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With Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Costello. In car news, Ford Mustang pricing and specs has been released, Toyota Supra race car has been confirmed for Geneva motor show, Ford says focusing on Ranger Raptor cylinder count is “missing the point”, and Holden launches online sales pilot. Meanwhile, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 and C-Class has been unveiled and will be here in Q3. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2018 Audi RS3. Our head website developer, Brett Gullan, joins us to talk about how disappointed he is with infotainment systems and how they could be improved. Mandy takes a ride with Holden lead vehicle dynamics engineer, Rob Trubiani in the ZB Commodore VXR around the Holden Proving Ground. Mike compares two warm hatches, the Suzuki Swift and Renault Clio RS. Lastly, teenager Jordan Hickey submits an owner review of his grandparents 2017 Mitsubishi ASX.
Joining Mandy Turner is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens. In car news this week, the BMW X3 M40i pricing and specs have been released, the Hyundai Santa Fe gets revealed, and the business case for Chevrolet Bolt hinges on legislation. Plus, Renault Megane RS pricing to start around $45,000, what the future holds for Citroen and Peugeot in Australia, and Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been revealed. Mike Costello joins us for the January VFACTS and speaks about Nissan e-Power. Tony Crawford attends the Ford Raptor launch and gives us a report direct from Bangkok. Scott Collie talks Bathurst 12 Hour and speaks with Timo Glock. We attend the Lotus Owners Track Day only days after the Mount Panorama race, where Mandy speaks to Mark O'Connor from Lotus and takes our Elise S for a spin. UK chauffeur and car Youtuber, Joe Achilles, compares Australian and London roads, as he prepares to hang with CarAdvice for the next two weeks.
In the studio, this week with Mandy Turner is Mike Costello and Mike Stevens. Included in car news, stricter fuel standards are set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads, Jeep designer says Cherokee was ready for a makeover, and the Lancer will be gone by the end of 2018. The Commodore receives a 5-star ANCAP rating, Haval Australia is planning a new SUV range by 2021 and EVs by 2022, and the 2018 Volkswagen Polo pricing and specs have been announced. Mike Costello reviews Mitsubishi's new SUV, the Eclipse Cross. Guess the exhaust has been guessed and Jamie Wilson walks away with a CarAdvice prize pack! Trent Nikolic compares two wagons - the Subaru Levorg STI Sport and Skoda Octavia RS245. CarAdvice CEO Andrew Beecher talks about the cars we own and announces a new European hatch to our fleet.
This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Costello. In car news, reports the Alfa Romeo 6C sports car is being prepared for 2020, and 2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs have been released. Also, Kia Australia is standing by the slow-selling Optima, QLD police union says hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ and don’t save lives, Range Rover SV Coupe has been confirmed for Geneva, reports the 2019 Jaguar XJ goes electric. Tony Crawford reviews the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace, and Mike Costello talks about the Haval H9. Guess the exhaust for your chance to win a CarAdvice prize pack. Paul Maric compares the Astra RS, Civic VTi-L, i30 SR, Mazda 3 SP25, and find out what the public thought of the new Commodore from our recent Melbourne garage open day.
Joining Mandy Turner is Paul Maric and Trent Nikolic this week. The Ford Edge ST, Mercedes-AMG CLS53 & E53, and Kia Cerato have been revealed at the Detroit motor show. Suzuki Swift Sport pricing and specs have been released, Hyundai Veloster & Veloster N has been revealed, 2019 Ford Ranger revealed for US market, and HSV 2018 range pricing has been announced. James Wong reviews the refreshed 2018 Ford Ecosport, and Jez Spinks compares the Porsche 718 Cayman and Jaguar F-Type. Mike Stevens, Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah discuss hits and misses of the Detroit motor show. We talk to Alan Daniels from the US who illustrates cars for manufacturers. Kye James submits an owner review of his 2015 Holden Ute SV6 Storm, and we ask him why he didn't choose the V8!
Happy New Year! This week it's Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio. Covering car news, strarting with Japanese cars, the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged, Rugged X is coming to Australia, as is the Mazda CX-8. Over to Korea and Hyundai has announced it is building a two-seater sports car and has announced the hydrogen-powered Nexo, plus, Kia Cerato gets sketched for the Detroit motor show. Germany is the last stop with Mercedes-Benz launching new MBUX infotainment in the new A-Class and 2018 BMW 8 Series has been spied without diguise. Mike previews the most important cars to be released for 2018. Mike Costello summarises last years VFACTS and discusses December's results. He also reviews the pleasantly surprising 2018 Toyota Camry SL. Software engineer Kapil Haresh Vigneswaren talks about how a car gets stolen by stealing the key fob signal. Mike Stevens goes on a rant about the neat little features every new car should bloody have by now. ANCAP CEO James Goodwin answers one of our listeners questions and talks about what to expect in 2018.
Over the last 49 episodes, we’ve enjoyed talking all things cars, to you. Listen to just some of the best car reviews, celebrities, reports, drives, and interviews of 2017. In 2018, we are doing a makeover of the CarAdvice podcast, and we want to hear your suggestions on what you want to hear. Email podcast@caradvice.com or text 0434 690 099. We will return on January 12.
For the last episode of the year, Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and Mike Costello. The topics covered in car news this week include the reveal of the NIO ES8 SUV which will rival the Tesla Model X. Also unveiled were the Jeep Cherokee facelift, Honda Insight in Prototype form, and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The Navara-based Nissan Terra has been leaked in China but Australia is not getting it, and Mike reveals his frustration. Toyota has announced its electrification plans, and Paul discusses how a stolen Melbourne Mercedes-Benz found its way to Dubai. Curt Dupriez reviews a car with a name that long it's almost a sentence - the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. We get an update on the Tesla Owners Club installing industrial outlets around Australia from Rob Dean. Mandy attends an inaugural Volkswagen girls meet up, brought together by a Facebook group, and Mike compares the Hyundai Kona and Nissan Qashqai. We announce the winner of the Chamberlain Handylift MyQ automatic garage door opener for the best suggestion for the makeover of the CarAdvice podcast in 2018. Stay tuned next week for the best of the podcast, as we take a break and will return on January 12.
Mandy Turner is joined this week by Mike Stevens and Alborz Fallah. In car news, 2018 Holden Commodore pricing and specs has been released, a controversial Stinger ANCAP rating, and Jeep Compass and Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder pricing and specs has been announced. Plus, new rules crack down on vehicle recalls and opens the door for LHD hypercars, the extreme McLaren Senna has been revealed, and a December update on the New Car Calendar. Alborz reviews the Brisbane long-term car, the Peugeot 3008, and he talks about a Jeep event where Mike Costello spoke to FCA CEO, Steve Zanlunghi. Hear what our readers think of the Commodore pricing in reader comments. Alborz heads along to the BMW Tech event in Germany where he reveals something about the Z8. Trent Nikolic compares the Honda Jazz, Mazda 2, and Suzuki Swift. And find out how you can win the Chamberlain HandyLift MyQ automatic garage door opener, just in time for Christmas!
