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Behind the Wheel Podcast 0501
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May 20, 2018 06:39 PM PDT
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This week on the Behind the Wheel Podcast we find out all about Tesla's now famous tow-test.

We get the details too on some spectacular cars going under the hammer at a big classic car auction on in Gosford NSW.

Listen in for an update on some all-new models from BMW.

Joel Helmes lets us know all about the Haval H2, the Chinese SUV brands small crossover SUV.

Simon Lai with a review of the new-generation Toyota Camry Hybrid.

While Rachel Franco tells us all about her road trip to Tamworth.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 500
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May 13, 2018 08:04 PM PDT
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It's our 500th show! And we chat with Joel Helmes, the man who kicked-off Behind the Wheel nearly 11 years ago.

Also on this milestone show we talk Kia Stinger, Chris and Peter take the Volkswagen Golf R Grid for a drive and Simon tells us about his time in the Toyota Yaris.

We get the lowdown on the new-generation Porsche Cayenne from Porsche PR man, Chris Jordan.

And the new XC40 small SUV from Volvo has just landed in Australia, the guys talk to David Pickett from Volvo about all the nuts and bolts behind the new offering.

While Rachel Franco is along with a list of some of the most disappointing cars we've seen on the roads in recent years.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 499
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May 06, 2018 10:48 PM PDT
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A really big show on the cards this week.
We’re headed to China for the Beijing Motor Show.
Joel Helmes was the guest of our mates at Haval and he brings news of lots of weird and wonderful cars, and he has a few surprises in store.
Simon Lai has been racing around in an often overlooked sports car - the Nissan 370Z, we'll bring you all the details.
We've got details on a few new Volkswagen's too, including the all-new and very svelte Arteon. The cheapest ever VW Golf GTi, the Original, and we've discovered a new bench mark in the small car class, the all-new VW Polo - even in base model form it's a cracker.
Rachel Franco returns with more madness - she's keen to share stories on cars that have been given a name. For example, she had a Barina with a gender crisis called Barry. You can imagine how this will pan out!
Kevin Hepworth, from Kia Australia, joins us with details on a refreshed version of Australia’s best selling people mover, the Carnival.
We'll take you for a drive in the very beautiful new BMW 630GT, and have lots of laughs along the way. Join us for another week of Behind the Wheel.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 498
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April 29, 2018 09:53 PM PDT
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On this week's edition of Behind the Wheel, we’ll give you the best advice available for getting out of a speeding ticket. Well, the absolute best advice is don’t speed, but apparently there are other ways and things you should consider if a fine arrives in the mail. Effie Zahos, from Money Magazine, will join us with the details.
There’s an awesome car show in Melbourne next month. It’s Australia’s version of the world famous CEMA Show in LA. It’s called Motor Ex - we’ll get you all the info you need from the guy who is running it. It's shaping up to be utterly epic.
Simon Lai is driving the 2018 version of the Subaru Outback. He’ll give us his thoughts on whether the perennial favourite is still a worthy contender .
The lovely Rachel Franco is back with some ideas on home-made car accessories
We’ll take you for a drive in the all electric and rather delicious BMW i3S.
It's a load of fun with some interesting car facts thrown in - so go on, hit play on this week's Behind the Wheel.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 497
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April 29, 2018 09:30 PM PDT
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It’s Ute o’clock this week on Behind the Wheel.
We’ll take you live to the launch of some exciting new variants of the Toyota Hilux.
We’ll hear how you can become 007 James Bond...well almost!
James Scimshaw from Jaguar will bring us details on Jaguar's new Austrian lair.
He also has details on the fastest ever F-Pace - Jaguar have shoehorned a massive V8 under the bonnet of one of the prettiest SUV’s on the market - the Jaguar F-Pace SVR.
Lexus have revealed their most luxurious car ever - the all-new Lexus LS.
Nick Raman has all the details on what to expect from the flagship saloon.
Simon Lai has been driving a car that’s way too big for him - the Nissan Patrol. We’ll find out if he was able to see over the steering wheel.
The always effervescent Rachel Franco is back with some insights into Jay Leno - or more specifically, his garage and whether she might ditch Pete in favour of the big chinned comedian.
Don't miss a minute of this week's Behind the Wheel.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 496
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April 12, 2018 12:13 AM PDT
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Peter Hitchener has been sequestered by his bosses at Channel Nine to make some news promos, so as we speak, he's doing his best Ron Burgundy impersonations.

In the meantime, we thought it was a great opportunity to have a look back at the best bits of 2018 so far.

You'll get a lap around the block in one of the best cars to come to this country in a long time - the Kia Stinger.

Then, it'll be time to jump in to the award winning technical tour de force that is the Volvo XC60.

