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This week, we've got another car-buying scam that you need to be aware of, discuss things that grind your gears and Gareth tests our car knowledge with '20 questions'!

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Danny 10 dager siden
I listen to the podcast while driving, love the content but I wish youd start a carthrottle podcast page. It can be a bit difficult to find/change to the next podcast while driving, I'm forever having the pull over. keep up the good work lads.
Sam Honiball
Sam Honiball Måned siden
In regards to the whole sticker conversation, if I went to a festival and bought a tshirt then I would because I went there and experienced it. I wouldn't buy one if I didn't experience it myself so I agree with Gareth.
Elliott Thomas
Elliott Thomas Måned siden
Stickers... I have the nurb tattooed on me 👀 is that ok?
izoyt 2 måneder siden
italy, home of middlelaners..
Minibull 2 måneder siden
I just buy off car people. Then I know the cars been looked after and they have good intentions on letting the car go to the right buyers
Waldemarr 3 måneder siden
Timestamps please. Other than that I'm gonna listen to this podcast in the future. 👍
Kieran Perry
Kieran Perry 3 måneder siden
The thing with down badging a 335d is that the only people that will notice or care will be car people, and car people will know its a 335 from the exhaust arrangement
Pabloelnavegante 3 måneder siden
I thought it would be a lamborgini lm002, the truck, 1986
dtprodrive 3 måneder siden
We talking about jlr...? Selling shit😂😂😂
Michael Slater
Michael Slater 3 måneder siden
Alex’s accents omg I’ve lost it!!!!
Nick Bell
Nick Bell 3 måneder siden
regarding sold as seen: if you buy a car from someone and either there is an issue they didn't know about or something happens, then you have no recourse. However, if the owner has deliberate misled you then they have misrepresented the car. To deliberately mislead you, the owner must actively lie, rather than omit the truth. So if they know there is an issue it is not deliberately misleading if they don't offer the information up to you. It IS deliberate misleading if you ask "any issues with the car at the moment?" and they lie saying there isn't an issue, then you have some recourse. Always, always, always ask when privately buying a car "any issues whatsoever with the car?". Always, always, always use a contract as the guys describe and always list and known issues you've discussed.
BrianLTU 3 måneder siden
I dont have a car. Bit om pretty sure that if that guy (who wants to like the car for longer) should buy a shitbox, that barely runs. It will have longer time with it because he will be spending time fixing it, maybe even start to love it, once he fixes it, he saw his/her inside.
Oliver 3 måneder siden
I agree with once u buy a car and take it home its a done deal. However if on the drive home something was to go wrong with it i would think its acceptable to asked for a return.
Caboodle 3 måneder siden
I love how Gareth calls out Alex when he's chatting shit.
Claire Marie
Claire Marie 3 måneder siden
By the time you guys find somewhere else to do the podcast you'll be able to be back in the van 😂
Laurence Charlton
Laurence Charlton 3 måneder siden
They have “curburgring” stickers already ask the guy with “the keys” ;-).
Claire Marie
Claire Marie 3 måneder siden
To Jez, who emailed in, Get a Saab Aero!!!! 2.8 V6 😉😉😎
I'm not a Mechanic
I'm not a Mechanic 3 måneder siden
When you buy a used car from a private seller there is no right to a refund -it is effectively sold as seen regardless of what has been said. As for buying from a dealer (normal sale) they have a legal responsibility under consumer contract law, so stating 'sold as seen' does not negate their legal duties (what Jack was saying basically) - however in practice if someone says its sold as seen they are not going to be very receptive to your requests for a return/refund etc meaning the only way to get them to do it is to threaten legal action, which is costly, time consuming and stressful. It's usually only stated about cheaper/older cars which the delaer isnt going to want to make a loss on fixing any potential problems. At an auction all cars are sold as seen, even if sold by dealers, but for ebay the terms of the auction is that they must be as described, so you can back out if there is anything wrong - but must do so before you part with your money - so ideally check the car before you bid, but if not check the car against the ad when you collect.
Steve Pettifer
Steve Pettifer 3 måneder siden
Biggest annoyance when on cruise control: You overtake someone and some other bellend hoons right up your trumpet, you pull back in after finishing the overtake and the moron then pulls in front of you and then slows down. Absolute fuckhats.
None of Your Buisness
None of Your Buisness 3 måneder siden
Porsche Cayenne V6. You mean a Golf R32 on stilts... No thanks.
