Don't Tailgate The Emergency Services | Your Car Stories

Alex: autoalex
Ethan: ethansmale
Jack: jackwjoy
Gareth: garethrpotter

In this week's Car Throttle Podcast, an ambulance driver gets sweet revenge on a tailgating Audi, we test Ethan's car parts knowledge and discuss what grinds our gears!

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  1. Sam Honiball

    Sam Honiball

    2 maanden geleden

    Who cares about resolution when it comes to a podcast??!! Guy = douche

  2. ps36081


    2 maanden geleden

    Does Gareth do any Lethal Weapon 2 lines like Diplomatic Immunity.

  3. keep her lit

    keep her lit

    4 maanden geleden

    Mon eh diesel

  4. Anas Nasir

    Anas Nasir

    5 maanden geleden

    Honda s2000 is not that great... Says the guy who bought a cheap audi TT.

  5. Bill Gates

    Bill Gates

    6 maanden geleden

    "I'll wait for as long as possible before buying an electric car!" - Gareth... 3 months before buying an electric car

  6. Neo


    6 maanden geleden

    The Saxo is many things but safe is not one of them :D

    • Iain MacRae

      Iain MacRae

      5 maanden geleden

      They are absolutely fantastic wee cars though. Even the 1.1s are fantastically fun

  7. stumpjumper


    8 maanden geleden

    Amazing podcast

  8. TheGoose47


    8 maanden geleden

    Alex, I like you but I deplore the answer you gave to the story. It is NEVER ok to use the hard shoulder to pass. You could kill a highway maintenance worker/ broken down motorist/ AA mechanic and so on... It is as socially unacceptable as any other driving behaviour that puts lives at risk, such as drink driving! You have influence and I disappointed that you have essentially told a huge following that it is heroic to undertake on the hard shoulder. You should actually rectify this! Also, try and listen better. The car was the lane hogger, the lorry wasn't doing anything wrong, hearing you and the idiot who wrote into you fail to realise that was cringe. I enjoy the channel, but please do better than that!

  9. Thomas V-R

    Thomas V-R

    8 maanden geleden

    Love Gareth when hes on the podcast

  10. Joshua Bell

    Joshua Bell

    8 maanden geleden

    What you are describing with those 3 minute charge electric cars are hydrogen fuel cell cars. They should be the future. The thing is the electricity comes from somewhere, and that somewhere, even once petrol cars are no longer sold, will be mostly fossil fuels, as Gareth said. Plus there isn't the pollution involved in making batteries with hydrogen cars, and lithium doesn't have to be mined. People seem to forget that lithium will run put eventually. Anyway. Fantastic job guys, love the podcasts

  11. Gonzo Mason

    Gonzo Mason

    8 maanden geleden

    MR2 Patrick you douche bag!

  12. MTC Car

    MTC Car

    9 maanden geleden

  13. T H

    T H

    9 maanden geleden

    can i also attack you for the 1080p thingy

  14. Ben Turner

    Ben Turner

    9 maanden geleden

    I thought Ethan had a Skoda codiac because he swapped his little wagon r for a codiac like 3 years ago

  15. Jamal Tyrone

    Jamal Tyrone

    9 maanden geleden

    Am I the only one around here, that drives with their right hand on the top of the steering wheel and their left hand rested on their left knee?!?

    • Micah N.

      Micah N.

      9 maanden geleden

      You monster. ;) I definitely don’t cause I find it uncomfortable, but I have a friend or three who do. 🤷🏻‍♂️😁

  16. seansverige


    10 maanden geleden

    Fossil fuels clearly aren't good but cars are _not_ top of the planet killing list, and driving EVs will not save it: Insulate your house properly, stop wasting food and fly less and drive what the f**k you want

  17. waxy954


    10 maanden geleden

    Talking about Skodas....zzzzzzz

  18. 27th music

    27th music

    10 maanden geleden

    Personally I don’t think electric vehicles are “future proof”, if it’s anything like the way electric technology progresses it will be outdated in 5yrs time. New better battery tech will be out and it the car will depreciate like crazy.

  19. Francis Waters

    Francis Waters

    10 maanden geleden

    My dad was an orthopedic surgeon. One of the worst injuries he ever saw was as a result of someone having their arm resting outside of the car when they collided with the wall of a tunnel.

  20. Francis Waters

    Francis Waters

    10 maanden geleden

    Why do you guys like autos so much? I thought car guys were all manual purists.