The guys got a huge surprise after spending a week with a Haval H9. This full size, proper 4WD is high on standard equipment, high on build quality and jaw droopingly low on price. You'll get a crack around the block in it too.

We'll look back on the launch of the BMW X2 - think of it as the coupe version of the very capable X1. Lenore Fletcher has all the details.

Lots to sink your teeth in to, including some stupidity and a few laughs, in this special edition of Behind the Wheel.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 495
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April 04, 2018 11:36 PM PDT
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It’s Commodore o’clock on Behind the Wheel this week!
Big thanks to Joel Helmes who admirably filled in for the boys last week. This week, Pete and Chris drill down on what’s good and what’s not in the Holden Commodore.
You’ll even get a drive round the block in the AWD V6 version of the Calais.
Our mates at Haval have been spending up big. They’ve just opened an enormous new factory, and with electrification on the horizon for the world’s biggest SUV maker, there’s lots to catch up on. Andrew Ellis from Haval joins us with all the details.
We also chat to Elisabeth Barry from Finder.com.au. They’ve compiled some fascinating data on the most dangerous things Australian drivers have done behind the wheel, and also the top hotspots for car theft around the country. Tune in to see if you're at risk.
Simon Lai has been driving around Sydney like his hair is on fire - in the awesome new Honda Civic Type R. Hopefully we’ll be able to extract him from the driver’s seat for a chat.
The always effervescent Rachel Franco is back with tips on how to get free money out of the NSW State Govt. What could be better - we just hope it's legal!
Don’t miss a minute of it - it’s a huge edition of Behind the Wheel.

Behind the Wheel Podcast 494
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March 27, 2018 10:04 PM PDT
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There's a whole lot going on this week on the Behind the Wheel Car Podcast with Joel Helmes filling in for Chris Miller and Peter Hitchener.

Joel catches up with the head honcho of Toyota Australia to talk new Corolla, new RAV4 and the return of Supra!

Alan Zurvas tells us all about his time in 'Godzilla', the famous Nissan GT-R, while Simon Lai gives us his review of the Renault Megane wagon.

Speaking of wagons, Joel also reviews the Skoda Superb, and brings us the lowdown on the recently arrived Volkswagen Arteon.

George Harrison, yep the former Beatle, is also along talking Formula One cars and we bring you the worrying results from a couple of driver studies out of the UK regarding kids in cars and disabled parking spots.

All that and more on this week's edition of the Behind the Wheel Podcast...

Behind the Wheel Podcast 493
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March 22, 2018 03:24 AM PDT
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Put your life jackets on - here we go, it another big edition of the Behind the Wheel Podcast.

Pete takes you driving in 2018 Lexus RX L 450h. Will he actually get into the very back of the 7 seat SUV?

Nick Raman from Lexus joins us to chat about a raft of new models on the way from Lexus - including the first ever Lexus Yacht!

Joel has been driving the V6 version of the all-new Camry. We’ll find out if it’s any sportier than the 4-cylinder version. He’s also had a taste of the very stylish new VW Arteon.

There’s a bloke called The Brickman. He’s built a full size Toyota Camry from Lego. We’ll chat to him to find out why, and to find out how many Lego blocks he stepped on in the process and whether he’s feet have sustained any injuries.

Simon Lai has been driving an important car from Holden - their new mid-size SUV the Equinox. He’ll let us know whether it’s better than the old Captiva it replaces - which shouldn’t be hard?

Rach, is back with another cars and clips segment that involves Powderfinger and a VC Commodore, so as usual, it all happening.

Join us for another edition of Behind the Wheel!

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March 14, 2018 10:42 PM PDT
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Make sure you're close to a power socket for this episode of Behind the Wheel.

There's a lot of electricity involved, thankfully not as much as mining for BitCoin.

Pete will take you driving in 2018 Version of the Toyota Prado. A car that at first may be hard to wrap your head around in a city environment. Pete gives his verdict on if it makes sense.

Joel has been at the launch of the all-new Volkswagen Polo. It’s grown considerably and is now the same size as a Golf from 10 years ago. Is the new Polo better than a Mazda2 or Toyota Yaris? Joel Helmes will give us the rub.

The Greens this week started a push to have all combustion engine cars removed from sale here in Australia by 2030. Behyad Jafari, CEO of the Electric Vehicle Council calls in with all the reasons he thinks it’s a great idea. Will it result in benefits for us all?

Rachel, inspired by a bloke who built a Toyota Camry out of Lego, wants to discuss her love affair with building things out of small plastic bricks - and is Pete into it too?

Simon Lai is back from overseas and is keen to talk Malaysian Drivers. How does a considerably larger population deal with congestion? Are they as angry as Aussie drivers?

Put your headphones in to block out that annoying co-worker... It's Behind the Wheel time.

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