Mr Steve Furness-Lappin
Mr Steve Furness-Lappin 3 måneder siden
Ethan, I finally collected all Kanto Pokémon (all Gen1) at last, on Kanto day.. it was a great day :D keep up the great content guys
Scott 3 måneder siden
I know the etiquette is to use lane 1 but surely in reality of everyone used the 1st Lane and was going bang on 70 it would be bumper to bumper and noone would be able to get in on the slip road?
BlackFlag94 3 måneder siden
On your topic of Cruise Control... you can never have a peaceful journey at 70. You have to go for random numbers. I find 74mph works best, or 63mph. Randomly specific but try it, it works.
Jarred Palk
Jarred Palk 3 måneder siden
Porche wont be selling only electric in 2025 they're to busy developing 3D printable pistons for their cars in 2028 or 2029 and what I'm hearing is out of business by 2030
Andrew 3 måneder siden
6:55 what you mean used to be a 🛎🔚 hahahahaha
Ross MacFadyen
Ross MacFadyen 3 måneder siden
Love the podcast, however!!! Can you please update the camera quality as it's 2021! xx
R118GSiVVC 3 måneder siden
I love a sleeper!
R118GSiVVC 3 måneder siden
Everyone in Wales? Sorry Alex, you're wrong! 😝
Nikki Skelton
Nikki Skelton 3 måneder siden
call Ethan's wood channel Carveuretor!!
AudiS4 3 måneder siden
That 335d being faster than every single car in the world story didn’t ring true to me. Faster than a gullwing merc? It’s only 440hp mate leave it off
Essex Customs
Essex Customs 3 måneder siden
Served Jack in the shop I work in. How many fuses do u need lol sorted u out a little discount. Welcome thanks for content
AmbiguousJim 3 måneder siden
Need to learn to narrow down the options by asking the continent first rather than listing every country that’s ever made a car
Lourenco Mota
Lourenco Mota 3 måneder siden
Restore the 1£ Volvo and do a giveaway!
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning. 3 måneder siden
So what was the scam ? .
Johnny Five
Johnny Five 3 måneder siden
The deposit......
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning. 3 måneder siden
😴 💤💰💤👙💤🚗💤🍻💤💤💤
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning. 3 måneder siden
and on, . . . . . .
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning. 3 måneder siden
and on, . . . .
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning. 3 måneder siden
And droned on, . . . .
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.
A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning. 3 måneder siden
That is not 2m between you. Your EARS, perhaps, but not in Social Distancing. .
tom gibbons
tom gibbons 3 måneder siden
40:15 Jack giving someone a proper death stare for quite some time 😂😂
Azad Hussain
Azad Hussain 3 måneder siden
Can you please put time stamps on your videos. Thanks
Claire Marie
Claire Marie 3 måneder siden
Totally agree about cruise control, it really does show who can't drive when you use it 😏
neil walsh
neil walsh 3 måneder siden
Good call from the Sit Afrikin Gareth on the Lexus for a 3k budget. Something slightly different and a refreshing change from all the kraut dross that A+J keep harping on about. LS400 is older but a better choice, but older but the absolute pinnacle of engineering at the time. LS430 have a known fault with the integrated radiator / oil cooler
lee neal
lee neal 3 måneder siden
Hi Guys Have a suggestion for your podcast. The 20 questions section, you could call one of your listeners and guess the car they own. They could tell Rory what the car is beforehand so they cannot cheat and you could put a pic of their car in post production. Not only will it allow you lot to have a competition on who guesses the most but will involve your listeners/watchers too.
elias Castellón
elias Castellón 3 måneder siden
What the hell, I never remember un-subbing to you
neocerebus 3 måneder siden
Ethan is one my people?
Juan Solo
Juan Solo 3 måneder siden
Blindspot hogs next the a truck with a race car trailer is the absolute bane. Especially when merging onto a freeway and those fuckers go below the speed limit.
Simon Hopkins
Simon Hopkins 3 måneder siden
Downbadge all the way lol
AwesomeCarGuy 3 måneder siden
27:31 Gareth mentioning some of the 13 bad words
Mannie Action Sports
Mannie Action Sports 3 måneder siden
“Mahye waiyfe”
Luis A.
