the Koreans?

Wardy dials in to tell us about the Melbourne office’s latest long-term tester, the big Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design. What do you think of the new-generation XC90?

We interview the boss of Uber in Victoria, which is now one of the few regions in Australia that has yet to legalise the disruptive company’s services. What’s the story?

And, as is now tradition, we highlight a few ‘what the’ reader comments. Because if you can’t single out the odd units on-air, what’s the point of wielding all this power? 

We hope you enjoy the show, and please feel free to leave some feedback below!


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