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 entry model Hyundai i30 Go arrives at $19,990. Also, BMW autonomous cars won’t make “life and death” decisions, Nissan is looking to expand its Nismo line-up in Australia, Mazda says no to Level 5 autonomy, and we talk to Jez Spinks about the HSV Colorado SportsCat which has been unveiled. Mike Costello discusses November's new car sales figures, which sees us on track for another record-breaking year. Mike Stevens reviews the Volvo XC40 at its launch in Barcelona. On a Isuzu four-wheel-drive trip in Fraser Island, Scott Collie talks to a couple who has recently purchased a D-MAX. Rob emailed us at podcast@caradvice.com to ask if the optional dealership paint protection is worth it, so we talk to a detailer to get the lowdown. James Wong speaks to Nissan Australia CEO Stephen Lester. Stuck for a Christmas gift? We have a Chamberlain Powerlift MyQ automatic garage door opener to give away. Simply text us at 0434 690 099 with what you would like to hear on the CarAdvice podcast in 2018, and the best answer wins!
In this special edition, CarAdvice goes to the 2017 Los Angeles motor show. The guys chat about the BMW i8 Roadster, Land Rover and Jaguar's latest products, the new Mazda 6, along with the all-new Jeep Wrangler. Paul Maric goes for a drive in the new Ford Edge (the Ford Endura in Australia) and the Jeep Compass. We also catch up with host of Translogic on AutoBlog, Jonathon Buckley. In local car news, the Camaro is coming to Australia and Holden looks to extend its dealership experience.
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 is still undecided on its i30 N line-up, 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the Toyota Camry has been announced. Also, frequent NSW toll users get free rego, pricing has been confirmed for Kia Stinger bi-modal exhaust, 2018 Aston Martin Vantage gets revealed, and BMW M5 pricing and specs has been released. Alborz takes the i30 N around a track for a CarAdvice review. Scott Collie attends the International Vehicle Driverless Summit in Adelaide where he talks trucks platooning with Shad Laws from Peloton. Curt Dupriez and Mandy compare the BMW M4 Pure and CS and hear the difference in the exhausts. Mike reviews the Japanese-built Toyota Camry and speaks to Chief engineer for Camry, Masato Katsumata. John bought his 2012 Nissan X-Trail new, and we talk to him about his owner review that he has submitted.
We have a special guest on the panel this week with Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens - Melissa Ong is a CarAdvice reader and she took our Abarth 595 for a week. We talk to her about her experience with it. In car news, Toyota is facing a class action lawsuit over faulty Takata airbags, Ford Endura name has been confirmed to replace Territory, speed cameras rake in $1.1 billion in FY17, and reports reveal next-gen Volkswagen Beetle could be electric and RWD. Meanwhile, pricing and specs has been released for the Holden Equinox, Toyota HiLux gets a beastly make over and Mazda 6 turbo variant has finally been confirmed. Scott Collie talks to HMI Technologies about Victoria's first driverless bus, and Mike Costello takes a tour of the Nissan casting plant in Dandenong. Alice Anderson operated Australia's first all-women mechanic workshop in 1919, and the National Motor Museum celebrates her inspirational story. Lastly, Tony Crawford gets topless when he reviews the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E300 Cabriolet.
Joining Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2018 BMW M3 CS has been revealed, calls for a traffic congestion charge for Melbourne and Sydney, Alpine A110 has been confirmed for Australia. Meanwhile, the 2018 Peugeot 5008 pricing and specs have been released, Koenigsegg Agera RS breaks new record hitting 457km/h, and Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition has been detailed. Mike discusses Octobers new car sales figures, and Paul reviews the 2017 Ford Mondeo wagon. Volkswagen Australia boss Michael Bartsch talks car servicing and T-Roc. Mandy takes a 5-minute fang with James Wong in the drivers-seat of the 2018 Abarth 595. We talk to Alister who wrote an owner review on his 2017 Volkswagen Golf Wagon, and Mike compares the Nissan X-Trail and Honda C-RV.
On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Alborz Fallah. James Wong covers car news, which includes the 2018 Jeep Wrangler being revealed, Kia rolling out a pair of Stingers for SEMA, pricing and specs for the Volkswagen Golf GTI Original and Golf R Grid have been released, Ford Performance develops an electronic ‘Drift Stick’ for the Focus RS, and LDV T60 and Haval H2 gets a five-star ANCAP rating. Mike Costello discusses the 2018 Volkswagen Arteon while on its launch in Hobart. Paul talks about CarAdvice Panel Beaters - a monthly live Facebook video that gets you involved in the conversation. He also reviews the Jaguar XF Sportbrake and XJR 575. Alborz reviews the Lamborghini Aventador SV and Huracan Performante. Mandy and CarAdvice CEO Andrew Beecher go off-roading in the Ford Everest in Tasmania, and Andrew speaks about the new CarAdvice review ratings, which you will be seeing next week.
A lot of us are at the Tokyo Motor Show this week, which has left Mandy Turner alone in the studio, but Trent Nikolic joins her on the phone from the Sydney office. In car news, Mercedes-Benz says the X-Class deserves a premium price, the Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV is being re-considered for Australia and former Audi Sport boss, Stephan Winkelmann becomes the new Bugatti president. Mazda unveils two concepts: the Kai Concept which previews the 2019 Mazda 3, and the Mazda Vision Coupe concept. The Nissan IMx and Hyundai Vaccar Tucson Sport concepts concepts have been revealed. Trent reviews the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Derek Fung talks with Audi CEO Rupert Stadler at the A8 Insight and Tech Event in Portugal. Curator Ken Grindrod talks about Gosford Classic Car Museum's first auction this weekend. Michael Percival took the Kia Stinger GT for a test drive on the weekend for a possible fleet car, and we ask him what he thought of it. Mike Stevens, Alborz Fallah and Mike Costello talk about their hits and misses of the Tokyo Motor Show, and Sydney listener, Peter Ronis finds out more about the Australian-built Purvis Eureka.
Today we bid farewell to local manufacturing for Holden, as the brand completes its transformation from manufacturer to full-line importer. To celebrate all things Holden, we've produced a special Holden podcast, where we talk to people that live and breathe the lion badge.
Mandy Turner and Paul Maric are on the panel this week, as they bring the latest car news. It includes Polestar 1 being unveiled, GM CEO shares her concerns over China’s planned petrol, and diesel car ban, Lexus NX and CT200h pricing and specs have been released, the Volkswagen Scirocco was put into retirement this week, and the Volkswagen Amarok V6 sets a record at WTAC. James Wong reviews the base spec Skoda Fabia. Bullsh*t Spin of the Week takes aim at the Toyota Concept-i trio. We talk to the Event Director of the World Solar Challenge, Chris Selwood, talks about solar-powered cars driving from Adelaide to Darwin. Paul attended the Holden Dream Cruise in South Australia and had a short chat with Holden's Managing Director, Mark Bernhard. Curt Dupriez compares the Hyundai Kona and Toyota C-HR, and Mike Stevens reviews the 2018 Kia Sorento. To celebrate the history of Holden in Australia, we have a Holden gift pack to giveaway. To enter, email us at podcast@caradvice.com, and a winner will be picked at random.
