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Behind the Wheel podcast 289
April 23, 2014 02:32 AM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel podcast – small SUV’s, what’s the big deal?

Just about every manufacturer is rushing to bring new small crossovers to the market, but why are they proving so popular? And what should you look for before you join the small SUV fraternity?

Download or stream to find out.

Also this week we bring you reviews of the new BMW X5 and Audi A4, while Paul Maric tells us about his time speeding around Phillip Island in a Lamborghini!

On two wheels, a new cruiser from Yamaha that Steve McDowall reckons can finally rival anything from Harley Davidson – the new XVS1300 Stryker.

A group called Modest Mouse provides the Car Song of the Week and find out why taking a short cut near road works is never a good idea...

Behind the Wheel podcast 288
April 15, 2014 10:50 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel podcast we look at those little things our cars do that annoy us.

Like warning chimes when we just open the door, or how about cars that don't remember your favourite settings?

Listen in or download for reviews of the new Honda Odyssey, Ford Territory diesel and Volvo S60.

Simon Lai reviews the new Navman Smart GPS and Steve McDowall reports on the return of a Yamaha legend - the SR400.

A special tribute to the VW Combi and Canned Heat provides the Car Song of the Week, all that and more!

Behind the Wheel podcast 287
April 09, 2014 04:11 AM PDT
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Join Joel Helmes and the team for this week's Behind the Wheel podcast.

On the show this week - do we need power to weight ratio's for vehicles towing caravans? And just why can't people keep left?

Reviews of the BMW X5 M50d, Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit and the just released Toyota Kluger.

On two wheels - lane filtering and why Steve McDowall has concerns about the safety of his fellow motorcyclists.

David Hasselhoff to sell-off his very own KITT and Shannon Noll with the Car Song of the Week.

Behind the Wheel podcast 286
April 01, 2014 10:56 PM PDT
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The Behind the Wheel podcast is fuelled up and ready to go for another week.

This week, are our cars distracting us too much? Transmission temperatures, tyre pressures, compass, outside temperature…do we need so much information in front of us while we try to drive?

Listen in for reviews of the Chrysler 300 S, Lexus ES 350 and new Nissan Pathfinder.

SMD looks at the plusses and minuses of new electronic motorcycle suspension, while in the Car News of the Weird a man falls asleep at the lights and we answer the question - how do you pass a horse?

And Australia’s James Reyne provides the Car Song of the Week.

Behind the Wheel podcast 285
March 25, 2014 05:59 PM PDT
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Download this week’s Behind the Wheel podcast for our quarter year review.

Over the first three months of the year we have reviewed around forty new cars and we look at if any of these models are likely car of the year nominees.

Also this week, reviews of the new electric powered Mitsubishi Outlander – the PHEV and the Nissan Juke.

We’ll follow up to see how Paul Maric’s friend went with his car shopping, he was after a small SUV and test drove the Kia Sportage, Ford Kuga, Nissan Dualis.

On two wheels Steve McDowall brings us some interesting BMW news and a major sales milestone for the German brand.

In the Car News of the Weird – a late night McDonalds run leaves a woman without her license!

And Bob Dylan brings us the Car Song of the Week.

Behind the Wheel podcast 284
March 18, 2014 07:30 PM PDT
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Here’s the latest Behind the Wheel automotive podcast.

Download or stream for a review of the Fiat Panda Trekking. Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday? Does that still ring true? We’ll discuss whether motorsport success leads to sales success for car companies.

Steve McDowall tests the ever-popular Honda CB400 and we find out about which car accessory and maintenance products Australians are buying in ever increasing numbers.

In the Car News of the Weird we hear how an argument over a McFlurry turned into a car fire and Billy Ocean provides the Car Song of the Week!

Behind the Wheel podcast 283
March 11, 2014 08:13 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel podcast we look at new technology from Audi that will hopefully help you get more green lights.

Also, Ssangyong to rebrand – is that enough to help this Indian-owned South Korean brand gain some traction?

Behind the Wheel’s Paul Maric helps a friend find a new car. We have reviews of the entry-level Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Pulsar SSS and Range Rover Sport.

On two wheels Steve McDowall looks at a new venture from World Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss.

In the Car News of the Weird – council workers at again, painting school zone signs…without a school in sight!!

And Prince supplies the Car Song of the Week…

Behind the Wheel podcast 282
March 05, 2014 03:26 AM PST
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This week on the Behind the Wheel podcast we ask the question - Are car manufacturers forgetting older drivers?

Visibility, design, easy to use switches and controls, seating positions, getting in and out of the cabin, we'll look at the models that suit seniors with Paul Maric and Chris Miller.

Reviews of the new diesel Honda CR-V and Nissan Altima.

On two wheels, Steve McDowall takes a look at why we should spend reasonable money for good quality motorcycle protective clothing, and where to get good advice.

In the Car News of the Weird – a man let off with just a warning after being caught speeding while going to cash-in a winning lottery ticket!

And George Harrison has our Car Song of the Week...

Product Focus - T-Cut Color Fast
February 26, 2014 06:54 PM PST
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Behind the Wheel recently road tested and reviewed a new car paint restorer - T-Cut Color Fast.

Impressed with the results, Behind the Wheel's Joel Helmes decided to catch up with the Managing Director of Altrex Auto Accessories, the company distributes T-Cut Color Fast in Australia, Paul Hegarty to find out more...

Behind the Wheel podcast 281
February 25, 2014 07:00 PM PST
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This week on the Behind the Wheel podcast we look at whether its best to buy a new car, or a second hand car.

Are you better off taking the risk of buying a pre-owned vehicle or paying the extra, and taking that initial depreciation hit, and buying something new?

We'll try and give you an answer.

New car reviews this week include the Audi RS6, Land Rover Discovery 4 and Toyota Prado GXL V6.

On two wheels, Triumph returns to the learner bike market, we hear about a woman who survived a messy run-in with a cement truck and Queen provides the Car Song of the Week.

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