How Selling A Car Nearly Got Me Killed | Your Car Stories
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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  • oliver mansfield
    oliver mansfield

    Here's a plan, keep the hard shoulder and up the speed limit to 85 to "ease congestion"

  • JensenPGATourDriven

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

  • spyburn007

    Original fiesta ST, 2L. Shitbox but good

  • Julian Arellano
    Julian Arellano

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

  • BOAC

    The second it got to 'suzuki, rwd' I knew what Alex was thinking :))

  • Mustachio's Motovlogs
    Mustachio's Motovlogs

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

  • Mark Moyseyenko
    Mark Moyseyenko

    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.

  • newfiesmum

    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.

  • Dan Moran
    Dan Moran

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

  • b0redom

    Future classic shitbox; Citroen C3 Pluriel, won't make you money at all though.

  • Andy Genner
    Andy Genner

    Traffic light? Gareth? You mean robot

  • AsdaTrollys

    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

  • William Bilverstone
    William Bilverstone

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

  • Danny Jones
    Danny Jones

    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.

  • strbst

    Use Dummy clips working inside road closures when your jumping in and out the van

  • N H
    N H

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

  • Sam M
    Sam M

    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

  • Talex 0211
    Talex 0211

    Some say alex still doesn't understand the Thesaurus joke.

  • Big Dave
    Big Dave

    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!

  • Henry Kravitz
    Henry Kravitz

    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

  • Claire Marie
    Claire Marie

    Jack, good man for running that Saab! Won't let you down 😉😎

  • Andrew Last
    Andrew Last

    Fabia vRS 1.9 130bhp diesel .... I don't see the fascination with it.

  • Speedystig

    This podcast cease to understand anything outside of VAG BMW or Mazda

  • Archie Grove
    Archie Grove

    Vrs fabia try 3000

  • Madonkey

    14:33 Where you get those binoculars Gareth?

  • ibra

    front wheel drive xdrive s3😂😂😂😂

  • Richard Baron
    Richard Baron

    Gym looks great, very fresh :).

  • Iain Ansell
    Iain Ansell

    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..

  • Junaid JDM
    Junaid JDM

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

  • MrSluby

    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).

  • Lane Sandburg
    Lane Sandburg

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

    • Lane Sandburg
      Lane Sandburg

      @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

    • Andrew Last
      Andrew Last

      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.

  • OriginalOwner777

    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.

  • meriton berisha
    meriton berisha

    I love Gareth, feel like he goes unappreciated.

    • Adeel M
      Adeel M

      Yh adds another dynamic to the poddy

  • ollieb81

    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.

  • Joshua Rosen
    Joshua Rosen

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

  • Ross Adam
    Ross Adam

    Remember when jack got pushed along sideways by a lorry ahaha wtf

  • Henry Rolt
    Henry Rolt

    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

  • Justin Hedrick
    Justin Hedrick

    He’s gonna roll up with a different M4

  • Batman WanaBe
    Batman WanaBe

    I have a fabia vrs special edition and a standard silver one that I want to sell.....😉

  • Calum MacKenzie
    Calum MacKenzie

    Microwave makes a good farady cage, just don't turn it on with your keys inside.

  • Simon Wilson
    Simon Wilson

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

  • Steven Hanley
    Steven Hanley

    Gareth ive got 23k here for your BMW. Hold out yer hand.

  • Carl Cassidy
    Carl Cassidy

    They've gotta keep building them so their mates can syphon off some public money. Standard cronyism.

  • K2o

    I had a Fabia VRS many moons ago

  • George Adams
    George Adams

    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.

  • ibra

    south africa just sounds like one big GTA server

  • Julian Bell
    Julian Bell

    The ultimate hot hatch under 5 grand must be the EP3

  • George Austers
    George Austers

    Agreed Alex... I have a 130i

  • N Squareroot
    N Squareroot

    Insurance companies are professional scammers. Their whole business model is based on fraud.

  • Magician Lorenzo
    Magician Lorenzo

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

  • Kim Thomas
    Kim Thomas

    306 Rallye for a grand lol

  • Abhiditya Singh
    Abhiditya Singh

    If there any car company name Mahindra or Tata then try theirs car and upload video

  • Evan Hughes
    Evan Hughes

    Did the audio guy forget to turn the reverb off 😂

  • Jigsjigz

    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.

