These new laws are making cars BORING!

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Bad news guys - new cars are set to become more boring! Due to a number of rules and regulations which are either already in place, or due to be launched in the near future, it looks like you won't be able to have nearly as much fun as you've had in older cars from now on! From speed limiters to electric hand brakes, join Mat as he runs you through the regulations which may ruin cars forever!
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carwow - 4 måneder siden
Will cars be ruined in the future? Will you still buy a new car after speed limiters are introduced in 2022? Let us know!
Atarv Hegde
Atarv Hegde - 3 dager siden
@Nik7 BKH Well ,.still you wouldn't want 35% of your country revolting would you?
Nik7 BKH
Nik7 BKH - 4 dager siden
@Atarv Hegde no, its actually 3 of the 6 parties in our government... SPD L, DieLinke and B90 DieGrünen are supporting a speed limit, and the B90 is rising in popular votes each year! Its just a matter of time before the Autobahn is history :/
Dave D'Video Maker
Dave D'Video Maker - 4 dager siden
Fun cars tend to emit more carbon dioxide per kilometre (except electric).
Atarv Hegde
Atarv Hegde - 4 dager siden
@Nik7 BKH Well , I heard there was just one Idiotic party supporting it. Also Germany gets a lot of tourism due to the autobahn and it is one of the things that make Germany special. And the emmisions only reduce by 0.002 % , so I don't think that is worth the money Germany will lose.
Atarv Hegde
Atarv Hegde - 4 dager siden
@Navneeth Jaydev Shut up!!!
cody milmine
cody milmine - Dag siden
And this is why we modify cars
Carter Anonymous
Carter Anonymous - 2 dager siden
In California the governor made a law that by...i think it was 2025 (don't quote me on that) ALL vehicle must be electric. If that law becomes a standard law all over ill personally be bying old vehicles.
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali - 3 dager siden
I think it is time to put an end for using this fucken word 'intelligent' 😭
Neli - 5 dager siden
112 miles per hour on a brand new car fuuuuck my old 1.4 golf goes more than that probably more fun too
ace walsall
ace walsall - 5 dager siden
Shabbir Beig
Shabbir Beig - 5 dager siden
Able to Living on Earth is more fun than driving a sports car correct 😂.
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali - 3 dager siden
As if the very few sports car is gonna make a difference
secrets - 6 dager siden
speed doesn't kill you. the sudden stopping is where they get you. thank you for coming to my ted talk.
Mr Tortoise
Mr Tortoise - 9 dager siden
What you have to do is “break” the safety features
LonePaladin - 9 dager siden
New laws ... BAH! Throw that in the trash! Such laws are meant to be broken and erased from the lawbooks. DO NOT GIVE IN TO LAWS LIKE THIS, PEOPLE!
peter smirnou
peter smirnou - 11 dager siden
let’s make a protest against speed limiters
MachineGunIt - 13 dager siden
I love how we, Europe, are getting the toughest regulations - yet China and India are the worlds top polluters. Bullocks w this government
Stuart James Photography
Stuart James Photography - 13 dager siden
keeping my 9 year old car a bit longer then
Robert Zman
Robert Zman - 14 dager siden
watching this from Australia are these rules and regulations only in Europe or are here in Australia as well
Richard Van Der Graaff
Richard Van Der Graaff - 15 dager siden
thats why older manual sportscars are more expensive then newer automatics xD
Itz shark
Itz shark - 16 dager siden
Why they cant just stop making nuclear power plants and diesel power plants.why they are just trying to limit it on cars.they can give a rule to fit at least one panel of solar cells in every house.they can do it but no they have to do it just on cars
Water is Good
Water is Good - 17 dager siden
So when will cigs be completely banned since its worse and stickin ur mouth up to a muffler.... who gives a shit. No one lives forever
Filip Miletic
Filip Miletic - 17 dager siden
Because of this people love old cars
Nickel Campbell
Nickel Campbell - 18 dager siden
Me in 2012: I can't wait to see what cars are like in 2020

Me in 2020: 😭 I really want to go back to 2012😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Colin Mill
Colin Mill - 19 dager siden
There is a simple solution - there are already 1.4 Billion cars in the World. Buy one of those that has all the fun-factors you want and just keep it. Maintenance is unlikely to exceed the depreciation on a new vehicle so you might even save a few bob. Sure - it won't have an up-to-date infotainment system but if that is really important to you then you aren't really into driving.
