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Mandy Turner

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Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Land Rover Discovery Sport recalled for front seat belt fix

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Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Land Rover Discovery Sport recalled for front seat belt fix

Jaguar Land Rover's Australian arm has issued a recall for its MY 2016-2017 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, along with the MY 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport, affecting models manufactured August 1, 2016, and November 30, 2016...

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CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang
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CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang

Mandy, Paul and Dave bring you the latest car news of the week, including the 2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, LDV T60 ute is on sale in Australia from October, 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied undisguised in South Africa, PSA says Opel purchase part of plan to ‘conquer’ the world, and Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police...


Volkswagen Karmann Ghia on stilts!
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Volkswagen Karmann Ghia on stilts!

We’ve come to know the Volkswagen Baja Bug as a Beetle that’s been modified to go off-road - but what about a VW Karmann Ghia that’s been given the same treatment? This 1964 model was recently on offer through Ebay and was modified in the late 1970s for some seriously fast off-road racing that competed in 1979 and 1981’s Baja 1000...


Volkswagen Kombi ute with a mad 250 horsepower!
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Volkswagen Kombi ute with a mad 250 horsepower!

This is not your average Volkswagen Single Cab ute. Sure, the orange and black paintwork is cool, and its low stance on those huge American racing rims sets the veedub off perfectly. As advertised on Old Bug, it’s what's underneath that will blow your mind. Powering it is a six-cylinder 3...


Mini Clubman signs up with NSW police
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Mini Clubman signs up with NSW police

The next police car you see in your rear-view mirror in Sydney might be the new-generation Mini Clubman. You won't need to worry, though. Like most unorthodox Police-liveried cars, this one is purely for promotional duty. Based at the Newtown Police Station, the car has been fully wrapped in police graphics and was officially handed over at MINI Garage Sydney in Alexandria, last week...


2017 Lexus RX200t F Sport review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Lexus RX200t F Sport review

It's the first time we've seen the F Sport variant in the Lexus RX range. How does it stand up to its European rivals?

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CarAdvice podcast 44: Our CEO didn't want to buy a Toyota HiLux, but he did
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CarAdvice podcast 44: Our CEO didn't want to buy a Toyota HiLux, but he did

Broadcasting from a company get-together in Albury, NSW, just about the whole editorial team is on this week, with Mandy, Paul and Tegan Lawson leading the panel. Mike Costello joins us with car news to talk about Volvo saying diesel engines are unviable post 2020, meanwhile, Audi is standing by diesel power, for now...


Land Rover Discovery with drone helping to save lives
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Land Rover Discovery with drone helping to save lives

A new Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) project has been revealed at this year's Geneva motor show. Named 'Project Hero', the Land Rover Discovery was specifically designed for the Austrian Red Cross to help improve communications and reduce response times for disasters, in order to save more lives...


Jaguar XE and F-Type models recalled for front seatbelt fix
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Jaguar XE and F-Type models recalled for front seatbelt fix

Jaguar has issued recalls for 550 of its 2017 XE and 89 examples of the 2017/2018 F-Type, over concerns the front seat belt pretensioner may not function properly due to a deviation in the seatbelt initiator generant mix ratio in some initiators. The operation of the front seat belt pretensioner may fail to operate in the event of a crash and potentially cause injuries to front seat occupants...


Audi A4 range, A6, A7, A8 recalled for airbag unit and seatbelt fix
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Audi A4 range, A6, A7, A8 recalled for airbag unit and seatbelt fix

Audi has issued a recall on 39 examples, in total, of its 2017 Audi A4, A4 Avant, A4 Allroad, A6, A7, A8 models. The recall, announced this week, centres on "irregularities in the mix ratio of the igniting agent in some airbag units or belt tensioners", which could lead to the systems not triggering in an accident as they should...


CarAdvice podcast 43: Geneva motor show!
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CarAdvice podcast 43: Geneva motor show!

Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens are in the studio this week. Included in car news is the PSA takeover of Opel, Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year, Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt, Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, KTM X-Bow is on sale in Australia...


Toyota i-TRIL concept unveiled at Geneva
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Toyota i-TRIL concept unveiled at Geneva

Unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show, the Toyota i-TRIL concept takes a step into the not-so-distant future, with its eco-friendly mobility vehicle. A cross between a trike and the Japanese brand's i-Road concept, the city car features two wheels placed close together at the rear, at just 600mm, and two wheels even further apart at the front with a 1200mm track...


Why you need to join a car club

Why you need to join a car club

A fire extinguisher is one of those must-have items in any car, whether it be classic or modern. Especially when it’s your own car that catches fire and there’s no sign of any help. Recently, I witnessed someone's pride and joy catch fire, and I know this sounds strange, but I was impressed by what I saw...


CarAdvice podcast 42: 2017 Toyota C-HR review
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CarAdvice podcast 42: 2017 Toyota C-HR review

Paul Maric is back! Joining him this week are Mandy and James Ward, to bring you all the latest car news. We talk 2018 Range Rover Velar pricing, Renault Alpine A110 returning, Takata pleading guilty over deadly airbag inflators, and the 2017 Haval H6 hasbeen revealed...


2017 Infiniti Q30 GT review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Infiniti Q30 GT review

The entry-level 2017 Infiniti Q30 GT is a stylish looking crossover, but how does it perform on the road?

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