  21. Connar Downes

    Connar Downes

    10 maanden geleden

    these are great but the censoring is shit!

  22. Dale Doherty

    Dale Doherty

    10 maanden geleden

    Cmon guys.. You're really not condoning illegal driving are you? .. The highway story says you're impatient(not jack or ethan) .. Everyone wants to get where they are going, but let's do it safely right, even though its annoying

  23. Car Reviews by M A 7

    Car Reviews by M A 7

    10 maanden geleden

    Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione (Competition) Review

  24. vrsmartin2981


    10 maanden geleden

    Love it. Buy a shitbox ... Alex is still at that stage of his driving career ;-)

  25. GSjmak


    10 maanden geleden

    This was hilarious stuff, seems that a holiday did you some good

  26. Matt Marshall

    Matt Marshall

    10 maanden geleden

    I will never buy or drive an electric car it will never be the same imagine trying to modify it and make it better imagine then having no sound.. no smell... No experience.. fuck that I'll take my 3 litre petrol engines and turbos to the grave fuck electric and the eco thing is a myth it making those batteries for the electric car puts just as much pollution out as any diesel lol

  27. Ryan Leasley

    Ryan Leasley

    10 maanden geleden

    If you want a car around £10k that will go up in price just get a bmw e46 m3 all m3s go up in value

  28. Marvellous Mirabel

    Marvellous Mirabel

    10 maanden geleden

    My car was track with the help of *hooktechie* On *IG* his real and legit 💯 %%.......

  29. max pain

    max pain

    10 maanden geleden

    Need a proper look at the E39

  30. Joshina woods-mubmub

    Joshina woods-mubmub

    10 maanden geleden

    Come on guys get something decent out with masks, very poor video

  31. xParallax


    10 maanden geleden

    I notice that about France, my mother lives there so whenever I'm visiting, most cars are like Citroen shitboxes from the late 90's. When you see a 2015 onwards German car, A4, 3 series etc, you begin to dribble, even though they're so common in the UK.

  32. Nathan 330

    Nathan 330

    10 maanden geleden

    do i have to be the person who tells you alex to please stop the jingles!

  33. UncleMcTouchyBottom


    10 maanden geleden

    If you want a nice 'france' car, i would have gone with a 504 Coupe

  34. grdn


    10 maanden geleden

    What I’d pick for the guy in France is a Mitsubishi Eclipse. It’s LHD as it’s an American import, fast, stylish and it’s rare so turns heads. You can get one for 6-8k

  35. CaptianSSundee


    10 maanden geleden

    Can we get a new version of the car throttle podcast Called car throttle unhinged no bleeping no cutting out the inappropriate comments

  36. Luis Márquez

    Luis Márquez

    10 maanden geleden

    Un Poco De Todo 💙

  37. Curry OnChips

    Curry OnChips

    10 maanden geleden


  38. Mr. E

    Mr. E

    10 maanden geleden

    Alex *says that putting your hand down the window is bad* Alex in the last buying car video *puts his hand out and touches the roof*

  39. Alex Air Conditioning

    Alex Air Conditioning

    10 maanden geleden

    Alex 25k mx5 also Alex 1k audi tt for gf lol she must really love u

  40. Seany8787


    10 maanden geleden

    I also work for JLR and saw gareth in my workplace but he was in conversation. He knew I was looking at him mentally going “ohhh shit its gareth from car throttle” I also thought he was taller than he was!

  41. Nige


    10 maanden geleden

    Electric battery cars will be sold to the stupid but it's actually hydrogen fuel cell cars that are the future. Only thing that holds hydrogen back is it costs 10x more to produce than a battery car. Also hydrogen cars refuel in the same time as petrol.

  42. alex h

    alex h

    10 maanden geleden

    We need biofuel cars

  43. Matthew Bonner

    Matthew Bonner

    10 maanden geleden

    It’s quite fitting that Alex’s laptops the smallest🤣 also can we please get Jack to do a choppy choppy😭🙏🏻

  44. big marc

    big marc

    10 maanden geleden

    Over-taking or Under-taking on the hard shoulder is a C**T move, that's how my work mate got killed, he worked as a Highway Maintenance operative and was parked on HS when some scrote decided that his time was more important than my mates life.DONT DO IT

