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Its that now, should really be renamed from TG to something else

TG = Three Goonies?

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It's an entertainment show now, not a motoring show.


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I must agree...I was howling with laughter at the "ambulance" stuff. Funniest thing I've seen in ages... Was also impressed with the Aussie's lap time...quick, or what? Roll on the races and let's hope RB have built him a decent car...


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Must agree, it was great fun. But they need some new ideas, the series of "blundering ideas built into old cars" is pretty much exhausted. 

 

Ricciardo's lap time showed once again the fastest lap is rarely spectacular to watch. 

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Now, this Sunday's episode was a real car show, except the useless piece with the Land Rover. Be interesting to see how the AMG impacts 911 sales. I bet there will be no impact, the segment just grows accordingly. 

 

Fully agree with Clarkson's closing remarks on the i8.


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Not sure I understood what the point of the Pug feature :huh:


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Maybe Peugeot have upset them and it's their way of getting back at them?

 

For Me, last night was a load of crap. I fast forwarded most of it. What do I care about £1 million cars or the fact that Ferrari won't let them race it?

 

And as Bibs says the Peugeot bit was the biggest load of self indulgent bollocks I have seen in ages.

 

Lastly, Why the F**K do half of the show on something so crap when there are cars like the Exige S to test.

 

On that note, no Evora 400 on the "News" section, but a Ford Focus and why hasn't the Exige V6 been tested? When the old man was at Lotus they were constantly using the Exige to test against things, did pieces on it and tested the Evora when it came out!


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Well said Kimbers - lots of Lotus stuff to be talked about an viewed right now. They should have ended that show "and on that bombshell - yet again, this was a waist of an hour of your life"


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The Peugeot bit was puerile pointless piffle. Thankfully I had recorded the show and was able to fast forward through it....and the babblings of that second place singer chappie, whoever he was....quick, though; maybe his true talent lies on the track? I enjoyed the Ferrari bit as pure engineering porn, and the Americans managing to make a creditable stab at a sports car was interesting, too. Loved James May's idea of the gratuitous insult speaking car......!


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One area I will stick up for TG is on their supercar stuff.  I know people moan about them not testing normal cars, but if I want to find out what a Focus, Astra, Golf or whatever is like, I can.  I will never drive a LaFerarri (or maybe even see one) so I want to see it on the TV doing its thing.  A proper petrolhead feature and the best part of last nights show IMO, followed by Hammonds Corvette piece.

 

I think the Exige S has been out too long now to be tested, sadly.  Think we can write that one off.

 

The Evora 400 not making the news may be down to timing of the announcement being too near to the filming.  Hopefully it will be on next weeks news.

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I record the show and fast forward through the rubbish, I found the Electric hybrid super car reviews interesting for the same reasons as Nelly9000. The kid in me quite liked the Corvette. Definitely not enough new Lotus stuff on the show. When was the last time they had an in production Lotus on the show?

Mind you not featuring Lotus might be a good thing,  wonder how the comedy sketch about  Peugeot and Peugeot drivers went down on the Peugeot owners club?

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There is absolutely no reason not to drive the Exige. Just because it's been out a while. I find the fact that they talk about handling, acceleration and British cars so much, but have never tested the £55k car that will kick all those supercars asses just ridiculous.

 

Jezza used to love the old Exige, think of what he'd think of the new one!!!


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TG. Unfortunately now reinforced after last night as:- Total Garbage it's a shame as parts of it are enjoyable, but as said, half of the show devoted to two morons crashing into everything in Peugeots beggars belief. They are obviously getting desperate to pad out the show. Perhaps they could highlight some of the grass roots motor sport and perhaps only highlight cars that the manufacturer will happily allow testing of on their test track.

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I actually liked the Peugeot piece.  :help: Whilst less specific to the carmaker it reminded me of a class of drivers that is all too common nowadays. I mean, when was the last time you had such a moron in front of you at a roundabout? I think it was yesterday. 


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Peugoet feature was a waste of time and two cars (and an unlucky red mr2 in the garden centre car park)

I thought the rest of the show was great, the lack of a race with the porsche, ferrari and mcclaren is probably them all in agreement not to slag each other off, at those sale prices losing a sale is a huge loss, the influence a race could have (that driver and production team dependant any of them could win) could give each of them bad press for there trophy cars, although you'd like to think they all attract there own type of buyer theres only so many people could buy them

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I had a complete fool in a pug 208sw smash up the side of my trailer in Oxford on the way to pick up my esprit.

He then had the cheek to tell me I'd damaged his car - whilst I was stationary - and he was on some chevrons in the middle of the road.

Then he proceeded to say he's got my number from the van and speed of after vomiting a load of abuse at me.

Chuckling to myself - he made a real mess of the side of his car...... And his missus looked on fire at him......

On balance - it seemed a highly accurate account last night with that incident with the mr2.

I would have been very cross if he'd done it with my new motor on the back......... I did rub his paint off the side of the trailer......I bet he doesn't rub the dents he put on his so easily


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Just watched this weeks episode. Some good, littered with the Top Trash Peugeot rubbish. WTF was that all about. Really really poor. I dont understand how anyone would find that amusing?


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The Peugeot-bashing (literally) was just rubbish on every level. An interesting point to be made about "dull" cars was utterly  lost amongst vapid, lazy, tired stereotyping  and deeply pointless antics that lacked their usual saving grace of being entertaining. Real barrel-scraping stuff.

I know people have their own experiences but I have never noticed Pug drivers to be noticeably bad, unlike some other marques I could mention...  (alright we have a 206 but that dates from before the alleged "dullness" ).

 

Anyway, what about the RCZ ? - maybe that is still dull to some but it kind of seems to indicate a real effort not to be.      

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RCZ-R now has 300hp and all for £30k (I can get a pre-reg for less than £25). 0-60 is sub 6 secs and 30-70 is 5.5secs. Autocar really like it and rate it.

 

It's not Dull.

 

I have put a 3008 against many cars in the past, I change my cars 3-4 times in a year and have had Golf GT, Volvo V40, Honda Civic, BMW 1 series, New A Class Merc and I always come back to a 3008 again. For doing 25k a year I can't find anything I would prefer to be in!

 

Anyway. Back top TG. Bring on the Lotus's please!


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First one of this series where I've enjoyed the whole show.

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Great show tonight, cant figure where lexus have gone withe red car (cant remember what it was already, i was thinking its a beefed up toyota gt86 while the new Supra will hopefully get some LFA DNA

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Peugeot bit was fun last week - My mother-in-law's Peugeot looks just like that and she could easily have doubled for JC or JM

 

It isn't meant to be a sensible motoring show, that was the old Top Gear which the BBC stopped making because nobody watched it. If it was as rubbish as many make out it wouldn't have been such a huge international commercial success. Clearly it appeals to a large audience. Please tell me you don't want Chris Goffey back !

 

If you don't like it don't watch it. There is plenty of drivel on TV I don't watch.

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Tonight star in a reasonably priced car Gillian Anderson was good fun to watch. The Toyota bit was dreadfull and the Canadian adventure could have been loads better and longer ok I'm biased... Still no Lotus in news but a lot of VWs...

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