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    This week on the Car Throttle Podcast, we're joined by DannyDC2 to discuss the dangers of left-foot braking and what to do if you lock yourself in your own car.
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    1. Saxon Thomas

      Man Iv been walking past the same Chevy Camaro watching it deteriorate over the last 10 years, spoken to the owner and its got no engine and it's like a half complete project but it's so peak had many dreams of that car over the years ngl now it's starting to cover with rust just deep

    2. Greg Felix

      And the next instalment of Car Throttle podcast… rofor.info/house/video/1XtqlGCufNKquc4.html

    3. Andrew Last

      I tried left foot braking once on a quiet road ..... nearly went through the windscreen. You tend to just put your foot down on the clutch with no finesse but use the right foot carefully on the brake. Also with a manual car and left foot braking, you need a 3rd foot to use the clutch. Never trying that again. Even in my old E46 M3 SMG, i still right foot braked and left the left foot on the foot rest all the time.

    4. Limp Shady

      I practiced left foot braking in a 01 dodge ram slt with a 318, also another 318 but single cab and a 360 4wd ram all on public roads, not really any reason why I learned it other than wanting to do it, now that I have a FF layout car I actually have a purpose to left foot brake now 😂

    5. michael cianci

      that left foot braking story is BS there is no way he stabbed the clutch with his right foot while his left was on the brake

    6. Richard France

      If I was stuck in my own car I'd break the windscreen. They are cheaper than side windows.

    7. Carl Cassidy

      The cycle lane argument is exactly why the road and cycle lane should be separated by a concrete partition like in most other European cities Alex; sorry to say, it's not illegal to cycle on the road, especially when there's no safe cycle lane. If there's a cycle lane or path, and someone cycles on the pavement, who isn't with their kid, then you're a d*ck

    8. Joshua Rosen

      I think DannyDC2's dry humour is a great addition to the podcast.

    9. decobyrne106

      When is the next podcast?

    10. Matt P

      What about other restomods like the Cyan Racing P1800 or Alfaholics GTA for your dream garage? Or some more classic cars like a datsun 240z or E30 M3?

    11. yeahitskimmel

      Rewatching cuz we didn't get another this Monday

    12. Sean Q

      Corolla t sport 6th and final drive??

    13. dasfabelwesen

      The emergency break feature is great. When you do high speeds it is not always easy to see how fast the car in front of you is breaking. That helps especially to show the car behind you to break earlier and avoid accidents even if the car in front of you breaks very hard.

    14. Dave

      "Autopilot is a driver aid" rofor.info/house/video/04F5Y5h9pdXbz5c.html

    15. Eoin McCormack

      Shaking with withdrawals waiting for the next episode

      1. Eoin McCormack

        @Ауто камере Србија / Dash cams Serbia heartbreaking

      2. Ауто камере Србија / Dash cams Serbia

        Why they never tell us if there is not going to be an episode... :(

    16. Ауто камере Србија / Dash cams Serbia

      Why no podcast this week? Why why why??? :(

    17. Ауто камере Србија / Dash cams Serbia

      C'mon this week's podcast!

    18. Ljs_adventure

      Please Jack. Tell me you got her number :-D

    19. Lint

      Here’s an unpopular opinion. Over the past few years I’ve noticed an increase of bad/inconsiderate drivers, predominantly driving large 4X4’s or cross overs. I’m not saying all 4X4 or cross over drivers are bad or inconsiderate, but the predominant of the bad/inconsiderate drivers tend to drive them. Do bad drivers deliberately drive big cars or does driving a bigger car make you a worse driver?

      1. Ауто камере Србија / Dash cams Serbia

        Non-car people tend to choose cars like SUVs and Crossdressers.