JVB - 19 dager siden
It's a shame man. Governments WILL always add more regulation over time to make stuff safer, which is good, but also more boring, which is bad. In about 15-20 years we will probably end up with electric cars and endless safety features that prevent deaths, but also prevent fun. A car will be like the bus. Just a thing you need to go from A to B. My Polo GTI has the extra filter (OPF) that prevents pops and bangs. It's the 2019 model, and it's a bloody shame. The 2018 version still has the pops and bangs...
M Power
M Power - 19 dager siden
Car channel with 4,8 million subscribers calling Porsche Porsch... smh 🤦‍♂️
Dhruv Singh
Dhruv Singh - 18 dager siden
I hate when ppl call out others for how they "pronounce the car names"
Stephen Dorsett
Stephen Dorsett - 20 dager siden
It's all about getting the general population out of vehicles and back to push bikes. Working class will not be allowed to own a car or go on holiday soon just watch
geoffrey stephen
geoffrey stephen - 21 dag siden
who cares when you can't go above 70mph anywhere because the speed cameras everywhere now. Might as well have a boring car.
Amir Case
Amir Case - 21 dag siden
Yes lack of manuals do make cars boring.....I love the control you feel on manuals...
Norman Lammers
Norman Lammers - 21 dag siden
I am a car lover, and I am grateful for these changes in favor of us al!
Norman Lammers
Norman Lammers - 21 dag siden
I am glad that the governments take responsibility :-)
jamie k
jamie k - 22 dager siden
Rest of the world: the future is gonna be awesome cant wait
Petrol heads: time machine for sale
Junaid Zafar
Junaid Zafar - 22 dager siden
We should start a petition against this
Atarv Hegde
Atarv Hegde - 4 dager siden
Well cars were kind of fine till 2010. Then suddenly those vegetarians started going crazy
Dabbing Granny ProductionsTM
Dabbing Granny ProductionsTM - 23 dager siden
i mean, you can bypass that.

by buying older cars.
Dabbing Granny ProductionsTM
Dabbing Granny ProductionsTM - 10 dager siden
( in some countries older cars can have way higher emissions, as they have very low standards. )
Rhishab Dahal
Rhishab Dahal - 23 dager siden
I REALLY do feel bad for you guys. I live in the US and every day, I wonder how Europe’s car industry can hold up with these new emissions regulations
Jacoby Bass
Jacoby Bass - 28 dager siden
This just means that used cars are even more justifiable to buy
Nico Tang
Nico Tang - 29 dager siden
Most german cars are sadly worse than before especially the quality and the price is just a joke
John doe
John doe - Måned siden
move to the US
Teodor Otea
Teodor Otea - Måned siden
Why we have to suffer because of all those EU BLOODY regulations...
If you are an environmentalist buy a bloody tesla but let the petrol cars be in their dream world...
I love electric cars but I think that the EU is the most stupid institution ever O-O
Matthew Sims
Matthew Sims - Måned siden
Second hand car market: *liked this*
Anahata Ghosh
Anahata Ghosh - Måned siden
thankfully in India, we have manual cars. But it's giving me immense pain to think that there won't be any in the future
Todd Fogler
Todd Fogler - Måned siden
Aaaahhhh.....the clean fresh scent of freedom here in the colonies
Imran A
Imran A - Måned siden
I think it's these kinda manipulative and over assertive laws that's led to older cars getting more expensive - for no other apparent reason
Imran A
Imran A - Måned siden
Don't worry mat
You can take your car to the garage and mod your way around this stuff anyways
2ND ACOUNT - Måned siden
Your saying new cars have electric handbrakes but my merc has a foot brake
A B - Måned siden
Dont worry petrolheads
This is just a dark age and we will get our renaissance
Marius Kaunietis
Marius Kaunietis - Måned siden
I'd also add that only DI petrol cars produce NOx due to fuel not mixing well before combustion. So, logic goes like this:
Step 1: reduce CO2 while increasing NOx
Step 2: increase CO2 by adding NOx filter.
