Of Certain Persuasions - 15 October 2019

In this week's show, the chaps discuss possible cultural differences in business practices with Nissan, Renault seem busy eating themselves, Dyson's EV project is dead, Toyota now has a multi-brand leasing arm in the UK, car finance is under the spotlight, Morris Commercial Vehicles is apparently back, pay-per-mile charging looks more likely in the UK, Parkers has an interesting new way to gauge costs when comparing cars, NIO 333 has confirmed their drivers for 2019/20, Carsten Monnerjan will head up ItalDesign, a wonderful Lunchtime Read about the Africar, a List of the Week that looks at optional extras, and the And Finally warns against drunk e-scootering in Germany.

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Wrong and Overly Cynical - 8 October 2019

In this week's show, the chaps discuss VW actually winning a court case, Nissan appoints a new CEO and COO, Ghosn is trying to get fit again, cynicism is deployed when chatting about September's New Car Registration figures, Volvo and Geely combine their engine development division, Formula E announce the 2019/20 calendar, Jaguar announces a new driver, Mahindra announces the same drivers but a new sponsor, WRC GB results and Petter Solberg wins in his last rally, we have a Lunchtime Click, Kaban leaves a job he didn't ask for and the And Finally discusses the last Saab 9-3 EV.

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May or May Not Become Reality - 1 October 2019

In this week's show, the chaps discuss the start of the class-action suit in Germany against VW, Bloodhound LSR's last tests in the UK before going to South Africa, questionable ways the insurance industry rejects your claims, the Tory Party's turn with pledges this week, the demand that 30 new Clean Air Zones be created across England, safety improvements to Smart Motorways in Yorkshire, TAG Heuer Porsche name their Formula E test drivers, reminder that the mud fest that is WRC GB is on this weekend, a Lunchtime Read that is probably one of the more insane ideas for a car, a List of the Week that is unforgettable, and an And Finally that lets you drive a remote-controlled car.

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Captain Allegedly - 24 September 2019

In this week's Birthday show, the chaps thank all those who've helped during the past four years - don't worry they don't get too mushy.

They also chat about market manipulation charges for some VW executives, Daimler get hit by a big fine, Nissan reaches an agreement with the SEC over supposed non-disclosure of Ghosn full compensation, Ineos sign agreement for Bridgend, Pendragon hit hard by tough trading conditions, Labour makes pledges to speed up EV adoption, Catalytic convertor theft rises sharply in London, Sir Michael Edwardes former British Leyland Chairman dies, Formula E adds another race location and Nico Muller joins Geox Dragon racing, the is a Lunchtime Read that has already sparked debate in the design community and the And Finally will let you fulfil a Top Gear dream.

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Special Edition - Peugeot 3008 GTLine BlueHDi 130 Review

Special Edition - Peugeot 3008 GTLine BlueHDi 130 Review

In a break with convention, Alan was the one who needed a larger vehicle to transport a new mother and her baby. The Peugeot 3008 was selected for this very demanding task. Listen in as we hear how he got on with the car, associated baby paraphernalia and power buttons that don’t always line up perfectly.

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Weaponised UAVs - 17 September 2019

In this week's show, the chaps get to discuss an impending and potentially expensive deadline hurtling towards Audi, the Frankfurt Motor Show is under threat, BAC secures big orders, Ineos claims it is nearly there with a deal to build in Bridgend, what do the Saudi oil attacks mean for the motorists, selecting your own noise to warn pedestrians about your quiet car, Thatcham Research releases autonomous vehicle white paper, Da Costa moves to DS Techeetach, Formula E had record growth and profits last season, WRC Turkey was brilliant for tyre suppliers less so for everyone else, a Lunchtime Read that is self-indulgent, List of the Week is from Jim Holder's experience with an EV and we get outraged over the And Finally.

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You Really Don't Help - 10 September 2019

In this week's show, we chat about departures from Nissan, a proposal for a pavement parking ban in the UK, August's New Car Registrations figures get an interrogation, Ionity announces new investment, how the 'people's car' is coming from Renault rather than anyone else, speed limits to be reduced in parts of London, Scottish public sector fleets are going ULEV by 2025, Karim Habib is on the move again, a glorious Lunchtime Read, a consumer-centric List of the Week, and an And Finally that transports us back to the 80s.

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Given Value of Happy - 3 September 2019

In this week's show, we ask if Levandowski is the messiah or just a very naughty boy, we explain why you should not take a nice car to Creamfields music festival, Highways England are being sued over smart motorways, a modified Bugatti Chiron goes jolly quickly, a roadmap for UK connected and automated mobility is released, Toyota and Suzuki tie into a closer alliance, Frankfurt Motor Show tightens security, Toyota will pause production for one day after Brexit, 'Play Streets' will be easier to create, Porsche reveals their Formula E car and livery, the Jim Clark museum is opened, a rapid List of the Week, a Lunchtime Read that's a little different and an And Finally that makes Alan regret a recent decision.

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We're Not Childish - 27 August 2019

In this week's show, we chat about the prosecution leaking details in the Ghosn case, what the Monterey Car Week means for classics, VW has fired 204 employees as it demonstrates a tough stance on discipline, there is a new VW logo, Pen Test Partners find security holes in accredited smart trackers, the Science and Technology Committee makes some suggestions for hitting net-zero carbon stance, WRC Germany results, Opel Corsa-e rally car revealed, the news that Ferdinand Piech has suddenly died, a couple of cars drive around the Nurburgring quickly so Alan argues one matters whilst another doesn't, a brilliant Lunchtime Read and an ace And Finally.

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