    20. Blackhawkso

      Timestamps 0:00 - Start 0:05 - Intro 0:30 - Guest welcome 0:47 - Sponsor spot 1:21 - What have we been up to? 1:22 - Danny 5:28 - Alex 8:18 - Jack 11:14 - Ethan 14:31 - Ethan's section 19:41 - Grands my gears - Cyclists - John 25:35 - Car Story - Left foot braking - Ian 34:15 - Grand my gears - Adaptive cruise control - Tim 43:06 - Question - Dream car garage - Jason 49:32 - Car advice - £3000 Road trip car - Sam 53:45 - Car Story - Locked inside the car - David 1:07:16 - Wrapup

    21. Rob Johnston

      If I'm working on any car I always have the drivers window lowered in case it deadlocks

    22. Alan Rafferty

      Alex, the Tesla car crash DID NOT involve Autopilot. The car didn't even have the Autopilot option. You might want to update that, before Tesla drag you into court🤣

    23. Mister Nobody

      I started off using left foot braking naturally and the instructor made me change :/ Angry Scottish women she was.

    24. Ton To

      You’re not Jeremy clerk son far better get on

    25. The Seasoned Racer

      1:00:40 Alex, I've Never heard of a McLaren MC12-4C, I'm Disappointed, you should know that MC12 Is a Maserati, and the McLaren you were borrowing was an MP4-12C. Cheers Anyways and Acknowledge the mistake before somebody turns it into a meme.

    26. OneShot Gaming

      Wheres the podcast van

    27. przemoczat1

      Im not done with this pod yet, but I’ve checked out Dany’a channel and there is a Jazz with a bloody K24 swap. That’s something Ethan should look at!

    28. Ashley Hamman

      I've only driven automatics as of yet but started doing left foot braking pretty early on since I think it's too easy to mix up whether my foot is on gas or brake. My parents noticed pretty quickly how my response time and general smoothness improved dramatically. I hope this doesn't end up being terrible for me whenever I get a manual.

    29. Clunk

      I got locked into my mk3 astra when I went out one morning, got in the car, turned the key and the car deadlocked. The battery was flat. The kids had a habit of turning on the interior lights in the back, and I often didn't notice. I managed to get the passenger window down by repeatedly turning on and off the ignition while holding the button down. The neighbour sat there staring at me like I was a moron.

    30. Aidan Cooper

      I'll find some time between my many, many uni deadlines to try and update the spreadsheet. Glad you agree with the ones mentioned though!

    31. Steven Howard

      Alex the Delica is a shout, my parents had a super exceed model when I was younger, it was an absolute unit.

    32. Sergiu

      :) On a VW Transporter (21 plate) I rented to pick up a 2.5 Volvo engine for my Focus ST the adaptive cruice control distance can be adjusted and also the Transporter also accelerate as soon as I changed lane. It's quite good.

    33. George Ratcliffe

      You didn't tell the story about Jack and the royal mail lorry like you said you would after the story of Alex in the frunk

    34. George Ratcliffe

      For the 4000 mile trip, buy an Octavia vrs diesel estate

    35. Mr.B.D Beesley

      Ethans mismatched socks, hahahaha

    36. Patrick martin

      The only adaptive cruise control system I’ve ever used (in a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica) leaves like a 1/2 a car length gap on the smallest setting.

    37. Nick Lylak

      Kudos to Ethan for wearing odd socks for mental health awareness week 🧦 👀

    38. SMC Detailing

      You know you can turn ACC and Lane assist off when driving right? Exactly. Stop bitching about it 🤣

    39. Tim collins

      With reference to the seat buckle, Car Throttle Car Survival & tips would be a great show. Also any Roasting of rides on the horizon? Cheers lads

    40. The Godparents

      I might be kinda late but where’s Gareth?

    41. stewal

      Ethan is so right: try doing a podcast without mentioning BMW's over and over and over........

    42. Nigel Marumahoko

      Lane assist is like fighting for power! 😂😂😂😂😩😩😩😩

    43. vlenhoff

      Good stuff.

    44. Official Shafi

      When is 2 guys 1 car returning?

    45. El magnifico

      peanut butter cup sausage doritos with Cadbury egg on top car panini

    46. Callum Brown

      dOnT tRy ThIs At HoMe

    47. ar1g3

      Car advice this week is a missed opportunity. What about a Passat or a Skoda Superb? Cheaper, better, ...

