How Selling A Car Nearly Got Me Killed | Your Car Stories

15 veebr 2021
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This week, we read out a brutal car jacking story, discuss cheap investment cars and find out what happens when you commit insurance fraud!
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  • The Skoda Fabia vRS is my favourite car I would love to own one someday

    Shuriken CookiesShuriken Cookies3 päeva tagasi
  • a few of my mates had/have skoda fab vrs' and they are fucking quick, especially with small mods, they are sick cars

    CozmoGamingCozmoGaming23 päeva tagasi
  • England reminds me of where america will be if we embrace socialism when it comes to things like taxes and car laws / highways.

    manofsheerawsomnessmanofsheerawsomness28 päeva tagasi
  • I got a story about car jacking from a school friends father he was south african and was involved with the diamond trade, got held up for his Bentley and handed it over as it was better that than the half a million pound diamond in his pocket, he lost 2 Bentleys that year he had one stolen from his drive in the UK as well

    Jamie ParkerJamie ParkerМісяць tagasi
  • Back in 2014 my uncle was selling his 2011 Silver Mercedes E Class Saloon. Two guys came and pretended to be interested in purchasing the car. One was in the car and my uncle was negotiating on the price with the other guy. Then bam. He pulled out a knife but luckily he dodged it. He snatched the key and drove off. This happened in London in Ealing and the car was never found

    Rayaan MoazzamRayaan MoazzamМісяць tagasi
  • VW golf mk3.5 cabriolet are on the value rise

    stewie 250stewie 250Місяць tagasi
  • Gotta say, it's strange seeing my name on your knob.

    Noodle22767Noodle22767Місяць tagasi
  • Disappointed that you didn't recommend an FN2 Type R for the hot hatch requirement, quality hot hatch.

    Fraser BuchananFraser BuchananМісяць tagasi
  • Wonder how may people who work for Highways England are watching this podcast 😂

    Jamshaid HameedJamshaid HameedМісяць tagasi
  • Here's a plan, keep the hard shoulder and up the speed limit to 85 to "ease congestion"

    oliver mansfieldoliver mansfieldМісяць tagasi
  • Hi guys , awesome content really enjoy watching your vidz !! #liveinlockdown, Ps : DID you ever get your Lego Land Rover defender built !! 👊

    JensenPGATourDrivenJensenPGATourDrivenМісяць tagasi
  • Original fiesta ST, 2L. Shitbox but good

    spyburn007spyburn007Місяць tagasi
  • you guys are funny, can be near each other but not in the van together.

    Julian ArellanoJulian ArellanoМісяць tagasi
  • The second it got to 'suzuki, rwd' I knew what Alex was thinking :))

    BOACBOACМісяць tagasi
  • Theory: "Smart" motorways actually aim to ease congestion by killing or emotionally scarring enough drivers to persuade them into never taking the motorway again.

    Mustachio's MotovlogsMustachio's MotovlogsМісяць tagasi
  • I honestly never wore my seat belt while being in the rear of a vehicle, the front I buckled up. I Decided for my safety I would start buckling up every time a few months ago only takes a few seconds for your life to be saved and have many more years of life to come.

    MarkMarkМісяць tagasi
  • A couple of things occur to me. Firstly, why assume older drivers with FAR more experience than a 31 year old, would have a car that hasn't got the gadgets? Personally, I'd rather not have the gadgets; I have been driving for 50 years and I don't need them. But I do like a nice car. Another thing that occurs is the smart motorway thing. I had never heard of them until recently, and now I think they must have been invented by someone with the brains of a turnip. A vast majority of drivers don't even notice a road sign; they are not going to notice a big red cross floating above a motorway lane.

    newfiesmumnewfiesmumМісяць tagasi
  • Top tip Alex, wrap your keys in tinfoil. It blocks the signal completely and stops people from stealing the car using a signal repeater.

    Dan MoranDan MoranМісяць tagasi
  • Future classic shitbox; Citroen C3 Pluriel, won't make you money at all though.

    b0redomb0redomМісяць tagasi
  • Traffic light? Gareth? You mean robot

    Andy GennerAndy GennerМісяць tagasi
  • So the car theft button, I reckon it would be great if the button activated a tracker, locked the doors and windows, and cut power. Granted they might just break the window but if not law enforcement could just go get them

    AsdaTrollysAsdaTrollysМісяць tagasi
  • My dad's range rover hybrid the engine practically melted it became a mechanical write off

    William BilverstoneWilliam BilverstoneМісяць tagasi
  • I know “Alan” said a hot hatch for around 4-5k but perhaps a left wing choice to be completely different but for the same performance you’d get with a lot more torque and many more MPG e92 330d, very tuneable indeed and more torque than you’ll ever need, or maybe a 330cd e46 but more rust.