  45. Tank Bates

    Tank Bates

    10 maanden geleden

    Will never own an electric. I live in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. If you drive 10 minutes in any direction, there's no cell service. Regularly you'll see signs saying "No services for 200+km". It's remote out here, that's why I drive a 1983 Toyota Land Cruiser BJ60. Good old trusty diesel that you could fix with an adjustable wrench and a hammer. :P

    • Tank Bates

      Tank Bates

      10 maanden geleden

      Also, fk that guy who says upload in more than 1080p it's 2020 now..... I can't hold 720p out here xD lol

  46. Zepic


    10 maanden geleden

    I got insured with a MX5 Mk1 for a first car at £1,000 insurance

  47. Stupid Bloke Stupid Videos

    Stupid Bloke Stupid Videos

    10 maanden geleden

    “Don’t tailgate the emergency services” It’s usually better just to overtake them 🤷‍♀️

    • Stupid Bloke Stupid Videos

      Stupid Bloke Stupid Videos

      10 maanden geleden

      C C yea, they usually drive too slowly.

    • C C

      C C

      10 maanden geleden

      Overtaking a blue lighted ambulance?

  48. Bruno Lobo

    Bruno Lobo

    10 maanden geleden

    Idea for a video: 10.000 dollars rally car challenge. If you think it's a good idea, please like so they can watch it.

  49. Nathaniel Mathies

    Nathaniel Mathies

    10 maanden geleden

    I'm a truck driver and I love the speed camera trick. When someone is sitting right on my arse and generally being a pain in the arse, I box them in and then move over just before the camera. Then watch for the inevitable zoom past and camera flash

  50. Nathaniel Mathies

    Nathaniel Mathies

    10 maanden geleden

    I don't understand the "lack of charging points" for electric cars. If you had a petrol station at home that was cheaper than anywhere else, how many times would you fill at another station? If an EV was cheaper and not as ugly I'd buy one as a daily. We're a 2 car family who does over 40,000kms a year between the 2 cars so I'd still keep a combustion or hybrid for the long trips, but what I would save by not filling a tank every 2 days would be huge!

  51. Nathaniel Mathies

    Nathaniel Mathies

    10 maanden geleden

    What a scumbag! Win a charity auction then don't pay!

  52. secpac58chichi


    10 maanden geleden

    More Elie !

  53. david bradbeer

    david bradbeer

    10 maanden geleden

    Just a video challenge for u boys you should buy Gareths wedding car from auction with £1500 budget his misses will be well f#*cked off 😆

  54. Megan Taylor

    Megan Taylor

    10 maanden geleden

    Alex have you still got the Mitsubishi Shogun pinin

  55. Joshua R

    Joshua R

    10 maanden geleden

    Ethan's hair is annoying me😂

  56. Adam


    10 maanden geleden

    You benders are taking to long to post 📫

  57. Liam Holcroft

    Liam Holcroft

    10 maanden geleden

    running regular cars on ethanol and bio diesel will end the use of fossil fuels, also biofuels are carbon neautral.

    • Un Known

      Un Known

      10 maanden geleden

      Shut up you wet wipe cars from 2015 all the way up too 2050 will still be on the road so do you’re research

  58. Liam Holcroft

    Liam Holcroft

    10 maanden geleden

    alex mentioning lorries infront of jack is just insensivite

  59. Ken Ware

    Ken Ware

    10 maanden geleden

    Perfect viewing through the Euro Tunnel. The ambulance story was a beauty!

  60. David weld

    David weld

    10 maanden geleden

    We need Clarkson or may or hammond on this we all know they prob watch this channel

  61. Cillié Malan

    Cillié Malan

    10 maanden geleden

    Dis ok Garath ons verstaan.

  62. FortuneFed


    10 maanden geleden

    Living on interstate 81, I can confirm this happens EVERY SINGLE DAY and I applaud the man for taking matters into his own hands.

  63. Mark Wright

    Mark Wright

    10 maanden geleden

    That's the one time I agree with a speed camera, probably the only time I ever will agree with them, dealing with those jerks. Watch the full podcast to know what. Ashley Neal has a video of the scene Ethane described occurring.

  64. LWonderchild CSGO

    LWonderchild CSGO

    10 maanden geleden

    Add Gareth to the intro animation and please make him a permanent member!

  65. T1NY


    10 maanden geleden

    Laughing at him for not getting "29 for the 3rd time" and saying its simple maths, then saying the person is 32🤦‍♂️ clearly 31 as 2nd time being 29 will be 30 lol

  66. Caroline Briggs

    Caroline Briggs

    10 maanden geleden

    wank time

  67. Vlad Solodenkov

    Vlad Solodenkov

    10 maanden geleden

    Call themselves BMW enthusiasts. Don't know what shadowline trim is. Pick one guys. It's been there since forever. It's factory de-chrome.