Mally Turner
Mally Turner - Måned siden
I think I'll stick with my mk1 octavia tdi for as long as possible not the fastest car ever but when everyone is speed limited I will be lol
soundseeker63 - Måned siden
As petrol cars get worse and worse, electric cars are getting better and better. The end conclusion is sad, but inevitable. As a petrol head it hurts to say this but, unless you are buying used, you may as we just buy electric now. There is so little soul or involvement left in most new cars now it makes little difference. That GPS speed limiter law is state nannying gone mad! All this nonsense is just giving me more reasons to hang on to my old BMW E39 - manual gearbox, RWD, straight six, and no stupid nannying devices!
PGT - Måned siden
Eh, To be honest here, the bulk of people aren't enthusiasts. Now that I think about it, all these things aren't bad things.
- Hard speed limits prevent you from speeding tickets (more money for car parts!)
- Particulate filters help to stop the polar bears from dying and keep the air clean (seriously go to a place like Vietnam, India or China where the air is dirty and you'll thank your catalytic converter for existing, there's a lot of motorcycles in those places and diesel trucks with no DPFs or cats)
- Heavier cars are smoother to drive when you're doing actual car shit (like commuting)
- Safety improvements mean you're less likely to die in a crash (Seriously)
- Electronic handbrakes are better for packaging (and you could always fit a rear line-lock handbrake if you wanna be a drift kiddie)
- Emissions regs push engineers to build more efficient engines which have the potential to make better power when de-restricted (turbo cars were built precisely because of sporting and regulatory restrictions on engine displacement and yet we somehow adore them.)
I mean let's be honest here. How many of us are _actually_ driving in the street like we're Paul Walker. To the bulk of commuters these laws are a godsend. It'll push manufacturers to build better hybrids and more EVs, which drives down their costs. Since most europeans live in apartments in cities you can't exactly own an EV there, so if you can make Hybrids more accessible you can stretch the finite supply of fuel out for longer.
I mean i'll be a petrolhead till I die, but man these laws aren't going to make cars boring. The truth is that 99% of cars have sucked and always did suck from an enthusiast standpoint. The bulk of people see a car as a tool to get from place to place, and for them, this is better. We'll always find workarounds and unlock the potential of modern vehicles as time goes by.
Anthony-Jocelyn Galaura-Al-Haddad
I don’t think that Canadian emissions are not stricter than the uk
victor Victor
victor Victor - Måned siden
We didnt enjoy the video
EDlemon - Måned siden
these just EU regulations?
portaccio - Måned siden
There's a car outside my house right this second that pops and bangs when he revs the engine. I'm glad they're putting a stop to it. Only pricks think it's fun.
Dhruv Singh
Dhruv Singh - 18 dager siden
Looks like someone is angry
Dixie Normus
Dixie Normus - Måned siden
gatekeeping having fun
Gerard Montgomery
Gerard Montgomery - Måned siden
The amount of engineering required to make a car fun, good looking and compliant with all these rules means anything even vaguely desirable costs a fortune. It's why I ride bikes now. Yeah noise emmisions have killed the sound most new bikes make but they can still be sleak, leary, shrink wrapped missiles that follow homologation rules.
Jackson Lam
Jackson Lam - Måned siden
Fancy buying an electric Ferrari anyone?
ludara - Måned siden
That is the plan. Less freedom.
Turkic - Måned siden
My m140i is enough for me
RYAN GUERCIO - Måned siden
I’m in the USA and the stupid lighting laws are the worst. We can not get an Audi with the full adaptive headlights yet it’s safer. These laws should have been rewritten years ago.
Hater Hater
Hater Hater - Måned siden
I think pinning the lack of manuals down to legal reasons is pretty short sighted, It's generally down to two things i'd argue. With the bulk production models, for example the toyota yarris or the ford focus it pretty much just comes down the cost of implementation (Designing and creating facilities to produce the vehicles) not being cost effective when looking at the demand. However this is obviously not the problem with low production sports cars. These tend to throw away the manual for 2 reasons. 1 performance, from an engineering perspective the automatic is objectively better because it can shift faster, is able to utilize more gear ratios and shifts exactly when it needs to. 2 because it limits how mistakes from the driver can destroy the rest of the vehicle which is very important as you start pushing the boundary on performance, it's called the bleeding edge for a reason and controlling that risk is very important.
Tsaki_ Titan
Tsaki_ Titan - Måned siden
Is it illegal to remove your rev limiter?
buggaboo333 - Måned siden
Just more nanny statism. We are slowly losing our freedoms everywhere. Light bulbs, toilets, washer/dryers etc. Unelected gubmint bureaucrats keep telling us what to do and how to live. It has now entered the realm of speech and thought. Slow burn communism. God help us all.