This week Mandy Turner and Mike Costello talk about Porsche trialling a new subscription service, the Toyota Century has been unveiled, Mazda tops the Roy Morgan owner satisfaction survey, Honda is pleading for Takata-affected owners to get their cars fixed with 94,000 cars to go, the 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport will be in Australia in the first quarter, and the open-topped 86 hybrid Toyota GR HV Sports Concept will be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show. Mike reviews the Hyundai Kona and speaks to its designer, Kevin Kang. Results of one of the world’s largest surveys of attitudes to self-driving cars has been conducted in Melbourne, and we speak to the spokesperson for Eastlink, Doug Spencer-Roy. Our favourite commenter, Harrington, features in Reader Comments this week. Paul Maric reveals the results of the Holden Commodore SS-V and Kia Stinger Si, and we ask the public what they think of the Stinger. And Mandy takes a ride with James Wong in the Ford Focus RS.
Joining Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens, keeping you up to date with the latest in car news. We talk about the Ford Ranger being the number one vehicle in September, GM is strongly commiting to Holden for the long-term, Toyota Australia’s Altona factory closes, the 2018 Renault Clio RS Trophy pricing and specs has been released. Plus, another Nurburgring SUV record breaks with the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, Holden confirms a 7-year and 175,000km warranty, and Lexus states hydrogen is the future and not battery-electric cars. Mike Costello discusses new car sales figures for September, which sees sales down for the previous month. Matt Campbell reviews the 2018 Nissan Navara N-Sport Black Edition. Sydney Correspondent Peter Ronis visits a car collection on the 5th floor of a Las Vegas casino. Teenager Will Varvari submitted an owner review of his grandparents BMW X3 (from the passenger seat) and we chat to him about it. Lastly, Paul reveals what we will be doing with the Kia Stinger and Holden Commodore, and how you can check these cars out at the CarAdvice garage this Saturday!
On this week's show is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, LDV confirm an off-road T60, Dyson EV has been confirmed for a 2020 launch, MG GS gets China's first ANCAP five-star rating, Tesla Model X door opens automatically and gets torn off by passing truck, Toyota is still the best car company in brand value list, Renault Zoe, and Kangoo EV pricing has been confirmed for Australia and 2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon pricing and specs have been released. Paul reviews the BMW M140i LCI and 230i LCI when he drove them around the Targa Tasmania roads. We talk to It's People Like Us director, Eva Orner, about her documentary that focuses on young people using mobile phones while driving. Dr. Hussein Dia from Swinburne University talks about how self-driving cars could dramatically reduce the road toll, and James emailed us at podcast@caradvice.com who thinks his Toyota 86 GT rides better than a Volkswagen Golf. Take a listen to our response!
In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Dave Zalstein. Paul has his say on Victoria Police's choice on their next patrol car being a BMW 530d police car. Also in car news Ford Fiesta has been axed in the US and Australian prospects are still unclear. Plus, the 2018 BMW X3 pricing and specs have been revealed, Hyundai ute is confirmed for after 2020, Mazda confirms a new rotary concept for the 2017 Tokyo motor show, and Ford and Mahindra is to team up in developing markets. Tony Crawford reviews the Kia Stinger where he tested it on the track and off it. Dave attended the 2017 World Rally Championship in Coffs Harbour and spoke to Harry Bates's co-driver, John McCarthy, who has debuted their new Toyota Yaris rally car. The Mercedes-AMG GT R track review gets some love in reader comments. New research reveals Aussies spend 30 minutes a week looking for parking, and we speak to Mark Whitmore from HERE Technologies to find out about a new technology that will make parking much easier. Lastly, Dave and Paul compare the Subaru WRX STI Spec R and Volkswagen Golf R.
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!
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 cars arrives, and Toyota celebrates 54 years of local manufacturing with a Commemorative Edition Camry. Alborz Fallah drove the Lexus LFA and hear what its incredible V10 engine sounds like. He also reviews the Mazda Skyactiv X engine. Mike Costello discusses the new car sales figures for August with some records broken. Australian historic racing car driver, Ron Goodman, wins at Rolex Motorsport at Monterey, and lives a dream. Dave compares two rear-wheel-drive Japanese sports cars - the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ, and Tony Crawford drives the Volkswagen Golf R 7.5. Lastly, we reveal the winner of the Chamberlain Powerlift MyQ garage door opener.
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 creation is all about. Plus, Paul reviews the Tesla Model X 75D and Matt Campbell calls in to chat about the Toyota Prius C. PLUS! Your chance to win a clever garage door opener!
Joining Mandy Turner this week, are Paul Maric and Mike Stevens, bringing you the latest car news from the past week. This includes, the new Ford CEO backing away from 2021 target for full autonomous cars, the Ferrari boss is shying away from a modern version Dino, Skoda Kodiaq gets a diesel, and the 2018 BMW M5 has been revealed. Also, Fiat, Jeep, Nissan, Volvo and others opts out of Frankfurt motor show, Holden reveals its newest race car, the 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc has been revealed and Audi drops engine displacement badges in favour of power ratings and has confused us all. Oh yeah, and we chat briefly about the stunning new Ferrari Portofino! Paul reviews the 2018 Holden ZB Commodore and compares some specifications to the Australian-built Commodore. Reader comments returns, plus Trent Geddes takes part in the Volkswagen Driving Experience, and Mike Costello conducts a range review of the Ford Escape. You also have the chance to win a PowerLift MyQ garage door opener! This space-age garage door opener will send your dad into a spin. You can enter by filling out this form! PLUS: Want to phone in and leave a question to be played on the show and answered by our team? Now you can! Dial 0434 690 099 (or +61 434 690 099 if you’re overseas) to leave us a voice message. No texts, folks!
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 delayed, Suzuki Celerio has been dropped from the Australian lineup, for now, and we take a proper look underneath the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor's 254mm ground clearance. Mike Costello reviews the top-of-the-range Mitsubishi Triton Exceed. We talk to our Sydney correspondent, Peter Ronis, about his visit to a hearse company in Tenterfield, NSW. It's been 12 months since we last caught up with racing driver, Emily Duggan, and she has a big announcement to make. Dave has bought a new Holden Commodore ute and got the opportunity to see it being built in the Adelaide plant. And Alborz Fallah compares the Jaguar XE 25t R-Sport, BMW 330i LCI and Alfa Giulia Veloce.
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 Hyundai Tucson while sitting in a Mitsubishi Triton getting ready to do a Holden Trax video. Mandy takes the Porsche 718 Cayman S to a Volkswagen club meeting and gets the members to give their first impressions of it. A report into Australia's automotive industry has been released, and we talk to VACC Executive Director Geoff Gwilym. Steve Bird submitted an owner review of his 2017 Ford Ranger FX4, and we chat to him about how the car is going after buying it a month ago. Bullsh*t spin of the week returns and this time Mazda is in the spotlight with its 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 vision, and Mike talks to Nissan CEO Richard Emery.
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 figures, and we review the Holden Astra LTZ sedan. Paul was in California for the Tesla Model 3 launch and stumbled across famous online tech guy, Marques Brownlee. Lastly, Matt Campbell does a very entertaining review of the Renault Master Bus with a bunch of CarAdvice people riding along.
