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  • X201 17 Feb 2013 20:43:58 17,357 posts
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    A decent jumble tonight.
  • Deleted user 17 February 2013 20:55:10
    With the exception of the Focus review with the Royal Marines a couple of years ago, this is the best TG in ages.
  • Deleted user 17 February 2013 21:01:47
    HurbleBurble wrote:
    With the exception of the Focus review with the Royal Marines a couple of years ago, this is the best TG in ages.
    Funnily enough I thought it was going to be rubbish tonight. But I agree, best one in ages.
  • kentmonkey 17 Feb 2013 21:02:46 21,730 posts
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    So they can still do it. Great episode tonight.
  • superdelphinus 17 Feb 2013 21:03:08 8,816 posts
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    Take a bow mr Hamilton.
  • Kostabi 17 Feb 2013 21:09:56 5,754 posts
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    First one I've enjoyed from start to finish in a long while. Happy days.
  • superdelphinus 17 Feb 2013 21:11:41 8,816 posts
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    I was annoyed at the shit car bit because my golf has had that auto-reverse thing for the last two years! Apart from that it was lots of fun. Wish they'd lay off the acid a bit when colour grading though!

    Edited by superdelphinus at 21:12:05 17-02-2013
  • Deleted user 17 February 2013 21:12:57
    SYS64738 wrote:
    Still, a KIA. Aren't there more exciting cars out to do this with?
    Sure, but many many years of super-cars on Top Gear have rendered almost all of them unexciting. Racey camera shots and cuts are far too familiar. Doing something interesting (and funny) with a dull car turns out to be entertaining. Just as long as they don't attempt to repeat it anytime soon.
  • mal 17 Feb 2013 21:29:55 25,962 posts
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    The Kia review was already a repeated gag, just without the gag bit. In the original sensible car review, they stressed up front how serious and investigative they were going to be, asking all the important questions. This time didn't set up the gag, just ran with it.

    I thought that was an okay episode. Better than last week, but barely above average. Fucking rugby.
  • dsmx 17 Feb 2013 21:30:00 8,114 posts
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    Enjoyed every minute of that one and I find it very interesting that with the same car over a relatively short lap he's 1.1 seconds faster than vettel. How I would love to see them both at the same f1 team.
  • superdelphinus 17 Feb 2013 21:31:13 8,816 posts
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    He's an alien
  • SYS64738 17 Feb 2013 21:54:54 3,216 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    SYS64738 wrote:
    Still, a KIA. Aren't there more exciting cars out to do this with?
    Sure, but many many years of super-cars on Top Gear have rendered almost all of them unexciting. Racey camera shots and cuts are far too familiar. Doing something interesting (and funny) with a dull car turns out to be entertaining. Just as long as they don't attempt to repeat it anytime soon.
    As mal said, the regular car review with a twist has been done before. Personally I like the big road trips, they don't necessarily have to include supercars all the time, unusual bangers or proper classics are just as fine if not better. But these features with day-to-day cars... I find them quite dull as I can see those down the street.

    Also when they go somewhere spectacular is great, gives good ideas for trips to "re-enact" so to speak. Done the Transfagarasan pass from the Romania episode, was brilliant.
  • elstoof 17 Feb 2013 22:03:53 15,110 posts
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    There's not a lot they haven't already done left to do, but I enjoyed tonight's show - Done before but done well. I was hoping they'd chuck an M135i in against those hatches though, seeing as Clarkson's been raving about it.
  • superdelphinus 17 Feb 2013 22:42:13 8,816 posts
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    I much prefer the ones when they have to choose a crap old car, than the supercar ones. Bt I'm not a huge fan of supercars really. The one in Africa is my all time fav
  • BillMurray 17 Feb 2013 23:06:02 8,716 posts
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    The old Italian sports cars and trio of Alfas have been my favourite pieces. Wish they did a few more like that.
  • Psychotext 18 Feb 2013 02:07:17 60,220 posts
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    dsmx wrote:
    Enjoyed every minute of that one and I find it very interesting that with the same car over a relatively short lap he's 1.1 seconds faster than vettel. How I would love to see them both at the same f1 team.
    I wouldn't put any great stock in the numbers on that one. Whilst I think Hamilton is a better drive than Vettel I also realise that there was absolutely no way in hell that he was going to leave that track without absolutely stuffing his lap.

