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Mandy Turner

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CarAdvice podcast 136: Take a ride in the 911 GT3 and GT-R Nismo!

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CarAdvice podcast 136: Take a ride in the 911 GT3 and GT-R Nismo!

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 BMW 7 Series has been revealed, as has the 2020 Toyota Supra (finally!). Pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Cerato GT have been released, and Ford and Volkswagen have confirmed a global van and ute alliance...

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2018 Mazda 2 Neo sedan review
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2018 Mazda 2 Neo sedan review

The 2018 Mazda 2 sedan is the more practical option over the hatch, but is the Neo the sweet spot in the range?

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2019 New Car Calendar: a podcast special
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2019 New Car Calendar: a podcast special

The 2019 New Car Calendar is a must-read if you're one to keep up-to-date with new cars coming to Australia, and we update it as we get the latest news that come through to CarAdvice...


CarAdvice podcast 135: Tony Crawford drives a Singer 911!
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CarAdvice podcast 135: Tony Crawford drives a Singer 911!

Welcome to the 2019 season of the CarAdvice podcast! This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens. In car news, Honda has launched a new entry-level third-row CR-V, the 2020 Land Rover Defender has been previewed, while the 2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo and Mercedes-Benz CLA have been revealed...


Targa Florio Australian Tribute with Alfa Romeo

Targa Florio Australian Tribute with Alfa Romeo

Australia is indeed a lucky country. For the second consecutive year, one of the oldest motorsport events in the world, Targa Florio, has left Sicily in Italy, and touched down in Victoria. There is no other event like it in Australia, and it has been designed to duplicate exactly how the 102-year old event is run in Italy...


2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive long-termer: Road trip

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive long-termer: Road trip

The 2018 Citroen C4 Cactus has been a polarising car in the Melbourne office. Whether it’s the crossover's funky design, those trademark AirBumps, or the way it’s been specced, it’s received a lot of attention. To get the low-down on the details of ‘Smurfette’, check out her introduction here...


Top 5: CarAdvice Podcast episodes of 2018
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Top 5: CarAdvice Podcast episodes of 2018

What a jam-packed year for the CarAdvice podcast. We enjoyed producing the best and latest automotive content over 44 episodes, including nine special episodes. Thirteen panel members covered over 200 news items, 60 reviews, and 20 comparisons. We also spoke to over 50 special guests and 14 owner reviews, and we took the podcast out of the studio 13 times to broadcast from different locations...


The year that was in the CarAdvice Podcast: 2018 wrap-up episode
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The year that was in the CarAdvice Podcast: 2018 wrap-up episode

Another year, another 44 CarAdvice podcasts packed with news, reviews, comparisons, special guests and topics. With around 44 hours worth of podcast goodness, it’s hard to pick the best parts. Even so, we’ve tried to pack them into one episode...


Briannen's Beetle: Brakes, exams, and a sore head

Briannen's Beetle: Brakes, exams, and a sore head

It’s been a few months since we last caught up with Briannen and her Beetle. The 16-year old is restoring her first car, a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle, with her VW mechanic dad, Mark, who is teaching her all the tricks along the way, and we will be following her every step...


CarAdvice podcast 134: Off-roading with the Isuzu I-Venture Club
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CarAdvice podcast 134: Off-roading with the Isuzu I-Venture Club

Join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and James Wong for the last podcast for 2018! In car news, Australia's first Genesis showroom is taking shape, the Suzuki Jimny has been hit with an AEB bug, Ford Australia has announced it isn't planning to kill passenger cars, and a mobile phone detection camera will be trialled in NSW...


CarAdvice podcast 133: Camaro v Mustang!
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CarAdvice podcast 133: Camaro v Mustang!

Join Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and Tony Crawford in Sydney for the CarAdvice Christmas Party! Tony talks about his new purchase, a Ford Mustang Bullitt, and we announce the winner of guess the exhaust. In car news, external airbags have been put to the test, an i30 N Line has joined the Hyundai range, the McLaren 720S Spider has been revealed, and the Toyota GR Supra Super GT Concept has been teased...


CarAdvice podcast 132: Grand Tour test driver, Abbie Eaton!
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CarAdvice podcast 132: Grand Tour test driver, Abbie Eaton!

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and James Wong. In car news, Volkswagen has announced its next generation platforms will be the last with petrol and diesel engines, and Mazda has stated there will be no more MPS models. Also, Ssangyong has confirmed a seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, and the 2019 Jeep Wrangler has scored a one-star Euro NCAP safety rating...


The Porsche Targa High Country Tour in a 718 Cayman GTS

The Porsche Targa High Country Tour in a 718 Cayman GTS

Sports cars are designed to be driven hard. Foot to the floor, tyres gripping, the engine singing, and you don’t even glance at the speedometer. Try doing that on a public road, though, and say goodbye to your car and licence. But what if you could do all that legally? The Targa Australia rally series is just that...


CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X
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CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Porsche 911 and Mazda 3 have been revealed, Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs have been announced, and GM has announced it'll be closing factories and culling models. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line. On The Shortlist, we help Mark look for a ute for under $40,000...


CarAdvice podcast 130: A Land Rover with missiles?
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CarAdvice podcast 130: A Land Rover with missiles?

This week Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez and Sam Purcell are broadcasting from Torquay, Victoria, on a massive CarAdvice project at the AARC. Stay tuned for more on that in the coming weeks... In car news, Audi has taken a four-door TT off the table, Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over 'serious misconduct', the Mazda CX-5 has been given a turbo engine and Apple CarPlay, and 2019 Ford Focus Active pricing and specs have been announced...