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Mandy Turner

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CarAdvice podcast 111: Riding in the tiny turbocharged Honda S660

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CarAdvice podcast 111: Riding in the tiny turbocharged Honda S660

You're joined by Paul Maric, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie this week. Discussing car news, the 2018 BMW 620d GT goes on sale from $99,900, pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Sportage have been announced, the Toyota Supra has been teased once again, and customers with a Sunset Yellow Kia Stinger will be offered a full respray to replace defective paint...

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Behind the wheel of the first-generation Honda Civic

Behind the wheel of the first-generation Honda Civic

Usually, when we have a classic car visit our garage, we undertake an old versus new comparison, pointing out differences in driving, exterior, and technology etc. But not this time. When Honda offered us a drive of the first-generation 1973 Honda Civic it recently acquired, we wanted to give it the spotlight, as its younger sibling, the tenth-generation 2018 Honda Civic, has seen plenty of it since its launch in 2016...


CarAdvice podcast 110: They see us rollin', they listenin'...
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CarAdvice podcast 110: They see us rollin', they listenin'...

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Mike Stevens are recording the podcast in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S400d L while driving around Melbourne! In car news, pricing and specs have been announced for the 2019 Renault Megane RS, Tesla has reached its 5000 Model 3 per-week goal, and Kay Hart has been announced as Ford Australia CEO...


CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed
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CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed

This week, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Trent Nikolic are broadcasting from Yarra Honda in Victoria. In car news, Volkswagen has broken the Pikes Peak record in the I.D R, and it's after a speed record at Bonneville in a Jetta. The 2019 Audi A4, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and Chevrolet Blazer have also been revealed this week...


1957 Porsche 550A Spyder for sale... to the right owner
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1957 Porsche 550A Spyder for sale... to the right owner

A fully restored 1957 Porsche 550A Spyder has arrived on the classic car market but, in an interesting move, it won't be offered at auction. Located in Monaco, chassis number 550A-0121 was the fifteenth assembled, and is one of just forty produced. It's a matching numbers car, and after a four-year body-off restoration, is in full concours condition...


CarAdvice podcast 108: What to know when buying a new car at EOFY
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CarAdvice podcast 108: What to know when buying a new car at EOFY

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Kez Casey and James Wong. In car news, the Australian details for the 2019 BMW X4 have been revealed, the Audi A1 has been unveiled, along with the Suzuki Jimny, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt will start at $73,688. In Volkswagen news, the Amarok Core V6 will be priced at under $50,000, while the 213kW GTI TCR has been confirmed for Australia...


CarAdvice podcast 107: Ford Australia's Daniella Winter talks Mustang
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CarAdvice podcast 107: Ford Australia's Daniella Winter talks Mustang

Kez Casey and Scott Collie join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has been confirmed, 2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs have been released, and the Kia Cerato will get the GT treatment. Also, International Engine of the Year goes to Ferrari, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 is getting a more powerful engine, and Elon Musk is promising 'full self-driving features' for Tesla in August...


CarAdvice podcast 106: What do Volkswagen enthusiasts think of the Arteon?
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CarAdvice podcast 106: What do Volkswagen enthusiasts think of the Arteon?

On the panel this week we have Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2019 Peugeot 508 Touring, Audi Q8, and BMW X5 have been revealed. Also, Alpine A110 pricing and specs have been announced, the Ford Mustang has been upgraded to a three-star ANCAP rating, and you can now buy a Bugatti Chiron in Lego form...


2018 Toyota C-HR v 1988 Toyota Corolla SR5 4WD Wagon comparison
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2018 Toyota C-HR v 1988 Toyota Corolla SR5 4WD Wagon comparison

Over time, we have forgotten the meaning of what an SUV is. Look up your average dictionary and it will tell you it’s a "rugged vehicle with a truck-like chassis and four-wheel drive, designed for occasional off-road use". Now put that description to the likes of the Suzuki Ignis, Mazda CX-3 or Nissan Juke...


Celebrating 70 years of Porsche: a podcast special
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Celebrating 70 years of Porsche: a podcast special

Today marks 70 years since the first Porsche, the 356 'No. 1' Roadster, was registered, and the company is celebrating its rich history with worldwide Sportscar Together Day. We've produced a podcast special for the occasion, where we talk to people who have been involved with Porsche in Australia over the journey, be it behind-the-wheel or behind-the-scenes...


CarAdvice podcast 105: Nissan Terra and Mazda 6 launch reports
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CarAdvice podcast 105: Nissan Terra and Mazda 6 launch reports

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, the Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with a new 1.8-litre diesel, while the CX-8 goes on sale locally in July. Another 1.1-million vehicles have been added to the Takata airbag recall, Ford launches '2nd Car' for Australian buyers, and California begins a digital number plates trial...


CarAdvice podcast 104: Formula E 'awful and so freaking slow'
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CarAdvice podcast 104: Formula E 'awful and so freaking slow'

In the studio this week with Mandy Turner are Mike Costello and Kez Casey. In car news, pricing and specs for the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI have been announced, along with leaked details about the Renault Megane RS. Plus, Audi Australia is focusing on sustainability instead of volume, specs for the Tesla Model 3 Performance have been revealed, and the Chrysler 300 SRT Core and BMW 530D have joined the NSW Highway Patrol fleet...


CarAdvice podcast 103: Taking a Porsche Boxster to the drive-in
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CarAdvice podcast 103: Taking a Porsche Boxster to the drive-in

Andrew Beecher, CarAdvice CEO, and Paul Maric join Mandy Turner on the panel this week, while Scott Collie and James Wong pop in to discuss car news. The 2019 Ford Ranger has been revealed with stacks of updated technology and a 10-speed auto, and Ford Australia has revealed a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty...


A family road trip in the 2018 BMW M140i

A family road trip in the 2018 BMW M140i

It’s no secret we love the 2018 BMW M140i. So much so, CarAdvice recently bought one. It’s a proper quick hot hatch and is a fun and affordable European option at around $60,000. But is it comfortable enough to handle a 1400km round trip with its driver and two passengers? This M140i here is not the car CarAdvice owns...

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CarAdvice podcast 102: Would you ride in an autonomous vehicle? We talk to the NTC
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CarAdvice podcast 102: Would you ride in an autonomous vehicle? We talk to the NTC

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, rear-view cameras have become mandatory in the US, the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan has been revealed, Renault Australia has cut its warranty on RS models, and the Lotus Esprit's successor is due in 2020...