PLUS: Polo review, a garage face-off, and what car would we buy for $100k?

We celebrate our 100th episode at Mercedes me Melbourne! On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Andrew Beecher, Alborz Fallah, Tony Crawford, Mike Stevens, Scott Collie and James Wong.

In car news, the BMW Concept iX3 and 2019 Lexus ES has been revealed, and Mercedes-Benz A-Class L sedan and Mercedes-Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury has been unveiled. Infiniti confirms a new electrified platform, global sales are on the rise for Nissan Leaf, and we discuss an opinion piece written by Trent Nikolic titled, Hyundai’s i30 N is a proper hot hatch and a Golf GTI beater.

Ford USA is to kill all passenger cars except the Mustang and Focus Active, and Ford and the ACCC reach settlement and punishment over the long-running PowerShift saga.

James discusses his pros and cons for our long-termer, the 2018 Volkswagen Polo, and find out what $100,000 car each CarAdvice employee would pick.

A hint is given for Guess the Exhaust to win a CarAdvice prize pack, as we didn't receive a correct guess last week!

We speak to Matt Bruce, the Lead Brand Specialist for Mercedes me Melbourne.

Andrew, Alborz, and Tony have a garage face-off to discuss who has the better owned car - don't miss this one.

Lastly, while we were recording, CarAdvice readers were gunning for the fastest Bathurst lap on the racing simulator to win a Mercedes-Benz prize pack, and we speak to the winner, 'Soichiro Pete.'

AND! Of course, we have to say: Thank you all so much for your continued support of the CarAdvice podcast. It's such a fun project for us and we're glad it has struck a chord with so many. We hope you'll stay on for the ride, as there's a long way still to go!