    48. Marc de

      Great stuff guys...but FFS you’re even getting crypto scammers in the chats n comments...they’re everywhere so please people be very wary especially newbies in the crypto space as it’s unregulated and full of manipulative mofo whales but also scamming bar stewards like the few I’ve reported here....stay safe...never give anyone your private keys on crypto...same with ya car...would you give a stranger the keys to your beloved car!? No, me neither! I’ve got a fiat coupe 20VT Plus...actually got three, sssshhhh....ffs!!😂🙏❤️. Great podcast...Danny funny as...

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    50. James Drobik

      Anyone thinking of leaving a note just do it! I had my eye on an immaculate black 2005 E46 330i coupe for just over 6 years, finally in a position to get a second car and it was replaced by a brand new 218 active tourer 🤮 Bet they got mugged off on trade in too!

    51. SPGM1903

      I practice left foot braking and at my point it's not that hard to learn. Especially when driving automatic. But on manual - only in cornering in front wheel drive. And I think it works fine, unless I remember which kind of traction do I drive. Yes, everyone has to meet on a windshield at least once - just to remember :P But no matter how hard you step on brake, it's no t even close to bus' pneumatic drum brakes :P BUT - left foot braking saved my ass so many times in cornering or fast changing directions. For example: in march '17 sudden cloud arrived and send to ground a few centimeters of fresh slippery snow. Imagine those sunday drivers - driving slow, some of them being outed to the shoulder of the road. And a few guys that drive cars for money and know hot to do it. Anyway, I wish someday to have enough money to be at least once on Nurburburgring as a driver. At least once. Not only test abilities on RF2, GT6 or beamng (sticky bois, those barriers)...

    52. Yan Coker

      Tip = Learn left foot braking in an AUTO.. Till it's perfected...

    53. Aaron O'connor

      Danny to make a regular appearance more often! great content lads keep up the good work!

    54. D Bassi

      You can easily turn the lane assist off on the bmw. Press the button on the dash with the car and a green circle around it. The options are in there 👍🏽. The lane assist is terrible on the bmw.

    55. A-Migos

      I did exactly the same thing, luckily there was no one behind me and luckily I realised what I did before I came to a complete stop 😂

    56. ProfessorShroom

      I just think cyclists shouldn't be undertaking at lights because all the cars that have just overtaken them have to overtake them again, just stay in your spot at the lights

    57. dannyboio37

      People who find adaptive cruise control annoying just can't use it properly. It's funny you say that even on its lowest settings it's still too far away from the car in frount of you, when I reality is actually the legal safe distance of 2 seconds. The problem is is most people drive like dicks and drive far to close so they do find it to far away. As for BMW they don't have stuff like that unless you pay through the nose for it, where most other cars will come with it standard 😂. ACC is awesome if you know how to use it

    58. Josh Maddren

      Wow outstanding Alex 🤣 been listening since episode 1 "so unpopular opinions " have evolved alot since then

    59. Rhys Blaney

      Also, with regards to getting out of a locked car, the headrests have pointy bottoms which are specifically designed to smash glass. The seatbelt buckle should work but it isn't ideal.

    60. Sir Robson

      In Switzerland, the first 3 cars at a red light are advised to move to the right (left for you) if you are going to take a turn to that side so no bicycles can get next to you.

    61. Cashmeister96

      If it can be driven it is a car. If it cannot drive due to say the engine being seized it is still a car but would need to be labeled as a "broken car" but still a car as it has everything needed to drive and run and do car things. If it cannot drive or run then it is not a car. Excluding the above point of being broken down - i.e. engine is seized, flat tyre, running out of fuel etc...

    62. Nader Emeish

      Gents, can you please update the podcast playlist as soon as a new podcast is uploaded? Or at least put a podcast number in the title? Would certainly make it easier for me to listen chronologically instead of having to search. Thanks and keep it up!

