Episode 198: Special Edition - Ford Fiesta ST-Line Review

Episode 198: Special Edition - Ford Fiesta ST-Line Review

Each month we review the SMMT Registration figures and ask ourselves if the Fiesta really is 1.4 times as good as the next-best-selling car in the UK, the VW Golf. Alan asked Ford if he could borrow the most representative Fiesta they had on the Press Fleet and spent a week with a 3-door ST-Line 1.0 125PS Ecoboost example.

So, is it as good?

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Episode 197: All Angry Postcards - July New Car Registration Figures, WLTP manipulation accusation, How Car Design Works, Nissan flies mechanics by helicopter

Fifth Gear is returning to our screens in September, July’s New Car Registration figures are out, Car makers accused of manipulating WLTP tests, VW may have to recall EVs and plug-in hybrids, Polo ad gets banned in the UK, Future of Mobility Grand Challenge published by the Government, Local roads are resurfaced once every 92 years it is revealed, Lunchtime Read: How Car Design Works (Part One), List of the Week: England’s best and worst motorway services 2018, And Finally: Nissan flies mechanics in. Plus we haeva couple of announcements at the end of the show.

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Episode 196: Otto's Uber Out - No Deal Brexit Fear for UK Car Industry, New VW COO, Ford Europe Re-Org On The Cards, Uber Shutters Otto Trucks, Calls to Abolish MOTs, Today's Cars in The Past

Volkswagen invite BMW’s Duesmann to the Board, FCA move quickly to replace Sergio Marchionne following news of his serious ill health, 157GB of automotive manufacturing sensitive data held on public servers, E10 petrol consultation opened in UK, Detroit Motorshow moves to June, Ofgem outlines suggestions on how to cope with expected rise in EV charging numbers, DVLA asking drivers to retake eye tests, Vauxhall/Opel return to profit, Techeetah partners with DS Formula E team for next season, Christopher Svensson looses battle with cancer, Dambrosio named new Mitsubishi Executive Design Director, Lunchtime Read: How to Service a Lexus LFA, List of the Week: France’s Luxury Barges, And Finally: Liberty Walks GT-R.

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Episode 195: Special Edition - Festival of the Unexceptional

The chaps have a chat with Ian Seabrook, the Founder and Creative Director of HubNut a website celebrating the average. Listen as the idea behind the show is explained, what sort of things could be spotted and Ian's crazy journey to and from the event.

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Episode 194: Nerd Box - New FCA CEO, E10 fuel consultation, Warm Detroit Motorshows, New Mitsubishi Executive Design Director

Volkswagen invite BMW’s Duesmann to the Board, FCA move quickly to replace Sergio Marchionne following news of his serious ill health, 157GB of automotive manufacturing sensitive data held on public servers, E10 petrol consultation opened in UK, Detroit Motorshow moves to June, Ofgem outlines suggestions on how to cope with expected rise in EV charging numbers, DVLA asking drivers to retake eye tests, Vauxhall/Opel return to profit, Techeetah partners with DS Formula E team for next season, Christopher Svensson looses battle with cancer, Dambrosio named new Mitsubishi Executive Design Director, Lunchtime Read: How to Service a Lexus LFA, List of the Week: France’s Luxury Barges, And Finally: Liberty Walks GT-R.

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Episode 193: Loves the Sportsballs - Lack of VW engine fix guarantee, Bosch to hand over emails, Pothole breakdowns up, Formula E finale, Corolla traverses Africa

VW are yet to guarantee their engine fix doesn’t alter engine outputs in EU, Bosch ordered to hand over emails in German lawsuits, Opel to attend hearings about shut-off devices, FIAT staff strike over a striker, US regulator says no to additional AV regulation, UK buyers looking to ditch diesel study reports, pothole related breakdowns up, trial of higher speeds in motorway roadworks, Formula E finale, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lunchtime Read: Why touchscreens don’t work in cars, List of the Week: Leftfield Cars, And Finally: 80-year-old drives across Africa to London.

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Episode 192: Special Edition - Mercedes X250D 4Matic Power Review

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In the quest to "fill all the niches", Mercedes-Benz now have a pick-up in their range. Alan spent a week with the X250d 4-Matic Power whilst listening to country music and never putting anything in the load bed. Listen to find out how he got on in this teutonic titan.


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Episode 191: I said it wrong - VW to reveal all, the Messiah returns, Road to Zero, June New Car Registrations, Affordable Pininfarina

VW to reveal all after court loss, the Messiah returns to autonomous HGVs, TfL wants to remove exemption for private hire drivers, Road to Zero finally published, Mercedes HGV engine sale halted, Nissan admits further misreporting in Japan, June New Car Registrations, M6 Toll rise, VW Golf R power down after WLTP, Formula E returns in New York, Lunchtime Read about German premium brand's design, Affordable Pininfarina List of the Week and Elfyn Evans tries to get to Goodwood.

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