  68. QuantumS1ngularity


    10 maanden geleden

    This thing with the car and truck happened to me and.. well... i'm not proud of what i did. After waiting patiently for 2-3 mins with my turn signal on, i proceeded and overtook them both on the shoulder, then got in front of the car and started gradually slow him down and speed up slightly again and slow down. At this point i should note this happened at 2AM so no other vehicles on the horizon. In the end he went for the shoulder as well and tried to passed me, but a 2L Skyactiv Mazda 6 isn't much of a competition for 400bhp biturbo V6 so i just scampered off at 200+ kph. Not proud of it, but it sure felt good. And also on the point of EVs - people are now buying them, because they save them a ton of money compared to regular ICE vehicles. But electric cars won't stay free of road tax and public charging forever. Once there are enough of them to saturate the infrastructure, they'd be getting progressively more expensive to own and maintain to the point where an ICE vehicle might be cheaper to run. With the current prices of electricity, most EVs are on par with the economy diesel cars and i'm not talking about the hybrid diesels. A friend of mine owns a Nissan Leaf and it costs him around €120 month to charge it (charges it only t home, cos no way to charge it at work). We do the same route and distance and i drive for about €100/month with almost 4 times the power and 2 times the size, just with a relatively inexpensive LPG conversion. But he still prefers it cos the Leaf is free of road tax, free parking in the center of the city and can charge for free if he manages to find a working station (extremely rare). So yeah... i think i'll skip the whole battery car part and join the electric world once the HFC technology and the infrastructure is developed enough which i don't expect to happen in the nearing 20 years.

  69. Gerard Bonus

    Gerard Bonus

    10 maanden geleden

    Fast charging science today is not practical, fast charging is available but not for current 18650 Lithium {Laptop batteries} as are in the Musk Cars, battery-less electric technology exists and has since 1960 but has been banned. They future is free energy ~ but they've that banned too, small nuclear non critical physics exists but is also, you've guest it already, banned too.

  70. Andy Genner

    Andy Genner

    10 maanden geleden

    Why don't you get elle Goulding on as a guest.

  71. Adam Hamilton

    Adam Hamilton

    10 maanden geleden

    I do the arm thing because as a passenger in a car without air conditioning, it’s the only way I can keep cool 🥵

  72. hugo cahill

    hugo cahill

    10 maanden geleden

    Petrol for me

  73. sean o'reilly

    sean o'reilly

    10 maanden geleden

    Electric cars need to have a useful range,more importantly the batteries need to have at least twice the lifespan than is currently available.

  74. Jared Yan

    Jared Yan

    10 maanden geleden

    I was reminded of Nicola when Alex started talking about her. The message he gave her was actually going to be what I was going to write in the comments, so thank you Alex!

  75. Jared Yan

    Jared Yan

    10 maanden geleden


  76. Simon Hills

    Simon Hills

    10 maanden geleden

    Does anyone know where I can get a CT bumper/window sticker the website doesn't seem to stock them..... Again guys top content!!

  77. Zahari Stoyanov

    Zahari Stoyanov

    10 maanden geleden

    Nope, the car was in the fast lane.

  78. Mr M

    Mr M

    10 maanden geleden

    Not up at all on Electric cars but why dont they charge them selves. Referring to old school Dymo lights on a bike?

  79. Scott Maloney

    Scott Maloney

    10 maanden geleden

    Jack what the hell do you have on your feet?? Bought a e39 but walking around in a pensioners slippers ........🤔

  80. mattmopar440


    10 maanden geleden


  81. Jamsta 99

    Jamsta 99

    10 maanden geleden

    Have you replaced the rocker cover gasket on the tt? I had smoke from oil burning at the back of the engine in my s3 8l and turned out the rocker cover gasket was leaking oil onto the manifold

  82. Isaac Adams

    Isaac Adams

    10 maanden geleden

    Alex- even if it doesnt exist do it Me- driving a car that the coutch doesnt exist in anymore but still changing through the gear

  83. Will Ross

    Will Ross

    10 maanden geleden

    Anyone here win the tent and the car

  84. Darran Trowell

    Darran Trowell

    10 maanden geleden

    What happend in the end with the sport ka did u strip it for parts or did it get scrapped in the end

  85. redyellowpink01


    10 maanden geleden

    This podcast reminds me of the shopping list game. Every episode you do all the same stories and jokes and add one new one

  86. mattwills87


    10 maanden geleden

    Did Jack ever get a door for the golf?

