Big Car

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5 Cars, 5 Video Games (Alfa SZ, Impreza, Testarossa, Hilux, Esprit) 36:58
5 Cars, 5 Video Games (Alfa SZ, Impreza, Testarossa, Hilux, Esprit)
1 week ago

I've teamed up with Neil from the RMC channel (@RMCRetro) to look at 5 driving games and the cars behind them. Take a look at the RMC channel here: www.youtube.com/RMC-Retro Here's his video about the Thrustmaster Steering Wheel restoration: https://youtu.be/S19o1VRVlfQ If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar #bigcar

Electric doors! The BMW Z1 Story 15:03
Electric doors! The BMW Z1 Story
3 weeks ago

The BMW Z1 is known as that crazy sports car BMW made in the late 80s with those funky doors. But it’s so much more than just funny doors you could play with all day until they broke. It was a symbol of BMW investing in their future, at a time when cars, and particularly luxury cars, were relying more and more on technology rather than expensive materials such as leather or walnut. So, just why did BMW, a mass market car manufacturer, want to hand-built a car? And why did they stop making them after 3 years after only 8,000 cars had been produced when they’d got 35,000 orders? A special thanks to www.BimmerToday.de for the Z1 M photo. If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar #bigcar

The Big Car 2022 Video Countdown! 20:45
The Big Car 2022 Video Countdown!
1 month ago

Count down all the Big Car videos of 2022, with a bit of follow up and additional chat. Which were your favourite? Some of the view counts will be wrong as I made this video on December 8th! If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Playlist of 2022 videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VypEjwQq86o&list=PLZrM9eSdaLo5Uk_ZIfsinUQ2rqyzPcB9q Links to my 2022 videos: Audi Coupé: https://youtu.be/Is0bo6FbOn4 Ford Ka: https://youtu.be/2BJk6WOqD0k Hyundai Pony: https://youtu.be/Nm7TVph6iBM Chrysler Crossfire: https://youtu.be/HdL9Ic3aRPw Daimler: https://youtu.be/kQ_69O0BECE MyFord Touch: https://youtu.be/FrvmzxIJOXw Fiat 126: https://youtu.be/YgxDR1xuNOQ Ford RS 60s,70s,80s: https://youtu.be/6gc5dXYxaOc Are 3 wheelers dangerous?: https://youtu.be/tmTHfOUE6UI Mitsubishi: https://youtu.be/VypEjwQq86o Hindustan Ambassador: https://youtu.be/eupkRZE9KQs The Parking Space Squeeze: https://youtu.be/ooOr3zD-9Yo Nissan Qashqai: https://youtu.be/pPZQCQRhK8Q Mazda MX5: https://youtu.be/6zAFUfaKdf4 Rover Quintet: https://youtu.be/8zC17W4XBis Hillman Imp: https://youtu.be/IT8K26FnCs4 Renault Scénic: https://youtu.be/u6j0lmdmb_c Lexus LS: https://youtu.be/J3N1dADqJnA Fiat Uno: https://youtu.be/KlKE35maI38 Smart ForTwo: https://youtu.be/hv9MA2fNiCA The Many Failed Capri Reboots: https://youtu.be/Mn5uDFMYx9g Subaru: https://youtu.be/sxYwMqlBB64 Ford Fiesta: https://youtu.be/TEnJruAKOyM Citroën 2CV: https://youtu.be/xqErkcNWox4 Renault 5: https://youtu.be/pAvx9Z2rZXY Trabant: https://youtu.be/fh-cWijQYCU Smart ForTwo Optional Extra talking about the history of Swatch: https://youtu.be/-T0pgjYTYq0 Little Car videos: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv #bigcar