Luis A. 3 måneder siden
Sucks when I'm listening on spotify and think of an awesome comment when I'm driving and then remember oh. Wait. No way to comment on spotify 😭
mark hood
mark hood 3 måneder siden
1974 - 1990 for the contach, what a car and a machine!
mistreku 3 måneder siden
11:52 only ppl who hate bmw's are ppl who either haven't owned one, or owned a shitty one, prolly a 4 pot. drive a decent old n/a 6 cyl bmw and tell me you don't like it. yea, there's gonna be faster things on the road, but for purity and pleasure of driving, very hard to beat. or ppl who already know what they're all about and want to try something else.
Martin Martin
Martin Martin 3 måneder siden
Hey guys how about podcast from Sheerness.
Mr Tumshie
Mr Tumshie 3 måneder siden
I had no idea HMP Edinburgh was now recruiting in Brazil.
Jorge Ferreira
Jorge Ferreira 3 måneder siden
This feels like an TV Show for Apple :)
Steve 3 måneder siden
A car buying scam? Oh I thought you all were gonna mention the EV car purchase scam? Just think about it people werent driving or buying any cars during lockdown so the government urged people into buying an EV whilst there is no readly infrastructure to support EV's. The government wanted to save the car dealerships so everybody financed one with the government grant.
ibrahim us
ibrahim us 3 måneder siden
This episode has proved once again how much of a dick Alex is
allothernamesbutthis 3 måneder siden
what i hate is when you are in the outside lane, nice gap between car in front cruising overtaking the slow traffic, then the car behind is right up your arse. you move over to let them overtake they then drive 5 mph slower than what you were and constantly on the brakes.
dannyboio37 3 måneder siden
Vast majority of debadgers are those hiding something guttless all day long 😂
Greg 3 måneder siden
I was hoping the police response after 3 years was going to be: 'its a scam! Don't buy the car!'
Bawxxy 3 måneder siden
To the guy with the 318D bage ... I like your idea but adding the whole list of "sPeCiAl CaRs It EmBaRrAsSeD" and all the stats, while impressive, gives off strong douche energy
johnny haney
johnny haney 3 måneder siden
Four stops an hour does not necessarily equate to four tickets an hour .
Paul Burgess
Paul Burgess 3 måneder siden
Car SOLD AS SEEN! End of
Ben Nicholson
Ben Nicholson 3 måneder siden
when gareth sung broken glass i thought that the original song got edited into the video for a second
Paddy Ocallaghan
Paddy Ocallaghan 3 måneder siden
Getting boring now guys
james cavendish
james cavendish 3 måneder siden
Curdborough track stickers are available for event days, I have a couple from classic car sprint days
Kim Thomas
Kim Thomas 3 måneder siden
I often see "Big Boy" in his range rover too.
Lint 3 måneder siden
Shout out for Pokémon Go Kanto day.
Ragdoll Racing
Ragdoll Racing 3 måneder siden
Keep singing to piss everyone off hahahahaha
spyburn007 3 måneder siden
I’ve got an amazing space you can use... but it’s in Sydney.
Ben Holroyd
Ben Holroyd 3 måneder siden
So how many others just assumed that the black round things in the background were tyres? This being a car channel and all...
John Bentley
John Bentley 3 måneder siden
I hate the blind-spot-hoggers too, but there is a really simple solution: as you see the situation unfolding and the slower vehicle ahead, speed up a couple of mph and pull out ahead of them
AJCgolf 3 måneder siden
Not very smart of Gareth to pick a car company that made about 4 different models in 50 years 😂
AJCgolf 3 måneder siden
Ethan’s point about cruise control reminds me so much about the numpties I call “the 68 brigade” who travel on the A1 from Newry to Belfast at 68 mph, so when I’m in cruise control at 70 I overtake them. There are two sections of the road with a 60mph speed limit. When there’s no traffic to overtake I take the cruise control down to 60mph, only to be overtaken again by the same car, still doing 68mph... then when the road goes back to 70mph the process just repeats.... these people must do 68mph regardless of any speed limit signs
Kevin T
Kevin T 3 måneder siden
When are you driving a Hydrogen car ? Need to show the difference between Hydrogen and electric vehicles 🚗
cappaculla 3 måneder siden
Someone tell me, what use is Gareth ??
Tom Amesbury
Tom Amesbury 3 måneder siden
For people trying to return a car I always make them sign a sold as seen form and never have had a problem
Anthony Flatt
Anthony Flatt 3 måneder siden
Lamborghini Diablo, from the 80s? Eh...
Adam uk
Adam uk 3 måneder siden
I love bmw's but is it just me or are nearly all 335d owners annoying as f$ck?!
