The Stupid Mistakes We Make While Driving | Your Car Stories

Avaldati 12 apr 2021
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On this week's Car Throttle Podcast, Ethan tells us about the time he ran a red light, we discuss 'policing done right' and argue about driving etiquette!
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  • If you’re giving less than £3k for a convertible 1 series it’s gonna be a dog 🤣

  • main reason for electronic parking brake is space saving on the center console and ergonomic design. People want more storage and device charging space.

  • I came to a massive factor that Gareth almost hit with electronic handbreak. As we all know for years have been getting lighter due to keeping efficiency up for regulations globally. When you look at the weight of a mechanical over electronic handbreak the weight saving is massive. Hence electronic handbreaks.

  • On the creeping forward at lights, sometimes its to stop the stupid auto start/stop. Admittedly I've done it a few times when I didn't want to disable the start/stop, but I knew the lights were going to change in a few seconds, so I stop a little short of the lights (less than a car length) and creep forward a bit.

  • Replacement car for a micra I know exactly what car a 2005 Renault clio 1.2 or 2.0l sport :)

  • Haha - only watching this today and seen a comment about Alex wearing one sock but what about Gareth wearing no socks at all😂😂

  • Phil vs non-Phil!!, they need to race!

  • Alex only has 1 sock on

  • I'm no longer waiting for the stimulus check because I earn $24,230 every 14-16 days recently got myself a new ride

    • Seeing Alot of success stories, he must be honest and trustworthy for people to talk this good about him

    • I'm from UK I and my colleague gave him a try and it has been a good returns of our investment, thanks Expert David

    • I meet Mr David for the first time at a conference in manchester I invested £25,000 and traded in one month making close to £143,670

    • Wow what a coincidence, you invested with Mr David also? I also trade with him I get to earn a biweekly trading income of $38,000 pioneered by Expert David ensuring sustainable profitability in my investment I'd say things are working out perfectly well ever since I started invest'ing with him keep up the good work sir

    • Write him on what'sAp

  • Had the same thing. Drove up to a redlight crosspoint, shifted down to second and just turned right 🤦🏼 brain fart indeed. Thank god the cameras were off.

  • Where’s this weeks? I’m driving around so bored

  • 1:01:30 the real answer is a SPONGE

  • Dear car throttle I have a car story that I want when to read :my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife my wife

  • Is the Karoq diesel Ethan? They’re is a delay on the Diesels Skoda’s because it automatically warms the glow plugs before starting and won’t attempt to start until the plugs are at the optimum temperature deemed by the engine control unit.

  • No podcast today? Why don't you tell us in the comunity post or something??? :(

  • Mike Brewer & Ed China found a mura in a barn. Classic episode

  • hows the sale of the m4 going Gavin ? XD

  • even my dogs buried his head when alex started his unppooooopppppuuulaaaar opppinnion

  • Mx5 showdown, let's see what that £85k porshe V6 can do, come on Jack, f Phil up

  • there was a mk1 fiesta different front lights before the xr2 shape

  • I‘m from switzerland so i have no idea about pricing in the UK but if it‘s in the price range sam should get a Nissan 350z

  • 22:20 is how i failed my first test lmao

  • Nobody else realise that Alex only has one sock on????????

  • You need to get a police officer on

  • #projectshitbox is my project on insta 😂 it's on hold at the moment but will be in full flow in the summer, it won't be working but the project will be in full swing by then 😂😂

  • 55:34 He could buy a Ford sierra in this price range. RWD saloon it rly isn't that expensive.

    • no you cant 😂

  • I once stopped at a red light and sat there watching the lights for the roads to watch them change so I knew when I could go, they turned red meaning mine where going to change so I floored it not realising mine were still red too, got about 150m before I realised I messed up, luckily there wasn't anyone else about at the time, I've also pulled up to green lights and stopped, I think Gareth has changed and its not in a good way, JLR aren't the best and it's annoying how hard he's trying to convince us

  • You want a comment on the mx5, I'd like to see both of them on fire!!

  • Why has Alex got one sick on and one off and Gareth has none

  • Great shows guys, Ethans actually starting to get funny.

  • Don't you dare retort me!

  • I hate red light creepers....

  • Time to unsubscribe

  • 1:02:28 I'm with you Gareth😂 Others seemed to have ignored the fact

  • I definitely want to see Phil VS Anti-Phil!

  • Love the police 🚔 comment about motorway middle lane hoggers.. you can ask Russell from EEcloner George car media when you get him on 😇😇👍👍

  • pls don't take ur socks off again it makes this unwatachable

  • Having waited way too long to redo my driving test, I can tell you it's much harder now then it was when I first passed. This falsehood that being taught these days is easier is bollocks. Anyone that says that should try and pass a modern test, I'd imagine they'd struggle.

  • I have a lupo love it

  • Did you all dress colour coded by seating positions for this 😂?

  • Noodles

  • I do indeed love your channel but you’re boring me.

  • Also cars play the engine noise on the the car so it means you hear less of the outside noises.

  • Alex rocking the one sock, one no-sock.

  • 350z to the guy deciding what car to get

  • We need more z3 episodes and cheap car challenges

  • DeLorean is actually fibreglass with stainless steel cladding, if I'm recalling it correctly from a recent video on one where it's the guy's first car. Late Brake Show channel video.

  • I was with my driving instructer recently just below 30MPH and some Vauxhaull driver decided to overtake and break the speed limit just before it went up to 50MPH.

  • Driving through red lights most do at some point in life. It's a minor lapse in concentration. Providing no-one is hurt it's a relatively minor offense but due to many many driving laws you can get written up for about 4 sperate offenses which is a piss take.

  • You can feel the monday evening vibe in this video

  • That tone!! Got a wake up call.