The Trabant Story 24:06
The Trabant Story
2 months ago

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Trabants were used as escape vehicles for a population that had been locked behind the Soviet Iron Curtain for decades. Trabants were ridiculed – a symbol of a socialist planned economy gone wrong. It seemed like a piece of ancient history compared to cars from the West. Yet when the Trabant launched it used upcycled innovative new materials to bring freedom of movement to a country ravaged by war and lacking basic raw materials. It had a modern front wheel drive design with rack and pinion steering. What were the Trabant’s origins, what updates nearly came to market, and what happened after production ended? Trabant Optional Extra video: https://youtu.be/aJbrEjC0OCo A special thanks to Tim Keil for helping me with information and photos for the video. If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant_(Pkw) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horch https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_Union https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automobilwerk_Zwickau https://p70-coupe.hpage.com/der-p70/modellgeschichte.html https://www.thomasnet.com/articles/plastics-rubber/all-about-polyester-resins/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duroplast https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/IFA_F_8 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/AWZ_P_70 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant_P_50 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant_P_50 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant_600 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant_600 http://www.pommerngreif.de/1server/web_trab/menue.html https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verf%C3%BCgbarkeit_von_Pkw_in_der_DDR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant_601 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant_601 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachsenring_(Unternehmen) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_96 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hycomat https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wartburg_353 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%A0koda_1000_MB https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGW-Auto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_the_Berlin_Wall https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_reunification https://www.trabantteam-freital.de/extra/60jahretrabantrallyesport/index.html https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant_1.1 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herpa https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant_nT #bigcar

Le Car! The Renault 5 Story 24:03
Le Car! The Renault 5 Story
2 months ago

Citroën is known for its innovation, and Renault is often overlooked. But it was Renault in the 1960s pioneering hatchback designs, and it was Renault that put it all together into one of the first small hatchbacks, the Renault 5. It struck a chord with customers. It was sold as the cheeky “Le Car” in North America, and went on to become the best selling car in France for most of the 1970s and 80s. How did this stylish hatchback come about, why did the second generation look so similar to the first and what’s next? If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5 https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5 https://driventowrite.com/2015/03/19/renault-5-in-five-easy-pieces-profile/ https://www.renaultgroup.com/en/news-on-air/news/renault-5-supercar-of-the-seventies-and-eighties/ https://cdn.group.renault.com/ren/master/renault-new-cars/editorial/discover-renault/r5/mook-50ans/renault-editorial-discover-r5-mook-en.pdf https://driventowrite.com/2022/02/23/1972-renault-5-profile-history https://driventowrite.com/2022/03/02/1972-renault-5-cinq-profile-history-part-two https://driventowrite.com/2022/03/09/voiture-a-vivre-part-three/ https://driventowrite.com/2022/03/30/renault-5-part-five-in-context/ https://driventowrite.com/2022/03/30/renault-5-part-five-in-context/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_7 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Golf_Mk1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Motors_Corporation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Fuego https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5_Turbo https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_5_Turbo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Carlo_Rally http://www.renault-5.net https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Revolution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_F-Type_engine https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Supercinq https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voitures_les_plus_vendues_en_France https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peugeot_205 https://www.renaultgroup.com/en/news-on-air/news/renault-rarities-get-to-know-siete-encore-rambler/ https://www.renaultgroup.com/en/news-on-air/news/saga-renault-express-the-utility-vehicle-to-live-in/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Express https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Express_(1985) http://web.archive.org/web/20160303183316/http://renaultconcepts.online.fr/r5/sepand.htm http://web.archive.org/web/20060702052630/http://www.parskhodro.ir/ https://www.renaultgroup.com/en/news-on-air/news/2022-paris-motor-show-renault-5-turbo-3es-electrifying-drift/ https://www.largus.fr/actualite-automobile/renault-cinq-le-retour-1748369.html #bigcar

The "Soapbox Jalopy" that got France moving - the Citroën 2CV Story 26:23
The "Soapbox Jalopy" that got France moving - the Citroën 2CV Story
3 months ago

