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Old 20-02-2012, 21:33   #1001
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When Clarkson said "All the knobs are on the steering wheel" was I the only one who thought he was forgetting the one in the drivers seat?
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Old 20-02-2012, 22:11   #1002
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Old 20-02-2012, 23:55   #1003
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A bit too much 'silly' for me this week, which along with SIARPC, took up a good half of the show.
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Old 21-02-2012, 07:57   #1004
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Seriously if you cannot accept a bit of silliness and messing around then maybe it's no longer the show for you, new top gear has always had it and it isn't going anywhere
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Old 21-02-2012, 09:07   #1005
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I thought it was a great balance of silly task based adventuring and actual cars.

That Ferrari was very ugly, and that Bentley did look pretty tasty. What I would have liked in May's review of that electric car is some kind of analysis of fuel efficiency compared to other types of electric/hybrid cars and what it's true mileage actually was, which I don't think he went into very much.
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Old 21-02-2012, 09:37   #1006
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I thought it was a great balance of silly task based adventuring and actual cars.

That Ferrari was very ugly, and that Bentley did look pretty tasty. What I would have liked in May's review of that electric car is some kind of analysis of fuel efficiency compared to other types of electric/hybrid cars and what it's true mileage actually was, which I don't think he went into very much.
I think they've shied away from doing that since the Telsa court case.

I thought this was a top episode. Absolutely the right mix. My wife was in hysterics on the mobility scooter segment. If she finds it funny, it's funny.

And Fenton. Jesus Christ.
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Old 21-02-2012, 12:04   #1007
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some parts of the scooter section were too silly, i thought - clarkson trying to go through those trees and tipping it over - but then again some parts were funny, such as the "in town" bits and of course "fenton!".

i was surprised they did silverstone on the ice/snow course rather than the top gear track, as that would have given them something to compare to the dry/wet tarmac times of other cars..

the SIARPC section i can take or leave any week. they may have said it was "icy" but they didn't mention the general notion that cars produce more power in cold conditions, and i wonder how he would have gone on had it not been so cold.
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Old 21-02-2012, 12:25   #1008
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Thought it was a really good episode.
As soon as he described how the electric car worked I knew they were going to bring up the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust
Also, May on his "scooter" made me want to shout "Timmay!"
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Old 27-02-2012, 08:48   #1009
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Last night's Saab segment was excellent. The commonality between recent GM and Saab vehicles was far less than I'd imagined.

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Old 27-02-2012, 09:23   #1010
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Thoroughly enjoyed last nights, the Saab feature was very interesting, the rest of the show without descending into sillyness.
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Old 27-02-2012, 09:32   #1011
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Yep - I enjoyed it. Amazingly it was all about cars haha
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Old 27-02-2012, 10:08   #1012
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So far this series has been better than the last... i.e. a little less silliness and a little more about cars.

Liked the Saab piece (having owned 3 Saabs), it used to be annoying that people said it was basically a Vauxhall underneath which clearly it wasn't. This was pretty evident when my first Saab got rear-ended by a Vauxhall Calibra, the sight of his bonnet in my rear view mirror suggested nasty damage, well the front of his car was and it dumped its coolant on the floor, all I had to do was pull off a bit of trim that was dangling and continue with my day out.

They still had to reference the key in the gearbox and about having to put it in reverse (its park in an auto) to get the key out, but this was a better solution than locking the steering as they are easier to break.

Driving a Honda CRV at the moment, buy I still miss my Saab Aero Auto even though it had 150k miles on the clock.

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Old 27-02-2012, 10:23   #1013
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