    63. mike walling

      not a chance man, cyclists dont give a flying fuck, pass through red lights when they want, pull out at junctions when they want... if you dont follow the rules of the road dont deserve fair treatment on them.

    64. Dan Evans

      My stance on what makes a car: whatever the absolute basic things are to make it so you can sit in it and drive it. It needs one drivers seat, a wheel, throttle, brakes, brake pedal and engine/electric motor which puts power to the wheels, and it needs to be on a chassis ofc. But that's all it needs. So long as it can move under its own steam and be operated, it is a car

    65. Bob Monkeypimp

      I only have a left foot. I'm an amputee so I drive a dual-clutch with the accelerator pedal adapted to the left. I should add, I always drove 3 pedals until I lost my leg. Took 1 lesson in an adapted car & had it sussed in 20 minutes. I had planned more lessons but didn't need them. My real fear was going to push the 'clutch' to the floor & realising it's actually the accelerator. That would be a disaster! Luckily/thankfully, that only happened once, in a virtually empty car park. That was when I first got the car.

    66. Samuel Richards

      missing gareth from these podcasts! these are so much better without guests

    67. Jas McNee

      1.9 megane dynamique estate for the sub 3k tourer, cheap, great mpg, and could make a class sleeper

    68. marchutch

      People don’t trust computers too much..... they trust their own underdeveloped brains too much.....

    69. kimitheworm

      Try lane assist on a single track road...... It loses it's mind

    70. Razor's Retro Game Shelf

      Emergency stop is dangerous! Couple of vans at work have it and you can't even let off the accelerator when someone in front of you is turning as if the sensor detects you getting too close to the vehicle, even though it's now out of the road and in a parking space, it just beeps and slams on. Stupid and dangerous, all additional driving aids are dangerous, they just make people worse drivers.

    71. Graeme Warnes

      See I’m still trying to get the control with left foot breaking. My wife however, having only ever driven a manual, got in my car which is auto and was just casually left foot breaking everywhere!! I asked her about it and her response was just “2 pedals, and I have 2 feet”. I am so jealous she literally just did it like it was nothing!!!!!

    72. Vano Scrap

      Danny, talk to the BOM guys, they'll figure out how to read through those "strict rules" ;)

    73. Ryan Richardson

      The bottom of headrest the metal point is made for smashing glass works well .

      1. Bob Monkeypimp

        Genius! Well thought out there. My seats don't have a seperate headrest though, all in one sports seats. I guess I'm screwed if I need to break a window. 😀

    74. Martin Fitzy

      scotty kilmer likes a boot/trunk.....rev up you`re engines

    75. MtnNerd

      Wait left foot braking is actually a thing? My grandmother drove that way all her life because she learned to fly a plane in WWII before she learned to drive a car. She had a great driving record

    76. Phil Star

      Still surprises me that people in the comment section don’t realise that they record 2 episodes at a time...

    77. Firstname Lastname

      Those singer porsches are exquisit indeed probably as part of anybodys dream garage really.

    78. Kyle Waugh

      Need more CT DDC2 collaboration Sack Gareth off, there needs to be a northerner on the team to speak some sense🤣

    79. Claire Marie

      Jack, it sounds like your Saab is in limp mode, reduced power, needs sorting 👍

    80. Claire Marie

      YES JACK!! WITH THE SAAB COMMENT!! GOOD MAN!! Even better would be a Saab V6 AERO 😉 And enough with the bmw's seriously!

    81. AudiS4

      A cyclist twatted my wing mirror and had a go at me when I was stopped at lights. I left probably 1 metre (although I wasn't aware of the cyclist that was coming up behind me as he must of been nearly a mile back as I was stopped at the lights for a long time). I really detest when they go past all the traffic stopped at the lights and then slowly set-off in the middle of the road super slow. Arse holes.

    82. Spectre223

      Blocking left is generally a dick move, unless you're gonna turn left after the lights in which case I generally will to persuade them against coming up my inside. However, cyclists are the most dangerous thing on the roads in my opinion, bar none. They're a necessary evil because everyone deserves the right to personal transport of that nature and I'm dead against any kind of licensing or stuff for them, but fuck me are they a pain in the dick 90% of the time.

