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Mandy Turner

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Car wrapping: Take a peek inside the business

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Car wrapping: Take a peek inside the business

With the ever-increasing price of painting a car, enthusiasts and businesses are looking at cost-effective options like car wrapping. To get an insight into how the job is done, we had a chat with Chris Anderson, a self-employed car wrapper...

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CarAdvice podcast 99: An insight into car wrapping
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CarAdvice podcast 99: An insight into car wrapping

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are in the studio. In car news, pricing and specs have been released for the Kia Picanto GT-Line and the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. The Volkswagen Amarok is capable of 200kW thanks to a new V6, the BMW M2 Competition has been revealed, and the ACT Government will lease only zero-emission cars by 2021...


We bought a Lotus and headed to Mount Panorama

We bought a Lotus and headed to Mount Panorama

There's one trait that all car enthusiasts have in common, and that is a deep passion for their chosen car brand. We recently attended the Lotus Drive Day – our first as new owners of a new Lotus Elise S –  and here we got to see first-hand how passionate the Lotus community is at Australia's most iconic racetrack – Mount Panorama at Bathurst...


2018 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan review
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2018 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan review

When a pile of rusty VW parts needed to be transported over 250km, the 2018 Volkswagen Maxi Crewvan Caddy stepped up to the challenge.

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CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!
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CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...


2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report three: interior comfort and practicality

2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report three: interior comfort and practicality

Our long-term 2018 Hyundai i30 SR is one very well-loved hatch amongst the CarAdvice team. For a lot of us, we have a long commute to work, so a car that is comfortable on the daily grind is important. That it's reasonably quick certainly doesn't hurt, either... The Hyundai's interior is a decent step up from its predecessor...


Ute mega test: Bluetooth comparison
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Ute mega test: Bluetooth comparison

In such a competitive segment, there can be a lot to take in when purchasing your next ute. As a result, Bluetooth user-friendliness and quality often gets overlooked, but generally, it is one of the most used features for drivers - especially tradies - as a lot of business calls are conducted while on the move...


CarAdvice podcast 97: LIVE from the hot hatch mega test at Winton! 
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CarAdvice podcast 97: LIVE from the hot hatch mega test at Winton! 

This week, we're broadcasting from our hot hatch mega test at Winton Motor Raceway with Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2019 Ford Focus has been teased ahead of its April 10 reveal, a manual is on the cards for the Genesis G70 in right-hand drive markets, and the Toyota 86 Racing Series gets extended until 2020...


CarAdvice podcast 96: New York motor show hits and misses!
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CarAdvice podcast 96: New York motor show hits and misses!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. It's a New York motor show themed car news this week. The Genesis Essentia and Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak concepts have been revealed. The sheets have been pulled back on the 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback and Honda Insight, and a group of popular SUVs – Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester...


I love my car more than my family and friends

I love my car more than my family and friends

I have a confession to make. I’m madly in love with my car. In fact, so much that I love it more than my family, friends, and even my cat. Now I should make a disclaimer here: I don’t love it that much I want to do weird stuff with it, like this guy. I just simply can’t get enough of it, and I know I’m not alone...

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CarAdvice podcast 95: Alf Buccella celebrates 50 years at the same dealership! 
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CarAdvice podcast 95: Alf Buccella celebrates 50 years at the same dealership! 

Mandy Turner is joined this week by founders Alborz Fallah and Tony Crawford. In car news, Uber's driverless trials have been suspended after a fatal collision with a pedestrian, the 2019 Kia K900 has been officially revealed, and track warranty cover has been announced for the new Hyundai i30 N...


CarAdvice podcast 94: On location at our ute megatest!
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CarAdvice podcast 94: On location at our ute megatest!

We're on location this week from the Melbourne 4x4 Training and Proving Ground for our ute mega test with Mandy Turner, CEO Andrew Beecher, Mike Costello, Curt Dupriez and Kez Casey. In car news, the Volkswagen Golf GTE has been ruled out for Australia, the Subaru Forester has been teased, and Lexus says autonomous cars are dangerous in cities...


CarAdvice podcast 93: LIVE from Subaru Docklands!
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CarAdvice podcast 93: LIVE from Subaru Docklands!

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are broadcasting from Subaru Docklands. In car news, the order books for the Honda Urban EV will be open in 'early 2019', pricing and specs for the Skoda Kodiaq Sportline and Alfa Romeo Stelvio have been released, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt is coming to Australia...


What it's like being a female motoring journalist

What it's like being a female motoring journalist

Every now and then - and I wish it were more often - we receive emails from hopeful young women wondering what it takes to become a motoring journalist, and what it's like to be one of just a few ladies in a male-dominated gig. Not just emails, either...


International Women's Day 2018: Six Holden women discuss their automotive careers
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International Women's Day 2018: Six Holden women discuss their automotive careers

International Women's Day is today, when the world celebrates the many achievements women have accomplished over time. CarAdvice has always been supportive of giving women the chance to move ahead in what is a heavily male-dominated automotive industry...