CarAdvice podcast 52: Happy birthday to us!

Mustang vs Commodore, PLUS: a servo that still offers driveway service, a drive in the Audi A5 and Holden Trax review!
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It's been 12 months since the CarAdvice podcast began, and we celebrate with a bumper edition! A cardboard car has been made in its honour (admittedly with no bumpers), and you can check out some clowning-around photos at the bottom of this article.

This week, join Mandy, James Ward, James Wong and Dave Zalstein for car news, which includes leaked photos of the 2018 Hyundai Kona and 2018 Renault Megane RS, Ford Endura to replace the 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 Fastback and Holden Commodore SS-V Redline on the road and on the track.

Guess what: there are still petrol stations that offer drive-way 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.


Above: The CarAdvice podcast cardboard car with Mandy



Above: Having a cuppa with James Ward


Above: Mike Costello takes it for a spin


Above: After Costello's run, sales champ Rachel takes it through the car wash (can you believe this one was Photoshopped??)

Check out the links below to listen in on this episode and all previous episodes.

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Catch all of our earlier podcast articles here.

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