Alan’s on his own this week, so it’s a quicker-than-usual buzz through the week’s news.Read More
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On this week's show the chaps quickly dispense with some #Dieselgate and Carlos Ghosn Follow Up, moving onto news from Lotus, LEVC gets a new CEO, they congratulate Kia for selling 1 million cars in the UK, there are more warnings for UK motorists if no-deal Brexit occurs, they discuss the lack of thought in using Workplace Parking Levies, Alan schools Andrew on VW's idea for deposits on their I.D. cars, there is a reminder that both Formula E and WRC are back this weekend, the Lunchtime Read is some actual consumer advice, the List of the Week is 50 Shades of Grey, and they return to a familiar automotive news source for the And Finally!Read More
Andrew had an Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0 Turbo Petrol Super, for a week. Before it’s arrival he was unsure how this would fare under the scrutiny of the in-depth examination that every car undergoes at the Cracked Windscreen household. Listen in and see what he thought of it and if his thoughts on the car have changed since it’s launch.Read More
On this week's show the chaps discuss a surprising move by VW to claw some money back over #Dieselgate, FCA settles with US authorities over supposedly illegal software, Bosch settles with US authorities over supposedly illegal software, Ghosn loses his appeal against detention, loses his bail application, Nissan board members leave the company, JLR announces big job loses, Ford announces big restructuring to their European set up, advice from the Government for UK drivers wishing to drive abroad after March 28, Honda will shut their Swindon plant down after 29 March, Ford and VW reveal they've formed an alliance, amazing the ASA dismiss complaints against a car ad, the Marrakesh Formula E result is examined, a Lunchtime Read, a List of the Week and a And Finally.Read More
On the first show of 2019 the chaps start with some Follow Up. VW is being sued by a German State Government, IAV pleads guilty in the US in connection with #Dieselgate, Ghosn is rearrested, two senior Nissan execs take some leave, Ghosn appears in court to refute claims against him, December and 2018 New Car Registrations are down, New Year's Honours for some special car people, London launches a van scrappage scheme, Tottenham Court Road to ban all but buses and bikes from March, Greater Manchester may bring in charges for LGV and HGVs, BMW to face criminal proceedings in Korea, Takata airbag recall still slow in the UK, Highways England doesn't like touchscreens in cars, Formula E is back at the weekend and so is the Rookie Test, Hyundai WRC gets a new boss, an excellent Lunchtime Read from Jalopnik and the cars and props from Fast and Furious Live are up for auction.Read More
Alan was invited to a driving day by Mazda. He got the opportunity to try out his selection of their range. Listen in as we hear him explain the new Skyactive engine, his thoughts on the updated range including the MX-5, CX-3 and CX-5. Prime your drinks as we get about 45 minutes of Alan talking about Mazdas, good luck to all playing along at home!Read More
On the final News Show of the year, the chaps start off with good Follow Up, the Bloodhound project has been saved, there are several articles discussed with regards, to the continued fall out from Carlos Ghosn's arrest, a leaked email shows that Uber allegedly knew their autonomous vehicle project wasn't going well, Levandowski claims his new company has driven across the US with no disengagements, Euro 6 diesel cars can be banned from European cities, Apple hires a Tesla designer, Hyundai to sell a car unlockable with a fingerprint in China, River Severn crossing now free, drivers are warned of 'Frantic Friday', Formula E is back, CEO Agag will become Chairman of Formula E, the chaps discuss last year's predictions and announce their new ones for 2019, Porsche have to tell us how to pronounce Taycan.Read More
On this week's show, the chaps discuss more #Dieselgate news, the slowly evolving Carlos Ghosn saga including who signed off what, the sad confirmation that the Bloodhound SSC project has closed, November 2018's New Car Registration Figures, the Footman James Classic Car Show is no more, CarGurus buys PistonHeads, VW has been selling undocumented preproduction cars it shouldn't have, Formula E is back this weekend, a cracking List of the Week which will make you scuttle off to the online car marketplace of your choice, And Finally there is a call to arms for bringing back the basic models into car ranges.Read More
Andrew tried out a Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi GT-Line S Auto AWD, over a week. Listen in as Andrew guides Alan on a magical mystery tour of the vast seven seat SUV, learning about how easy living with it really is, but also that you won’t bother to drive it in a hurry.Read More
On this week's episode, the chaps discuss the continued detention of Carlos Ghosn, Madrid bringing in the toughest car bans of any city so far, JLR will again temporarily lay off staff, new public charging points announced, Kia and Hyundai are let down by the official WLTP test, FCA is going to re-tool their Turin plant, Festival of the Unexceptional has a new home, Hyundai's UK Boss is stepping down, Formula E will have an Attack Mode and is looking to return to the UK, TVR factory is held up as no one paid attention to public sector procurement rules, Alan didn't buy a car last Sunday, a thought-provoking Lunchtime Read, and we celebrate the return of #AutoAdvent and now #AutoAdventLite!Read More