Jacob Warr
Jacob Warr 3 måneder siden
For £3,000, why doesn't he buy my Saab 9-5 HOT Aero Estate @13:30 It's for sale here: Be rude not to plug my own car wouldn't it...
ANON LINC RACING 3 måneder siden
Alex is an impressive driver the day we meet im sure we can talk about how fast we have got point to point , mine is from central Lincoln - Milton Keynes in 48 minutes in my 220 hp vw bora 1.9tdi think the time Google says it should take 1 h 41 minutes to my uncle Petes house my dad was present in body but I think his soul left
Chris 3 måneder siden
Jack's correct in what he's saying about "Sold As Seen". It genuinely isn't worth it's words even if you're buying from a private seller off a street corner. As a purchaser you are still covered by the same consumer rights as you would be of buying from a dealership, as the car needs to be fit for purpose as advertised. It's far from practical for a purchaser to be able to give a car a full proper going over on a street corner to the point that you're confident it's mechanically sound in every aspect, not to mention 80% of motorists can't fill a tyre or check their oil, therefor the responsibility falls on the seller to be honest in the advert and sale.
Chris 3 måneder siden
@13992josh Oh was it your story?
13992josh 3 måneder siden
@Chris indeed i did, wasnt worth the scrap on my driveway haha
Chris 3 måneder siden
@13992josh Ah right yeah I'm with you. Then the seller would be under no legal obligation to refund the purchaser. The buyer could try take the seller to court but ultimately he'd loose. The guy mentioned in the podcast litterly gave the refund to save himself the hassle.
13992josh 3 måneder siden
@Chris my point referring to car a private sale car being returned as mentioned in the scenario in the podcast
Chris 3 måneder siden
@13992josh Then everythings going to be cosher, I'm not quite sure what you're trying to get at?
Prabhnihal Singh
Prabhnihal Singh 3 måneder siden
This should be the next cast of Top Gear: Alex, Ethan and Jack!!
BMW_NUT 3 måneder siden
I love watching Gareth being ripped into every episode 🤣🤣🤣
Flexnes1 3 måneder siden
Fun fact about downbadging: The king of Sweden (that is the *real* king of Sweden) put 518i badges on his E28 M5 back in the 80's to not annoy the commoners too much.
Sarel Bezuidenhout
Sarel Bezuidenhout 3 måneder siden
Adding to the Grinds My Gears of this week, people speeding on the M25, then slowing down to 10 MPH below what the speed limits are because of the fixed cameras... Like honestly, just slow down to 75 when you were going 90 before... not down to 60 in the 3rd/4th lane... Or better yet, don't speed
Dave C
Dave C 3 måneder siden
I'd split the podcast and main content on two different channels, also get some lights, you guys look like you are sitting in the dark now.
Carl Cassidy
Carl Cassidy 3 måneder siden
Miles got a Nurbergring sticker if I remember correctly
Richard_AKL 3 måneder siden
I went to Nurburgring, bought the sticker, came back to NZ and put it on my B5 S4... It was awesome, but def agree with not putting stickers unless you've been to the track.
Chris 3 måneder siden
Don't know why but Alex reminds me so much of Stewie Griffin 😂😂 especially when he does the big "oooohhh"
Mark Telford
Mark Telford 3 måneder siden
Citroen Ami - Citroen's answer to Clive Sinclair......but no one asked the question!
Simon.Inglis.Kayak 3 måneder siden
Cheap A6 is not a good idea. Mine breaks consistently on the day after it's been repaired
MrSluby 3 måneder siden
Focus st170 are like £500-1500 all day of the week, great buy!
Rohan Hunt
Rohan Hunt 3 måneder siden
Sold / accepted as is , with all faults if any
oliver mansfield
oliver mansfield 3 måneder siden
The citroen ami is a mobility scooter for people who don't have mobility issues.
Chris R-Watts
Chris R-Watts 3 måneder siden
The police haven’t been working on it for three years it just took them that long to bother looking into it. Meanwhile I imagine many other people fell for the scam.
Glen sainsbury
Glen sainsbury 3 måneder siden
Best track sticker I've seen is m25.
Ashwin Abraham
Ashwin Abraham 3 måneder siden
Definitely love Gareth and Alex's flirtings... they even wearing matching jumpers!!!
Big Dog
Big Dog 3 måneder siden
" I Prefer taking all badges off the car so nobody know nuffink.” Gareth we know you're not South African you're really from Essex, just be honest, c'mon the gig is up
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