Photo Hope
Photo Hope - Måned siden
Let us be honest ,
-Noise réduction is great
-Emission reduction is needed, for young guys here they never lived 40 years ago when it was normal for car to emit black smoke. Then cars use to be noisy from factory . Horrible crazy smell from exhaust and one if breath that for long time will get sick 100% sure.
-Automatic shift, this should be standard in Europe, in Europe we have a lot of trafic queue , no one want to be stack in traffic with manual shift for hours to go.
Let us face it, decades ago there was less peoples on this poor planet, then less cars, then who cares about emission or consumption or security. nowadays the road are SATURATED with metal boxes on wheels, each weight over 1200kg.
Who need a racing car plenty of noise in a busy city??
However for those who have plenty of money to spend in cars, best buy a racing version car modified heavily for racing purpose and rent a circuit and have fun.
Public roads are for public !
enigmaPL - Måned siden
Eco hippies: We're making a difference!!
MEANWHILE in 3rd world countries: Record breaking amounts of pollution being dumped directly into the water, land and subsequently water table and the air with open-air pits ranging from illegal refineries to plastics and chemical waste.
When you realize what is going on in the rest of the world, day to day, it makes scapegoating the automobile look absolutely moronic.They go about and try punishing the entire industry and punishing anyone that drives them.... Why? Why hasn't anyone stopped to ask how heinous a 'carbon tax' is? People are going to use just as much fuel as they were before, all it does is punish working people by making the act of just getting by far more expensive. Vote the eco-hippies out of your governments and let's focus on addressing the real pollution problems around the world if we truly want to make a difference. The people in power now have completely lost the plot.
Asdf Fdsa
Asdf Fdsa - Måned siden
People need to stop telling their neighbors what they can and can’t buy with their money. We’re getting closer every day to the government doling out apportioned vehicles to everyone. Where do I stand in line for my brand new Lada? Let’s hope this is quick, I gotta stand in line for bread next.
Christopher Nicolson
Christopher Nicolson - Måned siden
The extra weight and emissions regs are making cars huge and slow. I hope car manufacturers are working on ways to make cars lighter. Wiring loom, chassis, engine block, etc.
blake mitchell
blake mitchell - Måned siden
Just put the car in neutral
asim anwar
asim anwar - Måned siden
Someone NEEDS to start a petition...seriously slowing cars down to the speed limit and having soft rev limiters.😒😒
JAmes Cameron
JAmes Cameron - Måned siden
and this is why i will buy a stock pike of massive diesel trucks
David Mirakian
David Mirakian - Måned siden
More power hungry EU tyrants destroying personal freedom. Good job Europeans! You get what you vote for.
Spanish John
Spanish John - Måned siden
0:09 ... on the EU
Stephen Fear
Stephen Fear - Måned siden
New laws in Europe not the rest of the world no Co2 testing here 🇳🇿
Thomas H
Thomas H - Måned siden
No exciting cars on a dead planet
Mike Shipton
Mike Shipton - Måned siden
The aftermarket coding industy is about to explode when everyone seeks to disable that GPS system, add in a method to re-activate it on MOT check and done.
cornz38 - Måned siden
If you are a motorist in the UK, you're boned either way. The government has declared war on the hydrocarbon fueled car owner
LabGorilla - Måned siden
Begin the brexit!
Mr Fister
Mr Fister - Måned siden
Most drivers these days can barely use an indicator let alone a manual gearbox.
Tracy Beckett
Tracy Beckett - Måned siden
This will make driving my Mk2 MX5 even more fun. Soooo glad I've never parted with it after having it for 10 Years. Fingers crossed it passes it's MOT this year...
Jordan DM
Jordan DM - Måned siden
Anyone that lives around London knows you can’t go more than 1/4 mile without a speed camera now anyway, racing from traffic light to traffic light. What put me off getting something sporty
op3l - Måned siden
Manual transmission cars in asian cities shuold be considered cruel and unusual punishment... give me an automatic any day.
John Smith
John Smith - Måned siden
This is why small governments are important. The larger the government the more it takes over everything with laws, ruining everyone's enjoyment in anything.
Michael Gia Huy Nguyen
Michael Gia Huy Nguyen - Måned siden
I love my cars, but honestly: we don't want to revert to the rather liberal emissions standards of the 90s, as that has caused acid rain and really bad air in cities.
