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Welcome to episode 12 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 is joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia’s new-car market.

As always, expect shenanigans. 

What happened in this week’s episode? 

In the news this week, the newly updated Mazda3 was revealed, and so was Holden’s facelifted Colorado ute. Local details for the all-new Renault Koleos were handed down, and a new ute partnership was announced for Mazda and Isuzu.

New details for the upcoming Lexus LC500 coupe were revealed, Fiat Chrysler announced it would incentivise the hacking of its cars, Holden revealed it will end Cruze production on October 7, and the ‘drift mode’ in Ford’s new Focus RS has come under fire in the media.

Tegan Lawson phoned in to talk about the dangers of parents taking on the responsibility of teaching their children to drive, and the team speak to Queensland University of Technology’s Dr Ronald Schroeter on the potential that the popular game Pokémon Go has revealed for augmented reality as a road safety technology.

Paul talks about his time with the huge and expensive Bentley Bentayga, while Costello chats about his drive of the far, far, far more affordable new Honda Civic.


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