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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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  1. Danny


    4 dagen geleden

    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.

  2. Sam Honiball

    Sam Honiball

    Maand geleden

    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.

  3. Elliott Thomas

    Elliott Thomas

    Maand geleden

    Stickers... I have the nurb tattooed on me 👀 is that ok?

  4. izoyt


    2 maanden geleden

    italy, home of middlelaners..

  5. Minibull (Minibull)

    Minibull (Minibull)

    2 maanden geleden

    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

  6. Waldemarr


    2 maanden geleden

    Timestamps please. Other than that I'm gonna listen to this podcast in the future. 👍

  7. Kieran Perry

    Kieran Perry

    2 maanden geleden

    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

  8. Pabloelnavegante


    3 maanden geleden

    I thought it would be a lamborgini lm002, the truck, 1986

  9. dtprodrive


    3 maanden geleden

    We talking about jlr...? Selling shit😂😂😂

  10. Michael Slater

    Michael Slater

    3 maanden geleden

    Alex’s accents omg I’ve lost it!!!!

  11. Nick Bell

    Nick Bell

    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  12. BrianLTU


    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  13. Oliver


    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  14. Caboodle


    3 maanden geleden

    I love how Gareth calls out Alex when he's chatting shit.

  15. Claire Marie

    Claire Marie

    3 maanden geleden

    By the time you guys find somewhere else to do the podcast you'll be able to be back in the van 😂

  16. Laurence Charlton

    Laurence Charlton

    3 maanden geleden

    They have “curburgring” stickers already ask the guy with “the keys” ;-).

  17. Claire Marie

    Claire Marie

    3 maanden geleden

    To Jez, who emailed in, Get a Saab Aero!!!! 2.8 V6 😉😉😎

  18. I'm not a Mechanic

    I'm not a Mechanic

    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  19. Steve Pettifer

    Steve Pettifer

    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  20. None of Your Buisness

    None of Your Buisness

    3 maanden geleden

    Porsche Cayenne V6. You mean a Golf R32 on stilts... No thanks.

  21. Mr Steve Furness-Lappin

    Mr Steve Furness-Lappin

    3 maanden geleden

    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

  22. Scott


    3 maanden geleden

    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?

  23. BlackFlag94


    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  24. Jarred Palk

    Jarred Palk

    3 maanden geleden

    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

  25. Andrew


    3 maanden geleden

    6:55 what you mean used to be a 🛎🔚 hahahahaha

  26. Ross MacFadyen

    Ross MacFadyen

    3 maanden geleden

    Love the podcast, however!!! Can you please update the camera quality as it's 2021! xx

  27. R118GSiVVC


    3 maanden geleden

    I love a sleeper!

  28. R118GSiVVC


    3 maanden geleden

    Everyone in Wales? Sorry Alex, you're wrong! 😝

  29. Nikki Skelton

    Nikki Skelton

    3 maanden geleden

    call Ethan's wood channel Carveuretor!!

  30. AudiS4


    3 maanden geleden

    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

  31. Essex Customs

    Essex Customs

    3 maanden geleden

    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

  32. AmbiguousJim


    3 maanden geleden

    Need to learn to narrow down the options by asking the continent first rather than listing every country that’s ever made a car

  33. Lourenco Mota

    Lourenco Mota

    3 maanden geleden

    Restore the 1£ Volvo and do a giveaway!

  34. A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    3 maanden geleden

    So what was the scam ? .

    • Johnny Five

      Johnny Five

      3 maanden geleden

      The deposit......

  35. A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    3 maanden geleden

    😴 💤💰💤👙💤🚗💤🍻💤💤💤

  36. A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    3 maanden geleden

    and on, . . . . . .

  37. A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    3 maanden geleden

    and on, . . . .

  38. A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    3 maanden geleden

    And droned on, . . . .

  39. A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    A. Bloke 2.0 Always Learning.

    3 maanden geleden

    That is not 2m between you. Your EARS, perhaps, but not in Social Distancing. .

  40. tom gibbons

    tom gibbons

    3 maanden geleden

    40:15 Jack giving someone a proper death stare for quite some time 😂😂

  41. Azad Hussain

    Azad Hussain

    3 maanden geleden

    Can you please put time stamps on your videos. Thanks

  42. Claire Marie

    Claire Marie

    3 maanden geleden

    Totally agree about cruise control, it really does show who can't drive when you use it 😏

  43. neil walsh

    neil walsh

    3 maanden geleden

    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

  44. lee neal

    lee neal

    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  45. elias Castellón

    elias Castellón

    3 maanden geleden

    What the hell, I never remember un-subbing to you

  46. neocerebus


    3 maanden geleden

    Ethan is one my people?

  47. Juan Solo

    Juan Solo

    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  48. Simon Hopkins

    Simon Hopkins

    3 maanden geleden

    Downbadge all the way lol

  49. AwesomeCarGuy (Alex Magege)

    AwesomeCarGuy (Alex Magege)

    3 maanden geleden

    27:31 Gareth mentioning some of the 13 bad words

  50. Mannie Action Sports

    Mannie Action Sports

    3 maanden geleden

    “Mahye waiyfe”

  51. Luis A.

    Luis A.

    3 maanden geleden

    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 😭

  52. mark hood

    mark hood

    3 maanden geleden

    1974 - 1990 for the contach, what a car and a machine!

  53. mistreku


    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  54. Martin Martin

    Martin Martin

    3 maanden geleden

    Hey guys how about podcast from Sheerness.

