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Old 05-02-2014, 04:37 PM
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... there's nothing else quite like it.

Otherwise the Blue Meanies will have won.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:42 PM
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I love that show because of it's anti-political correctness and it's funny as heck.
With all that's going on in the world right now we need some humor. Leave the serious stuff to the evening news.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:09 PM
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The Reliant Robin bit is one of the finest bits of comedy, auto-related or otherwise, that I have ever viewed. It's absolutely hysterical. If you haven't seen it you are heartily encouraged to seek it out on that tube channel thing.

That being said, I don't care to watch Mr. Clarkson very often, and I'll just leave it at that.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:16 PM
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I've always liked this show, though I wasn't crazy about them lying about the Tesla.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:33 PM
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The show used to be ok to watch, it's hard to believe it's still around after all this time. It has gotten so stale though it has lost it's vigor.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:14 PM
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i like the wheeler dealer show
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:27 PM
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Captain Slow and Company still rock!
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:58 AM
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i love how they make controversy over nothing against top gear UK.

example the BRIDGE HAD A OBVIOUS SLOPE TO IT which is what clarkson was talking about and pointing out to the hamster.

live on gents, and i wish there was another holiday special where they drive from Russia to piers morgan's house and clarkson punches him in the face again.

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Old 05-03-2014, 12:20 PM
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though I wasn't crazy about them lying about the Tesla.

????
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:28 PM
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I've always liked this show, though I wasn't crazy about them lying about the Tesla.
I drove a signiture 100 Tesla. No way could I make it go the full 237 miles then again 55 miles is WOT and no manufacturer is held to full range at a track. I do feel it should be able to 30 minutes without running out of juice. As a result Clarkson should have said, "The Tesla is not a good track day car choice" and he would be correct.

If you want the look and a track day car, just buy the Lotus.

Top Gear in the USA is too edited. Entire segments are removed for commercial space. E.g. S9/E06 has two cars A Nissan and a BMW reviewed but no track test shown, just the results. On British Top Gear they ran the entire episode that had both a beginning, middle and end.

I wish them to reedit all the episodes, and run them full length.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:42 PM
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The Reliant Robin bit is one of the finest bits of comedy, auto-related or otherwise, that I have ever viewed. It's absolutely hysterical. If you haven't seen it you are heartily encouraged to seek it out on that tube channel thing.

That being said, I don't care to watch Mr. Clarkson very often, and I'll just leave it at that.
The one where Clarkson crashes every other moment or when they launch one into the air? I'm guessing the former as you said hysterical.

I've always found the "beer bellied" host saying Americans are fat, amusing.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:04 PM
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The one where Clarkson crashes every other moment or when they launch one into the air? I'm guessing the former as you said hysterical.

I've always found the "beer bellied" host saying Americans are fat, amusing.
Yes, I must be thinking of the one where Clarkson asks some passersby walking a dog to tip him back upright....etc.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:26 PM
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... to chat to some enthusiasts."


Brilliant.
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:07 PM
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BEST SHOW ON TELEVISION!!!

The earlier episodes were better probably because they were more politically incorrect!!!

The show where they drove the beater used cars from Miami to New Orleans was the most memorable!!!

Getting stoned in Alabama by the local rednecks was hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:52 PM
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They drove a Tesla and ran it out of battery. Then they drove a second one and ran it out.

Later it was leaked that neither had run out of battery. They just pretended they did, presumably for comic value.

As a performance car enthusiast, I WANT people who putt around in big cities to drive electric or hybrid cars, because that leaves more gas for the rest of us who don't. I don't want people seeing a show like that and saying, "Ew, forget that". I want the market to remain strong so that the technology gets improved. I don't want it dying out because people think it won't work when for so many people it will.
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