Episode 125 : She Suffers Me - VW to fix the fixes, Great Wall want FCA, Subaru Outback Review Update

This week Alan and Andrew will be talking about how Volkswagen will be fixing the fixed diesel engines, Great Wall is interested in FCA or a bit of it, another manufacturer introduces a scrappage scheme and when ding dongs go wrong.

FOLLOW UP - VW TO FIX THE FIXED

Volkswagen has now said they will carefully consider fixing any vehicles that have been adversely affected by the engine fix they have performed. However, the mileage must be below 160,000. To read more click the Autocar article here.

FOLLOW UP - GREAT WALL INTERESTED IN FCA

Great Wall, the Chinese car company, has expressed an interest in buying FCA. However, they may not want anything but Jeep. To read more click the AutoNews article here.

FORD LAUNCHES SCRAPPAGE SCHEME

Ford is the latest manufacturer to launch their own scrappage scheme, which has been met with dismay and cynicism how much of it is driven by concerns for air-quality, as is being used for the justification. To read more click the Motoring Research article here. To read why scrappage schemes are a dreadful idea click the FreeCarMag article here.

CHARGING ROUND BRITAIN

A reminder that next week Alan and Andrew will be driving around Britain in a Hyundai IONIQ electric car. The chaps intend to keep you all up to date with regular audio and video content. Also, they will be tweeting their progress as they go.

BANK HOLIDAY ROADWORK CHEER

Over the final Bank Holiday weekend of the year, many of the roadworks on English motorways will be removed. Great news, although it will not help the chaps on their journey. To read more click the Motoring Research article here.

LONG TERM TEST UPDATE - SUBARU OUTBACK

Week 4's report focuses on the technology that comes with the Outback. He discusses, at length, the EyeSight system and when it comes into its own. Click here for the video of Andrew driving at the back of another car, to demonstrate the system.

LIST OF THE WEEK - 10 RAREST USED CARS

Autocar has published a list of the rarest used cars out there. Click here to read the list.

AND FINALLY - WHEN DING DONGS GO WRONG

A broken doorbell, in Londonderry, has prevented people from being able to lock and unlock their cars remotely. Normally these devices work by hitting a particular frequency for a short period of time. In this instance it was jammed on, hence blocking the frequency and not allowing anything else to use it at the same time. To read the Ofcom article click here.

SUPPORT THE MOTORING PODCAST

If you also wish to support Alan and Andrew in what they do and are trying to do, then please click the link below.

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST

REAR VIEW PODCAST

Don't forget the new show from the team at Motoring Podcast, Rear View, where we talk to fascinating people from the motoring universe. To go listen to the episodes already released on iTunes click here.

TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ALAN AND ANDREW...

To get in touch with Alan via Twitter

To get in touch with Andrew via Twitter

To get in touch with the Motoring Podcast via Twitter

To follow the Motoring Podcast on Instagram

To watch the Motoring Podcast on YouTube