    This is Top Gear after all, and you have a well loved British driver vs a kraut. ;)
  • mal 18 Feb 2013 02:12:57 25,962 posts
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    Also, that was probably the least insightful interview of Lewis I've ever seen.


    So, Lewis. That Mercedes. They're a bit shit, ain't they?
    elstoof wrote:
    There's not a lot they haven't already done left to do, but I enjoyed tonight's show - Done before but done well.
    There's loads of classic cars they could do features on. There's loads more categories of bangers they could do competitions with. And that's on top of all the new cars being released. Seems to me there's loads of material they could so stuff with that I'd enjoy - but maybe that's just me.
  • BillMurray 19 Feb 2013 13:00:44 8,716 posts
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    10 minutes in from Jeremy Clarkson "Something something Belgium!"

    Is this episode from 1996?

    Edit* Also, wish he'd stop saying torques and horsepowers.

    Edited by BillMurray at 13:01:56 19-02-2013
  • beastmaster 19 Feb 2013 13:30:12 15,377 posts
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    I like the way they were chatting about the electronic handbreak. Just 3 guys having a banter.

    Any episode that features a man who they say is 43% horse meat ain't all bad.
  • ecu 23 Feb 2013 20:42:42 78,845 posts
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    Decided to watch Top Gear: The Worst Car in the History of the World today. It was last years Top Gear/Clarkson christmas DVD release and features Clarkson and May, but no Richard Hammond. It's all the better for it.
  • welshben1982 24 Feb 2013 21:02:15 1,170 posts
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    Apart from the voice of the late, great Richard Briers that was one of the most pathetic episodes of Top Gear I have ever seen. Actually it was one of the most pathetic episodes of any TV show I've ever seen.

    Edited by welshben23 at 21:02:53 24-02-2013
  • X201 24 Feb 2013 21:05:01 17,357 posts
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    The army lorry was good.
  • Kostabi 24 Feb 2013 21:07:49 5,754 posts
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    Army truck was great, just a shame it was coupled to a segment where someone is surprised a Range Rover can go off road. Again.

    The rest was gash but at least the two parter coming up sounds interesting.
  • kentmonkey 24 Feb 2013 21:11:51 21,730 posts
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    The army lorry thing was somewhat ruined by the ridiculous 'trial' and the fact you could see tyre marks everywhere showing that, in fact, a vehicle had already gone up there and that there would therefore be no tension to the army vehicle and/or Range Rover going over the terrain.

    Had to be one of the worst episodes ever. On the back of a really good episode last week as well.
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2015 24 Feb 2013 21:36:03 28,758 posts
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    I quite enjoyed it. Probably my favourite so far this series. I quite liked the silliness of the OAP-mobile, and they did raise some good points on accessibility. McAvoy wasn't too boring, and I liked that auto-truck thing.
  • brokenkey 24 Feb 2013 22:03:53 8,257 posts
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    I had to go back and check the Richard Briars thing, I thought the satnav was a woman's voice.
  • Deleted user 24 February 2013 22:04:47
    kentmonkey wrote:
    The army lorry thing was somewhat ruined by the ridiculous 'trial' and the fact you could see tyre marks everywhere showing that, in fact, a vehicle had already gone up there and that there would therefore be no tension to the army vehicle and/or Range Rover going over the terrain.

    Had to be one of the worst episodes ever. On the back of a really good episode last week as well.
    I'm shocked. Shocked that vehicles have already driven over this automotive test range.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 24 Feb 2013 22:08:36 28,851 posts
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    The OAP bit made me laugh. So there.
  • mal 25 Feb 2013 03:48:00 25,962 posts
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    Yeah, I enjoyed that episode. Banter between the presenters seemed better than usual, that young McAvoy chap seemed nice, and they reviewed a car I might actually see on the road.
  • Deleted user 25 February 2013 07:46:55
    Enjoyed last night's show even if a bit tepid compared to the last week. Despite the piss taking, the OAP segment was thoughtfully done on the fact that manufacturers seem to enjoy making things as unnecessary and obtuse as possible without considering the practicalities.

    I also admit the Horse of the Year bits had me giggling like a twat too.
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