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 confirmed for production in 2019, Toyota EV with solid state batteries is planned for 2022, the Nissan Leaf hoping to be the Australian image builder, meanwhile, the UK is to ban petrol/diesel cars by the time we will be very old - 2040. Mike Costello attends the Honda CR-V launch in Canberra, and James Wong heads to Darwin where Great Wall will launch a Ford Ranger rival, and Haval works on Australian tuning. Roadhuntr is here for driving enthusiasts, and we talk to its creator, Jeremy Blaze. Trent Nikolic reviews the Tesla Model X P100D and tells us why it sent him to many supermarkets - without the car. Lastly, Curt Dupriez compares three sporty coupes on the Great Ocean Road.
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 Australia yet. Tony Crawford reviews the Peugeot 308 GTI on the track in Spain, while Paul Maric takes a quick drive in Holden's new SUVs, Equinox and Acadia. Find out how you can win a family pass to see Cars 3. We chat to Richard McNeall, who circumnavigated Australia last year, sets a new challenge with members from the Tesla Owners Club. And James Wong compares the Suzuki Swift and Kia Rio.
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 Campbell reviews the Renault Megane sedan, and listener Johnpaul emailed us at podcast@caradvice.com with a gripe about indicators on European cars. Dave takes our long-term Mustang to get a service at Chadstone Ford with workshop foreman, Nik Piplios, and we compare the Audi TT RS and Porsche 718 Cayman S. Lastly, find out what it's like to be a truck driver, when we talk to truckie, Tony. PLUS: Want to phone in and leave a question to be played on the show and answered by our team? Now you can! Dial 0434 690 099 (or +61 434 690 099 if you're overseas) to leave us a voice message. No texts, folks!
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 auto gearbox due to its weight, but could the sporty hatch get an all-wheel-drive spinoff? Also, Honda Australia introduces a five-year warranty. Curt Dupriez and Matt discuss the upcoming $30k family car megatest and jump in the passenger seat as Matt takes you for a spin around a German track in the Type R. We reveal what car was featured in Pick the Exhaust and one lucky person wins a CarAdvice prize pack. Mike Costello talks June's new car sales figures for a record breaking month, plus find out what Bullsh*t Spin of the Week is all about! Lastly, we introduce "Ask the podcast panel" - listen for the phone number to call and we will answer your questions!
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 Mazda CX-3 and gives an update on our long-term Mazda 2. Matt Campbell is in Germany for the launch of the Honda Civic Type R. With a CarAdvice prize pack up for grabs, another hint is revealed for pick the exhaust. We talk Cars 3 with Tegan Lawson and we do a catch up with the Highway 1 to Hell team to see if they broke the record of the quickest drive around Australia. Finishing on a loud note, Matt takes the Ferrari Lusso for a drive.
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 Volkswagen ID Buzz, or the Electric Kombi, has finally been approved for production. Trent reviews the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure - a special edition of the large SUV. A hint is revealed for Pick the Exhaust for your chance to win a CarAdvice prize pack. Our Sydney correspondent and former podcast guest host, Peter Ronis, meets 14-year old Jack who owns and races his own M3. Yes, you read right. Lastly, go behind-the-scenes of our latest hatchback megatest where Mandy talks to every member of the team involved.
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 best off-roading tracks you could do is the trip to the Birdsville Races (horse race, not cars), and we chat to Event Organizer, Gary Brook. Pick the exhaust returns for a chance to win a CarAdvice prize pack. James Wong was at the reveal of the Hyundai Kona in Korea and Tegan Lawson gives us a preview of our next megatest!
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 2017 Holden Astra sedan pricing and specs. Mike Costello sums up May's new car sales figures which see Ford having a bumper month. Trent Nikolic reviews the revised 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Pick the Exhaust has been guessed, which sees one lucky person win a BMW pack. Reader comments feature some Lexus talk, and lastly, we talk to Brian about his 2013 Toyota 86 GTS owner review.
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 Planning with NSW Transport Management Centre, about how traffic lights and intersections are managed during peak hours. James has brought back a stack of BMW merchandise from the Nürburgring 24hr, and you could win it by guessing the exhaust. We speak to our own Rob Margeit, who was also at the track, and discuss the race and the famous track. While James was there, he drove the 2017 BMW M4 CS, and while in Dubai, Paul drove the 2017 Maserati Levante on the sand.
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 there). James Wong spoke to Global Client Sales Manager for Rolls-Royce Asia-Pacific, Ian Grant, while sitting in a Rolls-Royce Dawn! Wrapping up, the Electric Vehicle Council has received a $390,000 grant, and we speak to Scott Ferraro from ClimateWorks.
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 brothers who are circumnavigating Australia in a new Toyota and is attempting to break a record (a map of their pathway is below). Tegan Lawson describes how CarAdvice's 'The Shortlist' can help you find the right car. Lastly, Mandy and James Wong are passengers in a bright green 2017 HSV GTSR, with Dave Zalstein at the wheel. We guarantee you will hear plenty of noise.
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 Redline on the road and on the track. There are still petrol stations that offer driveway service, and we talk to one servo that's been doing it for over 40 years. Mandy takes a ride in the 2017 Audi A5 Quattro Sport coupe with Mike Costello, and Trent Nikolic reviews the 2017 Holden Trax LS. For our 52nd episode, find out what $52,000 car each CarAdvice journalist would buy. Wait till you hear what Alborz Fallah chose. Wrapping up, we reveal the winner of the Chamberlain Powerlift MyQ DIY automatic roller door.
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, compares the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS and Mercedes-AMG GLC43. Founder and CEO of Australian Drag Racing Promotions, Brett Hore, talks Nitro Thunder in Sydney. Mike Costello reviews the 2017 Hyundai i30 and interviews Andrew Tuitahi, Hyundai Motor Company Australia's product planner. Lastly, entries are still open for the Powerlift MyQ automatic roller door giveaway. The winner will be announced during next week's special one-year anniversary podcast!
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 Australia’s EV and PHEV sales are drastically falling. Matt Campbell reviews the 2017 Mini Countryman and Trent Nikolic compares the 2017 Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger. Hear the round-table interivew with the boss of LDV Australia, Dinesh Chinnappa, direct from Shanghai Motor Show. Host of 80's Perfect Match TV show (and voice of the CarAdvice podcast intro's!), Greg Evans, joins us to talk about what's in his garage. Plus, find out how to win a $599 automatic roller door opener that's operated through your phone!
This week, James Ward tag teams Paul Maric as they join Mandy Turner, to give you a wrap of the Shanghai Motor Show in car news. This includes concept reveals of the Audi e-tron Sportback, 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan and MG E-Motion. Plus, the reveals of the Opel Grandland X SUV and BMW M4 CS. James reviews the 2017 BMW 330 GT and CarAdvice's company car, Abarth 595. Reader Comments return, plus the car is revealed for Guess the Door Thunk. James Wong is at the Shanghai Motor Show and gives a full report on his first international motor show. Paul talks about an airport drag race in an iconic Australian car and compares the Mazda 2 and Toyota Yaris.
