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Mandy Turner

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Land Rover begins preservation work on original 4x4

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Land Rover begins preservation work on original 4x4

Land Rover has begun restoring one of its first prototypes to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The public first saw the iconic off-roader at the 1948 Amsterdam motor show, where three of the pre-production models were on display...

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BMW smashes longest continuous drift record
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BMW smashes longest continuous drift record

The 2018 BMW M5 has smashed the record for the longest continuous drift, with the time of eight hours, the German sedan blitzed the previous record by a massive 230-kilometres, with a new distance of 374km. The 4.4-litre V8-powered BMW has 441kW of power and 750Nm of torque, reaching 100km/h in 3...


CarAdvice podcast 85: Oh how easy it can be to steal your modern car
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CarAdvice podcast 85: Oh how easy it can be to steal your modern car

We are back for 2018! This week it's Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio. In car news, the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X are coming to Australia, as is the Mazda CX-8. Over to Korea and Hyundai has announced it is building a two-seater sports car, right after revealing the hydrogen-powered Nexo...


2018 BMW 430i Gran Coupe LCI review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 BMW 430i Gran Coupe LCI review

How does the ageing but newly updated BMW 430i Gran Coupe stand up against the latest liftback offerings in the premium market?

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Best of the CarAdvice podcast from 2017: plus bloopers!
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Best of the CarAdvice podcast from 2017: plus bloopers!

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...


CarAdvice podcast 84: Your suggestions for our 2018 makeover!
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CarAdvice podcast 84: Your suggestions for our 2018 makeover!

For the last episode of the year, Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and Mike Costello. Topics covered in car news this week include the reveal of the Tesla-rivalling NIO ES8 SUV. Also unveiled were the Jeep Cherokee facelift, Honda Insight in Prototype form, and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500...


Jaguar Experience Day: CarAdvice takes 20 winners to Sandown
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Jaguar Experience Day: CarAdvice takes 20 winners to Sandown

Jaguar makes some seriously nice cars, but without breaking the law, it's hard to unleash them on your everyday roads. This is where the Jaguar Experience comes into play. Usually open for Jaguar customers or potential buyers only, 20 lucky CarAdvice competition winners got to experience the best of Jaguar at Sandown Raceway...


The car lover's Christmas guide for 2017!

The car lover's Christmas guide for 2017!

Christmas has come around fast this year, leaving many of us with lots of last-minute gifts to buy. If you have a car-loving family member or friend - or if you need to drop a few hints for yourself - I've canvassed the CarAdvice team for a list of affordable auto gifts to help you complete your last-minute Christmas shopping! For the kids Remember Operation? This is essentially the same game with a twist – the human body has been replaced with a car needing repair...


CarAdvice podcast 83: Small hatch comparo! Jazz v Mazda2 v Swift
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CarAdvice podcast 83: Small hatch comparo! Jazz v Mazda2 v Swift

Mandy Turner is joined this week by Mike Stevens and Alborz Fallah. In car news, 2018 Holden Commodore pricing and specs have been released, a controversial Stinger EURO NCAP rating, and Jeep Compass and Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder pricing and specs have been announced...


Abarth 595 Old v New: 1970 v 2017
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Abarth 595 Old v New: 1970 v 2017

When it came time for us to add another car to the CarAdvice collection, we realised there was a giant hole – it was one that had to be filled by an Italian car. Ferrari or Lamborghini weren’t the most practical options, so last year we welcomed a red (pre-facelift) 2017 Abarth 595 to our family – a Fiat 500 with extra horsepower and badging, which is something that’s needed for us car people to get around the city swiftly...


CarAdvice podcast 82: Are dealership paint protection offers worthwhile?
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CarAdvice podcast 82: Are dealership paint protection offers worthwhile?

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens. Covering this weeks car news, the Lamborghini Urus has been revealed, the Mercedes-AMG CLS53 hybrid has been confirmed, and the entry-level Hyundai i30 Go arrives at $19,990...


CarAdvice podcast 81: Direct from the Los Angeles Motor Show!
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CarAdvice podcast 81: Direct from the Los Angeles Motor Show!

In this special edition, CarAdvice goes to the 2017 Los Angeles motor show. Paul Maric, Alborz Fallah and Trent Nikolic chat about the BMW i8 Roadster, Jaguar Land Rover's latest products, and the refreshed Mazda 6 getting a turbo petrol engine. Also, specs and details about the all-new Jeep Wrangler have been released, with an electrified version coming in 2020...


Alice Anderson's Motor Service: Australia's first all-female workshop

Alice Anderson's Motor Service: Australia's first all-female workshop

The National Motor Museum in South Australia last week opened its latest exhibition titled Alice Anderson’s Motor Service. Alice was Australia’s first female garage proprietor when she opened her all-female business in Kew, Victoria, in 1919. We spoke to the museum curator, Michelle Toft, on the CarAdvice podcast, to learn more about Alice’s pioneering history...


CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS
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CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah. It's been a big week in car news, with the Tesla Semi and Roadster being revealed, Hyundai still undecided on its i30 N line-up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the new imported Toyota Camry has been announced...


Rare 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder heading to auction
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Rare 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder heading to auction

A rare 1958 Porsche 550A Spyder with a successful racing history will be going under the hammer early next year. Considered one of the most original examples in existence, it is one of only 40 built by the German marque. Chassis 0145 had class wins at Nürburgring, Reims, Zandvoort and was fifth overall at Le Mans...