How To Beat This Common Car-Buying Scam | Your Car Stories


This week, we reveal an increasingly common car-buying scam, discuss things that grind your gears and Gareth talks about his recent run-in with the law!

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  1. Lee Hodgson

    Lee Hodgson

    Maand geleden


  2. grahamt33


    2 maanden geleden

    99% Click Bait. Not good, Guys

  3. Stavros Banos

    Stavros Banos

    2 maanden geleden

    I was screaming cappuccino after the Subaru/Suzuki question 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

  4. wernvilla2


    2 maanden geleden

    26:56 - *Punto Evo :D

  5. donkosaurus


    3 maanden geleden

    fire extinguisher in stick form? you must be Jo King

  6. George Coleman

    George Coleman

    3 maanden geleden

    My old vitaras neutral battery terminal was touching the bonnet not letting it start. i only found out it was that because with the bonnet up it was fine and there was a hole in the bonnet where it contacted.

  7. Liam NIre

    Liam NIre

    3 maanden geleden

    51:23 - ".... they've got a top speed of around 20mph........" I have an electric scooter in China (stand on, not like a Vespa, although I have an electric Niu scooter too) that does GPS verified 52kph (32mph). It can genuinely be a bit scary! 😂

  8. Liam NIre

    Liam NIre

    3 maanden geleden

    Genuinely, after a few manufacturers (maybe 3 or 4) I was shouting "Cappuccino!" at my tablet.....

  9. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder

    3 maanden geleden

    I got space in Sussex. Wisconsin usa. The next town over is lisbon. No lie

  10. Callum Mankelow

    Callum Mankelow

    3 maanden geleden

    Question 12

  11. Joseph Phelps

    Joseph Phelps

    3 maanden geleden

    When are you guys roasting our cars again? Would love to get a chance to my newest addition lol

  12. fatBoy


    3 maanden geleden

    pattern emerging... avoid eastern euros when selling a car

  13. Jay


    3 maanden geleden

    Don't dress like a dosser and expect somebody to treat you like you're going to drop a heavy bag on a car. The amount of time wasters out there is unreal, don't dress like you are one.

  14. PugTours


    3 maanden geleden

    Thx Tom

  15. PugTours


    3 maanden geleden

    Hated to say it chaps.... think u getting scammed with the scam stories..... self-scamming in public?

  16. god forged

    god forged

    3 maanden geleden

    Vitara does that .. u need to just open and clean the starter . Clean the gear and it will last u another 10k km

  17. Hamish McGown

    Hamish McGown

    3 maanden geleden

    Very strange. It’s 2am and I cannot sleep and so I’ve decided to crack on with my Lego Technics McLaren Senna GTR that I got for my birthday and watch the latest CT podcast 😂 What a coincidence!

  18. ThEASbO888


    3 maanden geleden


  19. ThEASbO888


    3 maanden geleden

    Just watched Wrench Everyday'sLotus video where they spoke about Pretty Woman and come to this video who also are talking about Pretty Woman...

  20. Smith_erzZ


    3 maanden geleden

    @WoodEthan? Like "would" but "wood" Get it? 😂

  21. Greg Nicholas

    Greg Nicholas

    3 maanden geleden

    I got it ages ago, how did they not get that!!?

  22. Tom Evans

    Tom Evans

    3 maanden geleden

    As soon as RWD and Suzuki, my question was is it a Kei Car, if yes then I would have gone in deep with is it a Cappuccino!

  23. MetalVII


    3 maanden geleden

    7:22 Just watching Ethan’s reactions are priceless lol

  24. Davii Mai

    Davii Mai

    3 maanden geleden

    The only memorable Suzuki for me was the Cappuccino which I remembered from Initial D

  25. THATE46 KID


    3 maanden geleden

    sorry that i have to be that guy but i was screaming cappuccino

  26. Andy Freeman

    Andy Freeman

    3 maanden geleden

    Can't wait to see someone on an electric scooter fall off and eat s**t

  27. Dan Barton

    Dan Barton

    3 maanden geleden

    14 questions in. I got cappuccino

  28. joe joe

    joe joe

    3 maanden geleden

    Confined space? Ha Ha, Ing-lund itself is now a confined space. (Nanny state gone wild).