    Danny JonesDanny JonesМісяць tagasi
  • Use Dummy clips working inside road closures when your jumping in and out the van

    strbststrbstМісяць tagasi
  • When Ethan said “Is it blue?” I spat out my coffee, fantastic.👍🤣

    N HN HМісяць tagasi
  • I get peeved off when I sell say a PS4 on eBay and they mess you around for the fun of it, let alone a 28k? M4.. he must be heaving about it. Feel for him

    Sam MSam MМісяць tagasi
  • Some say alex still doesn't understand the Thesaurus joke.

    Talex 0211Talex 0211Місяць tagasi
  • SMART motorways are not about road safety they are purely designed to increase revenue, the M20 is a notorious for being "activated" advertising obstructions that dont exist, the M23 is activated as and when they feel like making a few quid. the whole "safety" aspect is just a vale to cover this. The M23 Smart extension was originally meant to be done as part of the 2012 olypmics - over ran, then extended, they finally did the "SMART" bit that over ran and the average speed check zone was used for another 6 months during the lockdown just to get some money for the government. total con, I do a journey between Brighton and kent for the last 8 years, journey time is 20 mins longer since the SMART motorways were introduced across the M23, M25 and M20, traffic and congestion is disgusting, better to invest in teaching people not to sit in the outer two lanes!

    Big DaveBig DaveМісяць tagasi
  • When i was learning to drive i had 3 white van drivers keep there distance when i was driving and left a space when i was at a junction, other people were right up behind in a 30/40 mph zones

    Henry KravitzHenry KravitzМісяць tagasi
  • Jack, good man for running that Saab! Won't let you down 😉😎

    Claire MarieClaire MarieМісяць tagasi
  • Fabia vRS 1.9 130bhp diesel .... I don't see the fascination with it.

    Andrew LastAndrew LastМісяць tagasi
  • This podcast cease to understand anything outside of VAG BMW or Mazda

    SpeedystigSpeedystigМісяць tagasi
  • Vrs fabia try 3000

    Archie GroveArchie GroveМісяць tagasi
  • 14:33 Where you get those binoculars Gareth?

    MadonkeyMadonkeyМісяць tagasi
  • front wheel drive xdrive s3😂😂😂😂

    ibraibraМісяць tagasi
  • Gym looks great, very fresh :).

    Richard BaronRichard BaronМісяць tagasi
  • the highways agency are f***ing useless.. the amount of times the m25 variable speed limit is set to 40mph for10 junctions and there no roadworks or anything happening on the m25, in the early hours of the morning, is a feckin joke... I'm an emergency callout engineer and it really pisses me off..

    Iain AnsellIain AnsellМісяць tagasi
  • I own a mk1 fabia vrs with some tasteful mods and it's one of the best daily's I've had

    Junaid JDMJunaid JDMМісяць tagasi
  • Just wondering why you guys say Mk5 golf but never seat cupra (ko4) or Skoda Octavia vrs (same car but bigger and about 2/3k cheaper. (Own an Octavia, tuned it a bit, goes like stink and loads of room).

    MrSlubyMrSlubyМісяць tagasi
  • i love the mk2 focus st and really wish we could have had them in the US

    Lane SandburgLane SandburgМісяць tagasi
    • @Andrew Last I could always make my own I guess of course we didn't get the mk2 hatch so it'll be a tad different

      Lane SandburgLane SandburgМісяць tagasi
    • Glad you like the car. I've had my Mk2.5 Focus ST for nearly 7 years (my second one) & 4 years on one before that. It wasn't a global car until the Mk3 which was the same around the world. USA had the Mk1 pretty much the same as UK but then went a bit different for a while. There are Mk2 RS's in USA so you an still have the same 5-cyl engine, just a bit better.

      Andrew LastAndrew LastМісяць tagasi
  • The 2001 fiesta freestyle will go masively up in time. Just like the Siera Saphire was the fastest siera cosworth the fiesta freestyle was the fastest of the older model fiesta st.

    OriginalOwner777OriginalOwner777Місяць tagasi
  • I love Gareth, feel like he goes unappreciated.

    meriton berishameriton berishaМісяць tagasi
    • Yh adds another dynamic to the poddy

      Adeel MAdeel MМісяць tagasi
  • I know you havent named the car supermarket. This is dissapointing as I feel any company that treats an employee like that, doesn't deserve any future customers.

    ollieb81ollieb81Місяць tagasi
  • +1 for the classical reference. I studied Darius and Xerxes in Greek at school.

