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Yeah, I've done that drive from Auckland all the way up - wonderful.  I miss NZ too, and keep trying to persuade the missus to come with me.  She'll crack in the end...

British Fart to Florida, Nude to New York, Dunce to Denmark, Numpty to Newfoundland.  And Shitfaced Silly Sod to Sweden.

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Looks like Top Gear are wanting to do some Lotus stuff, just received this email from Club Lotus as I'm sure lots of others have.   BBC Top Gear is embarking on making the best homage film t

I was suitably annoyed to send an email: "Afternoon I have just watched the final episode of Top Gear having watched all of this season. I was hugely disappointed that Porsche was menti

I have to challenge that view, which is very common in the UK it seems. Look, what's your goal in buying a British vehicle? I'm guessing that it's to buy a product of British engineering, according to

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This series is certainly pretty junk so far. 2/10.

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A friend of mine has just put a comment on FB that he is never watching it again.  Its not been vintage.

 

That said, it did make me laugh in places despite the fact it was probably all staged.

 

Even the Spain trip last week was flat depsite their roadtrips usually being a good watch,

 

Has its time come?

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From the amount of times I head 'we'll edit that out' I think the writing may be on the wall...

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I think we can expect it to go downhill as Clarkson and Co lose interest, having made their millions selling the worldwide rights back to the BBC. Clarkson made around £13m from the sale last week and he and the others are now on 'normal' talent salaries for the show. I don't think they benefit from the colossal syndication rights any longer so why should they bother?

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Last nights show was...rubbish - thats the kindest word I could think of.

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Absolute rubbish episode. Are they setting themselves up for a career as comedians. Dont even remember any cars  oh yes sorry a few minutes of Mercs.

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Have I missed something or have they not tested the V6 Exige? And I enjoyed Episode 1, 2 was 5/10...3....crap, 4  was funny but hardly what I want to see from a motoring programme.

 

And is it me or are they making them with fewer and fewer episodes.

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I haven't seen an episode of TG in ages. I don't even know what time it is on or whether Channel 9 here even still show it. I do keep an eye out for it in the TV guide, but most of the episodes show up as repeats.

 

I wish it had stayed with SBS airing it over here, because 9 well and truly made a ballsup of it.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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Personally I don't think this series is that good so far but that won't stop me watching

I enjoyed this episode though and laughed at the jokes more than in the previous episodes this series . Hopefully things will get better as they keep experimenting with new ideas to see what works

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Its interesting to compare new with old topgear.

The old episode on here looking at the esprit active suspension for example and then any of the last decade's shows.

 

You have to accept it is now a comedy show using cars as a tool and thats it. And that is the reason it is still going - I'm afraid that if it had kept its earlier format it would have been axed years ago.

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Buffoons. If I had been at the river bank i would kicked their faces in.

Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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Trotter them to death, you tell 'em Pig :thumbup:

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I have been watching this series in fast forward. It sounds stupid but I like the car stuff like the merc bit petrol v electric but the contrived stupid and relentless Clarkson pretending to make something like a child would it just dull. I dont think they need to stoop so low. Just more car stuff. 

 

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Trotter them to death, you tell 'em Pig :thumbup:

 

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Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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Its a TV program, its also the BBC's biggest export and would not be recommissioned if it was not hugely popular. It ceased being a consumer advice show ages ago and was about to be canned when it was. I think some of the youtube channel shows are far more aimed at the ACTUAL motoring enthusiast than what Auntie makes.

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Crickey that new 911 looks bordering on bland and boring - Bring back the old 911 with the big whale tale anytime for me.

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Quite enjoyed tonights episode :)

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