French author Guy de Maupassant regularly ate on the first level of the Eiffel Tower even though he hated the sight of the thing. When asked why he said it was not for the quality of the food, but it was the only place in Paris where he couldn’t see the Eiffel Tower! Some were also put off by the look of the Citroën 2CV, but like the Eiffel Tower it’s grown to become a beloved symbol of French engineering success, and about as French as a croissant. It’s no accident this French biscuit tin has a picture of a 2CV on it. In development for 13 years, and in production for over 40, Citroën’s “upturned pram” produced two offspring, but outlasted both of them. Why did it take 13 years to develop, and why did it last more than 40 years in production with almost no changes? If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Citro%C3%ABn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_500_%22Topolino%22 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Model_T https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mica https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_2_CV https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_2CV http://www.citroenet.org.uk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_horsepower#France https://dovepublishing.co.uk/blog/vepublishing.co.uk/2012/01/great-aluminium-car.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radial_tire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_Bijou https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_Ami https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Taunus_P3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Popular https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby-Brousse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAIPA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_4 https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_Dyane https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_Dyane https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_M%C3%A9hari https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_M35 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_GS https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_FAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_Visa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_C15 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_Acadiane https://www.carsguide.com.au/oversteer/this-citroen-2cv-has-been-given-the-picasso-treatment-60382 https://en.typeh.eu/fourgonnette.php https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_de_Maupassant #bigcar

The party's over... The Ford Fiesta Story 33:16
The party's over... The Ford Fiesta Story
3 months ago

If it hadn’t been for Ford’s CEO, Henry Ford II and his right-hand man, Lee Iacocca pushing to build the Fiesta, Ford of Europe may well not have built it. It was big gamble to create a new front wheel drive platform that wasn’t needed for any of their other cars, and with Fords selling like hot cakes, and little profit in superminis, why take the risk? But take it they did, and it’s become the third highest selling Ford vehicle of all time. Why was the Fiesta so popular for so long, and why did it all end with the seven generation? More about the "Secret Fords" books by Steve Saxty: https://www.stevesaxty.com/ If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: Steve Saxty – Secret Fords vol 1 & 2 https://ateupwithmotor.com/model-histories/ford-fiesta-mk1-mk2/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fiesta https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fiesta_(first_generation) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fiesta_(second_generation) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fiesta_(third_generation) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fiesta_(fourth_generation) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fiesta_(fifth_generation) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fiesta_(sixth_generation) https://www.motorbiscuit.com/the-best-selling-ford-vehicles-of-all-time/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Escort_(North_America) http://amv-prod-aut.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/s3fs-public/AW_TBT_20161201_Corrida.pdf https://testdrivejunkie.com/1978-fiesta-fantasy/ https://www.projectbobcat.com/history/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Escort_(Europe) https://classiccars.fandom.com/wiki/Ford_Fiesta_Urba https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Focus_(first_generation) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Global_B-car_Platform https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/ford/fiesta/13-lx-3dr/road-test https://www.topgear.com/car-news/ford-verve-news-frankfurt-show-ford-verve-concept-2007 https://www.topgear.com/car-news/ford-fiesta-news-keeping-verve-2008 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Festiva https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Rally_Championship https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Figo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vignale https://www.thedrive.com/news/12773/the-ford-fiesta-is-dead-in-america https://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/ford-fiesta-whats-gone-wrong/ https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1615731/ford-fiesta-retire-british-roads-announcement-electric-driver-warning-electric-vehicles https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/ford-stop-making-all-passenger-cars-except-mustang-n869256 https://en.escuderia.com/ford-fiesta-45-years-among-us/ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ford-fiesta-britains-most-popular-car-reaches-end-of-the-road-03h8qk7kr #bigcar

The Jekyll & Hyde 🚗 company - The Subaru Story 23:51
The Jekyll & Hyde 🚗 company - The Subaru Story
4 months ago