  • NorbsWS

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

  • Lks112201918

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

  • squid's don't have ankles
    squid's don't have ankles

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

  • T Green
    T Green

    Sounds like the guy worked for the car shop mega store. An absolute shit show when it comes to people management.

  • Paul Sheehan
    Paul Sheehan

    Is Gareth wearing 18 jumpers?

  • Kieran Nash
    Kieran Nash

    Can the next car that the guys buy for Alex be a Nissan Figaro??

  • Nigel Marumahoko
    Nigel Marumahoko

    Compare the meerkat 😂

  • Wade Crile
    Wade Crile

    The unnamed car supermarket is obviously carmax

  • Dylan Bloomfield
    Dylan Bloomfield

    Gareth I live in York, I could go to his house if u want 😂

  • Ian Edmonds
    Ian Edmonds

    I speak bleep. The name is Farquar. Luv and Peace.

  • Pro Tune HD
    Pro Tune HD

    car insurance is a fucking rip off

  • Steven Quarrell
    Steven Quarrell

    That Likewise joke was underrated

  • 44 YAM x
    44 YAM x

    Isnt it lock down?

  • Hannah Millington
    Hannah Millington

    Smart motorways were created by some committee that probably don't have a driving licence between them

  • SundayWarship

    Alex, if you've got a microwave oven, you DO have a Faraday cage

  • DroneBoy

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

  • Speedystig

    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!!!

  • BU CKO
    BU CKO

    Enyone get roddny trotter vibes off ethan

  • xUsuSx

    Is it red? Yes Is it the royal mail lorry? Yes

  • Rampage

    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

  • Calum240

    38:22 put the key in the microwave👍🏻

  • Alfie Forrest
    Alfie Forrest

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

  • Perci

    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!

  • Bos

    44:30 Leon mk1 cupra (r)

  • Crimbly Crimbo
    Crimbly Crimbo

    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

  • John Woods
    John Woods

    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.

  • vishan madas
    vishan madas

    Can you please make a video about your DIY truck please

  • Elliot

    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

  • Jacob Brookes
    Jacob Brookes

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

  • DappaDon Dave
    DappaDon Dave

    Smart Roadster lads, bargain buy!

  • Do One
    Do One

    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

  • Sam H
    Sam H

    This is why all the ubers in SA are pieces of crap. Tourist advice - get the cheapest uber.

  • Epic Gaming
    Epic Gaming

    Where the podcast van


    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

  • Hanif Kardan
    Hanif Kardan

    To Ethan, as a Persian I was very impressed with your reference to Darius and Xerxes

  • Revolutions88

    VAG OVER BMW any day

  • Scott

    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

  • Dominik Gal
    Dominik Gal

    A future classic I would say would be a Mk1 Yaris T Sport. The Mk1 was still made using Japanese Parts and with the VVTI 1SzFe Engine

  • Alan Chan
    Alan Chan

    Y'all look cold

  • sailor moonsoon
    sailor moonsoon

    OF: https.monsoon hmu to model your car oh and sub to the OF 🥰

  • Nathan Bellows
    Nathan Bellows

    Smart motorways do nothing better than “dumb” motorways do, except kill people. But the government like them because they make trains look better and if everyone were to travel on trains the government gets more money so... yeah. Smart motorways are proof, if ever anyone needed it, that the scumbags in government will happily kill you to turn a profit.

  • Alan De'Giovanni
    Alan De'Giovanni

    Cheers for the advice lads, and yes Alan is my real name. The Vrs sounds interesting and definitely something I will look into, but have to admit, they're not a looker.

    • J Richie
      J Richie

      Great car.

  • Cameron Murphy
    Cameron Murphy

    To anonymous, great story thanks for sharing, these podcasts are keeping me going 👌

  • Ibrahim Cokgezici
    Ibrahim Cokgezici

    Let’s start a petition to get rid of smart motorways

  • tiaan LB
    tiaan LB

    My dad don't like wearing a seatbealt beacuse when he was 19 he was in a car accident with his brother but my dad was wearing a seatbealt and my uncle didn't. My uncle fell out of the car with only a few scratches while my dad's seatbelt restraned him he broke is leg and both arms and had to be cut out of the car and to this day neither his leg or arm can bend fully like a normal person. I personally feel that a seatbealt can save your life or contribute to your death. If your time is their it's their nothing you can do about it

  • qwertylolzdwjkz

    Why hazard warning lights are the same colour as indicators is beyond me 🤷‍♂️😭