  29. f4tpie


    3 maanden geleden

    So what does Grumblefilx (??) means?

  30. f4tpie


    3 maanden geleden

    As quite a traditionally manly activity and I like Smale’s Male or @smalesmale and questions to the page should be called Smale Mail.

  31. spyburn007


    3 maanden geleden

    I’m sure Gareth is a nice guy but can we get him back in the spanners and away from the mic please?

  32. Mathias Stuhl

    Mathias Stuhl

    3 maanden geleden

    Finally alex got a car his size...

  33. Paul Yeung

    Paul Yeung

    3 maanden geleden

    I knew it was a Cappuccino when Alex said yes it is a suzuki!!! I was LOLing how long it took them haha

  34. Dilan Senaratne

    Dilan Senaratne

    3 maanden geleden

    I had my stolen car listed for sale in Dagenham by Romanians so this story is very accurate and one to beware off

  35. Ingens_Scherz


    3 maanden geleden

    I was born in Beaconsfield. And I overshare.

  36. rancidstain


    3 maanden geleden

    The podcasts 🥱 I love the channel but do the viewing figures not tell you guys something?

  37. Nyneg _

    Nyneg _

    3 maanden geleden

    25:30 Hey dan hit me up, we live near each other xD, is it bad that i recognized exactly where the photo was taken from?

  38. Michael Loach

    Michael Loach

    3 maanden geleden

    Back in the early '90's I was a salesman for a car company. An elderly, scruffy looking gent came in & was looking at a new 4X4. My fellow salesmen totally ignored him. I took an interest as I was young & eager & thought I could improve my sales technique just by talking to the man. To cut a long story short he bought the Landcruiser in cash & that's when I found out that Scotland did a £100 note! not judge! All the best...........



    3 maanden geleden

    P. S. I know Ethan loves being humble, eathen should go to a garden centre

  40. TheGolfHead


    3 maanden geleden

    As soon he said its a rwd suzuki, i instantly new it was a cappuccino lol

  41. n b

    n b

    3 maanden geleden

    I guessed Cappuchino by question 14

  42. S15 Life

    S15 Life

    3 maanden geleden

    are we all gonna ignore the fact that these lot dont know what grande punto is?

  43. Lassitude


    3 maanden geleden

    "wear normal clothes to buy a car" Me: wears shorts to everything. Oof. :(

  44. Hambleton Showcase

    Hambleton Showcase

    3 maanden geleden

    got Cappuccino straight away!!

  45. Bobby Roe

    Bobby Roe

    3 maanden geleden

    Ethan does wood

  46. Andrew Bradley

    Andrew Bradley

    3 maanden geleden

    17:33 - VAG doesn't stand for Volkswagen Audi Group. The company is called Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft or VAG for short. Just saying.

  47. Fire Safety Stick

    Fire Safety Stick

    3 maanden geleden

    Thanks for the shout out guys! Glad to be keeping Phil covered now, Alex. Would be great to have you guys come and see how these work and what they can do sometime!

  48. Lewis Keightley

    Lewis Keightley

    3 maanden geleden

    I knew the second you said a rear wheel drive Suzuki 😂

  49. Sam Wannell

    Sam Wannell

    3 maanden geleden

    I was screaming cappuccino as soon as you said rwd suzuki!

  50. Aldi Berisha

    Aldi Berisha

    3 maanden geleden

    Rear wheel Suzuki and that smile is all we needed

  51. Tarell Edwards

    Tarell Edwards

    3 maanden geleden

    Smales wood fondling

  52. Corin Marston

    Corin Marston

    3 maanden geleden

    Guessed it from the point he said yes to Suzuki after saying yes to RWD too 🤣

  53. Ben Baker

    Ben Baker

    3 maanden geleden

    Ethan’s got wood. Surely it can’t be anything else.

