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 Lynk&Co 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.