Mandy, Paul and James Ward cover the New York motor show in car news, that includes the crazy Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, 2018 Lexus LS F-Sport, plus concepts of the Toyota FT-4X, Infiniti QX80 Monograph reveals. Also, LDV D90 has its world premiere in Australia, Lego Technic celebrates 40 years, the first ‘pursuit-rated’ hybrid car is revealed, and the quick 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is unveiled. CarAdvice founder, Alborz Fallah, has bought a new car, and we chat to him about it from the New York motor show. James reviews the Jaguar XE and has some advice on how to make it look premium by not going over-the-top with options. Matt Campbell compares the top-of-the-range Ford Ranger Wildtrak and Toyota HiLux TRD. We give out another clue for Guess the Door Thunk and lastly, James Wong interviews Bernard Michel, Manager for Product Planning at Infiniti Australia.
The podcast team this week is Mandy, Paul and James Wong, as they bring you the biggest car news of the week, which includes the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 revealed and it's super quick, Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, 2018 Holden Commodore Tourer revealed, 2018 Infiniti QX80 Monograph to be revealed in New York on April 12 and in a CarAdvice exclusive, Holden Commodore customers get to choose final build numbers. Mike Costello discusses the March car sales, which sees 4x4 utes dominate. Trent Nikolic reviews the top-of-the-range 2017 Honda CR-V, a clue is given out for the unguessed Guess the Door Thunk competition, James Ward compares the BMW M3, Mercedes AMG C63 and Alfa Romeo Guilia QV, and Mike rides along with rally driver, Jari Ketomaa, in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on snow in Norway.
In the studio this week is Mandy, Paul and James Ward. Covering car news, we talk about the 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD arrival, along with the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept revealed. The Honda Civic Type R will be priced ‘aggressively’, the 2017 MG GS pricing and specs has been released which includes four models, the 2018 Ssangyong Rexton has been revealed and Mitsubishi draws parallels to Jeep, Land Rover. Tony Crawford attends the launch of the 2017 Audi RS3 and chats to us about his review. Ford have introduced a new 3D printing technology and we talk to Ellen Lee from Ford who is based in Michigan. James Wong attended the opening of the Aston Martin Zagame dealership in Richmond, Victoria, where he spoke to Aston Martin's Head of Design, Marek Reichman. Will Varveri is a 14-year old passionate car fan and has reviewed his parents 2016 BMW X5, and introducing a new segment: Guess the Door 'Thunk'.
Mandy, Paul and Dave Zalstein brings you all 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. Dave and Mandy compared the 2017 Ford Mustang and Nissan 370Z and James Wong reviews the middle and top of the range 2017 Kia Rio. Paul has a brief chat to F1 legend, Sir Jackie Stewart, in the lead-up to the 2017 Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Plus, driving the Lamborghini Huracan on one of the Worlds Greatest Driving Roads in America. Reader Comments return this week!
Broadcasting from Albury, NSW, just about the whole editorial team is on this week, with Mandy, Paul and Tegan Lawson leading the panel. Mike Costello us with car news to talk about Volvo saying diesel engines are unviable post 2020, meanwhile, Audi are standing by diesel power – for now. Plus, Porsche are working on ‘Mark Webber mode’ for autonomous cars, General Motors may be cutting large cars, Ferrari don’t despise SUVs, but they claim it must be different, and five brands that have growing sales. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2017 Holden Barina and Matt Campbell reveals the winner of the 6-ute mega test. Tegan's second instalment of the Roadshow is out where you can check out car events in each state. We talk to Noel who submitted an owner review of his 2016 Alfa Romeo Guilietta Veloce and CarAdvice CEO, Andrew Beecher explains why bought a Toyota HiLux, even though he didn't want to.
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. The CarAdvice team at the Geneva Motor Show gives their hits and misses direct from the show. Over to America, we chat to Mark Greene who is the host of the Cars Yeah podcast. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2017 Jeep Compass and Mike Costello compares the 2017 Subaru Forester and Volkswagen Tiguan.
Paul Maric is back! Joining him is Mandy and James Ward this week, to bring you lots of car news. We talk 2018 Range Rover Velar pricing, Renault Alpine A110 returning, Takata pleading guilty over deadly airbag inflators, 2017 Haval H6 revealed, 2019 Ford Ranger spied, 2018 Holden Commodore spied and meet ZF and Porsche’s new eight-speed DCT into Volvo. And speaking of, James reviews the hybrid 2017 Volvo XC90 T8. Paul and Mike Costello review the 2017 Toyota C-HR, plus they compare the Hyundai Tucson and Ford Escape. Tegan Lawson interviews Australian Rally Championship driver, Molly Taylor, ahead of International Womens Day next week and Mandy talks to Doug who converted a Proton Jumbuck into electric!
Join Mandy and James Ward as they give you the latest car news, like the Range Rover Velar teased and plus the brand could stretch to passenger cars. Also the pricing and specs of the 2017 Skoda Superb Sportline have been released, CSIRO cracks the carbon-fibre code, BMW voted world’s most admired car company, PSA's plan to buy Opel is advancing, Geely and PSA to bid for Proton and Lotus takeover this week. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, and we talk to Osman Mewett for his owner review of the 2017 Skoda Superb 162TSI. Mandy takes a spin in the Jaguar F-Type around Sandown Raceway at the Jaguar Art of Performance Tour. Voice-over and TV personality, John 'Deeksie' Deeks joins us in the studio to talk cars!
Right from the CarAdvice Melbourne office couch, Mandy Turner and Mike Costello bring you the latest car news, including the Hyundai i30 N official details revealed, BMW demands Australian government for EV support, 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster unveiled, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion and GM could sell Opel to PSA. Mike has been driving the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, and has done a comparison between the Suzuki Ignis and Holden Spark. Our "be on the podcast panel" Sydney winner from last year, Peter Ronis, makes a return and attends the Sydney Cars and Coffee meeting, and the 'What Am I?' car is revealed.
Joining Mandy on the panel this week is Dave Zalstein, and for the first time, CarAdvice photographer, Tom Fraser. Hear the biggest car news of the week with the 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon has been revealed, 2017 World Car of the Year finalists have been announced, January 2017 Australian new vehicle sales released, the 2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, a daring heist at Jaguar Land Rover plant and there will be no Ford Kuga recall in Australia for now. Dave, Tom and Rob Margeit report on Bathurst 12 Hour. Tegan Lawson went ice driving in an Audi S5 and attended the Isuzu D-MAX and M-UX launch at the Gold Coast. Harrington is up to his old tricks in reader comments of the week and guess the car to win a CarAdvice prize pack.
Mandy and Mike Costello are joined by the Melbourne winner of "be on the podcast panel", George Skoufis. It's been a big week in car news, which include the 2017 Holden Commodore pricing and specs, Toyota confirms October 3 end for Australian production, Volkswagen tops 2016 global sales chart despite Dieselgate scandal, Nissan Z car and Toyota Supra concepts reported for Tokyo show unveiling and Dave joins us to talk about the 2017 HSV range, including the return of the GTSR. Mike compares the Ford Focus RS and the BMW M140i and we talk to the CEO of ANCAP, James Goodwin, about his thoughts on the Ford Mustang's 2-star safety rating. It's a special "looks like" reader comments of the week segment, and we have a winner for Pick the Exhaust - the answer may surprise you!