    Joshua RosenJoshua RosenМісяць tagasi
  • Remember when jack got pushed along sideways by a lorry ahaha wtf

    Ross AdamRoss AdamМісяць tagasi
  • I realise this won't be popular, but being strongly anti smart motorway is completely illogical and requires at least some misunderstanding of road risk. You have the same risk of being killed per mile travelled on a smart vs conventional motorway. You are three times more likely to be killed per mile travelled on an A road. Is anyone campaigning to ban A roads? No. Do smart motorways increase capacity of the motorway network to prevent traffic re-routing onto higher risk A roads? Yes. Source www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/936811/smart-motorway-safety-evidence-stocktake-and-action-plan.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjF0Z37nPTuAhU6VBUIHUjNCsQQFjAAegQIAhAC&usg=AOvVaw0rtKBf93wTVc1te-ZmY4dA

    Henry RoltHenry RoltМісяць tagasi
  • He’s gonna roll up with a different M4

    Justin HedrickJustin HedrickМісяць tagasi
  • I have a fabia vrs special edition and a standard silver one that I want to sell.....😉

    Batman WanaBeBatman WanaBeМісяць tagasi
  • Microwave makes a good farady cage, just don't turn it on with your keys inside.

    Calum MacKenzieCalum MacKenzieМісяць tagasi
  • Taxi Drives are exempt from wearing a seat belt, i believe that there have been cases of drivers being choked by their belt......

    Simon WilsonSimon WilsonМісяць tagasi
  • Gareth ive got 23k here for your BMW. Hold out yer hand.

    Steven HanleySteven HanleyМісяць tagasi
  • They've gotta keep building them so their mates can syphon off some public money. Standard cronyism.

    Carl CassidyCarl CassidyМісяць tagasi
  • I had a Fabia VRS many moons ago

    K2oK2oМісяць tagasi
  • 54:25 - following on from Alex's story about the Taxi driver in Prague who wouldn't wear a seat belt. I've heard that in a lot of European countries (especially in Eastern European / EX USSR /etc) that it's offensive to Taxi drivers to wear a seat belt whilst riding with them. Like it's suggesting that you don't trust them.

    George AdamsGeorge AdamsМісяць tagasi
  • south africa just sounds like one big GTA server

    ibraibraМісяць tagasi
  • The ultimate hot hatch under 5 grand must be the EP3

    Julian BellJulian BellМісяць tagasi
  • Agreed Alex... I have a 130i

    George AustersGeorge AustersМісяць tagasi
  • Insurance companies are professional scammers. Their whole business model is based on fraud.

    N SquarerootN SquarerootМісяць tagasi
  • I think it'd be cool to see you and Car Thought do a video working on/talking about his MX5 Mk3

    Magician LorenzoMagician LorenzoМісяць tagasi
  • 306 Rallye for a grand lol

    Kim ThomasKim ThomasМісяць tagasi
  • If there any car company name Mahindra or Tata then try theirs car and upload video

    Abhiditya SinghAbhiditya SinghМісяць tagasi
  • Did the audio guy forget to turn the reverb off 😂

    Evan HughesEvan HughesМісяць tagasi
  • Ive been saying that about smart motorways since before they put them in. drove on them daily and avoided and saw 1st hand how bad they are... ive been lucky so far but yeah now i kind of lane hog 2 and 3, hardly ever use the inside lanes anymore due to so many accidents.

    JigsjigzJigsjigzМісяць tagasi
  • I wear seatbelts. But, how dare you to criticize people for not wearing seatbelts, it’s their life. Seatbelts shouldn’t be mandatory.

    NorbsWSNorbsWSМісяць tagasi
  • Ethan's right, Xerxes I was indeed the son of Darius I. Cool reference

    Lks112201918Lks112201918Місяць tagasi
  • Ngl, I think that P plates should be mandatory for at least 3 months

    squid's don't have anklessquid's don't have anklesМісяць tagasi
  • Sounds like the guy worked for the car shop mega store. An absolute shit show when it comes to people management.

    T GreenT GreenМісяць tagasi
  • Is Gareth wearing 18 jumpers?

    Paul SheehanPaul SheehanМісяць tagasi
  • Can the next car that the guys buy for Alex be a Nissan Figaro??

    Kieran NashKieran NashМісяць tagasi
  • Compare the meerkat 😂

    Nigel MarumahokoNigel MarumahokoМісяць tagasi
  • The unnamed car supermarket is obviously carmax

    Wade CrileWade CrileМісяць tagasi
  • Gareth I live in York, I could go to his house if u want 😂

    Dylan BloomfieldDylan BloomfieldМісяць tagasi
  • I speak bleep. The name is Farquar. Luv and Peace.

