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We love cars and we love sharing our love for cars with you. CarExpert was founded by a team of Australia's best journalists and focusses on bringing you unbiased and independent car news and reviews. Our podcast is hosted by Mandy Turner, with a rotating panel of guests from CarExpert.com.au. We are your car expert.

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We love cars and we love sharing our love for cars with you. CarExpert was founded by a team of Australia's best journalists and focusses on bringing you unbiased and independent car news and reviews. Our podcast is hosted by Mandy Turner, with a rotating panel of guests from CarExpert.com.au. We are your car expert.

    E61: i30 N and Arkana reviews, VFACTS wrap

    E61: i30 N and Arkana reviews, VFACTS wrap

    In this episode, Mandy is joined by Mike Costello and Scott Collie, with Tony Crawford chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

    In car news, the Cupra Born electric car is locked in for Australia, the 2022 Hyundai Staria could get a business class option, Renault has revealed the 2022 Megane E-Tech, and the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG has been revealed.

    Mike Costello talks about his Hyundai i30 N DCT review, and Scott Collie discusses the new Renault Arkana coupe SUV.

    Mike chats about the VFACTS sales results for August, and Tony Crawford dials in to discuss why he bought a Porsche 911.

    • 1 hr
    E60: Kia Sportage preview, interview with Honda Australia CEO

    E60: Kia Sportage preview, interview with Honda Australia CEO

    In this episode, Mandy is joined by James Wong and Jack Quick, with Tony Crawford, Mike Costello and Derek Fung chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

    In car news, Genesis Motors has announced it‘ll be going EV and hydrogen-only by 2030, Hyundai has revealed its cute little Casper crossover for the Korean and Indian markets, the plug-in hybrid Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance has been confirmed for Australia, and the Isuzu D-Max is getting a new base1.9-litre turbo-diesel option for 2022.

    Tony Crawford dials in to talk his sneak peak of the all-new Kia Sportage ahead of its Australian market launch in October, and Derek Fung talks global fuel prices compared to Australia.

    Mike Costello also speaks with Honda Australia‘s CEO, Stephen Collins, about the company‘s future Down Under.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    E59: McLaren 720S Spider, the decline of the manual transmission

    E59: McLaren 720S Spider, the decline of the manual transmission

    In this episode, Mandy is joined by Scott Collie and Mike Costello, with Tony Crawford and James Wong chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

    In car news, the Subaru Levorg is morphing into a WRX wagon, VinFast has pulled the plug on Holden's old proving ground in Lang Lang, an Australian startup plans to roll out 5000 electric car chargers, and the Mazda 3 is losing multiple manual options.

    Tony Crawford dials in to review the McLaren 720S Spider, while James Wong talks about the Kia Cerato Sport+.

    William Stopford dials in for part two of his chat about the decline of manual transmissions.

    • 56 min
    E58: 2023 Nissan Z revealed, Atko's WRX STI wishlist

    E58: 2023 Nissan Z revealed, Atko's WRX STI wishlist

    In this episode, Mandy is joined by Paul Maric and William Stopford, with Chris Atkinson chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

    In car news, the 2023 Nissan Z has been revealed and confirmed for Australia, Genesis has revealed its first ground-up electric car in the GV60, Tesla's Autopilot system is being investigated by US authorities, and Mercedes-Benz has ruled out the C-Class Estate and All-Terrain for Australia.

    Former WRC driver Chris Atkinson also dials in to share his wishlist for the redesigned Subaru WRX STI ahead of its reveal, while William Stopford discusses fuel standards in Australia and how few manual transmission-equipped cars and SUVs are sold in Australia today.

    • 1 hr
    E57: Volvo XC90 review, how car prices have risen

    E57: Volvo XC90 review, how car prices have risen

    In this episode, Mandy is joined by Tony Crawford and Alborz Fallah, with Mike Costello and James Wong chiming in to run through the latest in automotive news and what’s happening at CarExpert’s offices around Australia.

    In car news, the real cause of most car accidents has been revealed, Hyundai's plug-in hybrid Santa Fe remains out of reach in Australia, Isuzu has hit the D-Max ute with a price rise, and the FCAI and AADA give their take on proposed dealer franchising reforms.

    James Wong dials in to discuss his review of the Volvo XC90, and Mike Costello discusses a story he's working on about how new car prices are rising compared to CPI.

    • 45 min
    What happened to CarAdvice?

    What happened to CarAdvice?

    Last night the plug was pulled on CarAdvice.com.au - a site that we built from scratch some 16 years ago.

    So, we thought it'd be a good chance for CarExpert.com.au founders Anthony Crawford, Alborz Fallah and Paul Maric to get together for another episode of the Founders Podcast to reminisce on old times and what the brand meant to us.

    You can read more about our thoughts in a detailed article here: https://www.carexpert.com.au/opinion/what-happened-to-caradvice

    We'd love to hear your feedback, so feel free to get in touch with us on social media using the links below:

    Paul: https://www.instagram.com/PaulMaric

    Alborz: https://www.instagram.com/AlborzFallah

    • 45 min

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