We bring you another podcast from the Melbourne CarAdvice couch, joining Mandy Turner with Mike Costello and James Ward. In cars news this week, the Ford Mustang receives a 2-star safety rating, Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV and 2017 Subaru XV is teased ahead of Geneva motor show, 2017 Tickford Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost warranty-backed power upgrades are unleashed by Tickford, new hero Lambo will top the Aventador SV’s Nurburgring time, Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot and Apple are sued for not ‘locking out’ iPhones while driving. To celebrate Australia Day, James reviews an Aussie classic - a 1988 VL SS Group A Walkinshaw. Mike attends the Volkswagen Tiguan launch and Mandy takes part in the record-breaking Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest where she spoke to New Zealand drifting champion, 'Mad' Mike Whiddett. We scroll through the best reader comments of the week, and give a clue to the unguessed Pick the Exhaust.
Broadcasting from the Melbourne CarAdvice office this week, join Paul, Mandy and Mike Stevens where they keep you up to date with the biggest car news of the week, including 2017 MG GS pricing and specs, Lexus Sport Yacht concept unveiled, Holden Commodore limited-edition models, 2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power, 2017 Suzuki Ignis pricing and specs and New Suzuki Jimny Sierra to remain a hardcore ladder-frame 4×4. Mike Costello reviews the cute Suzuki Ignis and we find out if he could actually fit in it. James Ward compares the Toyota HiLux and Holden Colorado. Mandy attended the reveal of the Red Bull Holden Racing Team livery and spoke to Jamie Whincup. A CarAdvice prize pack is up for grabs if you can pick the exhaust, and we read out the best reader comments of the week.
Direct from the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, join Paul Maric, Mike Costello, Mike Stevens and Matt Campbell. Catch all the car news from Detroit with the reveal of the Camry, Astra Sedan, Astra hatch pricing, Lexus LS, Ford Bronco/Ranger and Mercedes-Benz Project One. Mike Costello reviews the Great Wall Steed. Matt compares the Holden Astra, Renault Megane and Subaru Impreza. The team talk to the Director of Communications at Holden, Sean Poppit. Lastly, the hits and misses of the Detroit Motor Show.
It's part 2 of the best of the CarAdvice podcast, and it kicks off with the time we spoke to our most eccentric reader, Harrington. Plus, hear all the times we've stuffed up, with the bloopers!
Join Mandy Turner and James Wong as they count down the top 10 'most clicked' car news content of 2016!
Over the last 34 episodes, we've enjoyed talking all things cars to you. Listen to part 1 of just some of the best car reviews and interviews of 2016. Part 2 is coming soon!
On the last episode of the year ('best of's' to come!), Mandy and James Wong cover the big car news of the week, including what to expect at the 2017 Detroit motor show, Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed, Ferrari J50: Special spider celebrates half century in Japan, Holden plant flagged as site for medical marijuana crop, and Mike Costello talks about lab-based fuel economy testing. Mandy attended the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival and spoke to a driver who owns a classic BMW M3 with an M5 V10 engine. Mike Costello reviews the entry-level 2017 Holden Astra R. Dave Zalstein attended the Nismo Festival 2016 in Japan, where some of the best Nissan's in motorsport were on show. Do you know someone who loves cars but you're stuck for a Christmas gift? Tegan Lawson has some very cool ideas. We reveal which car was responsible for that extremely loud exhaust in 'Pick the Exhaust', and we have the usual giggle at Reader Comments.
As Paul is driving Bentley's in Spain, Mike Costello and James Wong join Mandy this week. We bring you the latest in car news, including the 2018 Holden Commodore reveal, Honda Civic sedan is selling up a storm, Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix, Opel Insignia Grand Sport revealed for Europe, Mercedes-AMG sales at record levels, and Mazda are not working on sports car larger than the MX-5. Mike talks about November car sales, and his time in the Austrian Alps driving the Mercedes-AMG E63 and E-Class All Terrain. Mandy and James drove from MotorWorld Sydney to Melbourne in the CarAdvice Audi S1 and encountered a problem. We talk to the CEO of Jet Charge, Tim Washington, who installs EV chargers. James chats to Toyota's Manager for Product Planning, Michael Elias, about its hydrogen cars and the Prius Plug-In. Reader comments this week are entertaining and a very loud noise features in Pick the Exhaust.
We are live from MotorWorld Sydney with Mandy, Paul and our guest panel winner, Peter Ronis. In car news, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen are launching ultra-fast EV network in Europe, MG ZS revealed ahead of Australian debut, 2017 Ford Fiesta revealed, Kia GT concept makes first production appearance in factory leak, Holden winds up engine production ahead of 2017 manufacturing end and 2018 Volkswagen Arteon previewed. James Wong reviews the Toyota Mirai and we discuss how it stands up to the Prius. Mandy rides with record breaking car racing driver, Ron Goodman, in his Porsche 356 Speedster, and Tegan takes a ride with Grant Denyer in his Lotus Exige 350 Sport. We talk about our biggest double mega test and talk to the drivers who got behind the wheel in the pit area.
Paul returns from the LA Motor Show and gives us his hits and misses, as Dave is fresh (and dusty) from the WRC. In car news this week, we feature the 2018 Ford Mustang details being leaked, 2017 Suzuki S-Cross and Holden Barina pricing and specs, Dodge Charger and Challenger being investigated for a RHD conversion, 2018 LDV T60 ute is revealed and the Honda Jazz infotainment unit gets an update, but it's missing something very important! We talk to James Ward about the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq, which he drove on its launch in Minorca. Craig Dean from Crossover Car Conversions explains what it takes to convert a LHD car to RHD. Paul gets a name change in Reader Comments, we reveal the car for Pick the Exhaust and announce the winners to be a guest on the CarAdvice podcast panel!
While Paul is attending the Los Angeles Motor Show, Mandy and James Wong wreak havoc, as they bring you the big car news of the week. There have been many unveilings at LA, including the 2017 Mazda CX-5, the powerful Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Jaguar I-Pace ‘concept’ and the 2018 Ford EcoSport gets a facelift. Plus, your next car stereo could be a Samsung! Ford is offering free driver training skills, and James went to check it out to speak to some participants there. Also, he got an exclusive chat with Ford's Communications Director, Wes Sherwood, on the company's future technologies. If you're a tightarse, Tegan Lawson gives you some great tips on how to save fuel and James tells us what he thought of the Mini Ray. Pick the exhaust to win a CarAdvice prize pack and we take a gander at the best reader comments of the week.
This week, Mandy and Paul are joined by James Wong, with the promise that there'll be none of the shenanigans (well, fewer) of last week! First up: Want to know how you can be an honorary member on the CarAdvice podcast panel in Melbourne, and on location at MotorWorld Sydney? Listen in. What else happened on the show this week? Paul is heading to the Los Angeles Motor Show and tells us what to expect this year, Tesla buyers next year will have to pay for the Supercharger network, and the 2018 Holden Commodore is teased in a calendar with Mick Jagger's daughter... and Grumpy Cat. Okay, moving on. The Melbourne office has a new long-term car, and James Ward tells us how the 2017 Toyota RAV4 has stacked up in the first few weeks. Rob Dean has submitted an owner review of his 2015 Tesla Model S P85d and has taken it to the outback. Sorry, what? In a Model S? Tune in for that one. The team talk to Chris Nixon about the World Rally Championship in Coffs Harbour next weekend, and we have a three-day Super double pass to give-away!