You can find UGears models at: https://ugearsmodels.com/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=influencers&utm_id=BigCar When we think of Japanese car manufacturers, we think of the big three – Toyota, Honda and Nissan, but there are plenty of other manufacturers helping Japan punch way above its weight in the global automotive market, and plenty more Japanese companies that tried and failed. Subaru was one of the few survivors and like Mitsubishi was born out b of a heavy industrial past. Through frugal management they’ve managed to carve out a niche as the purveyors of sensible four-wheel drive cars, and sometimes not so sensible four-wheel drive cars! Where did they come from, what missteps did they make, and what’s next? If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Corporation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuji_Rabbit https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/SUBARU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_1500 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_360 https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%B9%E3%83%90%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BB360 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Subaru_vehicles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Subaru_engines https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_1000 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Leone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_BRAT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_World_Rally_Team https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_EF_engine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_six-cylinder_engines https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_XT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Legacy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Alcyone_SVX https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Vivio https://www.nytimes.com/1993/07/24/business/subaru-parts-with-the-creators-of-its-quirky-ads.html https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/06/how-subarus-came-to-be-seen-as-cars-for-lesbians/488042/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Outback https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Legacy_(second_generation) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rally_Championship https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Rally_Championship https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Baja https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Tribeca https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_General_Motors https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daihatsu https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daihatsu_Move https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Exiga https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Crosstrek http://web.archive.org/web/20121218110844/http://www.nissanusa.com/ https://web.archive.org/web/20121216090536/http://www.subaru.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36bKje-f3Qo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Legacy_(fifth_generation) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Levorg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Solterra #bigcar

The many, MANY failed Ford Capri Reboots! 18:05
The many, MANY failed Ford Capri Reboots!
4 months ago

The Ford Capri was a flash of American excitement when it hit European roads in 1969, but like so many fashionable things, it was quickly overlooked as customers rushed to the next shiny thing. Ever since the last Capri update in 1978 Ford have been struggling to create a new Capri. This is the story of some of the alternate Capri designs, blind alleys and yes, concepts that were supposed to relight the Capri flame. I couldn’t have made this video without Steve Saxty and his excellent Ford books sitting behind me. There’s a link in the description if you want to learn more about them. This is the story of the many, many failed Capri reboots! More information on Steve Saxty's excellent books about Ford of Europe's history: https://www.stevesaxty.com/ If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: Steve Saxty – Secret Fords Volume 1 Steve Saxty – Secret Fords Volume 2 Steve Saxty – Secret Fords RS Icons edition Steve Saxty interview Patrick le Quément (P229 information) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Capri https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Puma https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford_II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Familia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Callum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinky_Lai https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Capella http://www.speedlimit.org.uk/petrolprices.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Cougar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Capri_(Australia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J_Mays https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Nasser https://driventowrite.com/2014/03/31/chris-bird-ford-design-timelines https://www.noticias-positivas.com/ford-capri-volvera-a-conducir/ https://web.archive.org/web/20141120105212/http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/FutureVehicles/Ford-Mustang https://www.media.stellantis.com/em-en/opel/press/first-elektromod-from-opel-the-manta-is-back https://www.media.stellantis.com/em-en/opel/press/opel-to-go-fully-electric-enter-chinese-market-and-launch-manta-e https://www.fordtips.com/2021-ford-capri/ https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/back-popular-demand-reinventing-ford-capri https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_C30 https://www.autodaily.com.au/secret-fords-models-uncovered/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Scirocco #bigcar

The “Swatchmobile" ABANDONED by its creators (ft. Techmoan). The Smart Fortwo Story 27:12
The “Swatchmobile" ABANDONED by its creators (ft. Techmoan). The Smart Fortwo Story
4 months ago

