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

We've had a great time over the last 49 episodes of the CarAdvice podcast, talking everything automotive with our (brilliant) listeners.

Here are some of the best car reviews, celebrities, reports, drives, and interviews of the year.

We're doing a makeover of the CarAdvice podcast in 2018, and we want to hear your suggestions about what can be improved. We return on January 12, so stay tuned – and email podcast@caradvice.com or text 0434 690 099 with your best suggestions.