  • Yes Phil vs anti Phil would be an epic video but I do agree with Jack you should go to a track that is new to both of

  • That’s a mk1 fiesta 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • phill vs antiphill!!!!!

  • The electronic handbrake on the older Insignia really is the most stupid handbrake I’ve ever experienced. In comparison to the VWs or Mercedes I’ve driven it doesn’t turn on automatically - not even when the car gets parked...

  • Pretty sure it's a mk 2 fiesta mk1 had squared off headlights

  • 23:00 the same thing happened to me once I swore it turned green.

  • This may offend most guys, but being an avid listener & follower of Scotty Kilmer, the straight forward answer to why Electronic parking brakes are becoming increasingly popular amongst car makers, it's cheaper to manufacture and the bean counters push it. Also if a Electronic parking brake fails it is more expensive to fix as well as it involves sensors.

  • Flashing your lights at the temporary traffic light sensor definitely does not work

  • Why have I waited so long to listen to these. Jokes.

  • Sam Miller get your self a Honda s2000

  • There are more bad drivers on the roads as there are more foreigners driving and they don't seam to get taught to the same standards

  • @Alex... your socks, why do you have one on one off and then swop them over 🤣🤣 i can't focus on anything else 🤣

  • Mx5 battle would be sick

  • I feel that less would be more with these podcasts, starting to get stale and we're getting less of the content that made me enjoy car throttle like cheap car challenged, ethan with a z3, miles, rx8 etc.

  • For a 2k car, look for a Citroen DS3, wife will love it, cheap to run, surprisingly comfortable, has a biggest boot in its class. Might be a bit more money, but can def. find some at that price

  • BLUES AND TWOS TO THE LANE HOGGERS ALL THE WAY! Would do it myself if I had blues :D

  • 13:50 I always leave nearly half a car lenght in front of me, to make the guy in front comfortable, especially on a sloped road But over half of the time that bastard behind me sits on my bumper, for real. And it's extra stressful for me as I never start from the handbrake - I always rely on my reflex on pedals

  • Ethan, "It's only illegal if you get caught" Alex, Gareth and THE ENTIRE INTERNET, " T R U E "

  • Overtaking cyclists is the biggest part of dangerous driving these days - you need to give them at least 1.5 metres: very few drivers do but remember if it goes wrong and you kill, recent court cases have proved you are guilty of dangerous driving not driving without due care and you will likely be jailed for it........

  • Really disappointed with the answer for the riddle! I was shouting pasta at the TV! 😂

    • You mean you don't normally do that? Weird.

  • Top Job Chaps 👌

  • Oh my god Ethan's story had me in stitches hahaha

  • You heard it here first guys... cars are too safe.

  • Every time someone asks which car to buy next, I think ‘mazda 6’. Literally every time.

  • Thought you lot were car guys, that's not a mk1 Fiesta , it's a mk2 !

  • so you're just a podcast channel now, or?

    • *checks video upload history" No, you're just being ridiculously unreasonable.

  • Ratty little face .....over the line there 😅

  • Phil vs Jack’s turbo mx5 vs ethans z3...

  • OUCH ! My ears !!!!

  • For 3k you'd get a great condition RX-8 with no engine worries. As long as you don't mind the fuel bills and send it a bit if its only short journeys then it's a fun daily that'll work just as well as any other car. I ran mine as a daily with no issues for 2 years before making her dedicated track toy

  • £3k - Smart Roadster!

  • Are you ever going to make some real video's again?? I like the podcast but it's really all you ever do now..... Would like to see more action, atleast more than ones a week.............

  • Sorry, can you all shout out "we love penis" again, please?! 🤣

  • Why does Alex have 1 sock on and 1 sock off???

  • Why has Alex only got one sock on

  • What are you gonna do when (if) Gareth ever sells that bloody M4? It’s been the gift that keeps on giving so far. You guys keep on recommending the 130i but prices are going up at the mo, any for around £3.5k will be bloody dogs. The 125i is a good shout and is easily remapped to 130i power.

  • I thought it was pasta

  • At 45 years of age why do I find Ethan saying “my wife” so funny? I’m a grown up, I should be laughing at satire on Radio 4. 🤔

  • Back in January there were temporary lights set up and it was snowing. My lights were on red and I had a car sitting behind me. At the other end were three cars waiting and I could see the red light reflecting on the front of the car at the other end. Eventually after about two minutes I put on my hazards and went through the red. I stopped at the other end and explained to the guy in front that there was snow on the sensor and I watched in my mirror as the three cars also went through the red. If you do it slowly and with due care then it shouldn't be an issue.

  • Why the fuck has Alex got one sock on? lol

  • Why has Alex got one sock on and one bare foot?

  • Why is Alex only wearing one sock and Gavin isn’t wearing any?!

  • I want to buy Gareth’s M4, then sell it back to him on the quiet, just so he can say he has sold it! Now where did I put that jar of coins.🤔

  • Show mx5 vs mx5

  • I’m a delivery driver for a local supermarket too and have been since the start of lockdown last year. The amount of impatient arseholes that are out on the roads. We stop our van for 2 minutes and you have people honking, screaming and shouting at you. The amount of verbal abuse I’ve dealt with over the past year from ignorant drivers when I’m trying to help people live is unbelievable.

    • Shame you can't record the numberplate for a centralised delivery driver database, so that those people never get a home shopping delivery ever again. I mean, they have to stand behind their decisions, right?

  • Some traffic lights only let 3-5 cars through and if you know this you need to think fast.

  • Well, I was agreeing during the discussion about drivers becoming worse due to the cars becoming "better". Then I remembered all the Russian driving videos...

  • This podcast is 2 sound lads and 2 complete bell ends, I'll let you figure out which is which!

  • Yessss, Phil Vs Turbo Mx5