If a car is wildly successful, it’s a recipe for printing money. If it’s an abject failure, the manufacturer licks their wounds and moves on. What’s maybe worse is when a car just does OK, especially when this car kicks off a whole new brand. Should you invest in a second-generation car, or more models, or give up? Will sales improve? What if they don’t? What to do with all those new dealerships? When the Smart Fortwo launched as the Smart City Coupé, neither of its parents were sure they should have birthed it, and that’s never a good start. Just why did the Volkswagen Swatchmobile become a joint project between Mercedes and Chinese company Geely, and just how successful was this fun little city car? Optional Extra bonus video: https://youtu.be/-T0pgjYTYq0 If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Swatch_Group https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_(marque) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_(Automarke) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Fortwo https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Fortwo https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Hayek https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/triumph-eines-tueftlers-a-cba184a4-0002-0001-0000-000013687006?context=issue http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/the-swatch-group-sa-history/ https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/volkswagen-baut-das-swatch-auto-a-e8b763df-0002-0001-0000-000013489815 https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/kommt-das-oeko-auto-a-f388c814-0002-0001-0000-000013488132 https://www.below-the-radar.com/mcc-smart-eco-speedster-eco-sprinter/ https://mercedesblog.com/smart-forefathers-eco-sprinter-eco-speedster/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cree_SAM https://web.archive.org/web/20210418030214/http://www.3wheelers.com/cree.html https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mut-zur-muecke-a-2b2a0167-0002-0001-0000-000013684310 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mini-mit-maetzchen-a-742f4cd1-0002-0001-0000-000009207156 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/motorrad-von-mercedes-a-3d4e0cd2-0002-0001-0000-000008906223 https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/modell-fuer-mercedes-a-f611ceb8-0002-0001-0000-000008799308 https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/wir-sind-ziemlich-begeistert-a-b729c860-0002-0001-0000-000008707195 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuanghuan_Noble https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuanghuan_Noble https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Roadster https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Forfour https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Crosstown https://web.archive.org/web/20100411022619/https://blogs.motortrend.com/6209443/car-news/smarts-three-year-loss-more-than-5-billion-report-says/index.html https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/daimler-hickhack-neue-verwirrung-um-zukunft-des-smart-a-328235.html https://www.manager-magazin.de/unternehmen/artikel/a-329425.html https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/kleinwagen-amerikaner-bestellen-20-000-smarts-a-488840.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_iQ https://www.euroncap.com/en/search-results/?query=smart+fortwo&x=0&y=0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4LB3xKRfmk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_Formore https://group-media.mercedes-benz.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko/The-smart-fortwo-micro-hybrid-drive-mhd-Even-more-economical-and-environmentally-friendly-thanks-to-startstop-function.xhtml?oid=9919399 https://www.euroncap.com https://www.manager-magazin.de/unternehmen/autoindustrie/daimler-stellt-neuen-smart-vor-a-981458.html https://www.la.mercedes-benz.com/en/passengercars/mercedes-benz-cars/models/e-mobility/project-eq/experience-eq/future-of-mobility/eq-fortwo.html https://www.manager-magazin.de/unternehmen/autoindustrie/daimler-smart-wird-kuenftig-nur-noch-als-elektroauto-verkauft-a-1153384.html https://www.manager-magazin.de/unternehmen/autoindustrie/elektroauto-smart-wegen-engpaessen-lange-nicht-lieferbar-a-1189399.html https://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/smart-daimler-gruendet-joint-venture-mit-geely-aus-china-a-1260050.html https://jalopnik.com/fun-is-dead-at-smart-1846058184 https://de.smart.com/de/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_electric_drive #bigcar

Nearly the Lancia Uno? The Fiat N-numero Uno Story. 21:50
Nearly the Lancia Uno? The Fiat N-numero Uno Story.
5 months ago

The Mini showed the world what a practical small car could be like, but it was Fiat’s 127 supermini that took the category by storm in the 1970s. The 127 was a big hit, but it would be its successor, the Fiat Uno that would go on to be the numero uno selling Fiat. Yet the Uno wasn’t originally intended to be a Fiat at all. Just why was the Uno so popular, and why was it still in production 21 years after it was supposedly replaced? Video from YT channel "MuseodiArtePovera" showing the Uno brochure with a record: https://youtu.be/hqD1RJsAu9E If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: https://wheels.iconmagazine.it/auto-classiche/auto-story/storia-fiat-uno https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobianchi_A112 https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobianchi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_Uno https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_Uno https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_Uno_Turbo https://www.passioneautoitaliane.com/2018/02/lancia-uno.html https://www.noticiasautomotivas.com.br/fiat-punto/ Fiat documentaries on the 1983 and 1989 Fiat Uno. Fiat Uno brochures. http://www.italiaspeed.com/2007/cars/fiat/07/uno_south_africa/2007.html https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_Uno https://www.motorionline.com/nuova-fiat-uno-2023-caratteristiche-motore-uscita/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_automobiles #bigcar

#Shorts Story - The Fiat N-Numero Uno (full video link in the description) 01:00
#Shorts Story - The Fiat N-Numero Uno (full video link in the description)
5 months ago

The full Fiat Uno video: https://youtu.be/KlKE35maI38 If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar #bigcar