Sorry if this is the worst episode you've ever heard! Paul Maric, James Ward and Dave Zalstein bring you the latest in the world of car news this week, including the 2018 Toyota Camry being spied, M.G Australia's 3-star car safety rating, Mercedes-Benz bring back the straight six, Ford says we care more about fuel effenciency than power, a former distributor says Great Wall damaged “brand China” in Australia and Mercedes AMG A45 has been spied. Paul reviews the Mercedes AMG CLA45, Mandy talks to the Managing Director of MotorWorld Sydney, Kris Willand, guess the car with What Am I and the team scrolls through the best reader comments of the week.
Join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Mike Costello this week as we give you the latest on the Mercedes-Benz X-class ute concept and find out what the 2018 Holden Commodore was like when Paul got behind the wheel. Mike reviews the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series, find out how the Mercedes-Benz 300SL got its Gullwing doors when Mandy attends Motorclassica, straps yourselves in as Dave gives you a lap around Sandown Raceway in the HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition and we have a winner for Pick the Exhaust.
For the first time, Dave Zalstein joins Mandy Turner and James Wong on the CarAdvice podcast. In car news, the Ford Escape replaces the Kuga, hear how much money was spent crashing cars the past year for ANCAP, Mercedes-Benz will NOT plow into pedestrians to save you and LynkCo 01 SUV gets Geely's new brand rolling. Paul and Mandy take a ride in the HSV Clubsport R8, James Ward reviews the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso (AKA: Space Toaster), Dave gives a wrap on this years World Time Attack, she-wee is a talking-point on Reader Comments and a clue is revealed for the unguessed Pick the Exhaust.
Join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Mike Stevens this week. The latest in car news include the 2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift November reveal, 2017 Honda CR-V US unveiling, Jeep are changing their brand, 2017 BMW 5 Series reveal, 2018 Ford Edge Australian pricing and details reveal, how Victoria is supporting autonomous vehicle testing and that driverless car acceptance is growing in Australia. Mike Costello did a 4-way medium-SUV comparison - find out who came out on top. The team talk to Wayne King who sign-writed for the Holden Dealer Team in the 1980's and has great stories to tell about Peter Brock. Have a laugh with Reader Comments and guess the car in Pick the Exhaust.
This week, Paul Maric and Mike Costello return from the Paris Motor Show and joins Mandy Turner. In car news, the Nissan GT-R Nismo confirmed for Australia, Tickford returns with the Ranger, Fisker is back, Mercedes-EQ electric SUV launched, a look at the BMW i5 patent renderings and the funky 2017 Suzuki Inis is confirmed for Australia. Mike gives you the lowdown on September's VFACTS and how it's been another record-breaking month in new car sales. The CarAdvice team tell you their hits and misses from this years Paris Motor Show. Mike Stevens is attending The World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (autonomous cars and more) in Melbourne next week. James Wong spoke to 4 Ford workers before the Victorian plants closed last week. And the 'What Am I?' car is revealed, plus, we scroll through this weeks Reader Comments.
Mandy Turner is joined for the first time this week, by James Wong. The Paris Motor Show is this week and we talk to James Ward for an update. In car news, the Volkswagen I.D concept has been revealed, as has the 2018 Jeep Compass, Ford Australia's Geelong engine plant clocks out and release date and pricing has been released for the 2017 Holden Astra. Sunday is Name Your Car Day and we talk to Tegan Lawson on how you can win a personalised sticker for your car, 'What Am I?' returns along with the ever entertaining Reader Comments, and Mandy and Matt Campbell speak to the Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Australia, Michael Bartsch.
In this weeks instalment, we take a look car news, where Lamborghini are thrilled with Australian sales, McLaren denies that it will be taken over by Apple, new Audi TT RS in Australia mid-2017, priced from around $145k, big brands skipping Paris motor show, Ford commits to making driver’s cars alongside autonomous vehicles and the 2017 Jeep Compass revealed during official photo shoot. Paul and Mandy talk to Australia's first Monster Truck driver for Monster Jam, Rhianna Buchanan. Paul reviews the Audi A4 Allroad and we compare 4 models while driving the newly launched Volkswagen Tiguan. We reveal Pick the Exhaust and be entertained with Reader Comments of the Week!
This week in car news, the Mitsubishi Ground Tourer GT-PHEV concept revealed, 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster revealed, Subaru Liberty 3.6R could be the next STI-tweaked tS model, 2017 Toyota C-HR has been detailed and the 2017 Renault Megane pricing and specs. We talk to Joel Reed from Iveco, Mike Costello reviews the Haval H6, pick the Exhaust is back and we talk to Emily Duggan — the first female race driver in the V8 Kuhmo Series. All that and more on your favourite automotive podcast.
This week we reveal the 2017 Hyundai i30, Peugeot 5008, Audi A5 and S5 Sportback, and Land Rover Discovery before the Paris Motor Show. Find out the pricing and specs for the Great Wall Steed and Haval H6, and the 2018 Toyota Supra has been spied testing. Mike Costello reveals the August car sales figures and why Ford and Toyota are winning. Find out what last weeks What Am I car was as we give a CarAdvice prize pack away. And, we talk to the king of CarAdvice comments, Harrington, about his experience in the Mercedes-Benz Maybach!
This week it's Mandy and the 2 Mikes! In car news, we look into why the Northern Territory is axing open speed limits, what Hyundai is saying about recent Volkswagen comments, Holden has a new logo and launches 24-hour test drives along with a new lineup, what the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is bringing to Australia and the Citroen Experience is revealed. Stuck for a gift for Fathers Day? Tegan Lawson has stacks of car inspired ideas. Mandy attended the inaugural German Auto Show in Melbourne and talks to an owner who drives 3 German cars. We talk to Honda Australia Director, Stephen Collins, about the Takata airbag inflator recall and how Honda are making a comeback. 'What Am I' returns, where you could win a CarAdvice prize pack by guessing the car and we chat to James Ward about the Subaru Levorg.
The world's fastest production vehicle has just been revealed...and it's fully electric! We check out the Tesla Model S 100D. In car news, we talk about the end of Renault Megane RS production, the updated Volkswagen MY2017 range, Uber becoming legal in Victoria (finally!) but with a catch, the Honda Civic Type R and the Great Wall Steed. We also chat with Trent, who has just driven the Infiniti Q30, we have a laugh at some reader comments, chat to Tony about the Jaguar F-Pace and Tegan fills us in on the Ford Focus and new NavMan. Plus, we have a winner for our pick the exhaust sound segment! Tune in for all that and more.
The new Holden Colorado has been launched and we have the first drive. We catch up with Mike Costello to hear about the latest Volkswagen news, we check out Ford's plan to have driverless cars within 5 years, a move by Holden in the Supercars touring car series, a potential ban on combustion engines in India, Norway and the Netherlands, plus the latest technology from Infiniti. James reviews the Toyota Kluger and we try again for the secret engine sound. Plus, we catch up with Emily White from Holden. All that, plus your chance to win free fuel!
This week we have a look at what is happening at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, we find out how the Chinese media scammed us, we look at Mazda CX-5 spy photos, Mercedes-AMG C43 pricing and we also check out the Nikola truck! Alborz joins us for a review on the expensive Honda NSX and Paul runs us through his time driving pre-development Holden Colorado and Trailblazer. Mandy heads to the Winton Festival of Speed, we also have a look at reader comments and give you the chance to win a prize with our new segment, pick the exhaust! All that and more on this week's show.
