How Selling A Car Nearly Got Me Killed | Your Car Stories

Avaldati 15 veebr 2021
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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  • Actually VAG means or meant "Volkswagen Audi Group" or "Volkswagen Audi Gemeinschaft". What meant is the long version of "VW AG".

  • The Skoda Fabia vRS is my favourite car I would love to own one someday

  • a few of my mates had/have skoda fab vrs' and they are fucking quick, especially with small mods, they are sick cars

  • England reminds me of where america will be if we embrace socialism when it comes to things like taxes and car laws / highways.

  • I got a story about car jacking from a school friends father he was south african and was involved with the diamond trade, got held up for his Bentley and handed it over as it was better that than the half a million pound diamond in his pocket, he lost 2 Bentleys that year he had one stolen from his drive in the UK as well

  • Back in 2014 my uncle was selling his 2011 Silver Mercedes E Class Saloon. Two guys came and pretended to be interested in purchasing the car. One was in the car and my uncle was negotiating on the price with the other guy. Then bam. He pulled out a knife but luckily he dodged it. He snatched the key and drove off. This happened in London in Ealing and the car was never found

  • VW golf mk3.5 cabriolet are on the value rise

  • Gotta say, it's strange seeing my name on your knob.

  • Disappointed that you didn't recommend an FN2 Type R for the hot hatch requirement, quality hot hatch.

  • Wonder how may people who work for Highways England are watching this podcast 😂

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

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

  • Original fiesta ST, 2L. Shitbox but good

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Traffic light? Gareth? You mean robot

  • 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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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!

  • 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

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

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

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

  • Vrs fabia try 3000

  • 14:33 Where you get those binoculars Gareth?

  • front wheel drive xdrive s3😂😂😂😂

  • Gym looks great, very fresh :).

  • 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..

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

  • 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).

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

    • @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

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • I love Gareth, feel like he goes unappreciated.

    • Yh adds another dynamic to the poddy

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

  • He’s gonna roll up with a different M4

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

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

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

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

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

  • I had a Fabia VRS many moons ago

  • 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.

  • south africa just sounds like one big GTA server

  • The ultimate hot hatch under 5 grand must be the EP3

  • Agreed Alex... I have a 130i

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

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

  • 306 Rallye for a grand lol

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

  • Did the audio guy forget to turn the reverb off 😂

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Is Gareth wearing 18 jumpers?

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

  • Compare the meerkat 😂

  • The unnamed car supermarket is obviously carmax

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

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

  • car insurance is a fucking rip off

  • That Likewise joke was underrated

  • Isnt it lock down?

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

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

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

  • 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!!!

  • Enyone get roddny trotter vibes off ethan

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

  • 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

  • 38:22 put the key in the microwave👍🏻

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

  • 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!

  • 44:30 Leon mk1 cupra (r)

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Can you please make a video about your DIY truck please

  • 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

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

  • Smart Roadster lads, bargain buy!

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

  • 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

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

  • VAG OVER BMW any day

  • 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