The height of Lexury? The Lexus LS Story 27:47
The height of Lexury? The Lexus LS Story
5 months ago

It’s rare that a car company sets out to build “the best car in the world”. But with an almost limitless budget, Toyota had a better shot than most. The car they created, the LS400, was a statement of intent, and an engineering marvel. It was also an audacious bid to take on the finest luxury marques, from a company that just a few years before had been known for making cheap, tinny cars. But what’s clear is their first car, the LS helped establish Lexus as a successful luxury name faster than any other car company. Why did Toyota decide they needed to build the LS, and did this audacious bid to beat the finest luxury marques succeed? Optional Extra bonus video: https://youtu.be/yutqRCOIqJY Music (from the YouTube audio library): * Metamorphosis - Quincas Moreira * Take it Slow - SefChol If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexus_LS https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%AC%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B5%E3%82%B9%E3%83%BBLS https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%AC%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B5%E3%82%B9 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_export_restraint https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Century https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Crown https://mag.lexus.co.uk/lexus-history/ http://www.toyota-global.com/company/history_of_toyota/75years/data/automotive_business/products_technology/vehicle_lineage_chart/origin/index.html https://web.archive.org/web/20080322220809/http://www.motortrader.com.my/NUS/articles/article_740/page_m.asp https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%88%E3%83%A8%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BB%E3%82%BB%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B7%E3%82%AA#%E5%88%9D%E4%BB%A3_XF10%E5%9E%8B%EF%BC%881989%E5%B9%B4_-_1994%E5%B9%B4%EF%BC%89 https://mag.lexus.co.uk/innovations-of-the-first-generation-lexus-ls/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_Colby https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Tax_Act https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexus_SC https://archive.fortune.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1989/08/14/72355/index.htm https://web.archive.org/web/20071013114639/http:/www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,971153-1,00.html https://www.nytimes.com/1995/05/17/business/sanctions-japan-overview-100-tariffs-set-13-top-models-japanese-cars.html https://www.nytimes.com/1995/06/24/business/case-nerves-high-end-dealers-for-japanese-luxury-cars-uncertain-tariff-deadline.html https://mag.lexus.co.uk/innovations-of-the-second-generation-lexus-ls/ https://mag.lexus.co.uk/innovations-of-the-third-generation-lexus-ls/ https://mag.lexus.co.uk/innovations-of-the-fourth-generation-lexus-ls/ https://web.archive.org/web/20090923105020/http:/www.motortrader.com/industry-news/car-dealer-news/29338-lexus-network-set-for-overhaul-as-brand-goes-hybrid-only.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexus_LF https://mag.lexus.co.uk/2018-lexus-ls-automotive-luxury/ https://lexusenthusiast.com/2022/01/04/lexus-usa-2021-sales-report/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_New_Global_Architecture#GA-L https://www.chevrolet.com/cars/spark https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Spark https://www.carfax.com/blog/cheapest-cars #bigcar

The Scénic route to success - the Renault Scénic Story 28:39
The Scénic route to success - the Renault Scénic Story
6 months ago

Not many cars can be credited with funding the purchase of an entire car company, but Renault’s President said they couldn’t have purchased Nissan in the late 1990s without the success of the Renault Scénic. It was a bold, innovative design, making clever reuse of parts to reduce the risk of failure on a car that was depending on your point of view either defining a brand-new category, or joining an existing category of cars that had never been a success! The shape of the first, second and third generation of Scénic were presided over by Patrick le Quément. He’s been very kind, again, to sit down and tell us the inside story of the car that kicked off the MPV boom in the late 1990s. So, join me and Patrick as we delve into the Renault Scénic Story. Thanks the banpeinet (https://www.youtube.com/c/BanpeiNet-gp) for the Dutch advert translation! Optional Extra bonus video: https://youtu.be/tGAqgQrrHRc Full interview with Patrick le Quément: https://youtu.be/rnORaCZWssg If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources Patrick le Quément interview. https://signification-noms-voitures.blog-machine.info/588-signification-et-origine-du-nom-du-renault-Scénic/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_19 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_M%C3%A9gane https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A9hicules_Renault https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_MPV https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Sc%C3%A9nic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Compact_MPVs https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usine_Renault_de_Douai https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_R-Space https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minecraft_(franchise) https://www.renault.es/concept-cars/r-space.html https://www.largus.fr/actualite-automobile/scoop-le-renault-Scénic-4-2016-surpris-dans-les-rues-de-paris-6747385.html https://www.lefigaro.fr/automobile/2016/02/23/30002-20160223ARTFIG00196-le-renault-Scénic-4-se-decouvre.php https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault%E2%80%93Nissan_Common_Module_Family#CMF-CD https://www.motor1.com/news/584655/renault-Scénic-van-discontinued/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Touran https://media.renault.com/lets-change-cars-renault-revele-Scénic-vision/ #bigcar