  87. RedHeadForester


    10 maanden geleden

    Suggestion for next time you do one of these: Fix the power strip to the underside of the desk and tape the cable to the leg, and have a little box thing fixed to the underside of the desk to stuff the excess laptop charger and audio cable length into. That'd perfect the aesthetic of the video. Love the videos you guys make. Like Top Gear but more relatable because you're young like me!

  88. Adrian Musper

    Adrian Musper

    10 maanden geleden

    What happened to the roasts?

  89. Paul Roe

    Paul Roe

    10 maanden geleden

    Is there a version without bleeps?

  90. John Judge

    John Judge

    10 maanden geleden

    I followed on Spotify

  91. Dan Evans

    Dan Evans

    10 maanden geleden

    First car you could get on suoer low insurance: Alfa Romeo 147. I have the 1.6 Ti and frankly, absolutely brilliant car to drive. There are other cars for the money that are faster and maybe more fun, but this is still definitely good fun to drive and will sit super comfortably on a motorway for hours on end, and the insurance is dirt cheap because nobody bought them new and as a result there's very few crash statistics

  92. Dan Evans

    Dan Evans

    10 maanden geleden

    For a convertible you can enjoy thats a bit fast, bit unique and comfy etc get the Alfa Romeo Spider, of any age. The newer ones are super comfy and well built, but not super good at corner carving etc, the slightly older GTV derived ones are brilliant

  93. Dan Evans

    Dan Evans

    10 maanden geleden

    In regards to the arm out the window thing, my aircon isn't particularly good and its been hot a lot lately, so often if I'm on a straight bit of the motorway lately, I'm angling my hand out the window in such a way to direct cold air into my armpit to cool down

  94. Dave Mulderij

    Dave Mulderij

    10 maanden geleden

    Thank you Gareth for the tiny little snippet of Afrikaans! "Ek is" 😂

    • Tim


      8 maanden geleden

      maaan i need to learn it, my partner and her mom always talk shit about me in Afrikaans 😂

  95. What Ever

    What Ever

    10 maanden geleden

    is it me or do a lot of these reader stories from these podcasts seem a bit too "hollywood"?

  96. Lawsyy 1

    Lawsyy 1

    10 maanden geleden

    A genuinely good first car is a K11 micra. 1 litre, super fun soft suspension and skinny tyres. Constant laugh that car!

  97. Ollie Badstue

    Ollie Badstue

    10 maanden geleden

    This assured me that the fact that I bought a Lupo 3L as my first car, for ~£500, was a good idea. 55:35

  98. Cameron Brown

    Cameron Brown

    10 maanden geleden

    When is a video on your MR2 coming out? I am looking forward to seeing you drive it!

  99. Keith Myerscough

    Keith Myerscough

    10 maanden geleden

    Why don't you daily an electic car for a while before bashing them? You're making yourselves look like fossil fools.

    • Keith Myerscough

      Keith Myerscough

      10 maanden geleden

      @Gareth Did you daily them? I remember Alex having fun in a Twizzy, but nothing more than that. Infrastructure is really not a problem if you have 100-200 km range. What kind of car guy has a house without a drive? You don't have to rely on public charging places anymore. Of course the costs of a personal charging station are a bit of a sting (the 1kEUR were for me at least). But claiming "most charging stations don't work" and stating that the car is charged using fossil power down the line is unfounded nonsense. I charge my car using my solar panels, at least I did before Covid, now I basically live in a solar power plant... Same can be said for the excessive emphasis on the environmental impact of producing EVs. The second-hand diesel you don't* buy is not going to be destroyed, but will be exported and force some sub-s***boxes into retirement elsewhere. P.S. In case anyone's wondering: after a fun test drive in a Twizzy I realized that it would be stupid to buy one giving how close I live to the motorway, so I bought a 2013 Renault Zoe; the 100km range is more than enough for my daily commute. Still very happy three years on!

    • Gareth


      10 maanden geleden

      Ehy? We never did, they are the future. We just need battery tech and infrastructure to catch up. I think you may have misunderstood.

  100. James Strutt

    James Strutt

    10 maanden geleden

    Keep these going guys! Quality content as always