In car news, the 2017 Honda NSX price, 2017 Tesla Model X pricing, 2017 Ford Kuga facelift, Ford Everest to get five-seat option, seven cars Australians should buy more of, Ford Falcon Ute production ends.Mike Costello discusses the July sales figures and the Ford Edge. Tegan Lawson tells us about her road trip in the 2016 Ferrari California T Handling Speciale. Mandy talks to Heath Walker from Tesla about how they're encouraging more women to buy their cars. Guess the "What Am I?" car to go in the draw to win a CarAdvice prize pack. We talk to CarAdvice's co-founder, Tony Crawford, about the Aston Martin DB 11 launch in Italy.
Paul Maric is on holidays this week, but it doesn’t stop us from talking to him about the newly launched Mercedes Benz E-Class. In car news, get details on the Mazda3 facelift, the latest on the Apple car, Suzuki Baleno price and specifications, why GM and Isuzu are ending their ute collaboration, and details on the Renault Koleos. In a new segment, we spend 60 Seconds in the Seat of the 2016 Jaguar F-Type.
Should drivers stay out of the right lane? According to our latest opinion piece, they should! We chat with the global head of design at Jeep, Mark Allen, and we also talk about our recent drives of the Porsche Macan GTS and Volkswagen Touareg 180 V6 TDI. In car news we listen to the latest 'N' car from the Hyundai range, we check out the Tesla Model X pricing for Australia, BMW's 30 Jahre edition, the Audi Q2 and a concept car from Citroen. We go through some reader comments from this week and give you a chance to win a prize pack with our new segment, What Am I? Plus your chance to win free fuel!
Pokemon Go has caused several serious car crashes recently, but one road safety expert thinks it could actually promote safe driving. This week the media has been hysterical about drift mode in the Ford Focus RS, we discuss why it's total and utter nonsense. We also chat with Tegan Lawson and find out why she won't be teaching her daughter how to drive. We review the new $620,000 Bentley Bentayga and Honda Civic. Plus, we check out the latest car news - the co-production deal between Isuzu and Mazda for their next ute, the new Renault Koleos, the end of the Holden Cruze and how hackers are being paid to find flaws in FCA's cars. All that, plus reader comments and the chance to win free fuel!
June was a record sales month in Australia, we look at who sold the most. Do defensive driving courses breed overconfidence in drivers? We chat with Kevin Flynn from Driver Dynamics to find out. In car news we chat about recent changes to Top Gear, unlimited speed limit increases in the Northern Territory, the huge $420,000 price tag for the Honda NSX, mirrorless cars to become legal in Japan and Mike takes a tour of the RAM conversion factory in Melbourne. All that, plus your reader/listener comments and the chance to win free fuel!
With Volkswagen Australia under the threat of class action, we chat with VW to see whether dieselgate is actually a thing in Australia, or is it USA only? Paul Maric apologises for swearing last week, we also review the new Toyota Corolla Hybrid and also the V6 diesel Volkswagen Amarok. In car news, a driver killed using Autopilot in the Tesla Model S, the new Volvo S90/V90, the new Renault Alaskan, the stunning new Porsche Panamera, the GIANT Mitsubishi Australia recall of almost 500,000 cars and we also look at your reader comments, plus the chance to win free fuel!
Australian crash testing body ANCAP had audit tested the Kia Picanto after a 0 star rating in Indonesia — we speak with ANCAP CEO James Goodwin about why it had to happen. We check out the new Subaru Levorg with Alborz Fallah and Skoda Octavia with Mike Costello. We also chat about the new green Mercedes-AMG GT R, rear-wheel drive and SYNC3 for Ford Everest, pricing for Mazda CX-9 and Volkswagen's EV future. All that, plus a chance to win free fuel!
The Labor Party has announced it will block parallel import laws if elected. We review the 423kW, 200mph Jaguar F-Type SVR and the new Audi S4, we also look at Volkswagen's all-electric future, Mazda CX-9 leaked pricing and specifications, the replacement for the Ford Territory and why Suzuki's CEO resigned. We chat with Curt about the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan GT-R and we have a look at some of your reader comments. All that, plus free fuel to give away!
Victoria Police proposes meta data-reading device to see if you are texting while driving, Mercedes-Benz to launch all-electric SUV, JLR to sue Land Wind again for knock-off Evoque SUV, and HSV builds 85,000th HSV. Mike Costello and Paul Maric chat about the new Audi S4 and Jaguar F-Type SVR, while Mandy interviews Fletch from Classic Restos. We also check out five leading micro cars on the market. All that, plus a chance to win free fuel!
Paris to ban all pre-1997 cars, ANCAP to unify crash results and Hyundai testing a new performance hatch. We chat with Matt Campbell about the ghastly looking Toyota Prius and we also catch up with Mike Costello to see which cars sold the most last month. We also speak with Ford about a go-fast Mustang and Focus RS and we also catch up on the latest reader comments. Plus, free fuel!
We hit the race track with the BMW M2, Audi RS3 and Mercedes-AMG A45, which is fastest? James Ward tells us about the Volvo XC90 and we speak with an Uber boss Matt Denman about a recent overturned conviction. We look at the latest car news and find out how the Haval H9 scored in a crash test. We also look at the new Mazda3 and new limited edition HSV models. You can also win free fuel! All that and more on this week's show!
The Greens party wants to increase LCT...we debate whether it's sane or not. James Ward tells us about our new Volkswagen Golf GTI (yes, we bought one!), we laugh at some reader comments and chat with James Scrimshaw from Jaguar/Land Rover. We talk about 0 star crash ratings, the Renault Megane RS, the new BMW M140i and M240i and an UberX legal win. Win free fuel — all that and more on this week's show!
Are speed cameras killing us? We debate! We also check out the Subaru Outback, BMW 730 and Tesla Model S, while we chat with Mazda about the CX-9 pre-launch craze. We also look at the latest car news — FJ Cruiser production ends, Nissan takes part of Mitsubishi and 5 stars for some key vans. Plus your chance to win free fuel. All that and more.
What a huge reception for our first show. This week we chat about the new V6 diesel for Amarok, we discuss the April car sales figures and the new Holden Colorado 7. We speak with Alborz about driving the BMW M2 at Targa Tasmania, along with his ownership experience with the Land Rover Discovery Sport. We catch up with a Hyundai representative and take a look at an eco car comparison with the BMW i3, Audi A3 e-tron, Citroen Cactus and Toyota Prius. Finally, we discuss whether Tesla can actually produce 500,000 cars per year - despite its promises to shareholders.
Welcome to the first ever CarAdvice podcast. We'll be on the air weekly with episodes released each Sunday. This week we chat about the latest car news, including the Beijing motor show and some of the reveals from the show. We also talk about the new Ford Mondeo, which James Ward has recently driven. Mike Costello joins us for his family SUV comparison that includes the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Nissan Patrol and Isuzu MU-X. We'll chat about the new Pirelli P Zero and Paul Maric's recent trip to Shanghai to test the new tyre.