Live chat - The Hillman Imp Story 32:20
Live chat - The Hillman Imp Story
6 months ago

If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar #bigcar

The IMPact of poor choices - the Hillman Imp Story 22:48
The IMPact of poor choices - the Hillman Imp Story
6 months ago

The Imp is a car of contradictions. While it sported a cutting edge, aluminium engine with a motorsport pedigree, it was mounted at the back when the rest of the car industry was moving to front wheel drive. It was built in a brand-new facility with the latest machinery, but hundreds of miles away from its suppliers. This all produced a car that was modern, yet outdated. Why did Rootes Group, a car company with a long history of making conservative, reliable cars in the heart of the car producing Midlands, decide to make their first economy car near Glasgow? Optional Extra video: https://youtu.be/zLghc0fd4mE Music: "Jazz Organ Trio Cool Blue" by Doug Maxwell / Media Right Productions from the YouTube audio library. If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suez_Canal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suez_Crisis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coventry_Climax https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_25 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillman_Husky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrYveHWvSgU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtW4KNCBk1Y https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/january-1963/26/rootes-new-baby https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Anglia https://www.imps4ever.info https://www.aronline.co.uk/concepts-and-prototypes/hillman-imp-rootes-asp/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_Rally https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunbeam_Rapier https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Sunbeam #bigcar

The forgotten Rover - a mini SD1 - the Rover Quintet 05:05
The forgotten Rover - a mini SD1 - the Rover Quintet
7 months ago

A quick history of the Rover Quintet, released in Australia in the 1980s. A quick shout out to "On The Rhodes" YT channel that graciously allowed me to use a clip of their Rover Quintet video: https://youtu.be/nncZVbyZPD4 If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Motor_Corporation_(Australia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Quint https://www.aronline.co.uk/marques/honda/rover-quintet/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XJ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_(car) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Acclaim https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Leyland https://www.roversd1australia.com/index.php/rover-400-series-rover-quintet-australian-market/ https://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/car_info_rover_quintet.php https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nncZVbyZPD4 https://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/honda/quint_1gen/quint_1gen_hatchback/1983.html https://www.roversd1australia.com/index.php/rover-r40-75-australian-market/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Integra #bigcar

This is why the Mazda MX-5 is so good 29:04
This is why the Mazda MX-5 is so good
7 months ago

Everyone knows the MX-5. It’s that fun little roadster that you always promised yourself, and so much has been written about it already. But it’s hard to over emphasise the impact this car had when it launched. At a time when cars were focusing on more and more horsepower, supercharging to ever more extreme levels, Mazda proved that you don’t need an exotic engine to have a lot of fun. Cars already had enough power for public roads where you spent most of your time anyway. It wasn’t about miles per gallon, but smiles per gallon! So, where did the vision for the MX-5 come from, and has it stayed true to that founding vision? Optional Extra video: https://youtu.be/nhIobDjZrb0 Mazda interview with Bob Hall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwtHqc1vZCI Jean Knows Cars interview with Bob Hall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w57vKwqagU Music (from the YouTube Audio Library): * Sunset Strut - Dan Lebowitz * Marvin's Dance - Silent Partner If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_MX-5 Bob Hall interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwtHqc1vZCI) Bob Hall interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w57vKwqagU) Japanese designers interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqWE6ZyZQ8k http://automobiles-japonaises.com/Mazda/MX5/MX5_1.php https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Familia https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%9E%E3%83%84%E3%83%80%E3%83%BB%E3%83%AD%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Automotive_Design https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Elan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunos_(automobile) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spec_Miata https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MaX5_Racing_Championship https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_MX-5_Cup https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazdaspeed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_Ibuki https://www.supercars.net/blog/2001-mazda-mx-5-mps-concept/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-6qB-tvq5A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOfYCIc-0-w https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_124_Spider_(2016) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mazda_model_codes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abarth_124_Spider https://car.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1092280.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isF2gV9cA9o https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?p=10541242 #bigcar