    Ian EdmondsIan EdmondsМісяць tagasi
  • car insurance is a fucking rip off

    Pro Tune HDPro Tune HDМісяць tagasi
  • That Likewise joke was underrated

    Steven QuarrellSteven QuarrellМісяць tagasi
  • Isnt it lock down?

    44 YAM x44 YAM xМісяць tagasi
  • Smart motorways were created by some committee that probably don't have a driving licence between them

    Hannah MillingtonHannah MillingtonМісяць tagasi
  • Alex, if you've got a microwave oven, you DO have a Faraday cage

    SundayWarshipSundayWarshipМісяць tagasi
  • Gareth drinks out of the bottle like Donald Trump 😂🤣😂🍶

    DroneBoyDroneBoyМісяць tagasi
  • The "smart motorways" on the M62 up north have a permanent X in lane 1 now I'm glad to say , the next best thing they can do is turn the bloody signs off saying 40 when there's no congestion!!!

    SpeedystigSpeedystigМісяць tagasi
  • Enyone get roddny trotter vibes off ethan

    BU CKOBU CKOМісяць tagasi
  • Is it red? Yes Is it the royal mail lorry? Yes

    xUsuSxxUsuSxМісяць tagasi
  • nah he should have stolen 250pounds worth of stuff from his job. aint nobody gona steal money from my paycheck and get away with it. fuck it i whould have stolen shit for 500pounds just becaus fuck that employer

    RampageRampageМісяць tagasi
  • 38:22 put the key in the microwave👍🏻

    Calum240Calum240Місяць tagasi
  • They are still building them! they're fucking up the whole of Southampton doing a smart motorway conversion! KILL ME NOW

    Alfie ForrestAlfie ForrestМісяць tagasi
  • fabia was my first car! not the VRS, 1.2 ambiente (60hp shitbox) I loved it! had a Volvo v40 afterwords which I just hated and never connected with, bought a mk2 fabia 14 plate Monte Carlo (facelift diffuser, spoiler, rims, etc) 1.2 again, however its a tsi so around 110 bhp and it really licks when you get higher up in the revs, looking to get either the fabia or superb ESTATE next!

    PerciPerciМісяць tagasi
  • 44:30 Leon mk1 cupra (r)

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  • You can also get the same engine from the golf in an Audi A3 which I have, they're actually cheaper as well from that era so definitely a good shout

    Crimbly CrimboCrimbly CrimboМісяць tagasi
  • Can't figure this out, they have Martins Van, turned it into a Mobile Studio for Podcasting, they could rock up somewhere and sit outside van spaced out and use van as back drop, power supply, lighting etc. Don't let it go to waste be more creative with it.

    John WoodsJohn WoodsМісяць tagasi
  • Can you please make a video about your DIY truck please

    vishan madasvishan madasМісяць tagasi
  • A got a Fabia VRS about a year ago for a daily, they are ok. I only paid about £800 for mine. They will start to go up soon as lots of them have crazy mileage now or have been modified badly

    ElliotElliotМісяць tagasi
  • I know absolutely nothing about cars but cant stay away from this channel

    Jacob BrookesJacob BrookesМісяць tagasi
  • Smart Roadster lads, bargain buy!

    DappaDon DaveDappaDon DaveМісяць tagasi
  • Did you lot actually just recommend E36 and E46 as a good buy for the future???🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 E36 and 46 are the biggest money pits of ALL TIMES!! BMW are such a bad buy that I know a guy who sold a ZM3 coupe while prices were going up simply because it was costing him £3-4 grand per mot in bills. BMW are so far out of the "future money maker" category that it's frightening and anyone telling anyone to buy old beemers needs sectioned. You want to make a stack of money in 10+ yr buy an RX8 or Vauxhaul VX220 or Elise. Cheers

    Do OneDo OneМісяць tagasi
  • This is why all the ubers in SA are pieces of crap. Tourist advice - get the cheapest uber.

    Sam HSam HМісяць tagasi
  • Where the podcast van

    Epic GamingEpic GamingМісяць tagasi
  • the AG in VAG means its a limited company, others own shares in vag and the owners are not responsible for debt of the company to put it simply

    CJAOSHENY JCCJAOSHENY JCМісяць tagasi
  • To Ethan, as a Persian I was very impressed with your reference to Darius and Xerxes

    Hanif KardanHanif KardanМісяць tagasi
  • VAG OVER BMW any day

    Revolutions88Revolutions88Місяць tagasi
  • Pretty sure that Tom guy broke a few laws in the data protection act If he's searching restricted databases and not just public ones he shouldn't be able to give out the guys information

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