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    I laughed, but it's all rather purile.

    Funny, but no longer the 'must watch TV' it once was.

    Even the bit on the Speedtail descended into a pointless game with stupid jokes about paper rounds and school tomorrow.

    I still find Paddy McGinty needs subtitles and Freddie going all 'Special Forces' smacked of an ego-massage.

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    it's now just terrible - it pains me to watch any of the three ........ now a "must avoid" ........even though tempted in the hope that it would improve, programme

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    I thought this week's episode was mostly OK.
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    All in all not a bad episode. The Speedtail is something else - as was the F35B. Worth watching just for that.

    As for the Dirty Rascal, a pretty good effort for £7k.

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    For the vast part I’m enjoying it I know some is repeated with new equipment but no denying the golf driving range was side splitting


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    Also loved the dirty rascal


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg View Post
    All in all not a bad episode. The Speedtail is something else - as was the F35B. Worth watching just for that.

    As for the Dirty Rascal, a pretty good effort for £7k.

    Rare that I'd agree with Andy on anything, but I do on this.

    I'm really enjoying these three - they are very likeable and clearly have chemistry.

    My wife and son also love it (teenage daughter no chance).

    Don't believe all that work to the Rascal was 7k though - maybe in parts, but not in design and labour. The drinks machine onboard is about 3k at least on it's own...
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    It's alright, some funny bits but....... why can't we have a 'car show' like the old days with cars tested that people can afford? Of course a fighter jet can beat a car ffs, who cares? BBC license money wasted, again. I would rather watch Car SOS or Bangers and Cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    It's alright, some funny bits but....... why can't we have a 'car show' like the old days with cars tested that people can afford?
    Because the internet exists. Why watch Quentin Willson's 5 minute road test of a Citreon Picasso Vs. two other similar cars, when you have in depth Youtube reviews on absolutely everything, plus millions of owner reviews of every car in production. If you want to know the glove box capacity of an BMW X1, somewhere on the internet you'll find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    It's alright, some funny bits but....... why can't we have a 'car show' like the old days with cars tested that people can afford? Of course a fighter jet can beat a car ffs, who cares? BBC license money wasted, again. I would rather watch Car SOS or Bangers and Cash.
    It hasn't been a car show since William Woollard left, it's an entertainment show, much like Britain's Got Talent isn't really a talent show.

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    I think some people are so miserable that they watch every single episode just so that they can rush to the internet and tell everyone how much they dislike the program, hate the presenters, hated the previous presenters even more and how crap awful it's been for the last 20 years

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    I personally think the problem lies with calling it top gear, it will never be that without them 3.

    They should of just renamed and restructured the programme and it then be a new car show people would be interested in, as it stands now it is the best it has been since Clarkson, May and Hammond went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriskibbledj View Post
    I personally think the problem lies with calling it top gear, it will never be that without them 3.

    They should have just renamed and restructured the programme and it then be a new car show people would be interested in, as it stands now it is the best it has been since Clarkson, May and Hammond went.
    That's probably true. I would still like to see Fifth Gear on at a sub prime time with the 'Shrieking Harridan', the 'Old Fart', the 'Slightly Younger Fart' and the tall skinny beardy 'Token Youth'. The first three are excellent drivers, not sure about the youth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    That's probably true. I would still like to see Fifth Gear on at a sub prime time
    If you weren’t already aware, Fifth Gear is still on. You just have to find it on Quest (I think). However, the Old Fart (Tiff) is no longer on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriskibbledj View Post
    I personally think the problem lies with calling it top gear, it will never be that without them 3.

    They should of just renamed and restructured the programme and it then be a new car show people would be interested in, as it stands now it is the best it has been since Clarkson, May and Hammond went.
    Have to disagree.

    CHM were well past their heyday with TG when it all went south.

    The show had become increasingly tired and with a frequent nasty edge.

    I speak as someone who still thinks that at its best it was fabulous TV - The North Pole expedition being their zenith.

    This new three have refreshed it, brought back the fun, and done it without the pointless nastiness that had lessened the show and its presenters in its twilight years.

    It’s easy to forget how poor TG had become for at least the last three years of CHM.