  54. Reimo Zoober

    Reimo Zoober

    3 maanden geleden

    The moment you said it was a RWD Suzuki - but it is difficult to be a car nerd

  55. SUNDOWN 80

    SUNDOWN 80

    3 maanden geleden


  56. William Stewart

    William Stewart

    3 maanden geleden

    One old lady owner, only ever driven to church on Sundays. (The stupid Landrover has spent so much of its life broken that the milage is incredibly low) Genuine milage, runs well (We've just spent thousands getting it working again, please buy it before it breaks) Becoming very rare (running examples that is, immaculate broken examples are still very common) Recently had big money spent (just had a lot of money spent so we can sell it) Superior English engineering (inferior reliability) Genuine reason for sale (genuinely over it, this car is cursed) Come grab a bargain (come buy a lemon)

  57. Matt Carter

    Matt Carter

    3 maanden geleden

    I guessed Cappuccino as soon as you said Suzuki but only because you guys made a video on it.

  58. Gábor Farkas

    Gábor Farkas

    3 maanden geleden

    Will you make real car videos again? Car builds and tests as you use to do?

  59. Paul Burgess

    Paul Burgess

    3 maanden geleden

    Bikers filtering, that’s the whole point in owning a bike isn’t it??? I don’t own/ride a bike, but I completely respect the love and joy of them 👍🏻

  60. Razor's Retro Game Shelf

    Razor's Retro Game Shelf

    3 maanden geleden

    Who are these people who don't know what a Vauxhall Senator is? haha

  61. Jaximus


    3 maanden geleden

    Ethan’s softwood

  62. mark hood

    mark hood

    3 maanden geleden

    i would go to a car dealership, wearing what ever the hell i wanted to, picked up my most recent car in a full blown tracksuit as it happens. Still drove away in the car....silly really that people will look at your choice of clothing that day and assume your social stature or wealth small fathers friend was 19, going back 33 years ago, 2 men came onto the forecourt, he was a car sales man. Guys came in, old jeans, tee shirts...trainers....older guys in the forecourt where like, you can have them good luck getting a sale....he sold 12 ford seirras as a fleet sale. I dont know if my old man, told me this story, to make me think to never judge a book by its cover, or to never judge a person by their appearance (if so it worked for me) or if it actually happend...but it made me believe that everyone, regardless of looks, wealth, or anything else, deserves as much a chance as a guy strolling in with a suit my two pence for what its worth

  63. keio


    3 maanden geleden

    I guessed cappuccino as soon as you said japanese and rwd 🤣

  64. keio


    3 maanden geleden

    When my Cappuccino gets mentioned for a 2nd time 😀🤣

  65. Nathaniel Mathies

    Nathaniel Mathies

    3 maanden geleden

    I got Cappuccino. Not too many rear wheel drive Suzuki. I initially thought Vitarra but then when you said its not 4 or 6 cylinder I automatically thought 3 cylinder rear wheel drive. Cappuccino obvious answer.

  66. Nathaniel Mathies

    Nathaniel Mathies

    3 maanden geleden

    What the hell are jogging bottoms? Are you talking about trackie dacks?

  67. AndrewB


    3 maanden geleden

    Name ideas: Stuff with Wood by Ethan Ethan's Hard Knocks Wood is Good

  68. Lewis Tate

    Lewis Tate

    3 maanden geleden

    Got it Cappuccino :)

  69. Reuben Langstone

    Reuben Langstone

    3 maanden geleden

    It should be called. Handling wood.

  70. Marc de

    Marc de

    3 maanden geleden

    Guessed Capacinno immediately said Suzuki as as it suits you sir!🤔😂

  71. Alex Prior

    Alex Prior

    3 maanden geleden

    Someone tried to pull that "headgasket failure" scam on a friend of mine. He also smelt a rat and got his wife and daughter to keep them talking whilst he checked his CCTV. You should have seen their faces when he showed them the footage of one of them pouring something in the exhaust and then my friend telling them that if they really wanted it, the price had now doubled. They went away empty handed.