  55. Mr Tumshie

    Mr Tumshie

    3 maanden geleden

    I had no idea HMP Edinburgh was now recruiting in Brazil.

  56. Jorge Ferreira

    Jorge Ferreira

    3 maanden geleden

    This feels like an TV Show for Apple :)

  57. Steve


    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  58. ibrahim us

    ibrahim us

    3 maanden geleden

    This episode has proved once again how much of a dick Alex is

  59. allothernamesbutthis


    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  60. dannyboio37


    3 maanden geleden

    Vast majority of debadgers are those hiding something guttless all day long 😂

  61. Greg


    3 maanden geleden

    I was hoping the police response after 3 years was going to be: 'its a scam! Don't buy the car!'

  62. Bawxxy


    3 maanden geleden

    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

  63. johnny haney

    johnny haney

    3 maanden geleden

    Four stops an hour does not necessarily equate to four tickets an hour .

  64. Paul Burgess

    Paul Burgess

    3 maanden geleden

    Car SOLD AS SEEN! End of

  65. Ben Nicholson

    Ben Nicholson

    3 maanden geleden

    when gareth sung broken glass i thought that the original song got edited into the video for a second

  66. Paddy Ocallaghan

    Paddy Ocallaghan

    3 maanden geleden

    Getting boring now guys

  67. james cavendish

    james cavendish

    3 maanden geleden

    Curdborough track stickers are available for event days, I have a couple from classic car sprint days

  68. Kim Thomas

    Kim Thomas

    3 maanden geleden

    I often see "Big Boy" in his range rover too.

  69. Lint


    3 maanden geleden

    Shout out for Pokémon Go Kanto day.

  70. Ragdoll Racing

    Ragdoll Racing

    3 maanden geleden

    Keep singing to piss everyone off hahahahaha

  71. spyburn007


    3 maanden geleden

    I’ve got an amazing space you can use... but it’s in Sydney.

  72. Ben Holroyd

    Ben Holroyd

    3 maanden geleden

    So how many others just assumed that the black round things in the background were tyres? This being a car channel and all...

  73. John Bentley

    John Bentley

    3 maanden geleden

    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

  74. AJCgolf


    3 maanden geleden

    Not very smart of Gareth to pick a car company that made about 4 different models in 50 years 😂

  75. AJCgolf


    3 maanden geleden

    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

  76. Kevin T

    Kevin T

    3 maanden geleden

    When are you driving a Hydrogen car ? Need to show the difference between Hydrogen and electric vehicles 🚗

  77. cappaculla


    3 maanden geleden

    Someone tell me, what use is Gareth ??

  78. Tom Amesbury

    Tom Amesbury

    3 maanden geleden

    For people trying to return a car I always make them sign a sold as seen form and never have had a problem

  79. Anthony Flatt

    Anthony Flatt

    3 maanden geleden

    Lamborghini Diablo, from the 80s? Eh...

  80. Adam uk

    Adam uk

    3 maanden geleden

    I love bmw's but is it just me or are nearly all 335d owners annoying as f$ck?!

  81. Jacob Warr

    Jacob Warr

    3 maanden geleden

    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...



    3 maanden geleden

    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

  83. Chris


    3 maanden geleden

    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 maanden geleden

      @13992josh Oh was it your story?

    • 13992josh


      3 maanden geleden

      @Chris indeed i did, wasnt worth the scrap on my driveway haha

    • Chris


      3 maanden geleden

      @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 maanden geleden

      @Chris my point referring to car a private sale car being returned as mentioned in the scenario in the podcast

    • Chris


      3 maanden geleden

      @13992josh Then everythings going to be cosher, I'm not quite sure what you're trying to get at?

  84. Prabhnihal Singh

    Prabhnihal Singh

    3 maanden geleden

    This should be the next cast of Top Gear: Alex, Ethan and Jack!!

  85. BMW_NUT


    3 maanden geleden

    I love watching Gareth being ripped into every episode 🤣🤣🤣

  86. Flexnes1


    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  87. Sarel Bezuidenhout

    Sarel Bezuidenhout

    3 maanden geleden

    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

  88. Dave C

    Dave C

    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  89. Carl Cassidy

    Carl Cassidy

    3 maanden geleden

    Miles got a Nurbergring sticker if I remember correctly

  90. Richard_AKL


    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  91. Chris


    3 maanden geleden

    Don't know why but Alex reminds me so much of Stewie Griffin 😂😂 especially when he does the big "oooohhh"

  92. Mark Telford

    Mark Telford

    3 maanden geleden

    Citroen Ami - Citroen's answer to Clive Sinclair......but no one asked the question!

  93. Simon.Inglis.Kayak


    3 maanden geleden

    Cheap A6 is not a good idea. Mine breaks consistently on the day after it's been repaired

  94. MrSluby


    3 maanden geleden

    Focus st170 are like £500-1500 all day of the week, great buy!

  95. Rohan Hunt

    Rohan Hunt

    3 maanden geleden

    Sold / accepted as is , with all faults if any

  96. oliver mansfield

    oliver mansfield

    3 maanden geleden

    The citroen ami is a mobility scooter for people who don't have mobility issues.

  97. Chris R-Watts

    Chris R-Watts

    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  98. Glen sainsbury

    Glen sainsbury

    3 maanden geleden

    Best track sticker I've seen is m25.

  99. Ashwin Abraham (Ash)

    Ashwin Abraham (Ash)

    3 maanden geleden

    Definitely love Gareth and Alex's flirtings... they even wearing matching jumpers!!!

  100. Big Dog

    Big Dog

    3 maanden geleden

    " 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