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CarAdvice podcast 125: Why are luxury car customers more satisfied?

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CarAdvice podcast 125: Why are luxury car customers more satisfied?

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Costello and Scott Collie. In car news, the Kia Picanto GT has been given a 2019 arrival date, pricing and specs have been released for the Ford Mustang Ecoboost, Sydney has been labelled Australia's most congested city, and the Renault Alaskan could be set for a 2020 Australian launch...

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2019 Mazda CX-9: 'Journo for a day' with CarAdvice readers

2019 Mazda CX-9: 'Journo for a day' with CarAdvice readers

As motoring journalists, our family and friends think we live the high life. Champagne, business class flights, fancy food, fast cars, and travelling the wonders of the world. Sorry to say, but... well, okay, that isn't an entirely inaccurate depiction. But, a lot goes on behind the scenes that many don't see...


W Series paves the way for female F1 drivers
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W Series paves the way for female F1 drivers

A female-only motorsport championship dubbed the W Series will kick off in May next year, aimed at narrowing the gender gap in the male-dominated world of motorsport. The last woman to compete for championship points in Formula 1 was Lella Lombardi...


CarAdvice podcast 124: LIVE from our editorial event where we drove our S1 blindfolded!
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CarAdvice podcast 124: LIVE from our editorial event where we drove our S1 blindfolded!

This week Mandy Turner is joined by Alborz Fallah and Curt Dupriez, live from our editorial off-site in Torquay, Victoria. Find out how the team went in a blindfolded motorkhana challenge in our Audi S1! Scott Collie and James Wong talk car news, with coverage of the European Parliament voting to cut emissions by 40 per cent by 2030...


Briannen's Beetle: Meet the 16-year-old restoring her first car

Briannen's Beetle: Meet the 16-year-old restoring her first car

When I was 16-years old, I bought my first car, a green 1964 Volkswagen Beetle. I paid $800 for it. It needed a tune-up and a polish, and over the next 12 months, I helped my Dad get ‘Bertie’ up and running. It was a car that niggled its way into my heart and it's the car started my Volkswagen obsession...


CarAdvice podcast 123: LIVE from the coolest man cave you've seen!
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CarAdvice podcast 123: LIVE from the coolest man cave you've seen!

This week Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens are broadcasting from the winner of our man cave competition's place – congratulations to Craig Jamieson! In car news, the Kia Niro EV/e-Niro is set for Australia in 2019, NSW has imposed tougher drink driving penalties, Ford has announced pricing and specs for the 2019 Endura, and Volkswagen has moved to a five-year warranty, but only until the end of 2018...


VACC centenary cavalcade showcases rare cars: A podcast special
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VACC centenary cavalcade showcases rare cars: A podcast special

The VACC celebrated 100-years last weekend with a centenary cavalcade, believed to have been the first in the world. One car from each year from the past 100 years convoyed 124 kilometres from Calder Park Raceway to Bendigo, the town where the automotive association was founded...


CarAdvice podcast 122: Aussie entertainer and car tragic, Shane Jacobson!
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CarAdvice podcast 122: Aussie entertainer and car tragic, Shane Jacobson!

Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and James Wong this week. In car news, an Australian debut has been somewhat confirmed for the high-riding Ford Focus Active, Daimler has appointed a new CEO, the 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N has been revealed, and the Mazda CX-5 2.5 turbo petrol has appeared on an Australian Government database...


CarAdvice podcast 121: Full coverage on 2019 Toyota Supra!
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CarAdvice podcast 121: Full coverage on 2019 Toyota Supra!

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie. In car news, we cover off all the Toyota Supra information, along with details about the Mercedes-AMG A35 and Audi e-tron Quattro. Also, pricing and specs for the Ford Focus have been released, and we cover Ferrari's five-year plan – which includes an SUV...


VACC celebrating centenary with 'world first' cavalcade
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VACC celebrating centenary with 'world first' cavalcade

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is marking its 100-year anniversary this Saturday, with what's believed to be an event never attempted anywhere in the world. The industry association is undertaking a cavalcade of 100 vehicles from 61 different marques, with one car from each year between 1918, the year VACC was founded, and 2018 making an appearance...


CarAdvice podcast 120: How did the i30 N get its exhaust note?
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CarAdvice podcast 120: How did the i30 N get its exhaust note?

Mike Costello and Kez Casey join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been revealed, 2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs have been announced, and the Bugatti W16 engine will 'the last of its kind'. Also, cars with alpha Takata airbag inflators in South Australia won't be registrable from November 1...


2018 Citroen C3 Shine review
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2018 Citroen C3 Shine review

The all-new 2018 Citroen C3 makes a style statement, but will its lack of safety discourage buyers?

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CarAdvice podcast 119: LIVE from our reader Mazda driving event in Tasmania!
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CarAdvice podcast 119: LIVE from our reader Mazda driving event in Tasmania!

This week Mandy Turner and Trent Nikolic are recording from Tasmania at the CarAdvice event where five readers got the chance to experience being a motoring journalist for a day in the 2019 Mazda CX-9. In car news, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC has been revealed, Apple has reported its first self-driving crash, the Ford Endura ST-Line has been confirmed for Australia, and the Lexus UX will be launching without Apple CarPlay Down Under...


REVISIT: Abarth 595 Old v New, 1970 to 2017
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REVISIT: Abarth 595 Old v New, 1970 to 2017

When it came time for us to add another car to the CarAdvice collection, we realised there was a giant hole – it was one that had to be filled by an Italian car. Ferrari or Lamborghini weren’t the most practical options, so last year we welcomed a red (pre-facelift) 2017 Abarth 595 to our family – a Fiat 500 with extra horsepower and badging, which is something that’s needed for us car people to get around the city swiftly...


CarAdvice podcast 118: The man who put an R32 V6 engine into a Kombi
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CarAdvice podcast 118: The man who put an R32 V6 engine into a Kombi

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, Jaguar Land Rover has designed a self-driving pod with 'virtual eyes', Honda has decided to take a step back from electric cars, Audi has halted production of the RS3, and the 2019 Kia ProCeed has been teased...