  72. Pound Coin

    Pound Coin

    3 maanden geleden

    I had the same scam done to me and a friend when we were selling an Alpina, The story was exactly the same and I mean exactly the same and it was quite a scary experience although we never let the car go

  73. Abarth_ Alex_

    Abarth_ Alex_

    3 maanden geleden

    I got it in 9 questions

  74. L555 Corey

    L555 Corey

    3 maanden geleden

    For the Instagram handle it has to be Hammer and Smales for all woodwork things

  75. Kieran Nash

    Kieran Nash

    3 maanden geleden

    Ethan's Handy Wood

  76. mitsubishi2301


    3 maanden geleden

    I guessed Suzuki Cappucino by about Question 8 😂

  77. Rb Clark

    Rb Clark

    3 maanden geleden

    I think Alex mat Watson and Gareth should do the next top gear ??

  78. Harry Pebody

    Harry Pebody

    3 maanden geleden

    Romanians don't mind dipping the fingers in a pot of oil then saying the head gasket has gone

  79. Henning Schroth

    Henning Schroth

    3 maanden geleden

    52:30 T- junction... the explanation is so confusing when you are used to left hand drive...

  80. Justin Hedrick

    Justin Hedrick

    3 maanden geleden

    Hold on if you accelerate hard from a light twice they’ll take your bike?? Wtf

  81. ton mtb comic

    ton mtb comic

    3 maanden geleden

    If ethon can do it then anyone can lol

  82. Benji Renals

    Benji Renals

    3 maanden geleden

    The problem with being able to hear a bike coming while in your car, is that everyone else has to hear that bike for half a mile around.

  83. Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson

    3 maanden geleden

    13.55 its called a Section 59 😂🤦‍♂️

  84. Scott


    3 maanden geleden

    After all that the guy still took cash surprised it wasn't all fake

  85. Yusuf Moosajee

    Yusuf Moosajee

    3 maanden geleden

    Ethan's would work?

  86. Paul C

    Paul C

    3 maanden geleden

    At not 4 or 6 pot question I was screaming cappuccino!

  87. Benji Renals

    Benji Renals

    3 maanden geleden

    Glad to hear Police in Warwickshire are trying to deal with dangerous driving, so many shitty boy racers around here.

  88. Joel Cairns

    Joel Cairns

    3 maanden geleden

    liberty city theme while riding down the M1 lol

  89. Jamie H

    Jamie H

    3 maanden geleden

    my uncle went to a Porsche dealership a couple years ago and began to look around and decided on a 911 and when he wanted for someone to offer their services so he could by the car they wouldn't go near him, so he went to Audi ttrs (manual). I'm not rich enough to own an Audi or porsche. Just a story.

  90. Not James May

    Not James May

    3 maanden geleden

    I got it

  91. RotaryBro


    3 maanden geleden

    Jeans are workwear typically used by construction workers and trades people. Joggers, slacks and shorts are leisure wear - you are going to buy a car in your leisure time. Makes sense to me.

  92. 6RadaR6


    3 maanden geleden

    Most idiots arent using the electric scooters on the roads, they're using them on pavements.

  93. Benjamin Williams

    Benjamin Williams

    3 maanden geleden

    Also, regarding electric scooters, only the schemes run by local councils in city centres are legal. The ones you buy yourself are still illegal to use in public places.

  94. Andrew Law

    Andrew Law

    3 maanden geleden

    Loving the Grinds my gears bits the most guys, keep on with the rage stuff it’s hilarious 😂. Let’s face it we all need to vent off and seeing you all join is awesome. Can’t wait for the next podcast 😁

  95. Benjamin Williams

    Benjamin Williams

    3 maanden geleden

    Wood with Ethan

  96. Ethan Bevan

    Ethan Bevan

    3 maanden geleden

    the cappuccino is just a knock off of a mazda MX5#

  97. ChaosPotato


    3 maanden geleden

    0:15 Jack was feeling it this time

  98. Mr. E

    Mr. E

    3 maanden geleden

    Just looked on auto trader and there is a perodua Nippa on there right now!! Ethan, get it while you can.

  99. Gary G

    Gary G

    3 maanden geleden

    As soon as he said RWD and Suzuki, I guessed Cappucino, although I'm not sure that's something to be proud of.

  100. James Jones

    James Jones

    3 maanden geleden

    I knew it was going to be a cappuccino as soon as Suzuki was guessed !!