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CarAdvice podcast 153: 2019 RAV4, 911 Speedster reviews

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CarAdvice podcast 153: 2019 RAV4, 911 Speedster reviews

This week Scott Collie and Mike Costello are on the panel. In car news, it appears a BMW Z4 M is off the cards, Volvo Australia is working on capped-priced servicing, Mazda is preparing inline-six petrol and diesel engines, and a Hyundai N EV sports car is coming with thanks to a Rimac partnership...

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Porsche: Legendary 1939 Type 64 up for auction
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Porsche: Legendary 1939 Type 64 up for auction

Perhaps the most significant car in Porsche's history, the 1939 Type 64, will be auctioned in Monterey, California this August. Only three examples were built by the engineers who went on to build Porsche's first mass-produced car, the 356. Of the three built, only the car you see here survived World War 2. In other words, this is a very rare beast...


2019 Kia Sportage GT-Line petrol review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Kia Sportage GT-Line petrol review

The 2019 Kia Sportage GT-Line petrol looks the goods, but does it have the goods as your next family car?

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CarAdvice podcast 152: Taking a ride in the 2019 Mazda 3 hatch
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CarAdvice podcast 152: Taking a ride in the 2019 Mazda 3 hatch

This week Mandy Turner is in Sydney with Curt Dupriez and Sam Purcell for the hatchback mega test! A bonus podcast is available below this article or on your podcast apps. In car news, the Honda Civic Type R has broken a Bathurst record, 2019 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs have been released, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have been introduced by Toyota in Australia, and Lamborghini has restored the Muira from The Italian Job...


Briannen’s Beetle: Engine stripping, the taste of petrol, and homework

Briannen’s Beetle: Engine stripping, the taste of petrol, and homework

The last time we caught up with Briannen and her Beetle restoration project was before Christmas, so it's time to see how much she has progressed. 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...


For me, for so many, the road toll is not just a number
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For me, for so many, the road toll is not just a number

Every year an average of 1220 people die on Australian roads, with around 35,000 injured. While every year we should be seeing the road toll shrink, this year it has gone up. Alarmingly. In Victoria, lives lost have increased 48.7 per cent from the same time last year. That is not okay. That number no doubt has emergency services simply shaking their heads...


2019 Mother's Day Gift Guide: 12 ideas for car-loving mums

2019 Mother's Day Gift Guide: 12 ideas for car-loving mums

My Mum drives a bright yellow Mazda 6 Sport with a manual gearbox that has custom plates. Safe to say, I was never embarrassed when she picked me up from school. She washes it every week and nearly killed Dad recently when he scratched it. If you have a Mum who loves cars as much as mine, you are probably thinking of a car related gift for Mother’s Day (it’s May 12, by the way...


CarAdvice podcast 151: Kia Rio GT-Line v Skoda Fabia 81TSI Monte Carlo
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CarAdvice podcast 151: Kia Rio GT-Line v Skoda Fabia 81TSI Monte Carlo

On this week's podcast, you are joined by Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, Kia is developing neater tech for emergency services, Isuzu has announced a six-year warranty and seven-year capped price servicing, Australian orders for the Tesla Model 3 will be opening in May, and Toyota has opened a Nurburgring-inspired test track...


CarAdvice podcast: Celebrating our 150th episode at Zagame Autobody!
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CarAdvice podcast: Celebrating our 150th episode at Zagame Autobody!

To celebrate our 150th episode, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and James Wong broadcast from Zagame Autobody (check out the photos below) in Tullamarine, Victoria. In car news, the 2020 Lexus LM and the Nissan Slyphy have been unveiled, Tesla has revealed the full self-driving computer described by Elon Musk as 'the best chip in the world', and Great Wall is preparing a 500Nm diesel engine for its new ute...


CarAdvice podcast 149: LIVE from the MG stand at the Sydney Royal Easter Show!
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CarAdvice podcast 149: LIVE from the MG stand at the Sydney Royal Easter Show!

Mandy Turner and Tony Crawford are live from the MG stand at the Sydney Royal Easter Show! In car news, Australia's 'cheap' fuel will remain unchanged until 2027, the 2020 Nissan 370Z, GT-R and GT-R Nismo 50th Anniversary editions will be coming to Australia, the Goodyear Eagle Supersport is headed Down Under, and the 2020 BMW M135i xDrive has been leaked...


CarAdvice podcast 148: Osher Gunsberg and his love for EVs
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CarAdvice podcast 148: Osher Gunsberg and his love for EVs

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and James Wong. In car news, the Ford Fiesta ST and Focus Active have been delayed, Carlos Ghosn says his arrest was part of a 'conspiracy', the Kia Stinger has joined the NT Police fleet, and the 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 has been revealed...


CarAdvice podcast 147: From Holland to Australia in a Golf EV
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CarAdvice podcast 147: From Holland to Australia in a Golf EV

On this week's podcast, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey – check out our new CarAdvice beanies below! In car news, Great Wall has confirmed it's building an electric ute, Nissan has added a five-year warranty, Labor has set an 'ambitious' 50% EV sales target for 2030, and the 2020 Ford Kuga and Escape have been revealed...


CarAdvice podcast 146: Race the NSW Highway Patrol... legally!
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CarAdvice podcast 146: Race the NSW Highway Patrol... legally!

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Paul Maric and James Wong. In car news, the next-generation BMW 1 Series has been previewed, Toyota Australia has confirmed three hybrid launches before the end of the year, and the Ford Ranger is getting AEB across the range. Also, initial details have been released for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, and the 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan has been revealed...


Destination Mount Panorama: The 2019 Lotus Drive Day

Destination Mount Panorama: The 2019 Lotus Drive Day

Lotus founder Colin Chapman built his first racing car in his garage in 1948, but it wasn't too long before the first Lotus factory was built, strangely, in old stables in North London. In those early days, Chapman ran Lotus in his free time, but by 1959, the Lotus Group of Companies was formed...


CarAdvice podcast 145: Discussing the 2019 BMW X7
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CarAdvice podcast 145: Discussing the 2019 BMW X7

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Mazda CX-8 is getting Apple CarPlay and a price increase, Toyota Australia has announced a hydrogen filling station in Victoria, and the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 has been unveiled. Plus, Ford has confirmed 5000 European job losses, and Volvo will be installing technology to control drunk drivers...