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    It’s easy to forget how poor TG had become for at least the last three years of CHM.
    Agreed. Many ‘rose tinters’ are quick to forget debacles such as the Peugeot feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    If you weren’t already aware, Fifth Gear is still on. You just have to find it on Quest (I think). However, the Old Fart (Tiff) is no longer on it.
    Ah yes Tiff, what a driver! At 68 he can still kick ass round a track. Plato is very good, well he should be as he does it for a living but he's looking nearly as old as Tiff these days lol.
    I know Fifth gear comes up occasionally on Quest but I would like to see it on mainstream.

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    The Porsche bit, was epic - what a car! "Noisy rain" - quality rant.

    Good fun, but same old same old, plus Paddy is starting to grate.
    Last edited by Andyg; 15th February 2020 at 10:39.

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    Probably the best show of the season last night, gutted for Harris and Flintoff ref the Baja. If they participate in the next event the Beeb could easily make an hour's worth of TV just off the back of that - I'd watch it.

    Emilia Fox was extremely easy on the eye as well.

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    TG is now total rubbish. Sadly the cars, which should be the stars of the show, take second place to the infantile antics of its overpaid presenters. Its all wearing thin. The shown is well past its sell by date and needs scrapping.

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    No likee, no watchee.

    I found last night’s show a bit meh, but then so is an awful lot of the programming. The baja was interesting and shame it fell flat.

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    I find it a moderately interesting watch but I'm sure there's gonna be a swoop from the Style Police with a warrant for the arrest of Chris Harris!!
    WTF is with them big old turn ups, he's already a short @r$e to start with, the turn ups do him no favours whatsoever.

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    I've watched half an episode
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    Top Gear New Season

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    Emilia very easy on the eye, but her cousin (?) seemed a little bit touchy feely with her. Also felt as though he was there on her coat tails for publicity; can drive in the wet tho!


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    Looking forward to catching up on the last episode. The electric porsche in the previous one was epic...

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    The look on Flintoff’s face when the guy said they’d both probably raced a t Le Mans


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    I thought last Sunday’s episode was really good.
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    This last episode was great, such a shame the Baja was a write off


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    Just watched it. Definitely a shame about the Baja, could have been super interesting.

    I liked the hot hatch, Porsche and Lambo head to head. Made me chuckle. Obviously the purchase price of the car doesn't reflect the running cost though 🙄

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    This last episode was great, such a shame the Baja was a write off


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    I am hoping this week is where they test the new BMW M8, currently own an M5 and the M8 looks incredible.

    Very tempting

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie747 View Post
    I find it a moderately interesting watch but I'm sure there's gonna be a swoop from the Style Police with a warrant for the arrest of Chris Harris!!
    WTF is with them big old turn ups, he's already a short @r$e to start with, the turn ups do him no favours whatsoever.
    He has said on his old YouTube channel in the past long before Top Gear that he really doesn’t give two shits about his general appearance. Can’t argue with that really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chriskibbledj View Post
    I am hoping this week is where they test the new BMW M8, currently own an M5 and the M8 looks incredible.

    Very tempting
    Interesting review of the M8 on YouTube by a guy who knows his stuff called Joe Achilles. Well worth a look!


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    Thoroughly enjoyed the most recent episode- but someone must have been for the chop over the Baja debacle!

    Still, no doubt they’ll return to it next year with something to prove - should make great telly!
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianwong View Post
    Just watched it. Definitely a shame about the Baja, could have been super interesting.

    I liked the hot hatch, Porsche and Lambo head to head. Made me chuckle. Obviously the purchase price of the car doesn't reflect the running cost though 🙄
    I just kept thinking “Seventy two grand for a Megane???”

    Seriously?

    With no rear seats?

    Will they actually sell any?
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Ridiculous right. Buy the lambo, and look like a gangster obviously. Until it breaks down.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    I just kept thinking “Seventy two grand for a Megane???”

    Seriously?

    With no rear seats?

    Will they actually sell any?

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    £72k buys a lot of car, but not a Renault. That said I drove an old 197 Clio cupsport on a track day once and it was a hoot, especially as it had a sequential gear box.

    I think if I was looking for a track day weapon then an Ariel Atom would be my first choice (with money in the bank).

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