Nissan UK's last stand - the Qashqai story 27:29
Nissan UK's last stand - the Qashqai story
7 months ago

When the Qashqai was introduced to Australia, Nissan changed the name because they were worried it would be called the Nissan “Cash Cow”. But that’s precisely what the Qashqai has become – a runaway success, and a breakout hit for Nissan’s embattled European operation. It’s a rare story of a successful British designed and produced mass-market car in the 21st century, and a car that’s not only been a hit in the UK, but around the world. David Twohig knows more than most about the Qashqai’s development, being the General Manager in charge of bringing it to life. He’s been kind enough to sit down for an interview, and if you want to learn more about his work on the Nissan Qashqai, Renault ZOE and Alpine A110 he’s got a new book out called “Inside the Machine” – there’s a link in the description. David's book - "Inside The Machine": https://www.veloce.co.uk/store/Inside-the-machine-p402425504 Optional Extra video: https://youtu.be/gAu0pFzP8FE Full interview with David Twohig: https://youtu.be/Z-keiHnkW0U Music: Addict (Instrumental) - NEFFEX (from the YouTube Audio Library) The Blue Danube - Johann Strauss II (from the YouTube Audio Library) If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: Inside the machine – David Twohig https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Qashqai https://europe.nissannews.com/en-GB/releases/the-qashqai-story-necessity-is-the-mother-of-innovation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault%E2%80%93Nissan_C_platform https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/nissan/qashqai/20972/4x4 https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/nissan/qashqai/15-dci-acenta-5dr/road-test https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Juke https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Rogue https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_X-Trail https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/nissan/qashqai/85169/nissan-qashqai-tekna-2014-review https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/nissan/qashqai/99766/new-nissan-qashqai-2017-review https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_Ariya https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/nissan/qashqai #bigcar

Is it just me? Are Parking Spaces getting Smaller? 07:45
Is it just me? Are Parking Spaces getting Smaller?
8 months ago

Around the world, car parking spaces seem to be getting smaller, leading to a new gymnastic discipline, getting out of the car through the door crack without denting the car next to you! It’s causing increasing frustration in car parks not just for drivers, but passengers as well. When one car parks badly it forces the car next to it to park off centre, and this propagates down the line, leading to a whole line of cars badly parked even after the first car has driven off. That frustration mounts when the owners of car parks don’t fine or tow people who are abusing car parking spaces. UK insurance company AX claims parking dents increased 35% between 2014 and 2018. So why is this? If you'd like to support what I do, and get early access to advert-free videos and exclusive channel updates, please consider supporting the channel from just $1 or 80p a month: http://patreon.com/bigcar Incidental music: 8 bars of stuff I thought up in 2008 and never developed. Support me using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bigcartv Big Car merch: https://teespring.com/stores/bigcartv Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigcartv My second channel - Little Car: https://www.youtube.com/littlecar Sources: https://www.petrolprices.com/news/car-park-spaces-parking-rage/ https://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cover/advice/parking-space-size https://dublininquirer.com/2021/12/22/cars-are-getting-bigger-but-dublin-s-streets-and-parking-spaces-aren-t https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/11417281/Drivers-fined-for-being-outside-too-small-car-parking-bays-in-Newbury.html https://blog.greenflag.com/2018/small-parking-bays/ https://www.which.co.uk/news/article/cars-too-big-for-parking-spaces-the-worst-culprits-revealed-awAy20E54zLo https://www.britishparking.co.uk/write/Documents/Library%202016/Bay_Sizes_-_Jul_2016.pdf #bigcar