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Join host James Cleary and a rotating panel of special guests as an automotive topic gets pulled apart and put back together each week.

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    • 4.7 • 124 Ratings

Join host James Cleary and a rotating panel of special guests as an automotive topic gets pulled apart and put back together each week.

    New Ford Ranger rival! 2024 Ram Dakota pickup/ute set for EV, petrol, diesel options - and Australia

    New Ford Ranger rival! 2024 Ram Dakota pickup/ute set for EV, petrol, diesel options - and Australia

    The 2024 Ram Dakota is coming to rattle the Ford Ranger and hammer the Toyota HiLux, the two best-selling mid-size pick-ups in Australia. That's right, the American brand best known for the larger-than-life Ram 1500 ute, is cooking up an all-new model that it hopes will dominate the sales charts.

    But just what does the new Dakota have up its proverbial sleeve? Well, it's looking good for potential buyers, as a battery-electric (EV) version is under study alongside internal-combustion (ICE) versions with either petrol or diesel power. Point being, there should be something for everyone.

    That said, in this podcast special, CarsGuide's Managing Editor Tim Nicholson, News Editor Tung Nguyen and Contributing Journalist Andrew Chesterton gather to discuss exactly what's in store for the new Dakota under the bonnet, plus everything else we know so far. Spoiler alert: There's plenty to be excited about!

    • 19 min
    2024 Toyota Prado: What we know so far - CarsGuide Podcast special

    2024 Toyota Prado: What we know so far - CarsGuide Podcast special

    The eagerly anticipated 2024 Toyota LandCruiser Prado large SUV is nearly upon us. Hot on the wheels of the all-new LC300 4WD, the related next-generation 4x4 is shaping up as another huge success for the leading Japanese brand.
    So, in this video, CarsGuide assembles Managing Editor Tim Nicholson, Deputy Editor James Cleary and Contributing Journalist Andrew Chesterton to unpack exactly what is on the horizon for the Prado series.
    Yep, there's been plenty of reports from all across the world and we've compiled them all, ours included, to deliver a Prado preview for the ages, engines, design, pricing, timing and more included!
    #Toyota #Prado #News

    • 24 min
    Best utes coming in 2023!

    Best utes coming in 2023!

    There's no denying Australians are in a seemingly never-ending love affair with the ute - just a glance at the top-10 best-selling models here and you will see no less than four different pick-ups.
    In 2022 we saw the launch of the new-generation Ford Ranger, while the Toyota HiLux was also updated, but that doesn't mean there aren't more exciting utes on the way for 2023. From big units like the Ford F-150 to Volkswagen's take on the Ford Ranger formula, here are the utes to look forward to in 2023.
    Plus, we cover ‘This Week in News’ - the breaking stories you need to know about (Tesla Model 2 will be Australia’s cheapest EV, affordable Aussie classics, and should new left-hand drive models be sold here?). Plus, we give you our thoughts on the cars we’ve been driving this week, in ‘Cars in the Garage’ - Cupra Formentor Vz (Richard), Aston Martin DBX 707 (Matt), and Land Rover Defender 110 V8 (JC).
    You can get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn, or reach out by emailing comments@carsguide.com.au

    • 38 min
    Australian made - five years gone

    Australian made - five years gone

    It's been five years since the last Australian-made Commodore rolled off the production line. It wasn't just the last Aussie-made Holden however, it was the last Australian made car. 

    Join Stephen Ottley, Thomas White and Richard Berry as they discuss what happened on that final day and what it meant for the future of cars in Australia.

    They'll also be discussing news of the week including the electric version of thje Ford Ranger, the upcoming Ineos Grenadier and GWM's bold move to launch 50 electric vehicles by 2025.

    You can get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn, or reach out by emailing comments@carsguide.com.au

    • 46 min
    Best SUVs coming in 2023!

    Best SUVs coming in 2023!

    Aussie new car buyers can’t get enough of SUVs, and local showrooms will be full of fresh offerings across the coming year. City-sized, family-friendly, or off-road capable, there’s a lot of interesting shiny metal headed our way. Join Mal, Tom, and JC as they look at eight significant 2023 SUV arrivals. Headline news on the latest from Europe, Japan and the USA, as well as a quick rundown on the EV SUVs that are also in the mix for next year.

    Plus, we cover ‘This Week in News’ - the breaking stories you need to know about (another Chinese EV brand on the way, a post-Bathurst look at the future of Supercars, and the lowdown on BMW’s new M2). Plus, we give you our thoughts on the cars we’ve been driving this week, in ‘Cars in the Garage’ (Mal’s been Roc-ing a compact VW R, Tom’s hooked up with an attractive Spaniard, and JC’s been in a Ford family truckster).

    You can get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn, or reach out by emailing comments@carsguide.com.au

    • 31 min
    Who makes your car?

    Who makes your car?

    Think you know who owns the company that built your car? And you have no doubts where it was produced, right? Well, it might be time to think again because the worldwide web of car brand ownership and vehicle manufacturing has become even more tangled in recent years.

    Join Chesto, Matt, and JC as they uncover some surprising facts about who owns what, and what's built where. How about a British icon owned by an Indian powerhouse, or a luxury Merc screwed together in Alabama? Plus, we cover 'This Week in News' - the breaking stories you need to know about (Toyota's diesel hybrid, a potential EV battery breakthrough, and 'chilling out' about Chinese cars). Plus, we give you a rundown on the fresh metal we've been driving this week, in 'Cars in the Garage' (Chesto's been plugging in an MG, Matt's living with a Rex, and JC's been gliding around in a Genesis).

    You can get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn, or reach out by emailing comments@carsguide.com.au

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

JB27D ,

Unrivalled Experts

Always top notch stuff from James and the crew. Great topics and automotive chat, as well as insightful reviews and good old Aussie banter. They still don’t seem to understand a thing about dual cab utes 😂 (James - I’m looking at you), but then we wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, a good car enthusiast shouldn’t really like dual cab utes anyway.
Keep it up lads.

mrmixem ,

Great for car lovers

This is my favourite car podcast and I listen every week. Always has interesting info and a theme each week. Knowledgeable and entertaining hosts with a little humour thrown in for good measure!

Geradtoo ,

Light hearted and informative

This podcast is light hearted, yet I still learn something each I time I listen. They have really interesting and real life topics, don’t take them self too seriously and have fun! A great listen each week!

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