    83. Stekaren HD

      That dude is legit the most boring person ever

    84. Bryan Benz

      Hi I wanted to ask where has the Audi a2 gone

    85. Harry Curtis

      As a cyclist i treat standing traffic like a motorbike and would be down the centre of the road then when seeing stalled traffic would signal and sit back in. While moving in traffic i would never undertake on the bike. I would stay behind the car in front. Motorists need to also remember the amount of potholes and drains on the left of the road which is the reasoning for allowing more room as we are easily able to crash if we hit a big pot hole.

    86. Markus Arendt

      Ethan needs a roof rack for the octavia

    87. Marcel Motorzoneza

      Finally someone with an Mr2 on car throttle. So happy, Sincerely, another MR2 owner

    88. Alexandru Marinescu

      Is it just me or does Ethan has unpaired socks? :D

    89. Joe T

      The Tesla wasn't self driving at the time apparently. The road had no lane lines and so wouldn't even have been able to be enabled.

    90. Jon Brown

      Can the headrest not be removed and used to smash the window from the inside?

      1. Bob Monkeypimp

        Depends. My car has the 'sports' seats which means the headrest is part of the seat & thus not detachable. Otherwise, of course it would work. I keep a small glass hammer in the glovebox. Cost a few quid on Ebay.

    91. Naman Singh

      Please do a series like project mx5 please

    92. Graham Crawley

      Cycle paths have a 12mph speed limit, that's why roadies don't use them. I think cyclists should be banned on 30mph+ roads where they can't meet the speed limit.

      1. J Wallbank

        @Graham Crawley Hi Graham, great to hear your a cyclist aswell! I do road and cross country cycling (I love XC especially as you get away from cars). However it sounds like you might be riding in dangerous manner for you and the drivers around you. close to the kerb ( I don't know what your definition of that is but for me that's

      2. Graham Crawley

        ​@J Wallbank I'm a biker my self, mostly cross country though, so I know what it's like cycling on the roads, which is why I avoid 30mph+ roads (I think you miss-read my comment on that). When I cycle on the roads I give cars priority, so I'll pull over and cycle close to the kerb, neither of which roadies do, they seem focused more on Strava times than their own safety, and I believe this is what leads to accidents and the dislike of cyclists on the roads.

      3. J Wallbank

        Should amateur cyclists be banned on 30mph roads aswell? only pro cyclists can ride at 30mph on a flat road! cycle paths also don't have a 12mph speed limit. we have to give way to pedestrians on shared paths which limits speed. The amount of dumb, arrogant and selfish comments about cyclists in this comment section is shocking. a lot of cyclists are car enthusiasts aswell (including me) its as if were all interested in a mechanical object (that you can repair) and like using roads to perfect cornering etc. maybe we could share the roads more safely if we respected one another a little more. (and that does go both ways)

    93. SuperProH2o

      50:50 I would have went for a Vauxhall Vivaro 2006

    94. Kano Weeden

      getting a bit tired of Alex's rudeness :\ makes it hard to watch when the rest of the cast are lovely.

      1. Bob Monkeypimp

        Do you need your safe space?

    95. jack ryan

      Cyclists are the worst road users to ever fuckin exist

    96. kris

      Cant help but notice ethan has odd socks on.......that seriously messes with my ocd

    97. Nuno dos Reis

      You can reduce the distance on the adaptive cruise control up to 1 chevron.

      1. Bob Monkeypimp

        In Audis, 50cm is the default setting.

    98. Milo

      26:30 the start of left-foot braking.

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    99. Jan Pruijser

      On the bicycle part. Crashes happen when there are big differences in speed. IF you are passing a bicycle at 60miles an hour when they are doing 20 is much different than them passing you with 5-10 when you are stationary. Don't be a dick.

    100. dr k

      Jack Joy Royal Mail was a stunt! If Yiannimize said so, it must be true.......