Mike Shipton
Mike Shipton - Måned siden
The only thing scarier than big gov is the population of useful idiots who vote them in none the wiser...
Rod Craig
Rod Craig - Måned siden
That's why I have bought a slightly older model, with all the knobs, bells and whistles you need, all controlled by switches, levers and rotary controls, and not a touch screen in sight (nor loads of stupid warning bongs). It's not a policy that can go on forever, so buy these excellent cars now, and keep them running.
Yauheniya Uhlianets
Yauheniya Uhlianets - Måned siden
Carwow has to move to U S
C R - Måned siden
New cars are boring and lack style so I'll stick with my fumey old e36 and Impreza..
Chimera - Måned siden
This is why I'm getting a r32 and older cars
FluePeakツ - Måned siden
They chaning the laws
me laughs in old car goes: brr
trillrif axegrindor
trillrif axegrindor - Måned siden
wow,moron much?
trillrif axegrindor
trillrif axegrindor - Måned siden
i love the rev limiters ,anyone revving the balls off something sitting still are retarded anyway.put it in gear,redline it and have fun
#1 Hacker
#1 Hacker - Måned siden
Japan already beat us to it with the 180 kph speed limiter in cars by decades LOL. 180 kph is better than say a 80 kph speed limit though.
SHDv2 - Måned siden
That Dodge car looks like lightining mcqueens friend
Mr. Viper
Mr. Viper - Måned siden
Laughs in tuner
58 fregate
58 fregate - Måned siden
You forgot to mention one thing : the market. Probably 99% of the people now don't care about performances or the sound of their exhaust or anything else you mention, all they care about is convenience and if the car can correct their lack of attention, they want big screens and connectivity. More and more people want cars that could drive them to work while they surf the web. I like cars I can fix and maintain myself, if the engine goes bad I rebuild it, try doing that on a newer car : parts are so expensive, unavailable, unreparable or simply one size over to compensate for wear doesn't exist, that it's simpler or more cost effective to replace sometimes the whole damn car.
Mr. Dodo
Mr. Dodo - 28 dager siden
Technology is making people lazy. "Lane keep assist"... I'm sorry, can you not keep the car in the lane you're in, if not then you shouldn't be fucking driving lmao. Parking sensors... how did people survive before parking sensors? Then all this speed limiter bullshit. It's being done to us Europeans because we've (for the most part) become soft, spongy turds who want the government and technology to do everything for us... and people wonder why we're fucked as a species the way things are going.
SPECTRE IAN - Måned siden
9:14 reminds me of a scene from Cars 1😂😂
Rutu Bhagwat
Rutu Bhagwat - Måned siden
Conclusion: people don't know how to cross roads safely.
Next thing we know, pedistrian airbags in the front bumper.
Learn to cross roads people!!
David Viner
David Viner - Måned siden
I have an Audi with electric parking brake and a BMW with a hand brake. The Audi has more to go wrong, motors on each wheel for example, I prefer the BMW hand brake to be honest as I know it's simple and will always work
Leo Ipek
Leo Ipek - Måned siden
Don't worry, they'll find out how to make OPF's and small turbos sound awesome. Its just that its rushing them right now.
trillrif axegrindor
trillrif axegrindor - Måned siden
with awesome sound from your awesome car stereo.........i like my sound coming out of the mufflers thanks
This makes me wanna buy a diesel and do as many rolling coals on cyclists as I can.
Captain Slav
Captain Slav - Måned siden
This is why people voted for Brexit.
Vijayanand Phad
Vijayanand Phad - Måned siden
what's wrong with people and sound, create a playlist and run your favorite sounds in loop.
That's why love electric cars, no sounds !
Asa Gwenelo
Asa Gwenelo - Måned siden
and modify the old cars
Asa Gwenelo
Asa Gwenelo - Måned siden
simple solution buy old cars
Neofolis - Måned siden
On the plus side, these rules don't affect the second hand market. Hopefully they'll decide to ban SUV's unless they are being used off road.
_ GT-R
_ GT-R - Måned siden
The used car market will be strong
Vaseline Squirrel
Vaseline Squirrel - 2 måneder siden
Time to buy motorcycles
Sedzani Thilivhali
Sedzani Thilivhali - 2 måneder siden
Mat I didn't enjoy the video 😢